Figoni et Falaschi bodied Delahaye 135M Competition Court Cabriolet hammered at $1.16 million at Worldwide’s Enthusiast Auction in Indiana

Worldwide Auctioneers kicked off the April 29th Enthusiast Auction with a three-day enthusiast tour and concluded the weekend with a $1.16 million sale of a Figoni et Falaschi bodied Delahaye 135M Competition Court Cabriolet.

The Delahaye 135M Competition Court Cabriolet sold for $1.16 million.

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Auburn, Indiana – Worldwide Auctioneers’ Enthusiast Auction was  held on Saturday April 29. Ninety percent of consignments found new homes, with high sale going to a spectacular Delahaye 135M Competition Court Cabriolet at $1.16 million, the 3rd of just 6 Competition Court Type 135s bodied by Figoni et Falaschi in 1936, handsomely modified to a Cabriolet in 1948 and offered with known ownership from new.

A 1967 Volkswagen Deluxe Samba 21-Window ‘Outlaw’ Microbus that brought $140,000.

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In an auction with a diverse offering of great consignments, other notable sales included a fantastic, expertly restored 1967 Volkswagen Deluxe Samba 21-Window ‘Outlaw’ Microbus that brought $140,000. The VW was upgraded to a  2.4L 1973 Porsche 911E flat six-cylinder engine. Among the great pre-war automobiles on offer were a stunning and meticulously restored 1931 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster that sold for $434,000, and a wonderfully preserved, multiple award-winning 1934 Cadillac 355D Eight Stationary Coupe that realized $274,400. Other sales highlights included an iconic numbers-matching 1956 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupé that brought $171,360, and a sought-after original Rent-A-Racer from Hertz, a 1966 Shelby GT350 H Fastback, authentically restored to factory standards, that sold for $190,400. Full results are available online at worldwideauctioneers.com.

Kicking off the event on Wednesday, April 26, The Enthusiast Tour was an invigorating three-day collector car excursion open to all classic enthusiasts, that took in the rolling farmland, notable “foodie” venues and myriad charming small towns of Northeast Indiana. The tour encompassed private visits to invitation-only (and usually inaccessible) car collections and unique Indiana attractions like Notre Dame University, the Joseph Decuis Wagyu Farm, and the original home of Clement Studebaker, before rolling right back into Auburn for the Enthusiast Auction on Saturday. To register for next year’s tour, call 260.925.6789 or email [email protected].

“Auburn has long been an anchor destination in the classic car world, and we’re wholly invested in its future as the home of America’s favorite auctions,” said Rod Egan, Principal and Auctioneer. “We had a blast out on the open road with old friends and new on The Enthusiast Tour and extend sincere thanks to all those who joined us for another great Enthusiast Auction. We’re extremely proud of our of our magnificent campus and facilities here in Indiana and look forward to welcoming collectors back for a spectacular event this fall.”

Next stop for the Worldwide team is the company’s flagship fall event, the Auburn Auction, scheduled to run over Labor Day weekend from August 31 – September 2. Enthusiasts can look forward to an outstanding selection of heavyweight pre-war automobiles, sports and supercars, classics, race cars and select American muscle cars offered over three days, as well as an exciting offering of some of the best memorabilia to be found. Visitors will also enjoy a curated marketplace of on-site automotive lifestyle vendors, car corral and swap meet, and a host of outstanding participant and spectator events during the celebrated and long-running Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, staged that same week. Consignments of cars and collections are invited and can be discussed with a Worldwide specialist at +1.260.925.6789 or [email protected].

About Worldwide Auctioneers. Worldwide Auctioneers is a U.S.-based, boutique catalogue auction company that is unique in having principals who are owner auctioneers, wholly invested in delivering the optimal result for every client. In addition to the acquisition and sale of classic automobiles at auction, it offers an extensive range of personalized services to the serious collector, including appraisal, collection direction and consultancy, estate planning and asset management. For those seeking to sell a car or collection privately, the company’s Private Sale Gallery is a 200,000-square-foot, climate-controlled and purpose-built showroom housed at its Auburn headquarters, with a dedicated Sealed Bid Series of auctions offered as an online extension. Worldwide’s traditional annual schedule includes the Scottsdale Auction in January (next scheduled for January 2024), the Enthusiast Auction in April in Auburn, Indiana, the Auburn Auction, held over Labor Day Weekend in Indiana, and stand-alone auctions of significant private collections. 

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