RM Auctions’ traditional Auburn Fall sale will see over 400 lots crossing the block from 3-5 September with an emphasis on pre-war American machinery at the top end of the catalogue. Leading the roster is a 1935 Auburn Eight Supercharged Speedster which was reunited with its original powerplant when the consignor bought the Speedster in 1998, after being informed that the supercharged engine he had acquired back in the 1980s was the car’s original unit (estimate $700,000 – 800,000).
Other big-ticket entries include a 1936 Duesenberg Model J that started life as one of ten ‘JN’ cars produced by Rollston, before being rebodied in the style of the original Derham Toursters (estimate $550,000 – 650,000), and a one-of-25 1936 Lagonda LG45 Tourer with a guide of $250,000 – 350,000.
The sale features a trio of Indianapolis racers from The Bill Akin Collection, each listed at $350,000 – 450,000 and offered without reserve; a 1960 Epperly – the first Indy car to join Akin’s collection – presented in its 1962 Indianapolis 500 ‘Mid-Continent’ livery following a refresh in 2012; a concours-winning 1953 Kurtis B that finished 3rd in the 1955 Indy 500; and a 1961 Epperly that competed three times in the legendary race.
The 61-car Duane Sell collection is also set to go under the hammer, where highlights include a 1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback with a manual four-speed gearbox (estimate $60,000 – 70,000), a 1941 Mercury ‘Woodie’ Station Wagon with optional 3rd-row seating (estimate $60,000 – 80,000), and a 1962 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz – the flagship convertible for the manufacturer in ’62 (estimate $45,000 – 55,000).
Classic car auction price estimates for: Auburn | Duesenberg | Lagonda | Epperly | Kurtis | Shelby | Mercury | Cadillac
From: RM Auctions
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