Auctions America Announces Exciting List of Attractions for its Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend

Auburn Spring


  • Final countdown underway to Auctions America’s Auburn Spring collector car weekend, May 9 – 11 at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana
  • Sale lifts the gavel on approximately 500 quality collector cars and features full day of memorabilia
  • Latest auction highlights include a 1930 Packard Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton, a 1938 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupe, and a very rare 1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL R-code in addition to the previously announced John Soneff estate collection
  • Weekend also features broad range of ancillary events, including a meet and greet with Richard Rawlings of Discovery’s hit TV series, Fast N’ Loud, along with BMX and Jet-Powered Smart Car demonstrations
  • Digital catalog now available online at


AUBURN, Indiana (April 12, 2013) – As its highly anticipated annual Auburn Spring sale draws closer, Auctions America is delighted to announce an exciting list of additional attractions for the multi-day event.


In addition to the auction and the previously announced Antique Automobile Club of America Central Division National Spring Meet and Carlisle Events’ car corral and swap meet, the upcoming Auburn Spring weekend will feature a series of attractions for the whole family. Hot rod aficionados will have the opportunity to meet Richard Rawlings, star of Discovery’s hit TV show, Fast N’ Loud and owner of world-renowned hot rod shop Gas Monkey Garage during a special appearance at the Auburn Auction Park. Richard will be onsite May 11 for an autograph session in the main auction arena. The Saturday event program also incorporates extreme entertainment for all ages, including the high-flying, interactive Solution Action Sports BMX demonstration, as well as a Jet-Powered Smart Car demonstration, the latest creation from Wild West Entertainment. Full attraction details are available at


“This year’s Auburn Spring event offers a complete collector car weekend for motoring enthusiasts,” says Donnie Gould, president, Auctions America. “In addition to a diverse roster of quality collector cars and memorabilia slated for the auction block, the weekend will also incorporate a number of other attractions set to celebrate the automotive hobby. We look forward to welcoming clients new and old back to the Auburn Auction Park for what promises to be another memorable weekend.”


Savvy collectors are also well catered for with more than 500 collector cars expected to cross the auction block during the weekend. Leading a long list of recent highlights confirmed for the sale is an AACA National First Prize winning 1930 Packard Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton, richly presented in black with green leather interior and a black convertible top and fitted with the desirable “Super 8” inline eight-cylinder engine. The sale will also lift the gavel on a striking 1938 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupe with Fleetwood coachwork and finished in yellow with a new red leather interior and black canvas top. Equipped with a desirable V-16 engine measuring 431-cid, 185hp, it features twin carburetors and a three-speed column-shift manual transmission along with skirted fenders, streamlined louver trim, a vee’d “egg-crate” grille, covered dual sidemounts with attached mirrors, and abundant and distinctive brightwork; along with a meticulously restored, Candyapple Red 1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL R-code showing just 2,877 miles from new and featuring an extensive, documented period drag racing history.


Additional recent entries include:

  • a freshly-restored 1903 Cadillac boasting excellent performance by the standards of its day and featuring 12-spoke wood wheels fitted with white tires and eye-catching brass components;
  • a desirable 1929 Hudson Dual Cowl Phaeton with coachwork by Biddle and Smart, and one of only seven known to exist;
  • a handsome 1935 Lincoln Mark K V-12 Series 301 Seven-Passenger Limousine powered by a 150hp, 414-cid V-12 engine with three-speed manual transmission and recognized as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America; and
  • a freshly-restored 1952 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster complete with Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certification


In addition to the automobiles, the Auburn Spring sale will also feature a dedicated single-day of automotive memorabilia on Thursday, May 9, including select pieces from the respected John O’Quinn and Wade Jennings Automotive Artwork collections.


A limited number of consignment opportunities for the Auburn Spring auction 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



Sale dates: May 9, 2013, auction commences at 12 p.m. ET; May 10-11, auction commences at 10 a.m. ET.

Preview dates: May 8-11, doors open at 9 a.m. ET.

Location: Auburn Auction Park, 5536 County Rd. 11A, Auburn, Indiana, 46706

Admission: A full event pass can be purchased for $25; daily passes are available for $10 each. Children 12 years and under will gain free admission. Please note the auction brochure/catalog does not include admission into the park.


Full event details and a digital copy of the catalog along with a frequently updated list of consignments are available online at For those unable to attend the event in person, Internet, absentee, and telephone bidding options are available, and the auction will stream live at to provide real-time coverage of the event.