Mayo Clinic Big Winner of 90% Sell-Through at Worldwide’s Auburn Auction


Auburn, Indiana. September 5th, 2019. Worldwide Auctioneers staged its first event in its impressive new Indiana headquarters last weekend during the annual Auburn Labor Day Weekend extravaganza, with 90% of consignments finding new homes at The Auburn Auction. The sale delivered over $5 million, with a spectacular 1948 Tucker Model 48 Sedan selling for $990,000 to benefit Mayo Clinic for cancer research.

“The owner of this extraordinary historic automobile made the decision to donate it to Mayo Clinic in honor of his late wife and it was our absolute honor to be entrusted with its sale,” said John Kruse, Principal and Auctioneer. “We thank everyone who shared in this incredible act of philanthropy and congratulate its new owner on joining the ranks of limited and prestigious Tucker custodianship.”

A storied 1955 Quin Epperly “Fuel Injection Special” Indianapolis 500 Streamliner brought $385,000, making this and the Tucker the highest selling cars of both The Auburn Auction and the weekend overall. 

Next stop for the team at Worldwide Auctioneers is The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction in Texas on October 4th and 5th. An outstanding selection of over 200 great collector cars and 100 pedal cars will be offered without reserve, including the first Apollo GT Coupe and Spider ever produced. The company will also stage the very first collector car auction in Saudi Arabia, with The Riyadh Auction and associated private sales Salon scheduled for November 21st– 26th, 2019 in Riyadh, presented in collaboration with the General Entertainment Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Bonnier Events.