Auburn, IN, August 5, 2008 – A stunning and rarely available 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III SWB will join the line- up of exclusive motorcars set to go under the hammer at Worldwide Auctioneers inaugural Auburn sale on August 30th. Consignments for The Auburn Auction, which is limited to only 80 significant automobiles, include the “James Cagney Auburn V12 Salon Cabriolet”, a wonderful 1933 Duesenberg SJ Boattail Speedster, elegant 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Prototype and 1935 Delage D8-85 Clabot Roadster, one of an exclusive six ever produced. Having stated its ambition to bring the Grand Classics back to the town where the classic car industry itself was born, Worldwide Auctioneers looks set to deliver.
“Here was a car of such presence and power for its era, as to almost defy description,” wrote Ferrari historian Dyke W. Ridgley, of the Series III 410 Superamerica. This fine example, chassis 1323SA, was the sixth of only twelve Series III 410s built. The covered headlight model was completed on July 8th, 1959, with Pininfarina body number 15825 and finished in Ruby Red, with grey leather interior. A complete restoration was completed in 2007 and today this absolutely stunning 410 Superamerica is in outstanding condition and virtually identical to its delivered spec in 1958.
“Rarely do Series IIIs change hands, making this the chance of a lifetime;” said Rod Egan, Managing Partner and Chief Auctioneer. “Fifty years on the 410 Superamerica turns heads wherever it goes and would be a welcomed entry at every important Concours D’Elegance in the world.”
The Auburn Auction takes place at Worldwide Auctioneers new US Headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, on Saturday August 30th at 6pm, as the town coincidentally plays host to the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, that same Labor Day Weekend.
General auction preview is on Friday August 29th from 10am-5pm, with VIP Reception that evening from 7pm-9pm. Full details on advance bidding and general admission can be obtained by visiting www.wwgauctions.com or calling 1-260-927-0000.
Further information on consignments may be obtained from either Rod Egan or John Kruse on 1-260-927-0000, whilst media and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Jo Snyder on 1-512 507 7867. The Auburn Auction expands a strategically located annual schedule which includes The Houston Classic Auction in May and The Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction, due to be held this year on November 1st, in South Carolina.