Auctions America sets classic car records
Image: German Medeot, 2012
Once widely regarded as the “classic car capital of America” come of the truth of the matter is that there are some throughout the vintage automobile community that believed Auctions America had seen its heyday and was slipping down a rather steep decline. Auction sales were plummeting, classic car collectors were sourcing vehicles from other locales, and there weren’t any “big time” must have classic cars up on the block to draw attention. Those same people are currently eating their words. Just this past summer at the Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend, Auctions America was able to reestablish its dominance on the classic car auction world, bringing in sales that total more than $28 million with nearly 80% of all vehicles sold. This is an absolutely incredible turnout, attracting some 70,000 people to the historic Auburn Auction Park, and reinvigorating the classic car collector world in an instant. All different kinds of vintage automobiles – and vintage automobile memorabilia – was sold throughout the auction weekend, and promoters behind the event are already planning next year’s iteration of this world-famous car auction. And though you probably won’t see a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coop up on the block next summer – only because one sold here for $1.5 million – there certainly going to be a number of showstopping vehicles for sale.
Those same people are currently eating their words.