- Auctions America readies for its annual Auburn Spring weekend, May 5-7 at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park
- Powerful American muscle cars join roster of approximately 450 collector vehicles set to go under the gavel
- Auction docket features select automobiles from the personal collection of Wayne Carini, star of ‘Chasing Classic Cars’; Carini to attend weekend to film for his hit television series and conduct autograph sessions
- Beyond the auction, multi-day event incorporates diverse range of automotive-themed activities, including all-new ‘Retro Swap’, Automotive Midway, and Saturday morning Cars & Coffee
- 100 percent of proceeds from sale of two vehicles to benefit Autism research and education
- Full event information and digital catalog available at www.auctionsamerica.com
AUBURN, Indiana (April 18, 2016) – With a successful start to its 2016 season in Fort Lauderdale securely under its belt, Auctions America is looking ahead to its Auburn Spring sale, May 5-7. The first of two annual events held at the historic Auburn Auction Park, this year’s Auburn Spring weekend will offer more for collectors and enthusiasts than ever before. In addition to all the auction excitement, featuring some 450 cars and select automobilia, the May event will offer a number of new automotive-themed activities for enthusiasts of all ages.
The focal point of Auburn Spring is, without question, the multi-day auction. This year’s event will feature three sale sessions: a Thursday evening sale, followed by full-day sessions on Friday and Saturday. Once again, enthusiasts will be treated to Auctions America’s trademark quality and diversity of product: an eclectic group of vehicles spanning over a century of automotive history and a variety of price points, along with assorted automobilia.
Paying complement to market trends witnessed at Fort Lauderdale, the Auburn Spring docket is highlighted by a fantastic selection of quality American muscle cars. Leading the pack is a rare, highly original 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429. Built by Ford to maintain its edge in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, the Boss 429 is recognized by many as the ultimate ‘pony car’, and arguably one of the rarest and most valuable muscle cars of its time. The example on offer, striking in Grabber Blue, is a rare preservation example and comes to auction just two owners and less than 17,000 miles from new (Est. $250,000 - $260,000). Also set to cross the Auburn stage is an equally eye-catching 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III Hardtop Coupe; finished in Orbit Orange-on-black, it is presented in concours condition and boasts numerous upgraded features, including a four-speed transmission with Safe-T-Track posi-traction rear end, rally steering wheel and Rally II wheels (Est. $95,000 - $110,000).
In addition to individual entries, Auburn Spring will continue Auctions America’s strong track record for single-vendor offerings, featuring a number of private collections – offered entirely without reserve. As a special highlight, this year’s catalog includes a selection of six vehicles from the personal collection of Wayne Carini, star of Velocity’s Chasing Classic Cars. Among highlights of the group, a handsome, CCCA Full Classic 1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 836 Sedan (Est. $70,000 - $90,000); and a stunning sky-blue 1966 Dodge Monaco Two-Door Hardtop, offered without reserve (Est. $15,000 - $20,000). All proceeds for the sale of the Dodge Monaco will benefit the Treasure Coast Autism Project (TCAP) of Stuart, Florida, a charity chosen by Mr. Carini and dedicated to improving the lives of children living with autism on the Treasure Coast by providing educational opportunities suited to each child's unique academic, therapeutic and social needs.
To coincide with the collection’s sale, Carini will be onsite at the Auburn Auction Park on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, filming segments of his hit television series, as well as conducting autograph sessions. As a gesture of appreciation, Auctions America will proudly donate 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of a 2006 Ford Shelby Terlingua Mustang Coupe Tribute, including buyer’s premium, to Autism Speaks– the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization – and a charity close to Carini’s heart.
Key highlights from the upcoming Auburn Spring sale are available for viewing in the digital catalog, now available online here: http://bit.ly/1TTlGuU.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Beyond the auction excitement, this year’s Auburn Spring event features a bevy of new, automotive-themed activities for enthusiasts of all ages. In addition to the traditional swap meet and car corral, the 2016 event will introduce three new attractions:
- ‘Retro Swap’ - Flashback to the ‘70s when car clubs, coast to coast, sponsored casual Saturday morning swap meets – an inexpensive, quick and easy way for car buffs to turn extra parts into cash, and a great hunting ground for automobilia. Auctions America is excited to bring the experience back to the Auburn Auction Park as part of this year’s Auburn Spring event. Clean out your garage and join us at the East Gate from 8:30am on Saturday, May 7 as we collectively create the ultimate automotive flea market. Vendor admission is $25 and includes entry for two to the Retro Swap and the Auburn Spring auction;
- a Saturday morning ‘Cars & Coffee’ meet; held the first Saturday of each month through September, this ‘impromptu’ car show of sorts provides plenty of automotive eye-candy and a fantastic opportunity for enthusiasts to gather in a relaxed setting. Enthusiasts who bring their classic ride to the Auburn Auction Park on Saturday, May 7 (9am – 11am ET) and display as part of the Cars & Coffee meet, will receive free entry for two to Auburn Spring; and,
- an Automotive Midway, featuring displays by the Sports Car Club of America, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, National Automotive and Truck Museum, Turnstone, Shifters Car Club, Baer Field Speedway and the Planters NUTmobile, which will be onsite celebrating Mr. Peanut’s 100th birthday!
As in past years, Auburn Spring will also play host to the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) National Spring meet, which will bring an additional 400 cars to the Auburn Auction Park, making for a well-rounded hobby weekend.
For further information or to speak with an Auctions America car specialist, call toll free 877-906-2437 (or +1 260 927 9797 outside North America) or visit www.auctionsamerica.com to view the digital catalog and a frequently updated list of entries.
ABOUT AUCTIONS AMERICA
Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time vehicle specialists, who offer over 150 years’ combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. The company’s established roster of annual events are held in some of the country’s leading automotive destinations including Auburn, Indiana; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Santa Monica, California; and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. To learn more about Auctions America, visit auctionsamerica.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @auctionsamerica.
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