The 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Saloon used in the acclaimed HBO series, “Boardwalk Empire” will be the highlight at Auctions America’s flagship Auburn Fall collector car weekend, August 27 – 31 at the historic Auburn Auction Park. A Labour Day tradition spanning more than four decades, the multi-day event offers fun for the whole family, including a 1200-car auction alongside a car corral, swap meet, celebrity appearances and thrill-seeking automotive activities.
Famous and well-documented Rolls-Royce offered on sale is one of the 1703 Silver Ghosts built at the Springfield, Massachusetts factory between 1921 and 1926. The formal design of the car is highlighted by its distinctive two-tone paint, wire wheels, side-mounted spare tires, roll-up divider window, Waltham gauges, rear jump seats, floor-mounted controls and beautiful accessories that are presented in nickel, copper and brass. The vehicle was originally owned by Frederick Alton Powers and wife, Virginia Hewes Powers of Houlton, Maine, who served on the Supreme Judicial Court of the State of Maine, as well as in the House of Representatives, the Senate, and as Attorney General for two terms.
Among other highlights set to go under the gavel next week is a complete Auburn Cord Duesenberg lineup along with a 1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible, offered by founder of Auburn-based Rathburn Tool & Manufacturing and Vietnam veteran, Jerry Rathburn. All proceeds from the Impala’s sale will benefit Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, a nonprofit organization created to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices by flying them to Washington, DC to reflect at their memorials.