Auction Preview: Worldwide Auburn sale

AUBURN, Ind. _ Worldwide Auctioneers’ 10th annual Labor Day Weekend sale is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2.  A diverse selection of pre-and post-war classic vehicles is slated to go under the hammer, with the sale once again taking place at the National Auto & Truck Museum L29 Cord Building, a National Historic landmark within the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum complex.  The Auburn Auction forms part of the feted Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, now celebrating its 61st year.

1930 Cadillac V-16 Imperial Limousine

Headlining the sale is a 1930 Cadillac V-16 Imperial Limousine,a recipient of a Lion award at the 2002 Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance, with CCCA Full Classic recognition. It is offered for sale as part of The Jimmie Taylor Collection, which comprises more than notable pre-and post-war vehicles, all offered for sale entirely without reserve. The Auburn Auction will also feature the remaining cars from the Chuck Runyon Collection, all offered at no reserve, as well as a no-reserve selection of vintage racecars from the Allen Smith Collection.

1908 Holsman Model 10 Runabout

A 1934 Packard Super Eight 2/4-passenger coupe will also go under the hammer. Other significant pre-war consignments include a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet B; a ‘W142’ pre-war Mercedes-Benz in open bodywork, equipped with international radio and fitted luggage; a 1908 Holsman Model 10 runabout, found inside an Illinois dairy barn and the recipient of a recent AACA award-winning professional restoration; and a 1955 Cadillac “Die Valkyrie” concept car, with design by Brooks Stevens and body by Spohn, an award winner at both the 1955 Paris Salon and 1955 New York Auto Show.

1955 Cadillac “Die Valkyrie” Concept Car

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