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Indiana Enthusiast Offers Collection

Auburn Fall Weekend Offers Outstanding Collection

Andy Bolig - May 17, 2013 01:41 PM

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A Labor Day weekend tradition among collector car enthusiasts, the event is one of the country’s premier celebrations of the hobby

Auctions America is delighted to announce the presentation of the outstanding collection of Mr. Edward Ewing at its highly anticipated Auburn Fall weekend, August 29 – September 1 at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana.

A Labor Day weekend tradition among collector car enthusiasts, the event is one of the country’s premier celebrations of the hobby and after 43 consecutive years, is the longest running event in collector car auction history.

A noted Indiana automobile enthusiast and passionate collector, Mr. Ewing’s collection represents numerous incredible examples of a wide range of marques, many of which are considered the best of the very best. With over 100 cars offered at no reserve, the diversity of the selection reflects Mr. Ewing’s collecting philosophy as many of the vehicles represent periods of excitement in the Indiana native’s past. Highlighting the extensive collection is a previously restored 1930 Cadillac V-16 Madame X Five-passenger Sedan with coachwork by Fleetwood. Magical and mysterious, the Madame X sobriquet is applied to just four V-16 body styles, which appear in a number of variations. Their distinguishing characteristic is an 18-degree sloped windshield. Often described as a “Hollywood flavor,” it applies to this example, which was delivered to its first owner by Don Lee Cadillac of Los Angeles, the dealer to the stars.

Also on offer from the Ewing Collection is a 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback, one of the last examples completed at the Shelby American plant at the Los Angeles International Airport, and one of the first built with the 428 Police Interceptor engine. Rounding out the collection is a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, fully-equipped with air conditioning, cruise control and a parade boot; along with a beautifully restored 1937 Lincoln Model K Berline with beautiful and unique coachwork by Judkins. Originally ordered by the Rockefeller family, the car boasts such unusual features as dual radios, compartment intercom, hidden jump seats and an umbrella fitted into the front seat. Each of the vehicles in the collection is presented in excellent driving condition and will be offered as a single owner segment during Auburn Fall’s premier Saturday offering.

“Auctions America is honored that Mr. Ewing has entrusted us to offer his exceptional and eclectic collection,” says Donnie Gould, president, Auctions America. “Our Auburn Fall sale in the classic car capital of America provides the perfect setting to present a collection that represents such a long list of important moments in automotive history.”

Further illustrating Auctions America’s reputation as an auction house of choice for the sale of private and estate collections, Auburn Fall’s Saturday session will also lift the gavel on two American classics from the respected collection of Ross McEachran. Crossing the block is a highly desirable 1930 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe, J-331, benefitting from a high caliber, award-winning restoration, along with a beautiful 1929 Duesenberg Model J Sport Sedan, J-139, also with coachwork by Murphy and one of only two sporting examples in existence. Also on offer is a 1935 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton with coachwork in the style of LaGrande offered from the Jerry Shaw Collection.

Additional early highlights for Auburn Fall include a selection of 17 automobiles from the distinguished collection of Richard and Linda Kughn, among them a 1928 Pierce-Arrow Model 81 Roadster, a 1933 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton, and a 1956 Lincoln Premier Convertible.

Along with the approximately 1,500 classics, exotics, hot rods, muscles cars, select memorabilia and more slated for the auction block, the Auburn Fall collector car weekend, held in conjunction with the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, will feature an exciting range of other automotive-themed activities designed to celebrate the hobby. A complete event program will be available online this summer at auctionsamerica.com.

Auctions America is currently inviting consignments for the Auburn Fall auction. For further information, to view a frequently updated list of entries or to discuss consignment opportunities, please contact an Auctions America car specialist toll free at 877-906-2437 (or +1 260-927-9797 outside of North America) or visit auctionsamerica.com.

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