99% of Consignments Found New Homes at Worldwide’s "Enthusiast Auction"


Worldwide conducted its second successful live sale of the year on April 23-24, 2021 at its company headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, with 99% of consignments finding new homes at The Enthusiast Auction, including two outstanding collections. Among the highlights was an exciting offering of one-off custom cars and street rods including a beautiful art deco style 1936 Deco Rides "Maharaja Special" One-Off Custom, built by Terry Cook of Deco Rides and Delahaye USA, that sold for an astonishing $346,000. A multiple award-winning 1932 Packard Twin Six 905 Sport Phaeton from the wonderful Miller Family Packard Collection brought $204,300 and a very desirable numbers-matching 1963 Corvette Sting Ray “Split-Window” Coupe realized $148,400. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of a 1952 Hudson 'Twin H-Power' Hornet Six Coupe, a highly authentic recreation of a NASCAR icon presented in the "Fabulous Hudson Hornet" livery of racing legend Marshall Teague was donated to Indiana’s Huntington University Film Department.

"Once again the market for really great cars has proved to be as strong as ever and we extend sincere thanks to those who joined us at home in Auburn, in person or virtually, for another very dynamic sale,” said Rod Egan, Principal & Auctioneer.

The Enthusiast Auction also offered over 400 lots of fresh-to-market memorabilia, including porcelain signs, gas pumps, racing artifacts, pressed steel toys, pedal cars, and motorbikes and saw the introduction of The Enthusiast Tour, a three-day Midwest driving tour for aficionados that took off in the snow to enjoy multiple specialist automotive and culinary stops in Indiana, before rolling right back into Auburn for The Enthusiast Auction itself.

Next stop for the team is California’s Monterey Peninsula for Pebble Beach Car Week, with the annual Pacific Grove Auction scheduled for Thursday, August 12, 2021.