An American Hero’s Cadillac: John Glenn’s Deville set for Florida Auction

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – March 9, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

  • Late Senator and astronaut John Glenn’s Cadillac Deville DHS to be offered at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale, March 31 – April 2
  • South Florida’s premier collector car auction, event features 475 quality vehicles
  • Select auction vehicles, including President Trump’s former Ferrari, available for preview at Florida’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, March 11

2000 Cadillac Deville DHS purchased new by John Glenn
credit: courtesy Auctions America

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 the car on offer 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.

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).

President Donald Trump’s former 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe, which will be on display at the
Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance this weekend, March 11

credit: Dirk de Jager © 2017 courtesy Auctions America

Another highlight of the Fort Lauderdale auction on view at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance,
the iconic 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

credit: Ryan Merrill © 2017 courtesy Auctions America

Other perennial auction favorites set for Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale podium include a beautifully restored 1965 Shelby Cobra, CSX 2442, equipped with its original 289-cid V-8 engine (Est. $1,000,000 – $1,150,000), and a series of 26 Porsches and select automobilia from the JLG Autocrib Collection. The group spans 48 years of Porsche production—a marque that continues to make waves in the market—from a 1955 356 1600 Speedster through to a 2003 996 Turbo.

Always a favorite, this 1965 Shelby Cobra is set for Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale
credit: Ryan Merrill © 2017 courtesy Auctions America

Auctions America is also proud to lend its auction services to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation via the sale of a 2000 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible at Fort Lauderdale.

Further event information, including the digital preview catalog, is available at

About Auctions America

Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time vehicle specialists, who offer over 240 years of combined experience buying, selling, racing, and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. The company’s established roster of annual events are held in some of the country’s leading automotive destinations, including Auburn, Indiana; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Santa Monica, California; and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. To learn more about Auctions America or to view the company’s 2017 auction calendar, please visit

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