Worldwide gets Taylor collection for Auburn auction

1930 16-cylinder Cadillac limo from Jimmy Taylor collection available Labor Day weekend | Worldwide Auctioneers photos
1930 16-cylinder Cadillac limo from Jimmy Taylor collection available Labor Day weekend | Worldwide Auctioneers photos

More than 30 American classics from the Jimmy Taylor Collection, including a 1930 Cadillac V-16 Imperial Limousine and a 1940 Packard Super 8 custom town car, have been consigned to Worldwide Auctioneers’ 10th annual Labor Day weekend sale in Auburn, Indiana. The cars will be offered with no reserve.

“Here is a great collection of motorcars that is truly representative of America’s mainstream auto industry, all offered for sale entirely without reserve,” John Kruse, Worldwide co-owner and auctioneer, said in a news release.

Worldwide said Taylor, a life-long entrepreneur in West Virginia, has assembled a large car collection that he opens free to visitors. His specialty is collecting first- or last-of-kind vehicles.

1940 Packard Super 8
1940 Packard Super 8

The Taylor Cadillac was an award winner at the Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance while the Packard carries rare Panel Brougham coachwork by Rollson Inc., and comes with copies of original body specifications.

Other vehicles offered range from a circa 1898 steam-powered runabout to a 1914 Buick B-25 Touring; more than a dozen Fords from a 1913 Model T to a 1966 Mustang convertible; four Chevrolets, from a 1916 Series 490 to a 1960 Impala Sport Coupe; and three Packards.

The sale will be held as usual in the National Auto & Truck Museum’s L29 Cord Building, Worldwide said. The sale coincides with the 61st annual Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival in northeast Indiana.

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