IronPlanet Joins Forces with Auctions America to Showcase Automotive History and Design

More than 450 premier collector cars are available for preview online at IronPlanet.

📅   Mon March 14, 2016 - National Edition



IronPlanet, the leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, and Auctions America, which specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs, today announced an agreement to jointly market Auctions America's annual Fort Lauderdale event. To be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center on Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3, this annual auction is well-known as a showcase of automotive power and beauty for enthusiasts of all types.

“Over the past 13 years, collectors have come to recognize this event for its incredible quality and diversity of collectable cars, and we are pleased to present them to our registered users from around the world,” said Gregory J. Owens, IronPlanet chairman and CEO. “We are looking forward to leveraging our online marketplace technology and digital marketing expertise to further promote this collection. IronPlanet's online preview and pre-bid capabilities present a new way for bidders to participate in this prestigious auction, and we are thrilled to partner with Auctions America this year to market this remarkable group of automobiles.”

IronPlanet is offering bidders the opportunity to preview the Fort Lauderdale sale inventory, place pre-bids prior to the auction and bid in real-time on www.ironplanet.com during the auction days. For more information, visit ironplanet.com or contact an Auctions America Car Specialist at (877) 388-6225. Specialists are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Regarded as South Florida's premier collector car auction, Auctions America's Fort Lauderdale event doubles as one of the area's leading classic car shows, and an impressive display of automotive history and design for automotive enthusiasts. The 2016 event follows the company's most successful Fort Lauderdale performance to date in 2015, which generated $21.3 million in sales. This year's sale is set to build on these solid results, lifting the gavel on more than 450 automobiles, from American classics to European sports cars.

“Every year we aim to top the quality and selection of our last Fort Lauderdale event,” said Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America. “This year we've done that again, and thanks to the added exposure to IronPlanet's customers and global buyer base, we expect an increased turnout in both onsite and online participation. IronPlanet's extensive reach across marketplaces, borders and bidders make them an ideal partner for this great event.”

Sale dates:

Friday, April 1, 2016 - Saturday, April 2, 2016

Auction begins 10:00 AM EDT

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Auction begins 11:00 AM EDT

Preview dates:

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Doors open 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Friday, April 1, 2016 - Sunday, April 3, 2016

Doors open 9:00 AM EDT, daily

Location: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center 1950 Eisenhower Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Admission: Bidder registration is $100 and includes an official auction catalog and admission for two (2) to the preview and auction. Spectator admission is $20 for a single-day pass and $50 for an event pass, which covers the duration of the event. Children 12 and under receive free entry.

Online: Online preview, registration and bidding is free at www.ironplanet.com

AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS:

Star Attractions

• 1948 Tucker 48 (Est. $950,000-$1,250,000). Extraordinarily rare with just 51 examples produced, the Tucker 48 was a rolling symbol of the American dream and is one of the most advanced early post-war automobiles.

• 1981 BMW M1; (Est. $500,000 - $600,000). One of just 399 road-going examples, this BMW M1 is a shining example of the iconic 1980s supercar and is offered in Fort Lauderdale by its first and only owner.

European Sports and GTs

Among a diverse roster of blue-chip European sports and GT cars come:

• A 10,000-mile, highly original 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi, finished in the signature two-tone Boxer color scheme of Red and Black (Est. $375,000 - $450,000).

• A 1997 Porsche Turbo S Coupe, a wonderful example of the last of the air-cooled Turbo S, (Est. $340,000 - $380,000).

• A limited-production 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 S, displaying 60,000 original miles (Est. $475,000 - $525,000).

For questions or more information on bidding and consignment, please visit auctionsamerica.com or www.ironplanet.com. Pre-bids, as well as regular bids, can be placed on www.ironplanet.com.

About Auctions America

Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time vehicle specialists, who offer over 150 years' combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. The company's established roster of annual events are held in some of the country's leading automotive destinations including Auburn, Indiana; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Santa Monica, California; and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. To learn more about Auctions America, visit auctionsamerica.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @auctionsamerica.

About IronPlanet

IronPlanet is a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets and an innovative participant in the multi-billion dollar used equipment market. Founded in 1999 to transform the global used equipment market, IronPlanet has built a database of more than 1.4 million registered users worldwide. IronPlanet connects buyers and sellers of used equipment with its exclusive IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification and family of brands, including IronPlanet®, GovPlanet®, TruckPlanet®, Cat Auction Services, Kruse Energy & Equipment AuctioneersSM, allEquip® and Asset Appraisal ServicesSM. IronPlanet is backed by Accel Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Caterpillar and Volvo. For more information, visit www.ironplanet.com.