These auction results prove that there’s nothing quite like a stunning classic.
At the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, RM Sotheby’s held its 16th annual auction at the venue simultaneously with the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Eastern Division Fall Meet. The sale focused on pre-war and brass-era cars that capture the legendary glamor of the time, and it seems that the passion for these cars has yet to fade, as the sale was an incredible success. Of all the lots up for sale, 94% were sold, featuring iconic classics from a mythical age in automotive history.
The highest-priced seller in the entire auction was a 1-of-17 1930 Cadillac V16 Sport Phaeton, selling for an incredible $880,000. Following that was a 1914 Thomas Model K-6-90 Flyabout which sold for $594,000, and then a 1931 Pierce-Arrow Model 41 Convertible Victoria by LeBaron which went for $418,000. The fourth-highest was a 1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan by LeBaron, which sold for $330,000. After that, a 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Tourer by Merrimac for $297,000 rounded out the top 5, followed by a 1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Convertible Victoria by Darrin for $264,000 and a 1987 Buick Grand National GNX for $231,000. After that, a 1931 Cadillac V-12 Convertible Coupe by Fleetwood for $198,000 came in at eighth-highest, followed by a 1934 Packard Super Eight Coupe Roadster for $192,500 and a 1958 Buick Limited Convertible that rounded out the top 10 for $187,000. Regardless of age, the love for automotive history and icons in the car world across eras is very real, and auctions like these show it.
Source: RM Sotheby’s