IronPlanet and Auctions America Showcase Automotive History, Design and Celebrity Vehicles at Annual Fort Lauderdale Auction

With Star-Studded Appeal, More than 475 Premier Collector Cars Available for Preview Online at IronPlanet, including President Trump’s former 2007 Ferrari

 IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, and Auctions America, which specializes in the sale of quality collector cars, today announced the joint marketing of Auctions America’s annual Fort Lauderdale event. To be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center on Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2, 2017, this annual auction will showcase automotive power and beauty for enthusiasts of all stripes. This year’s event includes collector cars previously owned by major personalities, led by a 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe that was purchased new by President Donald Trump in 2007 and Don Yenko’s personal 1970 Chevrolet Yenko Nova LT-1 Deuce Coupe.

“IronPlanet has had great success with classic cars, accelerating online bidding with our base of over 1.7 million registered users,” said Matt Ackley, IronPlanet Chief Marketing Officer. “Classic cars are perfectly suited both to our online model and our advanced digital marketing techniques. We have evolved over the years from construction equipment to a variety of asset classes, and as with trucks, oil and gas equipment and government equipment, our events with Auctions America and other classic car partners have just gotten better and better.”

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. Further, the event marks IronPlanet’s first with Auctions America to utilize IronPlanet® LiveStreamSM, the next generation in online bidding for live, on-site auctions. For more information, visit www.ironplanet.com or contact an Auctions America Car Specialist at + 1 (800) 980-7635.

Known as South Florida’s premier collector car auction, Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event doubles as one of the region’s leading classic car shows, featuring a wide array of automotive history and design. The 2017 sale will see approximately 475 quality collector vehicles cross the auction stage, ranging from American classics to European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with IronPlanet to bring our 2017 Fort Lauderdale collector car offering to their wide base of enthusiasts,” said Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America. “Always a fantastic kick off to our auction season, IronPlanet bidders can expect a great mix of collector cars from the Fort Lauderdale sale, an event known for its incredible quality and diversity of product for the last 15 years.”

Sale dates:            Friday, March 31, 2017

                               Auction begins 10:00 AM ET

                              Saturday, April 1, 2017

                               Auction begins 10:00 AM ET

                               Sunday, April 2, 2017

                               Auction begins 11:00 AM ET

Preview dates:      Thursday, March 30, 2017

                                Doors open 4:00 PM ET

                                Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2, 2017

                                Doors open 9:00 AM ET 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 catalogue, and admission for two (2) to the preview and auction. Spectator admission to the event 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:

  • 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe - Purchased new by President Donald Trump in 2007, as documented by a personal vehicle title that bears his New York City Trump Tower address and distinctive bold signature, the F430 shows less than 6,000 miles from new (Est. $250,000 - $350,000);
  • Don Yenko’s personal 1970 Chevrolet Yenko Nova LT-1 Deuce Coupe, boasting numerous desirable features and options (Est. $130,000 - $140,000);
  • 26 Porsches and select Porsche automobilia from the JLG Autocrib Porsche Collection - The result of more than four decades of meticulous acquisition by noted collectors Jack and Alice Gish, the collection will be offered ‘without reserve’ during the event’s Friday session. The car offering spans 48 years of Porsche production from a 1955 356 1600 Speedster through to a 2003 996 Turbo;
  • 1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster – Wonderfully preserved, the Diablo is one of just 12 examples finished in Titanium Silver and shows a mere 18,000 miles on the odometer (Est. $240,000 - $280,000); and,
  • 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi – A highly original example of a model with the performance to match its aggressive styling (Est. $250,000 - $275,000).

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 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 1.7 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.

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.

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