Auction Terms and Conditions

In order to place bids in this auction all bidders are required to provide Garrett Auctions with a letter of Bank Guarantee- guaranteeing sufficient funds to complete your purchase the day of the auction. Checks for vehicle purchase must be drawn from the account that appears on the letter of guarantee. Cashier will not accept checks written against funds from another bank or investment account.

Payment is required the day of the sale. Buyers premium will be added to the hammer price. Buyer assumes responsibility for payment of this premium as well as any other applicable fees and taxes at time of payment.

10% Buyers Premium

Pick up/storage arrangements need to be made prior to auction day. Storage fees may apply.

 Live simulcast bidding will be provided through Hibid. Register through the link below.

Vehicle preview is by appointment only. Please call Trey Garrett 580-369-8689 for arrangements.

An opportunity that rarely presents itself! 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hangar Hotel and Convention Center

155 Airport Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Doors open at 5:45 pm

Hors d'oeuvres buffet 6:00 pm

Auction begins 7:00 pm

This event is open to anyone who would like to enjoy a memorable evening of automotive history! 

For Hors d'oeuvre buffet and table seating require RSVP by April 10th.

General seating will be by donation at the door.

At the door donations will go directly to the Pregnancy Resource Center.

Call Serah Garrett 580-369-8690

Garrett Auctions has the privilege to present this stylish survivor from long ago,
1933 Auburn Phaeton “salon” V12 model 12-165 while also benefitting an invaluable asset to our communities, The Pregnancy Resource Center.

Careful restoration took place over the course of 40+ years to produce this nearly one of a kind beauty. 
When taken to its first Show in Auburn in 2015 it received a remarkable 1st place in Primary. It’s second show was the ACD West Coast Meet in Vegas also in 2015. Entered in the Senior class this time, it amazingly took home first place. 
This car is Category 1 Certifiable from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club. The authenticity of this restoration holds true even by the highest standards. 

Vehicle year - 1933
Make - Auburn
Series/model - Salon 12-165
Body style - convertible sedan
Coach builder - Limousine Body Mfg. Co. Kalamazoo, Mi. 
Color - marine blue opalescent light and dark
Number of cylinders - 12
Engine serial number - BB2472U
Vin number - 1091H

This 1933 Auburn V-12 Salon series sat outside in the Washington DC area for many years. It had deteriorated from the elements and took a lot of effort to bring it back. The Salon series was new and a very special addition to the Auburn Automobile Company line up in 1933, during the second wave of the depression. These cars had special trim features including; the fenders and running boards outlined in chrome moulding and mouldings on the hood louvers. The unique head and cowl lamps were special to this series along with a different radiator shell and grille, the radiator filler was under the hood.This convertible sedan has a very low top and the body line dips low in the rear so the top folds flush and compact. The factory trunk is very rounded and streamlined to carry any luggage. The Salon series had unique hardware finished to have a silver-like appearance so it would harmonize with the leather interior. The bumpers are a unique bow tie design. This was Auburn’s top of the line offering with excellent value at a time when customers did not have money to purchase cars.