Porsches auction off antique cars at auction
The porsche automobiles auction off in the Auburn Hills community are the work of Henry J. Bernstein and the family of the late J. Paul Getty.
The cars are worth about $3.8 million, and the auction has been a great success for the auction house.
The auction will end on Friday with the sale of the car to the public, which is expected to be at the Auburn Oaks Mall in Auburn Hills.
The car is a 1954 Porsche 356.
“We’re extremely proud to be the auctioneer for the sale,” said Mike Womack, the director of sales and marketing for the Porscher Automotive Auction and Resale.
“It’s a unique opportunity for us.
We are able to bring the car back to the Auburn area and give back to its owners and to the community.”
A friend of the Bernstein family, the late Paul Getty, owned the Porsche dealership for about 10 years.
The Getty family bought the dealership in 1974.
“They were a very successful family,” Womacks said.
“The dealership, they owned it until they died in 1990.”
Womak said the dealership had been closed for about a year, but was reopened last summer and was still operating at a reduced level.
The sale will be held at the home of Bernstein’s brother, Henry, who is a resident of the Auburn neighborhood.
The property is near the home and is about 10 miles from the Auburn Coliseum.
“He wanted the auction to be something he could do with his son,” Wumak said.
Bernstein was the nephew of Paul Getty and his brother-in-law, Robert Getty, and he was the managing partner of the company that sold the cars.
The family has owned the Porsche dealership since 1960.
The Porschers, who own the Auburn Automobile Club, will be making a trip to the auction site for the final time before they go to Washington, D.C., for the funeral of Getty’s brother- in-law.
The company said the sale was part of a plan to donate some of the cars to local charities.
“Henry and his family are very proud of the work that they have done with the Getty family and the Auburn Auto Club,” said Michael Porsch, executive vice president of Porsche Automotive, in a statement.
“This sale marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Porsche Automobiles in the community and will hopefully bring the Porsche name back to Auburn.”
A special day for the cars The cars have been in the family since the 1930s, but only a few people have seen them.
The museum that owns the collection is offering the cars for the first time, and members of the community are invited to come and see them.
“People are going to get a real glimpse of what it is like to be a Porsche fan,” said Barbara Cappello, the owner of the Bentley museum, which has the cars in its collection.
The Bentley is owned by the family that has run the Auburn Museum for the past four decades.
The collection includes a Porschel, a Porsche and an Maserati.
“I think it’s a great thing to have them,” Cappellos said.