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The Watson Collection Nets $3.2M, 1970 Hemi 'Cuda Top Seller

By Jeffrey N. Ross Sep 18, 2019
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By Jeffrey N. Ross Sep 18, 2019
This online-only auction drew in bidders from across the U.S. and from around the world.

Auction Assets Group recently wrapped up its internet-only auction for The Watson Collection, and this auction of rare cars did not disappoint. The auction ran from August 28th through September 11th, and when the bidding closed, all 37 cars had found a new home with the lots totaling $3,215,350.

Speed Digital, Motorious parent company, designed the website and provided marketing for The Vault and Auction Assets Group.

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To show the excitement around these 37 amazing cars, a preview party for the auction drew in more than 350 guests, and the auction itself drew in people from across the U.S. and from around the world bidding on a wide variety of cars spanning from a 1924 Ford T-Bucket to an ultra-rare 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet. When all was said and done, the top seller from the auction was a flawless 1970 Hemi 'Cuda with just 86 miles on the odometer, which sold for $593,000.

Other high-value cars that were auctioned off include the Maybach (one of 75 in the U.S. and just 40 miles on the odometer) that hammered for $213,000, a 2005 Ford GT with 616 miles that sold for $278,000 and a 1970 Plymouth Superbird with a 440 V8 and 21,000 actual miles that sold for $198,000.

Not everything auctioned off was a six-figure car, though. There were plenty of affordable collector cars including the limited-production 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition that sold for $42,787, a cool 1953 MG TD that sold for $15,750 and a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 police car that sold for $17,325. Not only was this Galaxie a working clone of one of the police cruisers from The Andy Griffith Show, it was also signed by the late Don Knotts, who played Sheriff Barney Fife.


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