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October 24, 2020

Fourth Annual Saratoga Motorcar Auction Achieves $3.7 million in Sales

This auction achieves 70 percent sell-through rate in its fourth year; bolsters Saratoga Automobile Museum and its education initiatives.

The Saratoga Automobile Museum has announced that the Saratoga Motorcar Auction, sold $3.7 million in vehicles and automobile memorabilia. The Auction took place on the grounds of the Saratoga Spa State Park on Saturday, Sept. 19.

“The Saratoga Motorcar Auction remains a tremendous undertaking and its success could not have been realized without the incredible partners and sponsors that the Museum has been able to attract,” said Kevin Biebel, Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. “In just four short years, this annual event has become a major attraction for car collectors and automotive enthusiasts alike.”

2011 Porsche 911 Speedster

2011 Porsche 911 Speedster – Sold for $239,000

The Auction serves as the Museum’s major annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the Auction supports the Museum’s Safe Driving Initiatives, including the Distracted Driving Safety Program, a program that reaches nearly 25,000 students annually. Auction proceeds also support the Museum’s evolving exhibition programming.

The sell-through rate was 70 percent, a substantial increase year-over-year, despite the fact that this year’s Auction was reduced in scope and length due to COVID-19 restrictions.

With New York State safety protocols enacted, which included closing the event to spectators, the Auction pulled in over 11,000 online spectators to watch the day-long event.

Top sellers at the Auction included:

* 1958 Plymouth Fury “Christine” movie car: $275,000

* 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster: $239,000

* 1970 Porsche 914/6: $137,500

* 1959 Chevrolet Impala: $115,500

* 1931 Pierce Arrow Model 42 Phaeton: $82,500 (all proceeds benefiting the Saratoga Automobile Museum)

The 2021 Saratoga Motorcar Auction will take place on Sept. 24 and 25, 2021 on the grounds of the Saratoga Spa State Park.

To consign a vehicle for the 2021 Auction, contact Bill Windham at (518) 587-1935 or by email at bill.windham@saratogaautomuseum.org.

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1931 Pierce Arrow Model 42 Phaeton – Sold for $82,500

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Fourth Annual Saratoga Motorcar Auction Achieves $3.7 million in Sales
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Fourth Annual Saratoga Motorcar Auction Achieves $3.7 million in Sales
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The auction sell-through rate was 70 percent, a substantial increase year-over-year, despite the fact that this year’s Auction was reduced in scope and length due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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  1. SKIP HINOJOS says

    THAT PEARCE ARROW SEEMS LINE A GIVE AWAY PRICE. YOU COULD NOT RESTORE IT FOR THAT PRICE.

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