1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Sport Convertible Sedan heads for Worldwide’s Pacific Grove Auction

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1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Sport Convertible Sedan heads for Worldwide’s Pacific Grove Auction

Monterey and Pebble Beach has evolved into the ultimate venue for golf and classic cars over the decades and Worldwide Auctioneers is directly in the mix with their Pacific Grove Auction on the Monterey Peninsula, scheduled for Thursday, August 23rd. Once again this is the first catalogue auction of Monterey Car Week.

Today, Worldwide announced that one of their early consignments is an exceptionally pure 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Sport Convertible Sedan that retains its original chassis, engine, body and firewall. “Here is a thrilling opportunity to acquire one of the finest and rarest surviving Model Js in existence,” said Rod Egan, Principal & Auctioneer. “This exceptionally pure example is one of just five built and one of only two with a dashing “V” windshield, carrying fascinating and well-known history and offered from a limited owner roster.”

Also consigned without reserve is an exceedingly rare 1916 Locomobile Model 38 Collapsible Cabriolet, FIVA Preservation Award winner at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, one of just two known examples with an enthralling history and wonderful presentation and patina. Jaguar enthusiasts can look forward to two exceptional E-Types: a numbers-matching 1968 Jaguar XK E-Type Roadster, with only one owner from new, offered with all original paperwork including the Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin, judged perfect by JCNA over 36 times with 100 point scores and likely the finest example extant and another complete numbers-matching 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster, an extremely rare, flat-floor, outside-bonnet latch, early production car from the inaugural model year, verified by Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate. Other outstanding sports cars slated for the sale includea 1966 Shelby GT350, verified by SAAC Registrar, Howard Pardee, a proven track car in vintage races all over the world with single ownership since 1984.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming customers and friends back out to Pacific Grove in August for another outstanding event in what is widely acknowledged to be one of the finest locations on the Monterey Peninsula,” said Rod Egan. The Pacific Grove Auctionwill again be presented in the spectacular ocean side setting of the Pacific Grove Golf Links, adjacent to the famous 17 Mile Drive and perfectly positioned at the tip of the Peninsula for both Monterey and Pebble Beach.

Consignments of high-quality individual motorcars or collections are still invited and can be discussed directly with any of Worldwide’s Specialists at 1.260.925.6789 or consign@worldwideauctioneers.com.

The Pacific Grove Auction starts at 5pm on Thursday, August 23, with vehicle preview Tuesday and Wednesday, August 21 & 22, 9am to 6pm and Thursday, August 23, 9am to 4pm. The auction is open to the public: admission for two with catalogue is $100, or spectator/preview admission $35 per person. Pacific Grove residents are offered free admission with ID. Visit worldwideauctioneers.com and Worldwide Auctioneers’ social media properties for ongoing consignment and event news or call 1.260.925.6789 or 800.990.6789.

Along with The Pacific Grove Auction, Worldwide’s annual schedule includes The Scottsdale Auction in Arizona in January, The Texas Classic Auction in Arlington in April and The Auburn Auction, to be presented this year on September 1stduring Labor Day Weekend in Indiana, as well as stand-alone auctions of significant private collections. Next stop for the Worldwide team is Shipshewana, Indiana, with the company selected to sell the Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum Collection, the world’s greatest and most complete collection of Hudson, Essex, Terraplane, Railton, and Dover cars and trucks. TheHostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum Auction is scheduledfor Saturday August 4th, with 69 vehicles and museum memorabilia offered entirely without reserve.

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