CCCA schedules first online auction of ‘full classic’ automobiles

High-quality luxury cars are being offered for bidding on the Motorious website

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The Packard Twelve 1005 was the automaker's top-of-the-line model for 1933 | Motorious photos

The Classic Car Club of America has announced its first online auction in the history of the organization dedicated to the preservation and understanding of classic automobiles. Auction company Motorious, which is handling the internet sale scheduled for June 9-16, has assembled the group of 29 cars considered to be “full classics” by the CCCA.

Each of the grand luxury cars, all but four of them produced before WWII, are of the highest quality, according to a Motorious news release.

“The selection of vehicles up for sale is curated from club members and select dealers; the vetting process is one you can trust in times where other platforms are taking advantage of virtual car sales,” the release says.

Among the highlights of the CCCA auction (descriptions by Motorious):

1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre

This incredible W.O. Bentley, chassis ST3006, is only the sixth 4½-Litre chassis built, and the first of the model to feature the now-iconic sports four-seater coachwork by Vanden Plas. A fascinating and meticulously researched report by Clare Hay reveals this car’s extraordinary history, and it stands as one of the most complete and authentic 4½-Litres extant – retaining its factory original chassis, engine, gearbox, coachwork, rear axle and numerous other components.

1940 Cadillac Series 62 convertible sedan

Starting in 1902, Cadillac has built solid and reliable cars that were not only dependable, but were some of the most opulent and luxurious on the road. Quite simply, for top down motoring in 1940, it didn’t get any better than in a Cadillac. For sale is a nice-condition Cadillac that was the recipient of an earlier restoration, that still bodes well for today. Some patina and faults are there, but we have a very fine example of the wonderful design when Cadillac was in its heyday.

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1934 Packard Twelve coupe

Founded by James Ward Packard with two partners in 1899, Packard was an American luxury automobile built by the Packard Motor Car Company from 1899 until 1958. This 1934 Packard Twelve Coupe is a beautifully preserved example. It’s suspected that the car was originally owned by wealthy Kansas City political boss Tom Pendergrass. This car was shipped from the plant to Kansas City and the Reid Ward Motor Company, so it could stand to make sense.

1939 Cadillac Model 75 limousine

This is a of 2 Brunn Coachwork Creations, and only one survives as the other one was demolished in an incident in Florida. This particular model was one of only 13 semi-custom formal open front town cars produced, and this particular car has modified fenders that match the sloping lines of the rear of the car. So now it becomes 1 of 1! Both Model 75s were built for Mr. Weidner by the Hermann C. Brunn body company in Buffalo, New York. These cars were custom-ordered and cost Weidner $27,000 each. This was during the Great Depression when custom-body companies were folding left and right, but this order allowed the Brunn company to survive.

1933 Packard Twelve 1005 Convertible Sedan

The Packard Twelve was the pinnacle of the 1933 model line. It was fast, modern, distinctive and luxurious. The engine produced more-than ample power while handling, suspension and chassis refinements created a more easily operated and enjoyable Packard than those of the ninth series. This 1933 Packard Twelve Convertible sedan has chassis number 901483, engine number 901357, body number 6301, front-axle number 901472 and steering box number 901506, all of which are still clearly visible after the restoration.

For more information about the CCCA sale, visit the auction website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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