Dragone’s fall auction this weekend features hidden-away gems

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Italian-designed 1935 Ford Spyder | Dragone Auctions photos
Italian-designed 1935 Ford Spyder | Dragone Auctions photos
Italian-designed 1935 Ford Spyder | Dragone Auctions photos

Dragone Auctions’ 2015 Fall Auction is Saturday at the company’s headquarters in Westport, Connecticut, where the docket includes 60 vehicles, several of which have been tucked away for nearly half a century.

Among those are:

Exemplar I concept car
Exemplar I concept car

* A 1924 supercharged Mercedes 24/100/140 Fleetwood sport touring (pre-auction estimated value $1.2 to $1.4 million).
* A 1935 Ford Spyder with coachwork by Carrozzeria Viotti ($475,000 to $600,000).
* An Exemplar 1 concept car with coachwork by Carrozziere Coggiolla ($1.5 million to $1.8 million).

“We are very proud of the significant consignments that we have put together for our second annual October Fall Auction,” Alex Dragone said in a news release. “As we continue to hold our auctions we continue to outdo ourselves in every auction getting better and more significant cars each time. We manage to unearth very significant cars that even our larger competitors could not fathom.

“We are now able to present two auctions a year without compromising the quality of the vehicles presented.”

1924 Mercedes Fleetwood
1924 Mercedes Fleetwood

Visit the auction house website to see the full catalog.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.