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Lancia Spider America headlines Worldwide’s Scottsdale docket


Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America expected to sell for more than $1 million | Worldwide Auctioneers photos
Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America expected to sell for more than $1.2 million | Worldwide Auctioneers photos

A 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America, one of only 181 built with left-hand drive, will be the featured vehicle at Worldwide Auctioneers’ inaugural Scottsdale Auction, the Indiana-based auction house has announced.

Worldwide expects the car to sell for $1.2 million to $1.4 million.

“This outstanding automobile is eligible for touring events worldwide, including the legendary Mille Miglia,” Rod Egan, Worldwide partner and chief auctioneer, said in a news release.

“This is an impeccably documented motorcar with Registro Lancia Storico, Automobile Club d’Italia, and Registro Aurelia production record and long-term documented ownership. It is very rare to come across such a genuine Lancia, therefore we expect worldwide interest in this particular example.”

Worldwide notes that the car is numbers matching and fully accessorized with a factory hardtop and wire wheels.

1979 BMW M1 has Procar racing bodywork
1979 BMW M1 has Procar racing bodywork

Joining the Lancia among the headline vehicles to be offered at the sale January 19 at 6460 E. McDowell Road will be:

  • A 1979 BMW M1 with Procar-style bodywork and originally owned by Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar.
  • A 1995 Bugatti EB110, one of 139 produced.
  • A 1933 Packard 1004 coupe roadster that twice has won ribbons at Pebble Beach.
  • A 1965 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang fastback with Shelby American World Registry certification.
  • A 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 “Tanker.”
  • A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 roadster, one of only 20 built.

    L88 Corvette is a rarity
    L88 Corvette is a rarity

John Kruse, another Worldwide Auctioneers partner, said the Corvette L88 is “race-bred, extremely rare, expertly restored and simply put, one of the finest and most significant L88 Corvettes in existence.”

Worldwide launches its auction preview this Sunday. Leading up to the auction and preview, Worldwide will take part in the inaugural NextGen AutoFest, a three-day festival “powered by Hagerty” and designed to introduced youth to collector vehicles.

The festival will take place on the same property Worldwide is using for its auction.

Larry Edsall
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.

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