Auburn, IN – Ernest Hemingway’s 1929 Rolls-Royce will be sold at the Kruse International Auburn Spring MotorFair June 3, 2007 in Auburn, Indiana.
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.
Kruse is expecting over 2,000 cars. This is the largest springtime event in the country! Other significant cars at the Auburn Spring MotorFair are:
* 1937 Cord Sportsman Cabriolet
* 1968 Movie Car from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” selling at “No Reserve”
* 1930 LaSalle Phaeton 340 Four Door
* 1931 Cadillac Fleetwood Phaeton
* 1938 Ford Rumbleseat Convertible
* 1908 Lancaster Steam car
* 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Princess Diana Limousine Armor Plated – Selling at “No Reserve”
* 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
* 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
* 1966 Ford GT40 Continuation Roadster Coupe
* 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of automotive history! Stop by the Kruse International Auburn Spring MotorFair May 31 – June 3, 2007. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, contact Kruse at 800-968-4444 or check out our website at www.Kruse.com.