Have you ever been to the ACD Museum in Auburn, Indiana? If the answer is “no” then plan to attend next year’s ACD Festival held at the end of August where you can tour the ACD Museum, go to as many car shows as you want, and see over 2,000 cars cross the auction block. […]
Have you ever been to the ACD Museum in Auburn, Indiana? If the answer is “no” then plan to attend next year’s ACD Festival held at the end of August where you can tour the ACD Museum, go to as many car shows as you want, and see over 2,000 cars cross the auction block. If you could not make it to this year’s event, here is what you missed!
On Thursday, the Hoosier tour concluded their long journey when arriving at the beautiful art deco ACD Museum building where the old factory/showroom was and still is. It was nice to see all the happy tour participants and their cars all lined up in front of the museum. Later in the week, we had the pleasure of having dinner at the Museum with members, owners, organizers, and friends of the museum. Many donations were submitted for the new project that the museum is raising money for. A repair shop for the museum collection, touch screen informational displays, and a grand garden/parking area in front of the museum for car clubs, tours, and gatherings in the future.
Our first couple days at the festival were packed with looking at cars, checking all of our cars into their respective auctions, and attending dinners with friends. Worldwide Auctioneers had the most stellar setting for an auction venue that we have ever seen. How could it get any better than the original Cord L-29 factory building?! Bidders (including us) had the chance to raise our paddles in an effort to purchase a Cord that was built in the very room we were sitting in. How cool?! The whole idea was so interesting to us that we walked away with the winning bid on a 1930 Cord L-29 Roadster. We also sold a very nicely restored 1966 Porsche 911 SWB. At the end of the night, Worldwide managed a 90% sales rate in another successful venue for the team. See the results here.
Auctions America held their 3rd Auburn Fall Sale that also proved to be very successful. We sold a beautiful 1957 Mercedes 190SL with prices routinely reaching and surpassing the $90k mark for the three 190SL’s that were offered at the sale. Notice an upward trend? The highlight of the sale was a gorgeous 1930 Duesenburg J Convertible Coupe by Murphy which sold for $1.5 Million and some change. Andrew had a special interview session with NBC Sports in which he talked about a few of the offered lots along with giving the viewer’s insight as to what the cars would fetch according to their condition.
Browsing the car corral on the second to last day, we stumbled upon a childhood dream car of both myself (Adolfo) and Andrew, a 2002 BMW M Coupe with the rare S54 engine that was put into the E46 M3’s. So we had to have it! Take a look at our Facebook and Instagram page for many more photos of the weekend! Visit the following link for details about the special ACD Museum here.