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1956 DeSoto Hemi Ragtop Breaks Records at Auction

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:19 am
by scottm
1956 DeSoto FireFlite Hemi Convertible Breaks Records at Worldwide Auctioneers Weinberg Collection Sale

Worldwide Auctioneers, responsible for the sale of some of the world’s finest collector cars, achieved a record result at the weekend, selling a 1956 DeSoto FireFlite Hemi Convertible for $154,000 at this year’s first auction of a private collection. The Weinberg Collection, encompassing over 100 vintage automobiles and a significant selection of antiques, was auctioned without reserve in Escondido California on April 3rd and 4th, at a total $3.2 million. High sales went to the DeSoto, a desirable 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible which hammered sold for $106,700 and a stately 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom II Dual Cowl Touring, at $82,500.