The Auburn Auction Preview – Worldwide Auctioneers

1927 Duesenberg Model Y Phaeton – Estimate Unavailable.Worldwide Auctioneers will hold The Auburn Auction on Saturday, September 5th, 2009 at the Worldwide Headquarters in Auburn, Indiana.

The second annual The Auburn Auction, as part of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Weekend, will feature 80 cars for the single-day event, headlined by the 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Long Wheelbase Disappearing Top Convertible, 1927 Duesenberg Model Y Phaeton, the Robert Merrifield Collection of Rolls-Royce and Packards, in addition to a strong gathering of classic automobiles.

The Auburn Auction will take place at Worldwide Auctioneers’ corporate Headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, on the evening of Saturday, September 5th, as part of the celebrated and long established Auburn Cord Duesenberg Weekend. Worldwide will have a full day auction preview on Friday, September 4th, from 10am to 5 pm and on Saturday, September 5th at 10am to 5pm. Admission to this sale requires the purchase of the auction catalog for $75, which will admit two. Bidder registration is $150, which includes catalog and VIP seating for two.

Full details on advance bidder registration and admission can be obtained by visiting www.wwgauctions.com or calling 1-800-990-6789.

Notable 2009 Auburn Auction Consignments:

<strong>1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Long Wheelbase Disappearing Top Convertible – Estimate Unvailable. </strong>One-off Figoni et Falaschi coachwork; judged three times at 100 points; numerous Best of Show; Premier Winner and Winner of CCCA's Paul Cerf Memorial in May 2009. 'This is one of the most elegant creations of Joseph Figoni and one of the most important Delahaye cars," said Andre Vaucourt, Archivist of Club Delahaye.'
1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Long Wheelbase Disappearing Top Convertible – Estimate Unvailable. One-off Figoni et Falaschi coachwork; judged three times at 100 points; numerous Best of Show; Premier Winner and Winner of CCCA's Paul Cerf Memorial in May 2009. 'This is one of the most elegant creations of Joseph Figoni and one of the most important Delahaye cars,' said Andre Vaucourt, Archivist of Club Delahaye.
<strong>1937 Packard Twelve 1508 Convertible Sedan – Estimate $350,000 - $425,000</strong>First in class and 100pts at 2007 CCCA Grand Classic in Baltimore; class award winner at 2007 Meadow Brook Concours.
1937 Packard Twelve 1508 Convertible Sedan – Estimate $350,000 - $425,000.First in class and 100pts at 2007 CCCA Grand Classic in Baltimore; class award winner at 2007 Meadow Brook Concours.
<strong>1921 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost 40/50HP Oxford Seven-Passenger Tourer – Estimate $275,000 - $350,000.</strong> Coachwork by Rolls-Royce Custom Coachworks; original engine, body and chassis with only 24,000 miles from new; part of Robert Merrifield Collection.
1921 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost 40/50HP Oxford Seven-Passenger Tourer – Estimate $275,000 - $350,000. Coachwork by Rolls-Royce Custom Coachworks; original engine, body and chassis with only 24,000 miles from new; part of Robert Merrifield Collection.
<strong>1928 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Pall Mall Tourer – Estimate $250,000 - $350,000.</strong> Coachwork by Merrimac Body Company; part of Robert Merrifield Collection.
1928 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Pall Mall Tourer – Estimate $250,000 - $350,000. Coachwork by Merrimac Body Company; part of Robert Merrifield Collection.
<strong>1928 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Landaulet – Estimate $150,000 - $200,000.</strong> Featured 'St. Stephen' Coachwork by Brewster; only two owners from new; part of Robert Merrifield Collection.
1928 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Landaulet – Estimate $150,000 - $200,000. Featured 'St. Stephen' Coachwork by Brewster; only two owners from new; part of Robert Merrifield Collection.
<strong>1927 Duesenberg Model Y Phaeton – Estimate Unavailable.</strong> One and only Model J Prototype; prompted E.L. Cord to say, 'Let's build 500 of these new Model J's!'; Coachwork by McFarlan.
1927 Duesenberg Model Y Phaeton – Estimate Unavailable. One and only Model J Prototype; prompted E.L. Cord to say, 'Let's build 500 of these new Model J's!'; Coachwork by McFarlan.
<strong>1907 Peugeot Type 92D Double Phaeton – Estimate $350,000 - $450,000.</strong> Coachwork by Labourdette of Paris with retractable Victoria Top; original engine, body and chassis.
1907 Peugeot Type 92D Double Phaeton – Estimate $350,000 - $450,000. Coachwork by Labourdette of Paris with retractable Victoria Top; original engine, body and chassis.
<strong>1931 Cadillac V12 Series 370-A Rumble Seat Roadster – Estimate $180,000 - $220,000.</strong> From the Sterling McCall Cadillac Museum Collection.
1931 Cadillac V12 Series 370-A Rumble Seat Roadster – Estimate $180,000 - $220,000. From the Sterling McCall Cadillac Museum Collection.
<strong>1959 Talbot-Lago America Coupe – Estimate $165,000 - $185,000. </strong>All original and unrestored; the last Talbot-Lago built.
1959 Talbot-Lago America Coupe – Estimate $165,000 - $185,000. All original and unrestored; the last Talbot-Lago built.
<strong>1942 Chrysler Town & Country 'Barrel Back' Nine-Passenger Station Wagon – Estimate Unavailable. </strong>One of Only 16 Known Survivors; Regarded as the Finest in Existence; 2009 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance 'Most Significant Chrysler' Award Winner.
1942 Chrysler Town & Country 'Barrel Back' Nine-Passenger Station Wagon – Estimate Unavailable. One of Only 16 Known Survivors; Regarded as the Finest in Existence; 2009 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance 'Most Significant Chrysler' Award Winner.
<strong>1947 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country Convertible – Estimate Unavailable.</strong> Multiple national award winner – Meadow Brook, Ault Park, Glenmoor Gathering, AACA Grand National Senior – is one of only 120 known to survive.
1947 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country Convertible – Estimate Unavailable. Multiple national award winner – Meadow Brook, Ault Park, Glenmoor Gathering, AACA Grand National Senior – is one of only 120 known to survive.
<strong>1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107 Five-Passenger Sport Phaeton – Estimate $350,000 - $450,000.</strong> Spent 40 years with one owner; shown in July 2009 at CCCA National meet where it received Premier badge for scoring 98 points or more.
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107 Five-Passenger Sport Phaeton – Estimate $350,000 - $450,000. Spent 40 years with one owner; shown in July 2009 at CCCA National meet where it received Premier badge for scoring 98 points or more.
<strong>1935 Pierce-Arrow 1245 Rumble Seat Convertible Coupe – Estimate $375,000 - $425,000.</strong> Pierce-Arrow Society Senior & CCCA Premier Award winner.
1935 Pierce-Arrow 1245 Rumble Seat Convertible Coupe – Estimate $375,000 - $425,000. Pierce-Arrow Society Senior & CCCA Premier Award winner.
<strong>1958 AC Ace Bristol Roadster – Estimate $210,000 - $230,000. </strong>Known history including 30 years with prior owner; Bristols have been the rare exception in this market, escalating in price over the past year; two traded strongly in Monterey.
1958 AC Ace Bristol Roadster – Estimate $210,000 - $230,000. Known history including 30 years with prior owner; Bristols have been the rare exception in this market, escalating in price over the past year; two traded strongly in Monterey.
<strong>1915 Packard 1-35 Twin Six Seven-Passenger Touring – Estimate $400,000 - $500,000.</strong> Formerly owned by racing legend Phil Hill; original engine, body and chassis; won Best in Class at 2009 Greenwich Concours for Most Outstanding Vintage Automobile.
1915 Packard 1-35 Twin Six Seven-Passenger Touring – Estimate $400,000 - $500,000. Formerly owned by racing legend Phil Hill; original engine, body and chassis; won Best in Class at 2009 Greenwich Concours for Most Outstanding Vintage Automobile.
<strong>1966 Jaguar Series I E-Type Roadster – Estimate $110,000 - $150,000.</strong> JCNA National Champion in 2002; scored 99.97 point at JCNA Challenge Championship Concours in 2009.
1966 Jaguar Series I E-Type Roadster – Estimate $110,000 - $150,000. JCNA National Champion in 2002; scored 99.97 point at JCNA Challenge Championship Concours in 2009.

[Source: Worldwide Auctioneers]