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A breathtaking selection of rare pre-war automobiles, distinctive classics and exceptional sports cars find new homes at Worldwide’s annual Scottsdale Auction

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Auburn, Indiana. January 21st, 2019. Worldwide got the year off to a flying start in Arizona last week, with a striking selection of rare pre-war automobiles, distinctive classics and exceptional sports cars changing hands in a packed salesroom at its annual Scottsdale Auction. High sales went to an unrestored and remarkably original, HVA Preservation Award winning 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster that realized $990,000 and a breathtaking 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster from the Tom Gaughen Collection that brought $687,500. Another top-specification 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster from the same collection sold for $632,500, with a rare 1936 Duesenberg Model JN LWB Tourster, the very last car of the special JN series, selling for $605,000. Significant American muscle cars also featured in the sale, including an exceptional unrestored Bloomington Gold certified® 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Roadster that found a new home for $522,500. The Scottsdale Auction generated an overall sale of just under $10 million, with a sell-through rate of 80%.

“This year’s offering exemplified everything that Worldwide Auctioneers is about”, said Rod Egan, Principal & Auctioneer. We don’t limit ourselves to selling only the most expensive cars in the world but we are always wholly committed to ensuring that the cars we do consign represent the absolute finest of their kind. The consignments on offer in Scottsdale, regardless of marque, era or type were essentially just that and the results speak for themselves. Thank you as ever to all of our customers, old and new, who enjoy great motorcars as much as we do.”

Results are available online at To talk to a Worldwide specialist about consigning a car or collection, call 1.260.925.6789, 800.990.6789 or email

Along with the Scottsdale Auction, Worldwide’s schedule comprises The Pacific Grove Auction, to be presented out on the Monterey Peninsula during Car Week on August 15th and the 12th annual Auburn Auction in Indiana on August 31st. The Texas Classic Auction, staged annually in Arlington, is suspended in 2019 to accommodate extensive redevelopment and improvements at the venue, to resume in April 2020. Next year’s Scottsdale Auction is scheduled for January 15th, 2020. The company also specializes in stand-alone sales of significant private collections.

In addition to the acquisition and sale of classic automobiles at auction, Worldwide Auctioneers maintains a vibrant private treaty division and offers an extensive range of services to the serious collector, including appraisal, collection direction and consultancy, estate planning and asset management.

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