Dream cars set to headline Morphy Auctions Pennsylvania sale

Joes Garage

Joes Garage

2016-09-27 09:22:47

Morphy Auctions is set to host a two-day sale featuring a collection of dream cars and rare automobilia in Pennsylvania.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer our automobilia, petroliana, and automobile collectors two solid back to back days of the best buying opportunities in these category specialties," said Dan Morphy, President of Morphy Auctions.

The Premier Automobile sale is set to feature a "dream dozen" of prestigious collector cars, spanning almost a century of automotive design.

Amongst these 12 cars are three stylish European racers, each expected to fetch six-figure sums.

At the top of the list is a completely original 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose (505) Cabriolet, described as "of the most coveted 930s on the planet", offered with just 10,000 miles on the clock and an estimate of $250,000 - $300,000.

Exotic collectors will also have the chance to bid on an ivory 1961 Mercedes Benz 190SL, estimated at $100,000 - $120,000, and a low-mileage, Rosso Corsa red 2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello estimated at $150,000 - $200,000.

The line-up of American cars is described as "breathtaking", with top lots including an AACA award-winning 1956 colonial white Ford Thunderbird, estimated at $45,000-60,000; a red 1962 Chevrolet Corvette priced at $80,000 - $100,000; a possible one-of-a-kind 1965 goldwood yellow Corvette 'Fuelie' estimated at $90,000 - $120,000; and a custom-built 1968 Ford Mustang 'Eleanor', based on the iconic screen car from Gone in 60 Seconds, valued at $100,000 - $125,000.

And for veteran car enthusiasts, there's a trio of superb pre-War rides: a 1914 National 6-W Roadster, believed to be one of just two surviving examples in existence, estimated at $130,000 - $175,000; a fully restored 1934 Ford D-Lux Roadster estimated at $70,000 - $90,000; and a 1932 Packard 902 5 passenger 2 door sedan coupe estimated at $40,000 - $60,000.

"We’ve timed these sales to complement the activities going on with the Hershey 2016 AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet in Pennsylvania, and do hope that many folks who will attend that event will check out our sales just a few days prior," said Morphy.

"Last year, Morphy’s sold a one-of-a-kind Duesenberg Model J convertible coupe with full provenance for $2,530,000 at our fall automobile auction. So needless to say, we’re all very excited about this upcoming car sale!"

The event will also serve up a treat for collectors of vintage Automobilia and Petroliana, with close to 1,300 lots on offer in the two-day sale.

Notable highlights will include a sterling silver 1911 Grand Prix des Voitures Legeres trophy estimated at $50,000 - $100,000; a Kelly Tires 'Lotta Miles' porcelain sign estimated at $40,000 - $60,000; a rare Packard neon double sided sign valued at $10,000 - $20,000; Old Trusty Gas Bell Quality globe lenses, estimated at $3,000 -$5,000; and a G&B #176 five-gallon visible gas pump, estimated at $3,000 - $5,000.

The Morphy Auctions Premier Automobilia and Petroliana sale takes place on October 2 – 3, followed by the Premier Automobile sale on October 3.

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