Results: After a phenomenal two days of action at Hershey Lodge, RM Sotheby’s did it again with a near sell-out. Led by the 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow and its $2,310,000 selling price, RM Sotheby’s 11th Hershey auction sold 96 percent of all lots offered, representing one of RM's top Hershey performances to date—many of which garnered prices over estimates.
Notable vehicles from The Thomas F. Derro and Ralph Whitworth Collections commanded attention at the Hershey sale, while other unique consignments—including the 1936 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan by Fleetwood exhibited for six decades at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, the modernized 1937 White Model 706 Yellowstone Park Tour Bus, and the 1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Convertible Victoria used in the popular 1970s NBC television series “Banacek”—brought strong, keen interest from bidders.
All roads lead to Hershey!
Whether drawn by the scent of chocolate from Hershey’s Chocolate World or the sound of classic motor cars making their way toward the auction block, RM Sotheby’s Hershey sale is not one to be missed. Make your first stop the annual Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet, a true enthusiast’s affair that brings together collectors and hobbyists from far and wide for the largest swap meet in the United States. Then, make your way to the historic Hershey Lodge, the setting for RM Sotheby’s annual Hershey sale, where enthusiasts come to witness veteran, Brass Era, and CCCA Classic automobiles cross the auction stage and set unprecedented sell-through rates. A mainstay on the global collector car calendar, the Hershey sale is known for its presentation of exceptional motor cars and strong emphasis on significant American marques. Make this October even sweeter and stop by RM Sotheby’s Hershey auction—and don’t forget to pick up some chocolate while you’re there!
AUCTION Thursday, 5 October 2017
6:00 PM EDT
Friday, 6 October 2017
6:00 PM EDT
PREVIEW TIMES Wednesday, 4 October 2017
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Note: Bidder registration will close at 9:00 p.m.)
LOCATION The Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
ADMISSION Admission is open to the general public during public preview hours only. Admission to the auctions on Thursday, 5 October, and Friday, 6 October, is for registered bidders, consignors, and qualified media only.
BIDDER REGISTRATION – $200
Bidder registration includes a bidder paddle, an official auction catalogue, and admission for one bidder and their guest to the auction.