Worldwide to Bring Great Classics to Auburn


Auburn, IN, May 18, 2008–Worldwide Auctioneers, responsible for the sale of some of the world’s finest automobiles, has announced that its inaugural Auburn Auction will include some of the most celebrated and important motorcars in existence. The Labor Day Weekend sale promises to be one of the most illustrious on the calendar, with consignments limited to an exclusive eighty significant vehicles.

The Auburn Auction will offer collectors the singular opportunity to bid for a supremely elegant, factory supercharged 1933 Duesenberg SJ Speedster, a 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Roi-des-Belges Tourer, offered for sale without reserve, and an extraordinary 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Prototype. Further included in the list of released early consignments are three pristine Packards, one of which is a 1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Touring. It is one of only four known to exist. “It is quite pleasing that a selection of automobiles as exceptional as these has come onto the market. It is entirely fitting that they should do so in Auburn, the home of the classic car industry itself. We are honored and excited to be entrusted with their sale at this, our inaugural Auburn event,” said Rod Egan, Managing Partner and Chief Auctioneer.

The company will host the sale on the grounds of their new 140 acre auction site housing its new US headquarters. Held on August 30th over Labor Day Weekend, the auction coincides with the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, a celebration that has for decades attracted automotive enthusiasts from across the globe. In the words of John Kruse, Managing Partner, himself an Auburn native; “The response to this event by top collectors has been positively overwhelming. Many of the greatest cars had exchanged hands here, over the years. Our objective is to resurrect this proud heritage and bring the serious collectors and these grand automobiles back to Auburn, Indiana. I’m proud that this auction will achieve just that.”

For details on any of these consignments, or to discuss future consignments, please contact either John Kruse or Rod Egan on 1-260-927-0000. Media and sponsorship enquiries should be directed to Jo Snyder on 1-512-507-7867 (, or John Lyons on 1-860-883-3998 ( The Auburn Auction expands a strategically located annual schedule which includes the Houston Classic Auction in May and Hilton Head Sports & Classic Auction, due to be held this year on November 1st, in South Carolina.


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