Dragone Auction's Westport, CT Sale of Important Historic Automobiles

    Dragone Auction's Westport, CT Sale of Important Historic Automobiles

PR Newswire

WESTPORT, Conn., May 14, 2013

WESTPORT, Conn., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Dragone Auctions, purveyors of
some of the finest motorcars in the worldannounces their second annual
auction that will take place at their showroom and auction gallery on May
31^st in Westport, Connecticut. In keeping with the Dragone Brother's vision,
the auction will again feature rare, desirable, investment quality vehicles
from all facets of the collector market. "This year we are offering an
incredible assortment of cars that have been stored away for decades," stated
Manny Dragone of Dragone Auctions.

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Buyers will be able to purchase some truly unusual investment quality classic
cars, military vehicles, and even a German WWII half-track motorcycle. The
auction is offering cars from the Helmut Christian Peitz collection. Among
some of the beautiful vehicles from the Peitz collection are a stunning 1927
Rolls-Royce Piccadilly Roadster, which was originally owned by J.P. Morgan,
Jr., a gorgeous one-off 1916 Locomobile Model 48 Coupe with coachwork by
Locke, a 1916 Packard from the famous Austin Clark collection and a 1907
Columbia Electric Park Surrey that was in the Ford Museum for decades. For
racing enthusiasts, there's also a 1979 Penske PC6 Indy Racecar that was
driven by Gordon Johncock in the famous Indianapolis 500. The collection also
holds a stunning 1910 Renault Towncar, formerly owned by Madeline Astor, wife
of John Jacob Astor. The Astors used the Renault at their Beechwood cottage in
their Newport, Rhode Island estate.

One of the stars of the show is a matching numbers 1934 Duesenberg SJ-514,
Continental Touring Berline with coachwork by Rollston. As one of only five
closed Duesenberg SJs built, this incredible time capsule has only 49,000
miles on it, since new and is the last unrestored example of the original 35
SJs built. J-514 was originally owned by the wealthy New York socialite, Mrs.
Henry Evans, who had this Duesenberg built for European touring. The original
Rollston body still carries its ornate aluminum cast moldings and a
specially-built opening roof vent. It is clearly apparent that Mrs. Evans
wanted only the finest as she paid an astounding $18,000 for her SJ, which
traveled with her aboard the Queen Mary on several of her European
tours.Duesenberg #J-514 has never been publicly offered for sale, as it has
only exchanged owners four times through private sales. Today it is estimated
to sell for between $1.5 to $2 million dollars.

There's also a 1952 Jaguar XK-120 Coupe with an astounding 16,000 miles on it
and a rare 1934 Ford Roadster fitted with factory dual side-mounted spare
tires, a 1929 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport and a barn find 1938 Mercedes 320
Speciale Kombination Roadster. "The Dragone auction will always be limited to
the cars that we feel truly can't be found on the market and are true
investment quality cars," said Manny Dragone.

This event marks Dragone Classic Motorcar's second auction entry as the first
and only permanent classic car auction site in the Northeast, USA. The
auction comes on the heels of the Dragone brothers 35 years in the classic car
business as buyers and sellers to prominent collectors and museums
worldwide."Our first auction was a success and our second promises to be an
opportunity that shouldn't be missed," said Dragone.

Date of the event: Friday, May 31, 2013
Place: Dragone Auctions
176 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880 USA

Time 3:00 PM: Automobilia Auction
4:00PM Classic Car Auction

For more info call:
Kimberly Halapin or Manny Dragone
203 335-4643

SOURCE Dragone Classic Motorcars

Website: http://www.dragoneclassic.com/auctions
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