This weekend, Auctions America will be hosting Auburn Fall, their flagship event, in Auburn, Indiana. More than 900 lots are slated to cross the block, ranging from award-winning classic cars to hot rods to one-of-a-kind automobilia. In 2015, approximately 85,000 spectators filled the Auburn Auction Park to take in the action.
Just like past years, the 2016 lineup is excellent. The event spans from August 31st until September 4th, and whether you’re a fan of hot rods, customs, vintage racecars or petrolinia, we’re confident you’ll find something you’ll like at Auburn Fall. As we page through the catalog, we can’t help but imagine what each car would look like after we got our hands on it. Although there’s no question that some should remain stock, there are others that are begging for a few more carbs, a clean shave and an altitude adjustment.
You never know what will roll across the block at Auctions America events. This Hudson six-powered Sprint Car was originally built in the 1930s and hasn’t changed a whole lot since. Highlights include a liberally drilled frame, magnesium front wheels and a quickchange rear. Lot No. 2024, Auctioned Friday, Estimated price: $18,000-$22,000
Even though we already have a TRJ ’39 Ford Sedan project in the works, we couldn’t help but notice this solid example up for auction. Other than a 12V conversion and new tires, this car is the perfect blank slate for your next hot rod. Lot No. 3095, Auctioned Friday, Estimated price: $17,000-$22,000
We’ve included some of our favorite auction lots here, but you can click here to view the complete catalog with projected sale prices. Remember, many of these are being auctioned without reserve.
Even if you aren’t able to make it to Auburn Fall, Auctions America streams the event online here to make sure you don’t miss a single drop of the gavel. Additionally, they offer several remote bidding options—Internet, absentee and phone. To find out more about the auction as well as complete bidding instructions, click here.
From the frenched headlights and rounded hood corners to the Lincoln engine and tuck-and-roll interior, this chopped ’49 Mercury features a wealth of traditional custom touches throughout. The Merc now rides on adjustable airbag suspension. Lot No. 4132, Auctioned Saturday, Estimated price: $65,000-$80,000
We’ve long been fans of factory high performance models, and few Fords are as sinister as the F-Code T-Birds. This Raven Black ’57 packs a supercharged 312 beneath the hood, while black wheels with black walls and poverty caps drive home the no-frills look. Lot No. 4178, Auctioned Saturday, Estimated price: $160,000-$180,000
We’ve always thought these Lincoln Continental Mark IIs would make great mild customs with relatively little work. This ultra clean ’56 has the original drivetrain, power windows, steering and brakes. Lot No. 3047, Auctioned Friday, Estimated price: $15,000-$20,000
As hot rodders, we’re naturally drawn to trucks. We especially like this ’55 Chevy Cameo that’s crossing the block this weekend. The freshly finished pickup has been reworked inside and out from the Black Pearl paint to the warmed-over smallblock. Lot No. 5135, Auctioned Saturday, Estimated price: $65,000-$75,000
How’s this for something different? This 1939 Packard One-Twenty Club Coupe still runs its original straight eight but features a handful of mechanical upgrades. Lot No. 4032, Auctioned Saturday, Estimated price: $10,000-$15,000
Along with hundreds of cars, Auctions America also offers some pretty interesting automobilia, like this fully painted and upholstered “No. 58” tailpiece. Lot No. N332, Auctioned Friday, Estimated price: $800-$1,000
This Hudson dealership sign was one of our favorites in the Auburn Fall catalog. The patina is spot-on, it still illuminates and we want it for our shop. Lot No. N531, Auctioned Sunday, Estimated price: $800-$1,000