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Auburn auction nets record crowd

A record number of people came to the Auburn Auction Park over Labor Day weekend, according to Auctions America, the park’s owner.

More than 81,500 people attended the auction, spending more than $25.9 million, officials with Auctions America said in a release.

The weekend’s top sale was a 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton, which sold for more than $1.2 million.

A 1964 Chevy Impala Convertible owned by a Vietnam veteran fetched $28,600, all of which will go toward Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, which specializes in sending a group of veterans to Washington D.C.

In total, through fundraising, $44,000 was raised for Honor Flight, according to auction officials.