VIDEO: Custom-Bodied Packards Find New Homes at Recent Auburn Auction

Photo: Worldwide Auctioneers

A pair of custom-bodied and award-winning Packards sold at Worldwide’s 14th annual Auburn Auction held over the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-4, and Packard enthusiasts will surely enjoy these video replays.

“Over the decades, some of the world’s finest automobiles have been bought and sold here in Auburn and we’re thrilled to bring that magic back,” said John Kruse, Worldwide Principal and Auctioneer. “Auburn Indiana once again takes its place as a global player on the world auction stage.”

First, a 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Sedan, a Pebble Beach award winner with custom coachwork by Dietrich, sold for $1,435,000.

Later, a 1942 Packard Custom Super Eight 180 Convertible Victoria by Darrin sold for an astonishing $885,000 after some exceptionally energetic bidding, contributing as Worldwide set a number of records for full classics during the weekend.

“Our sincere thanks to all who joined us at home at our Indiana headquarters, in person or virtually, and helped make this such a resoundingly successful and memorable sale, said Rod Egan, Principal and Chief Auctioneer. “We have always set out to put a diverse selection of great cars together with collectors, friends and enthusiasts in a relaxed and convivial setting, and the results speak for themselves.”

Up Next: The Scottsdale Auction, January 26-27, 2022. For more information, log on to