AUBURN, Ind. (21Alive) - Auctions America is touting its most successful Fall Collector Car Weekend ever over the Labor Day Weekend.
Sales from the auction topped more than $28 million with 80 percent of the lots sold, the company reports.
The sale was part of the Auburn Cord Duesenber Festival between Aug. 28 and Sept. 1. The festival saw a 40 percent increase in attendance over last year with 70,000 people coming to the Auburn Auction Park.
An additional 80 million homes watched the auction televised on NBC Sports Network, Auctions America says.
More than 1,100 automobiles were auctioned off. A 1930 Duesenberg Modle J Convertible Coupe had the highest bid with $1.54 million. Some vehicles were sold to benefit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, the Fort Wayne Base Community Council Military Support Fund, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation and the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pa.
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