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RM Sotheby’s 15th Annual Brass Era & Pre-War Auto Auction Takes Place in Hershey, PA On October 7-8, 2021
October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0$20
RM Sotheby’s 15th annual Hershey sale, the official auction of the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet, will return to the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, 7–8 October.
Held annually, RM Sotheby’s Hershey sale is the benchmark for early collectibles, ranging from Brass Era through to Pre-War cars; new auction records are achieved each year at this very unique sale venue.
The Hershey sale coincides with the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Eastern Division Fall Meet, one of the largest automobilia shows and flea markets in the world. Collectors come from across the globe to Hershey each year in search of the rarest and most sought-after parts and collectibles.
Hershey, Pennsylvania is rich in car culture, home to the world headquarters of the AACA and the AACA Museum, and a truly world-class automotive experience.RM Sotheby’s Hershey PA
SCHEDULE AND TIMES OF EVENTS
WED 6 OCT 2021
PREVIEW from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PREVIEW & BBQ at: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
THURSDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2021
PREVIEW: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
AUCTION: 5:00 PM – CLOSE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 8th, 2021
PREVIEW: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
AUCTION: 5:00 PM – CLOSE
ABOUT THE AUTO AUCTION
Three outstanding American classics, offered from a single-owner collection, are set to cross the block, all offered without reserve. Longer than any Packard and lower than any Duesenberg, this 1931 Duesenberg Model J Roadster known as the “Green Hornet” sits among the most remarkable examples available on the market, wearing unique and rakish Packard Roadster bodywork fitted by Duesenberg in 1931.
This important and bespoke Duesenberg claimed an award at the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (Estimate: $1,400,000 – $1,800,000). It would be an outstanding addition to any world-class collection. Accompanying the Duesenberg is a 1935 Auburn Eight Supercharged Speedster, one of the most instantly recognizable and striking of all the iconic pre-war American sports cars.
A model much in demand with collectors, this stunning example on offer in Hershey was a best-in-class winner at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and will undoubtedly attract significant interest (Estimate: $700,000 – $900,000).
Rounding out the third American classic offered from this collection is a 1930 Packard 745 Deluxe Eight Roadster by LeBaron. Exhibited at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this car is one of just a handful of authentic examples believed to still be in existence (Estimate: $350,000 – $450,000).
Among the American classics crossing the block in Hershey is one of the most collectible, rare, and highly desired Packard models, notable for its striking coachwork, this 1940 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Sport Sedan by Darrin is one of just four examples believed to have been produced.
This Super Eight has been awarded first place at the Packard Automobile Classics National and was a first prize winner at a CCCA National Senior event. Offered from one of the world’s preeminent Packard collections, this example has a pre-sale estimate of $325,000 – $375,000.
No Hershey sale is complete without a selection of fine brass era cars. This year is no exception with a stand-out lot being the 1912 Stanley Roadster Tribute, a fascinating tribute to Chassis 6700; the bespoke Roadster commissioned by company heir Raymond Stanley.
This example was constructed using the chassis, running gear, steam engine, and underpinnings of the 1912 Stanley which was driven by Jay Leno in 2017 to the summit of Mount Washington, recreating the famous 1899 summitting by company founder Freelan Oscar Stanley (Estimate: $150,000 – $200,000).
Other notable entries set to cross the block in Hershey include a supremely rare and impeccably presented 1909 Peerless Model 19 Touring. With correct and desirable fittings throughout, this Peerless is one of just two examples believed to be produced by the Peerless Motor Car Company of Cleveland, Ohio.
This example was awarded the “Early Pioneer” Award during the 2015 Elegance at the Hershey Concours d’Elegance and will cross the block as an AACA National First Prize Winner (Estimate: $100,000 – $150,000).
This year’s Hershey sale is also notable for an excellent selection of classic American ‘Woodies’. The high-quality selection of Woodies is led by a beautiful 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Sportsman Convertible. This Certified Milestone Car is among the rarest and most reliable of all Ford ‘Woodies’ (Estimate: $100,000 – $125,000).
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Client Service and Administration Contacts
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Administration: Allie Brydges
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UPCOMING RM SOTHEBY'S AUTO AUCTION: RM Sotheby’s 15th Annual Brass Era & Pre-War Auto Auction Takes Place in Hershey, PA On October 7-8, 2021