Aug 15 - Aug 18 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
What started as a local phenomenon in 1978 has evolved to become an award-winning sensation, known throughout the industry for the singular experience offered to bidders, consignors, and spectators alike. NEAA™ is the nation’s largest and longest-running event in its class that solely operates to preserve the legacy of transportation’s earliest pioneers!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Owls Head, Me. (August 20, 2018) – The Owls Head Transportation Museum realized more than $4.3 million in weekend sales at the organization’s annual New England Auto Auction™, held on August 17 and 18, 2018. During the two-day event, 178 vehicle lots sold, achieving a 72% sale rate and producing an average price of almost $24,000 per lot with five vehicles realizing more than $100,000.
This year, the NEAA™ continued its long-standing reputation as a regional market leader of diverse and sought-after collector cars, offering an inventory of vehicles with production years that spanned more than a century, from 1910 to 2014. The shining star of that inventory was a 1957 Dual-Ghia, one of less than 120 ever produced and among less than 40 known to exist today. This rare, luxury car achieved the highest sales price of the weekend at $275,000. Another notable consignment, a numbers-matching 1970 Plymouth Superbird with 54,000 original miles, realized the second highest total sale at $187,000.
“The results speak for themselves,” stated Toby Stinson, NEAA™ Director. “We combine the one-on-one service of a local auction house with cutting-edge technology to produce a world-class experience to bidders from across the world.” Following the latest marque industry trends, a rare 1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Turbo is bound for the west coast after selling for just under $140,000 and, after generating buzz from all corners of the country, a 1963 Split-Window Corvette Coupe realized an impressive $123,200.
Top Twenty Sales
• Lot 123 - 1957 Dual-Ghia sold for $275,000
• Lot 133 - 1970 Plymouth Superbird sold for $187,000
• Lot 097 - 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo $130,900
• Lot 132 - 1963 Chevrolet Corvette sold for $123,200
• Lot 098 - 1958 Porsche 356A sold for $107,250
• Lot 075 - 1932 Garwood Runabout sold for $82,500
• Lot 076 - 1940 Cadillac 75 Fleetwood sold for $74,250
• Lot 099 - 1967 Sunbeam Tiger sold for $73,700
• Lot 131 - 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Custom sold for $72,600
• Lot 095 - 1967 Porsche 912 sold for $69,300
• Lot 079 - 1937 Cord Westchester Roads sold for $68,750
• Lot 092 - 2014 Ford Shelby sold for $60,500
• Lot 130 - 1961 Chevrolet Corvette sold for $58,300
• Lot 078 - 1926 Chris Craft Runabout sold for $57,750
• Lot 136 - 1966 Pontiac GTO sold for $56,100
• Lot 145 - 1962 Chevrolet Corvette sold for $56,100
• Lot 093 - 1949 Chevrolet 3100 Deluxe sold for $55,000
• Lot 081 - 1934 Plymouth PE sold for $48,400
• Lot 195 - 1958 Cadillac Eldorado sold for $47,300
• Lot 088 - 1952 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet sold for $46,200
“It may sound like a cliché, but this event is made possible by the team behind it,” said Kathryn Pardo, NEAA™ Coordinator. “It takes a core of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers to continue delivering the excellence that OHTM is known for.” With a commitment to exceed the expectations of consignors and bidders, the NEAA™ is already exploring expansions to key areas for next year’s event, such as customized consignment options, online services, and enhanced bidder packages.
The 42nd New England Auto Auction will take place on August 16 and 17, 2019 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum in beautiful Midcoast Maine. Early consignment is the best way to showcase your vehicles through our professional marketing team, offering consignors a full range of promotional activities, from print and digital advertising to broadcast coverage and targeted social network campaigns. For more event information and details about consignment, visit owlshead.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About New England Auto Auction™
Presented by the Owls Head Transportation Museum, the New England Auto Auction™ is the nation’s largest and longest-running event in its class that operates solely to preserve the legacy of transportation’s earliest pioneers. Over more than four decades, NEAA™ has continuously raised the bar by connecting discerning enthusiasts and collectors with rare, sought-after, and valuable automobiles. Starting as a local phenomenon in 1978, the event has evolved into an award-winning two-day sensation, renowned throughout the industry for the singular experience offered to bidders, consignors and spectators alike. For more information, visit owlshead.org.
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