Auburn Spring Brings National Spotlight Back to Classic Car Capital of America

Auburn Spring

  • Final preparations underway for Auctions America’s largest Auburn Spring sale to date, May 8 – 10 at the historic Auburn Auction Park
  • NBCSN (NBC Sports Network) to carry exclusive, in-depth programming of the sale, May 8 - 10
  • Latest auction highlights range from a highly original 1939 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet to a 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 VOI.9 Edition Coupe
  • Event weekend also features a car corral and swap meet, along with the AACA’s Special National Spring Meet
  • Digital catalog and frequently updated list of entries available online at auctionsamerica.com

 

AUBURN, Indiana (April 28, 2014) – The final countdown is underway to Auctions America’s largest Auburn Spring event to date, May 8 – 10 at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana. During three full days of auction action, approximately 900 collector cars are expected to cross the block, joined by a diverse selection of memorabilia. In keeping with the company’s commitment to cater for both veteran hobbyists and entry-level collectors, the auction offering spans the spectrum of the market, presenting something for all automotive tastes and budgets.

 

Setting the scene for a bigger and better Auburn Spring in 2014, this year’s event will see Auburn, the classic car capital of America, return to a national stage, with NBCSN telecasting from the Auburn Auction Park, May 8 – 10. The Auburn Spring telecast represents the first in Auctions America’s new multi-year agreement with the Emmy Award-winning network. In addition to the telecast, the excitement of Auburn Spring will stream on NBC Sports Live Extra, the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets, via “TV Everywhere”. A full coverage schedule is available here: http://www.auctionsamerica.com/NBCSports/.

 

“From low-mileage, pristine time-warp examples to fully restored show-stoppers, there is truly something for everyone at this year’s Auburn Spring weekend,” says Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America. “Add in the AACA Special National Spring Meet and live television coverage on NBCSN, broadcast to more than 80 million homes, and it is shaping up as one of the can’t miss events of the 2014 auction season.”

 

AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

 

In addition to the much publicized John Scotti Collection, recently secured highlights for Auburn Spring are led by a rare, well-maintained and highly original 1939 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet by Brunn. Body number one of a believed two Style 4086 closed-roof cabriolets built in 1939, this example was reportedly delivered new through Packard’s “dealer to the stars,” Earle C. Anthony, whose Los Angeles dealership sold more new Packards than any other in the world. A very authentic example, which still wears what is believed to be its factory coat of black lacquer, it has passed through a chain of well-respected collectors over the years, each ensuring the car was carefully preserved. Its upcoming sale marks a terrific opportunity to acquire one of the rarest of the rare from the final year of the V-12 Packard.

 

Demonstrating the diversity of the offering, additional new entries for the sale include:

  • a superbly restored 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Roadster, finished in Silver Pearl with a black stinger and equipped with a 427ci V-8 engine producing 435hp, along with desirable four-speed transmission, factory removable hard top and headrests, power steering and brakes;
  • a 1955 Ford “Glass Wonder” Show Car Roadster, a rare, one-off, hand-laid fiberglass special, well-known from recent display at the esteemed Petersen Museum in Los Angeles;
  • a highly desirable barn find 1954 Jaguar XK 120SE Drop Head Coupe that recently emerged from a Georgian barn after being tucked away since the 1970s; and,
  • a 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 VOI.9 Edition Coupe, the last of only 100 built and one of just 16 made with the Prefix option.

COMPLETE HOBBY WEEKEND

 

Auburn Spring not only offers something for everyone on the auction block, but a complete hobby weekend for enthusiasts, with this year’s event also featuring a car corral and swap meet, along with the AACA’s Special National Spring Meet, which is set to bring an additional 300 cars to the grounds of the Auburn Auction Park.

 

Auctions America’s support for the AACA at Auburn Spring will also extend to the presentation of five vehicles at the auction, with hammer proceeds from their sale benefiting the AACA Museum. The group is led by an HPOF-certified, survivor example 1959 Pontiac Star Chief Vista Sedan, which has been in single family ownership from new.

 

The AACA is thrilled to return to the Auburn Auction Park for our national Spring meet,” says Steve Moskowitz, Executive Director of the AACA.  “Last year was a fantastic success thanks to the Auctions America team and their support.  Our members gave it a thumbs-up and immediately asked to come back in 2014. A terrific hobby weekend, the Auburn Spring sale and the AACA Special National Meet is an event you just cannot miss.”

 

In addition to all the excitement onsite, the surrounding area offers a great range of additional automotive-themed activities for enthusiasts visiting the ‘Classic Car Capital of America’. Spoilt for choice, the area is home to a number of well-respected museums including the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, the National Auto & Truck Museum, the Early Ford V-8 Foundation and Museum, and the World War II Victory Museum.

 

A limited number of consignment opportunities for Auctions America’s Auburn Spring are available. For further information or to discuss consignment opportunities, please contact an Auctions America specialist toll free at 877-906-2437 (or +1 260-927-9797 outside of North America) or visit auctionsamerica.com to view the digital catalog and a frequently updated list of entries.