The 14th annual Auburn auction worldwide has officially started and takes place on September 3rd and 4th at world headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, Midwestern United States.
With a host of exceptional pre-war vehicles, racing cars, sports cars, classics and some Americans, they are now available online for viewing in the digital catalogue.
Among the stars present this year are some classic cars that we feature on this list that for some reason stood out.
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Coupe
This is an incredibly rare antique Atalante body car with a particular roll-top sliding roof. Extensively documented by renowned Bugatti historian David Sewell, this magnificent specimen has world-class luxury provenance, including belonging to important French collections such as the garage of serious Bugatti collector Henri Novo, among others. After a meticulously correct restoration, the Bugatti was recognized with the coveted “Best in Class” award at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2016.
Rod Egan, Director and Chief Auctioneer commented on this Bugatti “This example is truly at the pinnacle of the Bugatti legacy, an automobile that has touched the hands of giants through its history and only grown more valuable along the way”. He further stated that “It defines the bespoke artisanship of the brand’s glory days with more style and panache than practically any of its peers and we are honored to have been entrusted with its sale, here at home in Auburn.”
1937 Miller-Gulf Race Car
In the race car category is this 1937 Miller-Gulf, one of two Miller race cars ordered by Indianapolis champion Ira Vail. Recognized as the most original survivor by Miller enthusiasts and experts, the car is touted as for its strength, advanced engineering and construction by Harry Miller, it was one of the last major race car projects he completed.
1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
Another of the racing highlights is a well-documented 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX 2469, which belonged to Carroll Shelby who drove it as well as major motorsport stars Phil Hill, Derek Hill, Derek Bell, John Morton and Brian Redman. Achieving impressive vintage racing awards, including victories at Goodwood and Laguna Seca.
1929 Isotta Fraschini
It's an award-winning Pebble Beach sports car, an example of a short chassis with an 8AS specification engine built for iconic events like the Mille Miglia.
1947 Kurtis-Kraft V8-60 Midget
An excellent example of Frank Kurtis' revolutionary Midget design, with richly documented provenance again. Believed to be the first KK Midget built with torsion-bar front suspension. Built by Kurtis as specified by original owner, Leland “Buzz” Lowe.
1960 Omega Jaguar
Winner of several test races, it was driven by the famous Sir Jackie Stewart and was owned and piloted by Formula 1 test driver John Miles.
1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom
With Dietrich's custom body. Raymond Dietrich a talented designer who together with Tom Hibbard another famous designer formed LeBaron Carrossiers, where they designed custom and semi-custom bodies for wealthy individuals as well as the leading manufacturers of the day.
1930 Duesenberg Model J Berline
Among the most beautiful and historically important Duesenbergs, with elegant, technically advanced bodywork. Intended to compete with the most luxurious and powerful cars in the world, it was launched in 1928, was sold until 1937.