While there is no Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival this year – the first time in its 64-year history that this foundational vintage car event has not been held – there will be auctions. RM Auctions and Worldwide Auctioneers will still be holding their Labor Day Weekend sales, in-person onsite in Indiana with appropriate COVID precautions. Par for the course, online and phone bidding will also be available. While Worldwide’s sale will be open to the public, RM is limiting attendance to registered bidders.
Fittingly enough, both firms are promoting Auburns – similar 1935 Speedsters – among their featured lots. RM will offer a striking Nassau Orange example, which carries a pre-sale estimate of $700,000-$800,000. Worldwide’s Lot 42 is in a pretty pale yellow called “Cigarette Cream.” Both cars will be sold on Saturday, September 5, amidst hundreds of other lots on offer over the weekend.
While COVID cancellations continue to confound and frustrate, it is bound to excite many a Midwestern car fan that at least something of an Auburn Labor Day Weekend has been salvaged this year. We hope that buyers and sellers alike stay safe and make these sales successful. And that next year we can all once again enjoy this end-of-summer tradition.