Who doesn’t twist their head around at the stately progress of Brass Era car?  The just concluded Hershey auction celebrated the spectacle of the earliest generations of automobiles.

In the Brass Era, motorized buggies stretched and articulated into something else: a car, a truck…

Hershey, PA hosted the AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet this last weekend.  Who knows what else went on, but for sure RM Sotheby’s conducted a monster auction focused on American classics.

Top of the leader board goes to a 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 66-A Seven-Passenger Touring.  Heated bidding both in the room and online netted a settling price of  $830,500.  The fever was based on its being one of only 14 surviving Model 66s and it was the “largest, grandest, and most potent thing produced by a manufacturer during its time.”

Plus this car was originally delivered to the Minneapolis Fire Department.  There must be a story there.

A 1911 Oldsmobile Autocrat racer, known as Yellow Peril, fetched nearly as much: $700,000.


Image Credit: Darin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s

A Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Landaulette from 1914 sold for $577,500.


Image Credit: Greg Keysar / RM Sotheby’s

A 1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Sport Phaeton sold for $440,000.  Yes it did.


Image Credit: Robin Adams / RM Sotheby’s

Click on this page from Sports Car Digest to get the full top 10.