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1933 Auburn Twelve Custom Phaeton Sedan. Est. $175,000 - $225,000. Photo: Teddy Pieper © 2015 Auctions America.

AUBURN, IN.- Auctions America announces additional highlights for its flagship Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend, returning September 2-6 to Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park. Held annually in conjunction with the Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Festival, the Labor Day weekend tradition – celebrating its 45th year in 2015 – caters for collectors and enthusiasts alike with its multi-day auction and extensive range of automotive-themed attractions. For those looking to purchase the car of their dreams, there will be choices aplenty at this year’s sale, with 1,000 quality collector cars expected to cross the auction block. 

In keeping with tradition, early highlights for Auburn Fall are perfectly matched to the ACD Festival, with a trio of ACD Club Certified Category One vehicles set to go under the gavel. Representing ‘A’ in the group is an immaculately maintained 1933 Auburn Twelve Custom Phaeton Sedan, restored with desirable Salon trim and powered by the rare Lycoming V-12 engine (Est. $175,000 - $225,000).

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1933 Auburn Twelve Custom Phaeton Sedan. Est. $175,000 - $225,000. Photo: Teddy Pieper © 2015 Auctions America.

From Cord, there is a very original 1930 L-29 Phaeton offered from more than 40 years of single ownership (Est. $175,000 - $225,000).

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1930 Cord L-29 Convertible Phaeton SedanEst. $175,000 - $225,000. Photo: Teddy Pieper © 2015 Auctions America.

The group is rounded out by the previously announced 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe, J-147, a concours-quality car boasting a fascinating and well-documented history, including past ownership by William Wrigley Junior, founder of both the family’s chewing gum empire and the Wrigley building (Est. $1,500,000 – $1,750,000).

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1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe by Murphy. Est. $1,500,000 – $1,750,000. Photo: Teddy Pieper © 2015 Auctions America.

Among other American-built classics slated for the sale is a meticulously presented 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible, striking Condor Yellow with black canvas power top, and the recipient of numerous AACA Grand National awards (Est. $160,000 - $200,000); and a multi award-winning 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible, the rarest of all the 1950s motorama cars and reported to be the only all-black factory Fiesta produced (Est. $200,000 - $250,000), both of which are offered without reserve. 

Auburn Fall is a true enthusiast’s affair and there is always great anticipation for what will be on display and rolling across the block,” says Megan Boyd, Car Specialist, Auctions America. “With more than 1,000 classics and thousands of enthusiasts in attendance, it’s a wonderful showcase of automotive history and the camaraderie offered by the collector car hobby. The event has grown tremendously over the past five years since Auctions America purchased the Auburn Auction Park, and we’re gearing up for another great weekend in the Classic Car Capital of America.” 

The sale’s customary offering of American classics will be juxtaposed by a wide assortment of sports and muscle cars, hot rods and high performance machines, both foreign and domestic. Notable entries include a well-documented 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe showing just 42,000 miles (Est. $350,000 - $400,000); and, a 1970 Porsche 911S Coupe, finished in its original color combination of Silver Metallic over a Black interior (Est. $165,000 - $185,000). American-built examples include a factory original, well-documented 1970 Dodge Challenger RT Hemi, equipped with a fearsome 426-cid, 425-hp Hemi, factory 4 speed transmission, bucket seats and console; (Est. $180,000 - $220,000); and an example of the car that epitomized Ford’s “Total Performance” program; a fully-optioned 2005 Ford GT, purchased new by the vendor and showing just over 2800 miles (Est. $240,000 - $280,000). 

The 2015 Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend will also reaffirm Auctions America’s reputation as the auction house of choice for private collections, with a number of single-vendor collections set for the auction stage. In addition to the previously announced Steve Ramsey Collection, and a group of vehicles from Illinois’ Duffy Grove Collection, the multi-day event will shine a spotlight on a selection of automobiles from The Suburban Collection – an eclectic assemblage of cars from a long-time private East Coast collector. With everything from a well-maintained 1941 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible Coupe (Est. $45,000 - $55,000), to a 1974 BMW 2002 Tii striking in its original Aqua Blue-Green ($30,000 - $40,000) up for bids, the collection offers something for everyone