13th Annual RM Auctions Hershey Sale Totals $15.6 Million

The Merrick Auto Museum Collection sale sold at no reserve for $4 million, leading RM Auctions’ October 10-11 Hershey Auction to a $15.6 million total.

The Merrick Auto Museum Collection was more than 100 Brass Era, high-wheeler and pre-war cars. High sale from the collection was a 1925 Duesenberg Model A Four-Passenger Sport Phaeton by Millspaugh & Irish.

A 1930 Cadillac V16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood was overall high sale of the auction at $1,221,000.

A 1931 Marmon Sixteen coupe brought $550,000, and a 1911 Oldsmobile Model 28 Autocrat Roadster sold at $495,000.

 “Hershey has proved once again to be the perfect destination for the offering of private collections and important early automotive design,” said Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s Group. “Both sale nights saw numerous lots secure prices well above their pre-sale estimates, demonstrating a very strong interest in historic American motor cars. We also saw continued lively bidding in the auction room and from clients participating remotely via phone and Internet for rare cars from single-owner collections offered without reserve. We could not be more pleased with this year’s results, a show of strength for the Brass and Classic era market.”

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