Auburn, IN – Kruse International will present its 37th annual Auburn Labor Day Auction with a lineup of some of the most significant automobiles ever offered. One of the highlights of the six day extravaganza will be a 1933 Rolls-Royce originally purchased by Ernest Hemingway. In face, some of Hemingway’s most famous works were composed while he traveled the United States in this classic. The rich history of this car also included secondary ownership by Barbara Hutton, the Woolworth heiress.

Lloyd Gillespie, owner of International Restoration Specialist, Inc. in Mount Airy, North Carolina has located the Rolls-Royce 33WJ. This is a highly-desirable 1929 Phantom II Short Coupled Saloon Rolls-Royce and is ready to ignite the bidding.

The car has been kept in storage for the past 20 years and is in pristine condition. The vehicle is ready for auction with proceeds to benefit children charities including the children’s cancer program at the Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Hemingway toured the United States in this car. During the time, he wrote and published “A Farewell to Arms”, “The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories” and “Death in the Afternoon.” To accommodate his needs, the car was equipped with beverage, golf and hunting equipment storage compartments.

Original coachwork was done by Weyman, who was known for their patented rattle free bodies adaptations of aircraft fuselage constructions. This car has been on display at events such as the Festival of Speed and the Pin-Mar.

Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of automotive history! Stop by the Kruse International Auburn Call Collector Car Auction Aug. 30 – Sept. 4, 2007. For more information, contact Kruse at 800-968-4444 or check out our website at

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