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Worldwide’s “Scottsdale” Auction Sets World Records in Auburn, Delivers 93% Sell-Through


1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Phaeton

1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Phaeton

1947 Mercury Series 79M Marmon-Herrington 4x4 Station Wagon

1947 Mercury Series 79M Marmon-Herrington 4x4 Station Wagon

1996 Dodge Viper GTS

1996 Dodge Viper GTS

1979 Chevrolet ‘A-Team’ Van

1979 Chevrolet ‘A-Team’ Van

 

Auburn, IN, 28 Jan 2021 -- Worldwide Auctioneers hosted its annual Scottsdale Auction at home in Auburn, Indiana last Saturday, a dynamic live and online sale with a diverse offering of rare and interesting cars, and bidding and viewing options to satisfy every comfort level. 93% of consignments found new homes, high sale going to a singular 1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Phaeton with exceptional design and provenance, notably used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for a Chicago parade. One of only five produced and offered with just 20,700 miles, it brought a record $571,500. Other world records smashed in the course of the sale included an exceptional 1947 Mercury Series 79M Marmon-Herrington 4x4 Station Wagon from the outstanding Steelewood Collection, that realized a staggering $346,000. “This was a rare opportunity to acquire a hard-to-find, prize-winning automobile and it hammered sold for a resounding, record breaking price, proving that in spite of today’s challenging circumstances the market for really great cars is as strong as ever,” said Rod Egan, Principal and Chief Auctioneer. An impeccably documented and as-new 1996 Dodge Viper GTS with just 22 actual miles sold for $122,080, the highest price ever achieved for the model.

The iconic 1979 Chevrolet ‘A-Team’ Van, one of only six vans officially licensed by Universal Studios to Hollywood Productions Inc. to promote the action-packed ‘80’s television series throughout North America, sold with much fanfare for $84,000. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the J. Kruse Education Center, a dedicated 501(c)(3) organization providing career pathway development to students and transitioning veterans. “This was definitely high on the list of this year’s most entertaining consignments,” said John Kruse, Principal and Auctioneer. “An enduring pop culture icon, instantly recognizable as one of TV’s most celebrated vehicles, it attracted very competitive bidding from across the world and we’re delighted that its sale will benefit such an inspiring cause. We extend sincere thanks to all of those who were flexible enough to pivot with us in these exceptional times, and whether virtually or in person, help us make this year’s Scottsdale Auction here in Auburn such a great experience. The success of this sale and of the Auburn Auction back in the fall serves to cement Indiana’s position as an acknowledged destination on the global map for spectacular collector car events.”

The sale took place on Saturday, January 23rd at Kruse Plaza, in Auburn, Indiana, with a virtual VIP experience available to all on the just-launched Worldwide TV platform (replays available now). Hosted by Indiana radio personality Kayla Blakeslee, industry expert Travis LaVine of LaVine Restorations and Worldwide’s own owner auctioneers, it offered viewers the inside scoop on the cars, people and dynamics that power the preparation and staging of a major, live prestige collector car auction, with guest appearances from owners, experts and motoring media personalities.