With an astounding 97 percent of consignments going to new owners, Worldwide Auctioneers reported a total sale of $2.54 million for its recent and 10th annual Auburn auction during the 61st Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival in northeast Indiana.
“2017 has been an extraordinarily momentous year for our business, as we continued our corporate expansion with inaugural sales in both Scottsdale and out on the Monterey Peninsula and relocated our longstanding Texas Classic Auction to a vibrant new venue in the heart of Arlington’s entertainment district,” Rod Egan, Worldwide co-owner and auctioneer, said in the post-sale news release.
“We are absolutely committed to building on the successes of this year and to continuing to offer our customers a dynamic and wholly expert alternative in the market in 2018 and well into the future.”
Worldwide’s next sale is scheduled for January 18, 2018, in Arizona.
The company’s annual auction in its hometown was staged during the Labor Day weekend in the National Auto & Truck Museum’s historic L29 Cord building, where the top sale was a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet B that sold for $539,000.
Top 10 sales, Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn 2017:
- 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet B, $539,000
- 1907 Stoddard-Dayton Model K runabout, $118,800
- 1930 Cadillac V-16 Imperial limousine, $99,000
- 1937 Cord 812 phaeton, $96,250
- 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB, $82,500
- 1968 Jaguar E-type roadster, $78,100
- 1908 Holsman Mondel 10 runabout, $66,000
- 1930 LaSalle 4-passenger phaeton, $60,500
- 1933 Cadillac V-12 7-passenger sedan, $60,500
- 1935 Desoto Airflow SG coupe, $60,500
(Prices include buyer’s fees.)
Worldwide reported that early consignments for its Arizona auction include a 1923 Duesenberg Model A Sport Phaeton with original chassis, body and engine; a 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III drophead coupe with Mulliner Park Ward open coachwork; and an multiple award-winning 1929 Cord L29 cabriolet.