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An American Hero’s Cadillac: John Glenn’s Deville Set For Florida Auction

The countdown is underway to Auctions America’s 15th annual Fort Lauderdale collector car sale, March 31-April 2. Celebrated as South Florida’s premier collector car auction, the event doubles as one of the region’s leading car shows, and with good reason—with 475 collector vehicles expected, it provides a wonderful showcase of automotive history and design.

One of this year’s more unique offerings is a 2000 Cadillac Deville DHS, originally owned by late Senator and pioneering astronaut, John Glenn. Glenn always owned Cadillacs and this car represents his final purchase. Highly advanced for its time, it was ordered fully-loaded, complete with night vision radar and hands-free system, which when activated, responds using John’s voice.

It comes to auction in excellent condition, offered by its current proprietor who purchased the car directly from Glenn in 2006, promising to care for it until his passing. Presented not far from where its original owner set out to become the first American to orbit the Earth, it is expected to fetch $50,000 – $75,000.

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (March 11)

For those drawn to vehicles with significant ownership, the Fort Lauderdale auction also features a 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe purchased new by President Donald Trump, as documented by a personal vehicle title bearing his New York City Trump Tower address and distinctive signature (Est. $250,000-$350,000).

Showing less than 6,000 miles from new, it will be available for early preview at this weekend’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (March 11), alongside another star of the upcoming sale, an iconic 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, one of just 26 built for the final year of production (Est. $1,250,000 – $1,500,000).

Further event information, including the digital preview catalog, is available at www.auctionsamerica.com

SOURCE Auctions America


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