Auctioneers from around the world return to Scottsdale with pre-war automobiles and a live sale

Worldwide Auctioneers returns for its annual in-store sale, The Scottsdale Auction, on Wednesday, January 26 at the start of Arizona Car Week.

Among the pre-war automobiles slated for sale this year is an example of one of the world’s most important automobiles, an award-winning 1929 Duesenberg Model J Sedan at Pebble Beach, one of the first Duesenbergs Model J delivered new; a 1935 Delahaye 135M Competition Drophead Coupé, one of four Delahayes built by Figoni in 1935 and the last known survivor.

Also driving through the Scottsdale block is a restored 1932 Chrysler CH Imperial Convertible, the first car made by famed European coachbuilders Bohman & Schwartz, to match numbers and presented in concours-level condition.

The Scottsdale Auction will once again be held at Singh Meadows in Tempe, as a live event, with online and telephone bidding options available, according to a statement.

“We look forward to starting the new year by welcoming our customers in person to Arizona, to enjoy an expert selection of world-class motor cars in a relaxed, spacious and enjoyable setting,” said the manager and auctioneer. Rod Egan in The Version.

Other pre-war highlights in the sale include a 1939 Packard Darrin, formerly owned by movie star Preston Foster, one of 14 original Hollywood Darrins with documentation that includes a copy of a letter signed Howard ‘Dutch’ Darrin, and an award-winning, factory-supercharged 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton with ACD certification.

Notable shipments also include a factory restored black 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T with factory N96 shaker hood, documented with the original scatter sheet, and a 1957 Dual Ghia convertible, number 24 of only 100 produced and 71 existing, with Italian bodywork; an authentic Duesenberg Model J Engine J-432, fully restored by Brian Joseph’s classic and exotic service, presented complete and designed to run on a custom rolling stand, with a display grille and radiator which is also mounted on a stand personalized.

The Scottsdale auction will also feature one of the most detailed and correct early collections of Ford V-8s to come to market, with 35 examples from the Ron Thorne collection “slated to go under the hammer, without reserve”, added the statement.

All shipments can be viewed in detail in the online catalog at

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