Worldwide auctioneers return to Scottsdale with pre-war cars, live boutique sale

Worldwide Auctioneers returns for its annual boutique sale, the Scottsdale Auction, on Wednesday, January 26th at the start of Arizona Car Week.

Among the pre-war automobiles scheduled for this year’s auction is an example of one of the most important automobiles in the world, a Pebble Beach-winning 1929 Duesenberg Model J Berline, one of the first Duesenberg Model Js to be delivered new; a 1935 Delahaye 135M Competition Drophead Coupe, one of only four Delahayes built by Figoni in 1935 and the last known survivor.

Also crossing over in Scottsdale is a restored 1932 Chrysler CH Imperial Cabriolet, the first car built by famed European coachbuilders Bohman & Schwartz to match numbers and be concours-level.

The Scottsdale Auction will again be held at Singh Meadows in Tempe as a live event with online and phone bidding options, according to a press release.

“We look forward to starting the new year by personally welcoming our customers back to Arizona to enjoy an expertly curated selection of world-class automobiles in a relaxed, spacious and friendly environment,” said Rod Egan, Director and Auctioneer Release.

Other pre-war highlights on offer include a 1939 Packard Darrin formerly owned by film star Preston Foster, one of 14 original Hollywood Darrins with documentation including a copy of a letter signed by Howard ‘Dutch’ Darrin and an award-winning, factory-charged 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton with ACD certification.

Notable deliveries also include a restored factory black 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T with factory N96 shaker bonnet, documented with original transfer sheet, and a 1957 Dual Ghia Convertible, number 24 of just 100 produced and 71 in existence Italian body; an authentic Duesenberg Model J Engine J-432 fully restored by Brian Joseph’s Classic & Exotic Service, presented complete and operational on a custom rolling stand, with an associated display grille and radiator also mounted on a custom stand.

The Scottsdale auction will also feature one of the most detailed and accurate early Ford V-8 collections to come, with 35 examples from the Ron Thorne Collection “scheduled to go under the hammer with absolutely no reservations,” added add the publication.

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

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