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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

JENSEN INTERCEPTOR TOPS CCA SEPTEMBER SALE RESULTS


JENSEN INTERCEPTOR TOPS CCA SEPTEMBER SALE RESULTS

A super rare, restored 1968 Jensen Interceptor Mk 1 manual
  • 75 per cent sales rate at CCA September Sale held on Saturday 15th September
  • Rare manual Jensen Interceptor Mk 1 sold for £85,800, double its estimate
  • £20,350 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support and Mesothelioma UK
Classic Car Auctions (CCA) achieved a sales rate of 75 per cent at its September
 Sale held at the Warwickshire Event Centre on 15th September, where 107 quality ‘everyman’ classics were sold to bidders around the world with total sales exceeding £1.8 million.
British classics proved particularly popular at the sale with a beautiful, restored 1968 Jensen Interceptor Mk 1 manual at the centre of the longest bidding war of the day. As one of just eight surviving examples of the 22 made and finished in striking Anthracite with a Black leather interior, the super rare manual sold for a huge £85,800, more than double its lower estimate.
Another rare British classic from the sixties to cause a stir in the saleroom was a restored 1962 Daimler Dart SP250 (B Spec) manual. Offered for the first time on the open market with its original Buff Log Book and Bill of Sale, the quirky and distinctive classic sold over estimate for £36,300.
Classic MGs also fared well, with a restored 1933 MG J2 Midget manual coming from 20-year ownership selling for £29,150, almost £10,000 above its lower estimate, as well as a 1958 MG MGA Coupe selling for £12,650. A smart 1979 MG B GT manual presented in gleaming Black with chrome bumper conversion and silver 'Minilites' almost doubled its upper estimate after another bidding war, selling for £12,320.
“What a fantastic auction!” comments Gary Dunne, auction manager at CCA. “For this year’s September Sale we limited the size of our catalogue and the resulting high quality of the cars on offer has been clear to see. It’s wonderful to see such a strong turn out and an auction hall full of bidders and enthusiasts.”
A 1984 Audi Quattro Turbo which featured on Channel 4’s Car SOS

The sale also included a special charity lot, a 1984 Audi Quattro Turbo, which was offered as the first lot of the day. Featured on Channel 4’s Car SOS and restored by Tim Shaw and Fuzz Townsend, the Quattro was sold in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Mesothelioma UK following the wishes of its late owner, raising £20,350 in total, including all auction fees donated by the auction house.
1993 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V Evo 2 finished in Monza Red
Other memorable modern classics from the sale include a left-hand drive 1993 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V Evo 2 finished in Monza Red with a virtually unmarked Beige Alacantra interior, which far exceeded its guide price selling for £48,950.
Another of the most anticipated cars of the sale, a rare 1996 BMW 850 CSI (E31), one of only 160 UK examples with both low ownership and low mileage, was bought by a bidder in the room for an impressive £50,600.
1996 BMW 850 CSI (E31)
A rare 1999 BMW E36 M3 GT Evolution Individual offering serious collector status as one of a limited edition of 50 made and reading just 74,830 recorded miles, easily pushed past its estimate to sell for £26,400.
Entries are now invited for the CCA December Sale which takes place on Saturday 1st December at the Warwickshire Event Centre. Sellers can benefit from a competitive sellers commission of just 5% +VAT.
To see all the results from the September Sale please visit https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-september-2018-classic-car-sale/view_lots/.




Thursday, 13 September 2018

LUSCIOUS LAMBORGHINIS LEAD THE SEPTEMBER SALE


LUSCIOUS LAMBORGHINIS LEAD THE SEPTEMBER SALE
1996 Lamborghini Diablo SV


1974 Lamborghini Espada Series 3

  • A trio of fantastic Lamborghinis will be offered for auction at the September Sale
  • A 2007 Murcielago LP640-4 Versace Edition, 1974 Espada Series 3 and 1996 Diablo SV will be on offer
  • The September Sale will take place at the Dallas Burston Polo Club in Warwickshire on 29th September
A trio of amazing Lamborghinis will be offered at auction during the September Sale at Dallas Burston Polo Club on 29th September. The Italian supercar line-up includes a rare Murcielago LP640-4 Versace Edition, a former press and shows 1996 Diablo SV and a one-owner 1974 Espada Series 3.
The 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640-4 Versace Edition on offer is one of only 20 cars built and one of only eight cars in the right-hand drive. This exotic special edition was first supplied to New Zealand in 2007 before being imported to the UK in 2017 by an avid collector of exotica. Finished in Aldebaran Gloss Black with a Nero over Bianco leather interior, the Murcielago features the Versace Greco motif, which was designed for the car by the stylists from the Versace fashion house. The interior also features a Gianni Versace plaque on the centre console designating the car number 19 of 20 editions. Estimated at £150,000 to £170,000, the Versace Edition uses the same 6.5-litre V12 engine as the standard LP640-4, producing 631BHP and 487lb-ft of torque. The Murcielago comes to auction in impeccable condition, reading only 11,300Km (7,500 miles), and even comes with its original Versace branded luggage.

Also on offer is a 1996 Lamborghini Diablo SV which was the former Alpine Radio press and show car. Estimated at £130,000 to £150,000, the Diablo is one of only 33 right-hand drive UK cars and was first registered on 14th June 1996. Powered by a 5.7 litre V12 with 517BHP and 428lb-ft of torque, the Diablo SV had been in long-term storage since 2007, recently entrusted to The Ferrari Centre, Kent to service the car with the bill amounting to £12,300 only 1,500Km ago. Covering just 33,473Km (20,000 miles), in total, the Diablo is presented for auction freshly painted in Giallo Yellow and sporting new SV decals along with a luxurious Alcantara interior stitched in yellow.

“Lamborghini has always held a special place in car enthusiasts’ hearts and the adrenaline and excitement delivered by a Lamborghini is unmatched by any other manufacturer”, says Arwel Richards, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions. “Born from a tractor manufacturer and an argument with Enzo Ferrari, the raging bull has grown to become the prancing horse’s fiercest rival. The quality of cars on offer from Lamborghini is incredible and they are always an exciting addition to our auction catalogues”.
For those with a taste for more classical Lamborghinis, one owner 1974 Lamborghini Espada Series 3 offered in the sale is sure to attract attention. Estimated at £90,000 to £110,000, the Espada is the 50th from the last car built of the 1,225 cars in total. Covering just 26,000 miles under its sole ownership, the Espada is finished in a gorgeous shade of Black Cherry with a Burgundy interior. The car has been maintained by highly-qualified aero mechanics using Lamborghini parts and has also been retrofitted with an electronic ignition system, high torque starter motor and braided fuel lines. Recent maintenance has included a full transmission overhaul, cylinder head rebuild and full service by Classic Workshop Ltd in Bicester at a cost of £4,668. The car is supplied with its original tool kit, jack and spare wheel. Along with an original pair of Lamborghini Cologne leather-bound flasks.
For more information on the Lamborghinis and the rest of the cars on offer in the September Sale please visit: http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/september-sale-2018/view_lots/pn/all
2007 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640-4 Versace Edition


20TH ANNIVERSARY TREATS FROM BARONS


20TH ANNIVERSARY TREATS FROM BARONS

Barons is celebrating its 20th anniversary at its Autumn Classic sale at Sandown Park Racecourse on October 27thy and, in a twist on tradition, the ‘birthday boy’ is the one giving out the gifts. 
The auction house is offering free standard entry for cars consigned to the sale (usual price £120), while, for this sale alone, it is waiving the £15 catalogue charge, allowing bidders to attend for free.
Barons’ Auction Manager Tim Gascoigne said, “After 20 years, the Barons depth of knowledge of the classic car world and enthusiasm for classic and collectors’ cars remains unchanged, as does our desire to deliver an efficient service and good value for money. We are very much looking forward to our anniversary sale on October 27th.”
The early days....
Barons first sale was held on September 28th 1998 and was opened by TV presenter and racing driver Tiff Needell, with a charity lot sold on behalf of the automotive industry’s charity, BEN.
Over the past 20 years Barons has ridden out the highs and lows of the classic car market and the global financial situation, continually adapting to the changing demands as fashions and tastes come and go, but always maintaining its core standards. The company was established to offer the classic car owner and would-be owner a better, more cost-effective service, an ethos Barons adheres to this day. The Barons team were innovators – for example, Barons was the first auction house to offer online entry forms - and set up a secure, ring-fenced, client account from the outset.
A history of strong results
Barons has held 163 sales to date, and it all began on that day in September 1998, when the very first car Barons ever sold was a Rover. The auction house has consistently achieved strong results for British marques over the two decades. For example, in 2010, a ‘lost’ 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII drophead rolling restoration sold for over £206,000 – more than twice its top estimate – at Barons at Sandown Park. Originally the property of former Aston Martin owner David Brown, it had spent the previous 30 years hidden beneath a tarpaulin and interest in the car came from around the world.
In 2015 an extremely rare 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback ‘barn find’ restoration project went under the Barons hammer. The owner had hoped to achieve around £100,000, but, recognising its rarity and potential, Barons set a £250,000-£300,000 guide price and the car attracted frenzied bidding before it was finally secured by its new owner for £726,000, the highest price Barons had ever achieved for a car at that time.
That record was eclipsed just two sales later, when an ultra-rare, unrestored and highly original 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage set what remains the current record for Barons when it sold for £781,000 at Sandown Park.
Jaguars have been another strong feature of Barons’ sales, the company has held an annual Jaguar Heritage auction every year since 2000. Barons was founded by a Jaguar expert and directors Tony Cavell and Peter Gascoigne - who has been with the team since 2005 - also have huge experience of and love for the marque. Consequently, it’s not surprising that several Jaguar records have fallen as a result of cars going under the Barons hammer. Barons have also sold Jaguars with fascinating histories, including ‘WAG 7’, the ex-Wilkie Wilkinson 1961 S1 E-type FHC. This was sold on behalf of the estate of the world-famous bodybuilder Charles 'Wag' Bennett. Bennett is perhaps best known for discovering Arnold Schwarzenegger - who would, in later years, refer to him as his ‘British father’.
However, it’s not all British cars that do well at Barons sales. Virtually every make and nationality of car has passed through the Barons saleroom and the company has sold a number of celebrity cars including ones once owned by Britt Ekland, Peter Sellers, Frank Sinatra and Stanley Kubrick. Motorcycles, automobilia and registration numbers have also gone under the hammer at Barons.


Impressive sale venue
Barons’ main venue throughout the past two decades has been Sandown Park Racecourse, though it has also held sales in venues as diverse at Donington Park, Tattersalls at Newmarket and Burghley House and also overseas.
However, Sandown Park remains the location of choice. Why? It’s simple: location, location, location, plus the outstanding facilities. Barons have buyers coming from all over the world, and they can land at Heathrow and be at Sandown Park very quickly, and it’s also very convenient for UK buyers to reach. It’s an impressive venue where the cars are displayed to good effect. In recent years the company has also started holding sales at Kempton Park - not a million miles from Sandown Park and another excellent and easy-to-reach venue.
The anniversary sale
To take advantage of the celebratory free standard car entry and consign a vehicle to the anniversary sale on October 27th or for further information about Barons’ services, please visit www.barons-auctions.com


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

FROM FORD TO FERRARI, 149 SPECTACULAR CLASSICS ON OFFER AT CCA’S SEPTEMBER SALE


FROM FORD TO FERRARI, 149 SPECTACULAR CLASSICS ON OFFER AT CCA’S SEPTEMBER SALE


  • 149 stunning classics will be offered for auction at CCA’s September Sale
  • Ranging from iconic fast Fords to fantastic Ferraris, the variety on offer is stunning
  • The sale will take place on 15th September at the Warwickshire Event Centre
149 stunning classics will be heading to auction on 15th September at the Warwickshire Event Centre in CCA’s penultimate sale of the year, the September Sale. From fast Fords to fantastic Ferraris, the sale offers a huge variety of classics ranging from top of the line super cars to the hottest of hot hatches. Highlights range from a 1983 Ford Fiesta XR2 MK1 to a top of the line 2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.


Also on offer at the sale is a rare 1968 Jensen Interceptor MK1 Manual estimated at £40,000 to £45,000. One of only eight surviving manual cars, this example has been completely restored in 2012 by marque specialists and is finished in a gorgeous shade of Anthracite with a Black leather interior. Other British icons in the sale include no less than five Jaguar E-Types cross the auction block, with both left and right hand drives, roadsters and coupes represented. Of particular interest is a 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 FHC, finished in Signal Red with a black leather interior, with an estimate of £30,000 to £35,000. A show stopping 1962 Daimler Dart SP250 B Spec from long term ownership with just 1,000 recorded miles since a ground-up restoration, finished in Damson with a red leather interior it’s estimated at £30,000 to £35,000.
“Variety is the spice of life they say, we bring that to the car world”, says Gary Dunne, sales manager at Classic Car Auctions. “The selection of cars on offer at the September Sale is truly staggering and by limiting entries to the catalogue we’ve been able to ensure only the best cars are offered. There aren’t many sales where you can walk away with a classic hot hatch or an equally exquisite Maserati and we are proud to offer such a selection.”

Fast Fords have a strong presence in the sale, highlighted by a 1983 Ford Fiesta XR2 MK1 estimated at £13,000 to £16,000. Finished in Caspian Blue with the iconic XR2 graphics, along with a Grey Cloth interior, this Fiesta has covered just 52,000 miles. A 1990 Ford Escort RS Cosworth in the sale estimated at £38,000 to £42,000 has covered just 22,538 miles under two owners. Finished in Ash Black with a grey cloth interior, the Cossie provides a real opportunity for buyers as one of the most highly sought after fast Fords on the market. Another low mileage Ford in the sale is a 1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands with an astonishingly low mileage of just 15,185 miles. One of only 1,038 cars built, this Capri is beautifully finished in Brooklands Green Metallic with a Raven Black leather interior piped in red. Presenting in phenomenal condition this Capri is truly one of the best cars on the market currently.
Bringing the Italian exotica to the auction is a 2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti finished in a subtle shade of Nero with a gorgeous tan leather interior. With just 38,000 miles this fabulous, four seater Ferrari has just had a full wheel refurbishment and is estimated at £42,000 to £50,000. At the other end of the scale, a little 1969 Fiat 500 F will be offered with an estimate of £9,000 to £11,000. This rare UK supplied right-hand drive model has covered less than 1,000 miles since a ground-up restoration in 2011. A 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo 1 on offer is sure to attract rally fans. Estimated at £30,000 to £35,000, the Integrale is finished in a perfect combination of Monza Red with a Black perforated leather interior.
Viewing of lots will be possible on Friday 14th September from 12 noon until 6:00pm and on the day of the sale from 9:00 to 11:00. You can bid on lots online via Proxibid, by attending the sale in person, by phone or by leaving a commission bid.
For more information on the September Sale and to view the full lot list please visit: https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-september-2018-classic-car-sale/view_lots/pn/all



FROM MERCEDES-BENZ TO DUESENBERG, COLLECTOR CARS OF ALL KINDS SHINE AT RM AUCTIONS’ $21.7 MILLION AUBURN FALL SALE

FROM MERCEDES-BENZ TO DUESENBERG, COLLECTOR CARS OF ALL KINDS SHINE
AT RM AUCTIONS’ $21.7 MILLION AUBURN FALL SALE

  • RM Auctions continues its Auburn Fall tradition with $21.7 million in total sales and 81 percent of all lots sold
  • First-year Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster tops sales at $852,500 while ACD trio from Richard L. Burdick Collection brings strong results, led by 1929 Duesenberg Model J Sedan at $737,000
  • Four days of auction action and family fun brings tens of thousands of enthusiasts to Auburn Auction Park
  • Complete Auburn Fall results at rmsothebys.com
  • The RM Sotheby’s Group continues its summer calendar with annual London auction, 5 September

AUBURN, Indiana (4 September 2018) – RM Auctions celebrated a now 48-year Labor Day tradition this past weekend with its annual Auburn Fall sale (30 August – 2 September) at the Auburn Auction Park in Indiana. The four days of spirited auction action resulted in $21.7 million in total sales, with a strong 81 percent of all lots sold, representing a 12 percent increase in sales over 2017.
Collectors and enthusiasts flooded the Auburn Auction Park to view the more than 700 cars on offer and activities for the entire family to enjoy, with record crowds across Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Bidders hailed from 14 countries and 45 states across the U.S., with more than 30 percent representing first-time RM Auctions clientele.
The top sale of the auction was the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, a first-year example which sold for a final $852,500 just after it crossed the block. The result was closely followed by motor cars from the highly-anticipated Richard L. Burdick Collection, most notably by the 1929 Duesenberg Model J Sedan with period coachwork by Derham/Bohman & Schwartz, which incited a bidding competition between bidders in the room and on the phone before selling for a final $737,000 to a private onsite bidder. The 1929 Auburn 120 Eight Speedster from the collection also saw significant interest, achieving a final $330,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $150k-$200k. Rounding out the ACD trio offered from the collection, the 1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet exceeded high estimate at $165,000. Additional cars from the Burdick Collection will be offered at RM Sotheby’s Group events across 2018 and 2019.

“It was a fantastic weekend for enthusiasts of all ages in Auburn, and we were thrilled to build on a tradition that brought tens of thousands to the Classic Car Capital of America,” said Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s Group. “The auction arena was packed on numerous occasions throughout the weekend, and we saw an increase in sales with fewer vehicles, and a clear increase in the quality of our consignments over last year. We also received great feedback from both buyers and sellers on the change to single-ring auction style, which proved successful in drawing more bidders to each car offered. Our top five Auburn Fall sales demonstrate the success of numerous categories of collector cars in Auburn, from American Classics through European sports cars and modern performance.We look forward to continuing the tradition next year.”
RM Auctions also saw strong results for additional vehicles offered from private collections at Auburn Fall, including for a 2006 Ford GT displaying only 4.4 miles, which sold for a final $357,500 to cheers from the crowd. The Shrine of the Holy Grille Collection, which featured one of the most comprehensive groups of Edsel motor cars in the world, also drew strong interest on Friday, with record prices for the marque achieved. Meanwhile, the 1976 Ford Escort 1100 GL Sedan formerly owned by Saint Pope John Paul II saw interest from collectors both in the room and on the phone, eventually bringing a final $121,000 with proceeds to benefit the O’Quinn Foundation

Auburn continues to be a strong venue for not only American collectibles, but also European classics and exotics. Just a few lots after the 1970 Plymouth Superbird achieved an above-estimate $173,250 on Saturday, a 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster brought in $222,750, nearly hitting its high estimate. Earlier in the sale, spirited bidding in the room brought a professionally restored 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster to a final price of $148,500.

RM Auctions Auburn Fall Top Five Sales
  1. Lot 3093
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
$852,500
  1. Lot 3161
1929 Duesenberg Model J Sedan
$737,000
  1. Lot 3130
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider Conversion
$442,750
  1. Lot 3079
2006 Ford GT
$357,500
  1. Lot 3160
1929 Auburn 120 Eight Speedster
$330,000
The RM Sotheby’s Group continues its calendar this week with the company’s 12th annual London sale, set for 5 September at Battersea Evolution and featuring the 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT driven by legendary actor Peter Sellers in the 1963 film, “The Wrong Arm of the Law”. Looking ahead to fall, all roads lead to Pennsylvania where RM Auctions will return for its annual Hershey sale, 11-12 October, a featured attraction of the AACA Eastern Fall Meet and a proven venue for the sale of important Brass and Classic Era automobiles. Learn more about upcoming events at rmsothebys.com.
Full results from Auburn Fall are also available at rmsothebys.com.

BONHAMS 20th REVIVAL SALE RACES AHEAD RECORD BREAKING CLASSIC RACING CARS STEAL THE SHOW AT BONHAMS 51st GOODWOOD AUCTION


BONHAMS 20th REVIVAL SALE RACES AHEAD
RECORD BREAKING CLASSIC RACING CARS STEAL THE SHOW AT BONHAMS 51st GOODWOOD AUCTION

The 1963 Shelby Cobra 289ci Competition Roadster achieved £1,390,000

On 8 September, Bonhams 20th Goodwood Revival Sale – the company’s 51st auction at Goodwood – took place and, when the dust had settled, a total of £14,540,675 was achieved with several auction records broken.

Historic racing cars were among the top performers at today’s sale. The 1964 Shelby Cobra 289ci Competition Roadster inspired fierce bidding in the room, on the telephones, and online, eventually selling for £1,390,000 – a European auction record for the marque – to a buyer on the telephone while the striking ex-TWR JaguarSport 1990 Jaguar XJR-11 Group C Sports Prototype sold for £1,191,000, a world record for the model at auction. A further notable highlight was the elegant 1955 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette, previously used by HM The Queen, that subsequently sold for £800,000.

The ex-Alan Mann Racing 1968-69 Type Ford P68 ‘F3L’ Group 6 Endurance Racing Coupé sold for £511,750 to a bidder who had tried it for size - with his race helmet - the previous day, and the striking ex-Maserati works team Fiat-Bartoletti Tipo 624 Racing Car Transporter that starred in the Steve McQueen film Le Mans sold for £402,500.

British marques performed very strongly across the board, with the 1937 Jaguar SS100 3½-Litre Roadster achieving £631,000, a European auction record, the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 to GT Specification selling for £563,500. The 1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack Sports Saloon sold for £345,000 and the 1933 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Continental Sedanca Coupé for £345,000.

Iconic designs – both classic and modern – performed consistently well throughout the sale, with models such as the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster achieving £754,200 and the ex-Keith Richards 1972 Ferrari 246 GT ‘Dino’ Coupé selling for well above estimate at £442,750, a world record for this specification at auction


Other highlights included:- UK Vehicle registration number 'RR 1' sold for £460,000, a world record for a registration plate at a private auction

- 1924 Bugatti type 30 Two-Seater Racer sold for £540,500

- The 1995 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV Convertible, the last Corniche IV built, achieved a world-record price for the model of £225,300



PACKARDS AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS LEAD HIGHLIGHTS FOR RM AUCTIONS’ HERSHEY SALE OFFERING INCLUDES 11 MOTOR CARS FROM THE LLOYD NEEDHAM COLLECTION



PACKARDS AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS LEAD HIGHLIGHTS FOR
RM AUCTIONS’ HERSHEY SALE
OFFERING INCLUDES 11 MOTOR CARS FROM THE LLOYD NEEDHAM COLLECTION
  • RM Auctions presents exceptional Packard models and well-known private collections at Hershey, 11-12 October
  • 12th annual sale is an internationally-attended highlight of the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet
  • Additional motor cars from the Richard L. Burdick Collection also on offer
  • An updated list of all entries for the Hershey sale available at rmsothebys.com

RM Auctions is delighted to announce highlights for the company’s 12th annual Hershey sale, set for 11-12 October at Hershey Lodge in Pennsylvania.
Each October, all roads lead to Hershey, where RM Auctions will again present an exceptional array of American Veteran, Brass, Classic, and post-war automobiles during the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Eastern Division Fall Meet. A mainstay on the global collector car calendar, drawing enthusiasts from across North America, Europe, and beyond, this year’s auction offering comprises more than 140 motor cars and a wide selection of more than 80 lots of automobilia.
RM’s Hershey sale has long been known for its presentation of cars from well-known North American collectors, and the 2018 sale is no exception. RM Auctions is pleased to present 11 motor cars from the Lloyd Needham Collection at Hershey, entirely without reserve. The late Mr. Needham was well-known for his many years in the hobby and his true love of his collection and was an early customer of Rob Myers and RM Auto Restoration, forming a relationship that would last more than 35 years. The group of cars on offer is led by a 1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria, equipped with its original body, engine and chassis and wearing a well-maintained high-quality restoration in striking colors (Est. $225,000 - $275,000), and a well-optioned and accessorized 1948 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible in the rare, special-order color of Noel Green Metallic (Est. $120,000 - $140,000).

Every year, we look forward to returning to Hershey, where genuine enthusiasm for the collector car hobby is alive and well,” says Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s Group. “For years now, our Hershey event has been a true auction destination for private collections and as the market leader in single owner segment sales, this year’s Hershey auction is both emblematic and exciting for that reason. We always look forward to this auction in particular as it allows our team an opportunity to loosen the ties, have a BBQ and enjoy great cars and with our fellow passionate collectors and enthusiasts.”
An exceptional Packard also leads 19 additional American motors cars offered entirely without reserve from The Richard L. Burdick Collection at Hershey, following success for the collection at Auburn Fall. The 1931 Packard Custom Eight Roadster wears its original numbers-matching chassis and engine, as well as the sportiest body style from one of the great Packard years. Clothed in a well-maintained older AACA National First Prize-winning restoration, the Packard features numerous desirable accessories and would be a superb choice for light freshening and continued showing (Est. $180,000 - $240,000). Additional highlights from the collection include a 1901 Oldsmobile Model R ‘Curved Dash’ Runabout, originally won by five-year-old Victor F. Hitz via a nickel raffle ticket at the Chicago Automobile Show. Hitz held on to the car for the remainder of his long life, with his heirs passing it on to Richard L. Burdick in just 1984. One of the most original examples of its kind offered in decades, the Oldsmobile begs for continued preservation and display (Est. $50,000 - $75,000). Also on offer is the late Mr. Burdick’s1916 Hudson Series H Super Six Great Race Car. A fierce, long-time participant, officiant, and former owner of the event, Mr. Burdick was devoted to the Great Race. One of the most exciting vehicles in the collection, the Hudson was the winner of the 2000 Great Race and would be an ideal, potentially victorious rally competitor for its next owner (Est. $75,000 - $100,000).

Outside of the private collections, additional spectacular Packard models are set to shine at Hershey, including a 1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Convertible Victoria by Darrin, one of just 35 examples built for the model year. With documented known ownership history since new, the Super Eight One Eighty was shown at the 1956 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and has been beautifully maintained all its life (Est. $350,000 - $425,000).
Additional information on RM Auctions’ annual Hershey sale is available at rmsothebys.com. Interested bidders are invited to call +1 519 352 4575 to speak with a car specialist.