Arizona Auction Week is just around the corner, and auction houses are busy putting the final touches on their sales before the action kicks off in January. Worldwide has just released the catalog for its Scottsdale Auction, which starts on January 26 at Singh Meadows in Tempe, AZ.
Among the many highlights up for grabs in Arizona is a 1932 Chrysler CH Imperial cabriolet. The car is the first with a body created by well-known coachbuilders Bohman & Schwartz and was first owned by actor Lincoln Perry. Solidifying the importance of this Imperial, it later won best in class at the 1995 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Today, still with its original chassis, engine and body, the cabriolet is ready for concours duty once again with the current owner having corrected a few cosmetic touches that were not original when the car rolled out of the Bohman & Schwartz workshop.
This 1935 Delahaye 135M Competition Drophead Coupe is said to be one of four built by Figoni in 1935 and the only known survivor. Furthermore, it is the first to feature the designer’s famous disappearing top and the last example built by a solo Figoni before his partnership with Ovidio Falaschi that brought the car world Figoni et Falaschi.
The 135M has undergone a five-year research and restoration effort by leading Delahaye experts with the accuracy and attention-to-detail worthy of this French classic. It was then shown at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and has since cover less than 100 pampered miles.
Another headlining offering is the 1929 Duesenberg Model J Berline with coachwork by Derham and Bohman & Schwartz. The iconic Duesenberg sports its original engine, chassis, and body, having twice been certified by the ACD Club. Former owners include Fred Buess, Homer Fitterling, Ed Weaver and Richard Burdick.
Also headlining is the no-reserve 35-car Ron Thorne Collection. The group represents one of the most detailed and correct selections of early Ford V8 automobiles. A 1932 Ford Deluxe roadster, 1933 Ford V8 custom cabriolet and 1940 Mercury Club convertible are just a few of the available cars.