Auctions America by RM, Auburn Spring, Auburn, Indiana, May 8-10, 2014
Auburn Spring has never been like this, a $19 million dollar sale with 780 cars offered and 636 (81.5%) sold.
The sale performance was urged along by over 400 cars offered by John Scotti without reserve, hour after hour on the West ring of cars, good and mediocre, but none bad, selling to the highest bidder.
It fostered the excitement that makes auctions so stimulating.
Where have there ever been 400+ cars offered to the highest bidder without reserve?
Bidders walked back and forth between the two blocks, picking and choosing their favorites in a continuing exhibition of bidding.
NBC/SN televised much of it, bringing in-person observation right up close and personal with the ‘hey, that’s me’ recognition that keeps endorphins flowing.
We’ve changed the presentation a little this time to highlight up front the premier transactions, especially Auburn Spring’s top sale, the 1934 Chrysler Custom Imperial Airflow Sedan – when was the last time a Chrysler Airflow topped an auction’s sale? – then let the auction’s flow in lot number order follow up.
There is no blockbuster transaction at Auburn Spring, just a quality presentation of widely diverse good cars, the core of the collector car hobby as Rob Myers and Donnie Gould intended when they bought the Auburn Auction Park and perpetuated the Auburn auction history.
The cars presented here are largely the best cars in the auction, our report having been let down by some part-time writers who couldn’t get their reports done in a timely fashion, but you can’t fail seeing the quality and diversity even within this selection.
[I hope the pictures are better with the new camera.]
Auctions America Auburn Spring 2014 – Auction Report