Worldwide Auburn Breaks Records and Puts The Classic Car Capital of the World Back on the Map

Worldwide Auctioneers’ premier event at home in Auburn proved a resounding success last weekend, with an impressive number of high quality motorcars realizing significant sums and a record number of bidders in attendance from across the globe. The Auburn Auction closed with an overall sale of $8.2 million, high sales going to a stately 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster at $396,000 and an iconic and “blisteringly fast” 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe which hammered sold for $385,000. Worldwide continued its record breaking tradition in Auburn, selling an absolutely pristine 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible for a stunning $363,000, whilst a wonderful 1933 Marmon Sixteen Victoria Coupe, which once resided in F1 impresario Bernie Ecclestone’s personal collection, found a new home for $341,000.

“We set out to present a superior selection of hand- picked motorcars with wide ranging appeal in a dynamic and reinvigorated environment”, said Rod Egan, Principal & Chief Auctioneer. “We are delighted with this year’s The Auburn Auction. It has indeed been successfully defined by quality and variety, with Pre-war, American classic, European sports and American muscle cars all selling with equal success to bidders from across North America and as far afield as the Middle East, South America and Europe. We look forward to building upon the success of this event and consolidating Auburn’s reputation as the established Classic Car Capital of the World”.

Next stop for the team at Worldwide is an exciting new venture in Atlantic City. The company recently confirmed its successful acquisition of part of The Atlantic City Auction from G. Potter King Inc. and will assume ownership of the events’ premier catalogue auction. Worldwide will present its first Atlantic City Auction on Friday, February 18, 2011 at the exclusive Trump Taj Mahal Resort & Casino, with consignments limited to just 80 exclusive automobiles. Consignments are now invited and may be discussed with Rod Egan, John Kruse or any of the company’s Motorcar Specialists at 1.260.925.6789. Ongoing updates are available online at www.wwgauctions.com.

Media enquiries should be directed to Jo Snyder at 1.512.507.7867 or to jo@wwgauctions.com

 

Jim Pickering

SCM Managing Editor

Jim grew up in a small neighborhood of car guys, so the bug bit him early, and rides in his neighbor’s over-powered street rods sealed the deal for good. His first car was a ’66 Caprice with a big-block Chevy—a car which landed him his first job as a mechanic after high school and through college, got him into drag racing, and much to the distress of his wife Kristina, caused his recent home search to take a full year—the Caprice is 19 feet long and gets parked inside. In addition to the Caprice, also maintains a 1972 Chevrolet K10 4x4 and a 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8.

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