Category archives: Auctions

RM Sotheby’s Hershey auction includes cars from Roy, Coker estate collections

Cars from the Harold Coker collection going to Hershey sale | RM Sotheby's photos by Darin Schnabel
Cars from the Harold Coker collection going to Hershey sale | RM Sotheby’s photos by Darin Schnabel

RM Sotheby’s has announced that nearly three dozen cars coming out of the collections of two prominent classic car enthusiasts will be offered for bidding at the auction house’s annual Hershey sale, scheduled for October 8-9 in conjunction with the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet.

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ACD Museum to auction three cars at fund-raiser

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1957 Ford Thunderbird with removable “porthole” top | ACD Museum Photo

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum’s 10th annual benefit extravaganza is scheduled for Thursday, September 3, and will feature the auction of three vehicles as part of the fund-raiser for the museum’s education program. The evening will have an aviation theme.

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Will ex-Veeck Duesenberg hit home run at Auburn auction?

1929 Murphy-bodied Duesenberg Model J has ties to major league baseball team-owner Bill Veeck Jr. | Auctions America photos
1929 Murphy-bodied Duesenberg Model J has ties to major league baseball team-owner Bill Veeck Jr. | Auctions America photos

Yes, it only makes sense to offer a sensational 1929 Duesenberg Model J for sale at an auction held during the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival in Auburn, Indiana. And this one is, indeed, sensational — a Murphy-bodied convertible coupe in a silver finish that makes the car appear to be glowing.

But while it was the photographs that caught my eye as I paged through the Auctions America Auburn Fall sale catalog, it was the words that really got my attention, especially when I read, “It is hard to imagine the effect that chassis no. 2168 must have had on its next owner, William Veeck Junior…” Continue reading

Auctionata sets online all-Ferrari auction

Short-nose 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 among cars on the docket | Auctionata photos
Short-nose 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 among cars on the docket | Auctionata photos

Germany’s online auction house, Auctionata, plans a “Ferrari Only” sale with 27 vehicles up for bidding on September 26.

In another twist on Auctionata’s format, the auction will be done with a split-screen — the auctioneer live at Auctionata’s Berlin studios while the cars will be shown live from an aircraft hangar in Munich. Continue reading

Ultra-rare Shelby Cobra 289 Dragonsnake heading to auction

The restored 1965 Shelby Cobra  Dragonsnake has just 19,000 miles on its odometer | Worldwide Auctions photos
The restored 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Dragonsnake has just 19,000 miles on its odometer | Worldwide Auctions photos

Only four Shelby Cobra 289 Dragonsnakes were ever built, destined for drag strips where they showed the same winning ways in a straight line that they had already shown on twisting road courses.

Cobra number CSX2472 was one of them, originally planned as a Shelby race team car but instead built to the unique specifications of a private owner in 1965. The fire-breathing Dragonsnake is indeed a rare high-performance Cobra and it goes to auction September 5 during Worldwide Auctioneers’ eighth annual sale at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Automobile Museum complex in Auburn, Indiana. Continue reading