10 . 18 . 2014

upcoming auction October 18, 2014

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FALL AUCTION 2014

This fall we are offering our greatest lineup of motorcars yet including a 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster, the ex-David V. Uihlein 1912 Mercer Type 35C raceabout, a 1950 Jaguar XK120 alloy roadster, a fantastic 40 year collection of Corvettes and the amazing Thrall Family Auto Collection.  

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  • Featured cars on display at our tent at Hershey located in the Green Field 

10.18.14

WhenSaturday, October 18, 2014

Time1 PM

LocationWestport, CT

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When entering the auction business several years ago, we never dreamed it would lead us to some of the fantastic cars that we’ve found. Indeed, traveling the world in search of the very best in automotive history we’ve come across some very unique and interesting motorcars.  As we enter our fall auction for 2014, we do so with perhaps one of the most interesting and diverse assembly of cars we have ever offered in an Auction. Indeed, we are proud to present the Thrall collection of motorcars, which carries a different perspective on automobile collecting.  As purveyors of the most exotic cars in the world, we were truly impressed with the diversity of the Thrall collection, some of the highlights which include a 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, a 1935 Hupmobile Aerodynamic Coupe, a 1941 Supercharged Graham Hollywood, a German KR200 Messerschmitt, a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, and a 1912 Oakland.  Collectors of the rare and unusual will find a 1926 Moon and a 1931 Devaux most interesting. The Thrall Collection also contains other treasures including several extreme low mileage cars from the 1980s.  Perhaps the most unique aspect of the Thrall collection is that is contains something for everyone at all levels of the collector market.  From the entry level collector car to the most expensive pieces in the world, the Thrall collection has enabled us to offer something for everyone in the world of the automobile.

Of course, our auction would not be compete without some of the finest examples of high-end motorcars in the world and to this end we’ve hit our mark. In particular, a fully documented 1912 Mercer Raceabout is the absolute king of early motorsports.  This amazing piece of motoring history is presented as one of the best original versions of this most famous car.  It’s fully documented history features page after page of hand written correspondence relating to its ownership and maintenance through the years and its lineage is tied to names like Webster Knight, Edward Malley, Alec Ullman, and David Uihlein, all prominent collectors of the early motorcar movement.  We’re also offering one of the most beautiful performance cars ever created, the magnificent Auburn Speedster.  Finished in gleaming black, this supercharged speedster was just refurbished and looks absolutely stunning.  It’s also a matching numbers car with all of its correct factory parts and needless to say that its super charged eight-cylinder engine with factory installed exhaust cuts-outs needs no introduction upon its arrival.  We’ve also been successful in bringing several of the finest Corvettes in the world to our fall auction.  Indeed, bidders will have the opportunity to own a 1957 with fuel-injection, a dual-quad 1959, and a fuel injected 1962.  All of these Corvettes are beautifully restored and ready for the road.  There’s also a 1950 Jaguar XK 120 alloy bodied roadster that has been treated to one of the best restorations ever performed on a car like this. If your collection is lacking in any area, the chances are excellent that we have what you’re looking for.

Our fall auction offerings are perhaps the most diverse we’ve ever presented and needless to say we have been busy preparing for months.  In that time, cars have been checked over, research has been conducted, preparations have been made, and all of us here at Dragone Auctions have been working day and night to bring these special cars to our valued clients.  Of course, our business model has not changed and we have maintained our quality over quantity approach to our auction.  Our offerings for this auction have once again been paired down to a limited number of the very best.  Please join us on preview night for a close look at these amazing machines and once again,it is our sincere hope that you find that amazing piece that makes your collection truly outstanding. 

Sincerely, 

Manny, George and Alex Dragone