Auctions America has announced a new Southern California sale, scheduled for August 1–3, 2013 in Burbank. Named ‘Auctions America California’, the auction is another part of the company’s aim to increase its presence in key markets. The multi-day collector car auction will be held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport hotel and is expected to feature more than 400 collector cars, including classics, sports cars, muscle, hot rods, and customs.
“Since launching in 2010, Auctions America has enjoyed immense growth and we are rapidly increasing our client base,” says Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America. “From Auburn, Indiana to Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Southern Florida, our events take place in some of the country’s leading collector car destinations. The only location missing was Southern California – which is often called the center of America’s car culture. Expansion to the West Coast has always been part of our plan. This summer, Auctions America will bring the ultimate mix of European sports cars, American muscle, great classics and other collectible vehicles that Southern Californians crave.”
Leading early entries for Auctions America’s inaugural California sale is a group of 42 automobiles from the Jim Carr Barn Find Collection of Napa Valley, offered at no reserve. Amassed over a 40 year period, the collection spans more than 60 years and includes everything from early American classics to late 1950s and ‘60s convertibles. The vast majority of cars included in the collection have been out of public view for more than two decades, presenting a range of ownership opportunities for collectors. Highlights include a series of pre-war Packards, including a 1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan complete with roll-up divider windshield, a 1936 Packard Eight 5-Passenger Convertible Sedan finished in light green with a dark green beltline accent, dark green leather interior and tan canvas top, and a 1929 Packard Eight 5-Passenger Phaeton with dual windshields.
In addition to the Jim Carr vehicles, the 2013 Auctions America Southern California sale will feature select automobiles from two more private collections. Offered from a Texas-based collection are a pair of restored Shelby GT500 Fastbacks, a left-hand-drive 1961 MG A 1600 Roadster, and a 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V-12 Convertible finished in Pale Primrose. These cars will be joined by examples from a well-known automotive museum in Southern California including a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL accompanied by its original factory hardtop and softtop, a 1962 Volkswagen Deluxe Microbus with a rare flip seat and special trim along the belt line, bumpers and rocker panels, and a 1949 Plymouth Woodie Wagon with completely original wood, period stickers from the ‘50s and ‘60s, and signatures from California icons Jan and Dean, Frankie Avalon, and Mike Love of The Beach Boys.
Auctions America is still accepting entries for its inaugural California auction. For more information, visit auctionsamerica.com or phone 888-990-3910 (310-842-3910 outside North America).