Here are some of the classic automobiles that will cross the block in Hershey, Penn., at an annual event hosted by RM Auctions.
AC Cars, a small British manufacturer, built the Petite during the Suez Canal crisis that prevented oil from making its way to the U.K. The three-wheeler is powered by a motorcycle engine. According to RM, very few Petites are still in existence.
Much higher on the price scale, this Cadillac is one of just 85 built. The V-16 Sport Phaeton was the second 16-cylinder engine to make it to production. The massive motor was constructed by bolting two eight-cylinder engines together, a design originally intended for aircraft.
RM Auctions says only three examples of the convertible Pierce-Arrow Model 53 are believed to exist. Pierce-Arrow, a former car maker owned by Studebaker, manufactured only six of them.
Many Chris-Craft boats were owned by famous people, including Frank DuPont, William Randolph Hearst, Edsel Ford and K. Lee Guinness. The owner of the “Muse” was Charles Pearce, who served as president of Colgate-Palmolive after its merger.
RM’s Madame X is the only known survivor in this style. It features a 452-cubic inch, 16-cylinder engine.
The Armstrong was one of six cars that entered a race hosted by “Cosmopolitan” magazine in New York around 1895. It was then placed on the market before returning to Armstrong’s factory in Bridgeport, Conn., where it remained until 1950.
This Stanley is one of very few authentic Mountain Wagon models, and it’s the only known Model 820 with original bodywork. The car is well-known among Stanley fans. It was once owned by James Melton, a popular singer in the 1930s who had a collection of 150 vehicles.
A matching-numbers car, the Jaguar underwent a body-off restoration that was completed in 1992. It has since been stored in a climate-controlled garage and driven just 350 miles. RM says the Jaguar recently received a freshening by the same shop that restored it.
Another numbers-matching car is this 1962 Porsche, which was on display at the Cincinnati Museum of Art earlier this year. It was restored last year in Florida.
One of the previous owners swapped a factory-supercharged, 300-horsepower engine from a rusty “F-code” Thunderbird into the version up for sale in Hershey. This Thunderbird has its original “Dusk Rose” paint. The inspection stamps from 1957 are even visible.
This Mercedes-Benz 220 S is a limited-production model that features a fully retractable top, two-tone paint and interior wood trim.
The current owner of this Cadillac has held onto the car for 27 years. Virtually everything on the car is original and unrestored. The odometer reads just 49,000 miles.
RM Auctions will feature hundreds of classic cars in Hershey, Penn., this week. Take a look at some of the most eye-catching rides that are up for sale.