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Date: Aug. 14, 2012

The ex Sir Stirling Moss GT350 Race Car, a one-off factory supercar and a host of outstanding pre-war American classics slated for Worldwide's 5th annual The Auburn Auction.

Auburn, Indiana. August 14, 2012. Many of the world's finest motorcars have changed hands in Auburn over the years and Worldwide is gearing up to continue the tradition this Labor Day Weekend, right at the heart of where it all started. Visitors to its fifth annual The Auburn Auction can anticipate the usual spectacular selection of important pre and post-war American classics, including a very desirable 1934 Auburn 12 Salon Cabriolet, multiple award winning 1937 Packard Twelve 1508 Convertible Sedan and a freshly restored 1913 Peerless Model 48-Six Roadster. Woodie fans can look forward to a highly original barn find 1941 Packard 120 Station Wagon and a 1934 Ford "Strathglass" Estate Wagon, with one of a kind coachwork. An awesome 1966 Shelby GT350 Race Car is just one of a sensational line-up of exotic sports cars and racers slated to go under the hammer, fully documented, owned, and raced by legendary driver, Sir Stirling Moss. Those looking for the ultimate supercar need look no further- the 2004 Ford GT Factory Test Mule offers enthusiasts an absolute one-off chance to acquire a unique piece of Ford history, as well as a "rip-snorting rocket of a sports car," set up by some of the best engineers in the world. The Auburn Auction is a two evening catalogue sale scheduled for August 31 and September 1, in the heart of Auburn's Museum District, at the National Auto & Truck Museum in the former factory L29 building of the Auburn Automobile Company itself. The event kicks off on August 31 with All Ford Friday, a fun and fast paced sale of significant Fords, with The Main Event on September 1. All consignments are extensively showcased in Worldwide's signature auction catalogue, which is hot off the press this week.

"We're privileged to be looking forward to a wonderful weekend of collector cars on the very site where some of Auburn's greatest vehicles were made," said Rod Egan, Principal & Chief Auctioneer. "The cars manufactured here have remained significant and highly desirable vehicles far beyond their expected lives, influencing generations of designers. The Auburn Auction is all about hand selecting the highest quality motorcars and there is no more appropriate stage on which to showcase them than right here where it all started."

Proceeds from the sale of many of the vehicles consigned to The Auburn Auction will benefit Auburn's great Museums, including the National Auto & Truck Museum and Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, both National Historic Landmarks. These include the 2004 Ford Factory GT Test Mule and a meticulously restored 1918 American LaFrance Type 40 Pumper fire truck. Worldwide Auctioneers is also the official auction company of the Early Ford V-8 Foundation and proceeds from the dedicated All Ford Friday sale on August 31 will support the Foundation and Museum, whose goal is to create a new automobile museum attraction in Auburn- a tribute to the famous Ford Rotunda building in Dearborn, Michigan. The Burr Joslin Estate Collection of Motorcars & Memorabilia is one of the sale's highlights, a wonderful all no reserve collection lovingly built up by a Ford purist and lifelong employee of the Ford Motor Company, which includes such rarities as a 1907 Ford Model S Roadster and 1912 Model T Torpedo Runabout. Everyone buying a Ford during the All Ford Friday event will also be treated by Worldwide to an annual membership to the Early Ford V-8 Foundation.

"We at Worldwide applaud Auburn's famous Museums and the entire community for their hard work and dedication to supporting these great institutions," said John Kruse, Principal & Auctioneer. "This is our hometown and we are proud to punch in and help. Labor Day weekend in Auburn has long been a stalwart of the collector car community and we are committed to the future of our wonderful Festival and great historic buildings. Our thanks go to the community, our Museums, the Foundation, Club Partners, City officials and of course, all the collectors, for allowing us to be part of this great New Tradition in Auburn."

Full details on The Auburn Auction are available online at www.worldwide-auctioneers.com, or by calling 800.990.6789. The Auburn Auction catalogue is obtainable now, offering detailed descriptions and full color photography on all consignments, with a downloadable digital version available online. The catalogue is $75, which includes weekend admission for two. Vehicles may be previewed from 9am-5pm on Thursday, August 30 through Saturday, September 1. All Ford Friday starts at 5pm on Friday, August 1, with The Main Event running from 6pm to 11pm on Saturday, September 1. Media inquiries should be directed to Jo Snyder at 512.507.7867 or jo@worldwide-auctioneers.com.
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