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Dragone Auctions: Lime Rock Park


Dragone Auctions: Lime Rock Park
Dragone Auctions: Lime Rock Park
The Dragone name has been known for the past 40 years for offering some of the world’s greatest motorcars, well before auctions became the norm for buying collector cars. In the recent past, Dragone has become a small competitor in the auction business, and will continue to grow by devoting its wealth of knowledge and experience into future auctions.

During successful small auctions in the past few years the company sold some very significant motorcars, especially for a company that is still fairly new in the auction business, including:
1991 Ferrari 348 Zagato for $145,000
1931 Packard 845 Convertible Victoria by Rollston for $235,000
1912 Type 35 Mercer Raceabout for $1.6 million
1930 Packard 734 Speedster Phaeton for $900,000
1931 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Beverly for $1.5 Million
1913 Stutz Bearcat for $600,000
1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy roadster for a record $418,000
1950 Simca-Abarth previously owned by Roger Barlow for $405,000


The Lime Rock Auction 2017:
This year Dragone Auctions has teamed up with the great Lime Rock Racetrack for their 35th year of its Vintage Festival where they celebrate the history of speed and the automobile. With 4 days of vintage racing, the festival wraps up the weekend with an incredible Concours located right on the racetrack where it features significant collector cars from around the country. The Dragone auction will be taking place during the concours on Sunday September 3rd at 11 am and will be located right in the center of the concours adding a whole new element to an already outstanding event. The Dragone sale will be featuring many great and interesting cars, but most
notably:
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
1931 Cadillac V-16 Lancefield Convertible Victoria
1978 Dodge Magnum Richard Petty NASCAR
1967 George Barris "Mannix Roadster" from the 1960's "Mannix" TV series
The George Barris "1928 Porter" from the 1960's "My Mother the Car" TV Series
The George Barris 1970 "Rickshaw" built for the 1970 Tokyo World Fair
1970 Shelby GT500 Convertible (40,000 miles, 1 owner)
1930 Packard 745 Roadster with 30,000 original miles
1965 Jaguar XKE Roadster Series 1 “Barn Find”
and many No Reserve cars and a few "barn finds" to really make it interesting
Offering History, Knowledge and Experience:

Many of the most significant cars in the history of the automobile have come through Dragone Classic Motorcars since its beginnings in 1978. Manny and George Dragone were contemporaries and great friends of some of the greatest collectors in the hobby such as Henry Austin Clark Jr., Ben Moser, Bill Pollock, Millard Newman and many more where they learned a great deal. They were also some of the first to really begin to collect French cars such as Delahaye and Delage in the United States and have owned, and still do, some of the best.
Through the years they have owned incredible cars and collections from the pre-1900 era to great 1950's and 1960's sports cars, far too many to list here. Appropriately, Lime Rock is a racetrack, and Dragone has had some fantastic race cars as well, most notably they've owned the famous 1906 120 HP Locomobile Grand Prix race car "Old 16" that won the 1908 Vanderbilt cup race becoming the first American car to win an international race and the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testarossa prototype factory team car serial #0704 that ran at Le Mans twice and won the 1000
km Buenos Aires race and 12 hours at Sebring with Phil Hill and Peter Collins behind the wheel.
Today, Dragone Classic Motorcars has amassed a wealth of knowledge about all cars that could never be re-created. Alex Dragone is now third generation in the Dragone family to continue not only the incredible love for antique cars, but the business as well. Dragone now brings that incredible talent to the auction spotlight with only up to two small, but different and enjoyable sales a year that offer a relaxed and fun atmosphere that is unlike any other auction. The experience and knowledge that Dragone offers should give perspective buyers great confidence that they are getting not just any cars, but exceptional automobiles. The new Lime Rock Park venue will be an exciting event that certainly should not be missed.