AUBURN — RM Auctions’ Auburn Spring sale continues through June 1 at the Auburn Auction Park and has announced a diverse list of featured highlights.
Auburn Spring will see a variety of American sports and muscle cars on offer, led by a 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX 8001, the first 8000-series 289 Cobra by Shelby American and one of a small handful of cars completed with an aluminum body. The CSX 8001 shows just over 10,000 miles and comes from only two owners since new. It has an estimated value of $130,000-$160,000
Joining the CSX 8001 is a descendant of the Shelby, a 2000 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra R. The fastest factory-built Mustang ever produced at the time of its launch, this three-owner example is one of only 300 produced and comes to auction showing just 2,500 miles and complete with its original window sticker. It has an estimated value of $60,000-$70,000.
Also set for the sale is a 1973 Ford Mustang Trans Am, one of the last chassis Kar Kraft designed prior to Ford terminating factory-supported racing and originally sold unfinished to Ed Hinchliff.
A handful of prewar American entries built in Indiana and the Midwest also will cross the block. Leading the highlights are two Cords built by the Auburn Automobile Co., a 1930 Cord L-29 Convertible Sedan, estimated to bring $200,000-$250,000, and a 1936 Cord 810 Phaeton, estimated to bring $150,000-$160,000.
RM Auctions also will present a group of sought-after European sports cars. Leading the pack is a 1988 1/2 Ferrari Testarossa offered from single-ownership for the last 15 years and presented in the color combination of red-over-black leather interior. It carries an estimated value of $100,000-$120,000.
Joining the Testarossa is a restored 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, offered from the European Luxury Collection and presented in red-over-tan interior. Other classic European stand-outs include a 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 4.2-Litre Roadster, restored by RM Auto Restoration and showing less than 24,000 miles; and a 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8.
Modern European cars offered for auction include a 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe with an estimated value of $200,000-$220,000; a 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S Edition 1 reading less than 200 miles on the odometer; and a 2007 Noble M400 showing less than 3,400 miles and an estimated value of $75,000-$85,000.
The event also will feature an onsite swap meet and car corral, along with the return of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Annual Grand National, who has paired with the Rolls-Royce Owner’s Club for their first ever joint national meet.
Complete event details, the digital preview catalogue, and all entries for Auburn Spring are available at rmsothebys.com. For further information on RM Auctions Auburn Spring auction along with an updated list of entries, visit rmsothebys.com. Interested bidders are invited to call RM Auctions at 519-352-4575 to speak with a car specialist.