The Dragone family owns a successful dealership located in Westport, Connecticut that has sold vintage cars for several decades. The family business started when Peter Dragone came back from WWII and together with his 3 brothers, they bought old cars, restored the cars to working condition, and sold them.
Just several years ago, the Dragones started to auction their classic cars and saw the potential of auctioning. This September 23 to 24, 2016, they will host their first auction outside of Connecticut which will be the first ever Boston Cup Auction. The auction will be at the Revere Hotel and will be held before the annual Boston Coup concours.
This 1956 Pontiac Bonneville is one of the stars of the Boston Cup Auction and is estimated to be sold between $100,000 and $130,000. This beautiful Bonneville has been restored from bare chassis and features the rare Rochester mechanical fuel-injection.
Fuel-injected 1957 Pontiac Bonneville
The company has issued a press release and states as follows:
“The art of the automobile takes shape in many ways as each and every decade has its own highlights. For this, our inaugural 2016 auction in the beautiful New England city of Boston, Massachusetts, we are most proud to feature an array of cars that is arguably from the most fascinating era of American car design — the 1950s.”
“These were the years that pioneered the emerging jet-age, and just like the high flying missiles the American motorcar also reached for the skies with fins, stars, chrome, and dazzle like no other era in history.”
1956 DeSoto pace car
The auction will feature almost 50 stunning classic cars, almost 30 of them were built during the 50s. Some of the notable classics include a fuel-injected 1957 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, a 1956 DeSoto Indianapolis 500 pace car, a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, a 1957 Chrysler 300C convertible, and a 1958 DeSoto Firedome convertible.
Although the majority of the classics are from the 50s, the company has also included notable classics from other eras to try and make everyone happy. Some of the stunning classics included in the auction are as follows: a 1927 Packard Series 343 Super Eight Sport Touring, a 1931 Cadillac V16 five-passenger Imperial landau cabriolet and a 1931 Rollston 845 convertible Victoria.
1927 Packard 343 Super Eight Phaeton
This 1927 Packard 343 Super Eight Phaeton is estimated to be sold between $85,000 and $100,000. It has been restored and runs perfectly for such an old classic.
1920 Templar Sport Touring
This 1920 Templar Sport Touring is one of the rarest cars in the auction. The Templar had a short life of seven years and one of the long forgotten motor companies. This perfectly restored Templar Sport Touring is powered by a 43 hp inline four-cylinder engine.
1931 V16 Cadillac
They also have century-old classics from the Brass era. This beautiful restored 1913 Simples model 38 Holbrook Tourer. This Holbrook tourer used to be an AACA First Place Winner and is estimated to be sold between $425,000 and $475,000
1912 Simplex model 38 Holbrook Tourer
There are also more modern classics featured in the Boston Cup Auction including a 1957 Chrysler 300C, 1966 Maserati Mistral 4000, and a 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
1957 Chrysler 300C
1966 Maserati Mistral 400
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