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A Presidential Limousine, two legendary Indy 500 Racecars and one of the oldest surviving Duesenbergs go under the hammer in The Classic Car Capital of the World.

Worldwide Auctioneers, responsible for the sale of some of the world’s finest automobiles, is gearing up for another high octane Labor Day Weekend sale in Auburn, Indiana, “The Classic Car Capital of the World”. Those making the annual journey to the town for The Auburn Auction and long celebrated Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival can look forward to a vibrant assortment of motorcars and a much expanded event, running over three days and offering more than 500 hand selected cars. “Our premier catalogue auction of exceptional automobiles will this year serve as “The Main Event” and Saturday evening climax to the sale”, said Rod Egan, Principal Chief Auctioneer. “We are delighted to be in a position of offer our customers an electrifying mix of consignments, including President Herbert C. Hoover’s very own limousine, a pair of authentic and highly sought after 1950’s Indy 500 racecars and one of the oldest surviving Duesenbergs in existence”.

The ex-President Herbert C. Hoover 1932 Cadillac 452-B V16 Imperial Limousine was delivered to the President at the White House and remained in his personal possession for many years. Largely original, it still uniquely boasts the right facing eagle of the Presidential Seal as its radiator cap mascot. With unquestionable provenance and refinement, it is one of only forty nine Cadillac Imperial Limousines built and the only one ever delivered to a President of the United States. Offered for sale during “The Main Event” at The Auburn Auction on the evening of Saturday September 4th, it will be joined on stage by two rare and authentic 1950’s Indy 500 racecars, each a fully documented original. Historically linked, having placed in the top five in the same race at the 1954 Indianapolis 500, they are respectively a 1952 Kurtis-Offy KK 500A Indianapolis Racing Roadster and a 1954 Watson Indianapolis 500 Roadster. Another star of the show is the auction catalogue’s cover car, a stunning 1929 Duesenberg Dual Cowl Phaeton, one of only thirteen in existence with fascinating and fully documented provenance and exceptional originality.
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