1938 Mercedes Benz 540K Norrmalm Cabriolet
1938 Mercedes Benz 540K Norrmalm Cabriolet

The Finest Hershey 2016 – Auction Preview

The Finest Automobile Auctions will make its live auction debut at the Elegance at Hershey Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Live online bidding for this auction will be available via Proxibid starting at 1:00pm ET.

The Finest Automobile Auctions bills itself as a “technology company and auction house that provides boutique auctions and customized buying opportunities both onsite and online.”
Founded by Bradley Farrell, the former COO of Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions, the company has partnered with Proxibid to bring collector cars available at auction with an online bidding solution to ensure collectors from across the globe can bid and buy with confidence.

“We are delighted to make our debut at The Elegance at Hershey, a premier event for serious collectors,” said Bradley Farrell, CEO of The Finest Automobile Auctions. “We have a spectacular lineup for this sale, which features vehicles from some of the world’s most important collections. For global collectors, our partnership with Proxibid ensures anyone can bid and win online with confidence, and that they will receive the same level of care and integrity as if they attended the live auction.”

Fifty automobiles will be available for auction at the Elegance at Hershey, including three vehicles from the John W. Rich Collection. Enthusiasts will have the opportunity to bid on and win these fresh-to-market automobiles with a wide range of estimated values, including:

  • 1938 Mercedes Benz 540K Norrmalm Cabriolet, One of three cars known to exist with Norrmalm coachwork, and the only Mercedes-Benz, original body and engine, offered from the John W. Rich Collection (Est. $950,000 – $1,300,000).
  • 1939 Bentley Mark V Three-Position DHC, Coachwork by Saoutchik, last Derby built Bentley, only seven examples exist, of which B14AW is only convertible, John W. Rich Collection (Est. $850,000 – $1,200,000).
  • 1968 Lamborghini 400 GT, documented ownership from 1973, matching-numbers example (Est: $575,000 – $650,000)
  • 1949 Maserati A6 1500, Accompanied by a current FIVA identity card, Mille Miglia eligible (Est: $675,000 – $700,000)
  • 1937 Bugatti Type 38-A Grand Sport, Only 385 Type 38 automobiles were produced, including 39 in the supercharged 38-A form, John W. Rich Collection (Est: $400,000 – $600,000)
  • 1952 Siata 300BC Sports Spider, Well-documented race history, underwent a recent restoration that totaled over $247,000 (Est: $350,000 – $425,000)
  • 1950 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet Atlas by Carrosserie Guilloré, One of five Cabriolet Atlas constructed and chassis 801636 may be only survivor, numbers matching chassis (Est: $350,000 – $450,000)
  • 1979 Ferrari 308 GTB, complete with all original tools, books and manuals and has recently undergone a complete 30,000-mile service (Est: $150,000 – $175,000)

The inaugural Finest Automobile Auctions event at The Elegance at Hershey Concours d’Elegance will be held Saturday, June 11, 2016 at The Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania. A preview will be held during Friday, June 10th from 9:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday, June 11th from 9:00 am – 1:00pm.

For more information about the Finest’s Hershey auction, visit TheFinest.com/Hershey-2016.

[Source: The Finest Automobile Auctions]