Arizona Auction Begins 2012 Auction Season Today

From Ferraris and Duesenbergs to Gullwings and BMWs, the Arizona auction beginning today evening will offer enthusiasts the chance to own some of the finest examples from the most collectible marques. Headlined by the only Ferrari 410 Superamerica originally bodied by Scaglietti, the Arizona event will present 10 examples from the storied Italian marque, including an extremely low-mileage Ferrari F40 originally owned by Lee Iacocca. Also on offer is spectacular, ACD-certified Duesenberg Model J Long Wheelbase Dual Cowl Phaeton with coachwork by LeBaron, a 1959 BMW 507 Roadster, restored by the master craftsmen of RM Auto Restoration, and two examples of the legendary 300SL—a coupe and a roadster.

1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe by Scaglietti

Other highlights include the cars to the right, as well as the following notable examples:
  • a low-mileage 1966 Shelby Cobra 427, CSX 3228
  • a multiple award-winning 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria, just three owners from new including single-family ownership for 70 years
  • an elegant 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Landaulet by Barker and
  • a beautifully-restored, well-documented 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, the fifth example off the line in the first year of Corvette production
Taking place at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, over 140 cars will be offered, many without reserve. You can participate in the auction from anywhere in the world by registering to bid for online, telephone or absentee bidding, or you can join us in Arizona to experience the excitement of a live auction! If, however, you are unable to attend, you can still experience the auction action live online, beginning Thursday, January 19 at 7:00pm MST.

Two Duesenberg Model J Take Top Spots at Auburn Spring Sale

1932 Duesenberg Model J Five Passenger Sedan 1932 Duesenberg Model J Five Passenger Sedan This past weekend, Auctions America continued its mission to rebuild the Auburn Auction Park over the weekend, hosting a successful debut Spring sale in Auburn, Indiana, May 12-15. Attracting collectors and enthusiasts from across the continent and as far away as Argentina, Belgium and Austria, the three-day Auburn Spring Collector Car Auction presented 424 automobiles and a select range of memorabilia, generating over $6.75 million in sales with 66% of all lots sold. Two majestic Model J Duesenbergs were the toast of the auction; the top-seller was a 1932 Duesenberg Model J Five-Passenger Sedan, which fetched $404,250, while a 1932 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton achieved $375,000. Also offered on Saturday was Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson’s 1965 Shelby Mustang GT 350, which attracted lively bidding and exceeded its pre-sale estimate to sell for $247,500.

RM’s Auctions America Sales Topped $13 Million

The new owner of a long-running classic car auction in northern Indiana considers its first edition of the traditional Labor Day weekend sale a success, a company spokeswoman said. Auctions America by RM bought the former Kruse Auction Park in Auburn in July and said more than 25,000 people attended the weekend event, during which sales topped $13 million. Kerrey Kerr-Enskat, director of public relations for RM Auctions, said the company spent $1 million on improvements to the park. This year’s auction had a 51.5-percent sell-through rate, according to a news release. The top car was a rare 1934 Duesenberg Model JN that sold at auction for $962,500 to an anonymous telephone bidder. Second place went to a 1929 Duesenberg Model J 7-Passenger that sold for about $357,500.