Who We Are
Automobilia Auctions was formed in 1994 by long-time car and automobilia collectors Jerry Lettieri and Dave Brownell. Between them, they have over 100 years experience in the car-collecting world.

For the past 50 years Jerry Lettieri has been involved in the collector car hobby and business. Jerry’s father was a hobbyist and he followed in his footsteps. He started collecting automobilia at at early age and then became interested in hot rods, antiques, sports and racing cars. He has owned, bought and sold hundreds of collector automobiles from Fords to Ferraris.

He raised a family and had a conventional career. He began working in the aircraft industry and then spent 31 years as a mathematics professor for the Hartford State Technical College.

His current collection is quite diverse - including a 1929 4.5 liter Bentley, 1959 Jaguar XK 150 Roadster, 1936 MG NB, 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster, Marchese Special Indy 500 car, 1932 Ford roadster period hot rod, 1957 Chevrolet convertible and the 1949 Zora Arkus-Duntov J 2 Ardun Allard, the first Allard entered in competition.

Dave Brownell began writing about antique cars while still in high school and also dealt in early auto parts and automobilia since that time. His first old car was a 1936 La Salle convertible that he bought for $25 and since then he has owned over 50 cars ranging from 1913 to the late ‘60s. His interest in cars and writing led him to become the founding editor of Old Cars (now Old Cars Weekly), and for 21 years served as editor of Hemmings Motor News and its companion magazine, Special-Interest Autos. Besides his partnership in Automobilia Auctions he is an active vintage car appraiser, automotive writer and Eastern US representative for Gooding & Company auctions and vintage car brokerage.

What We Do
Since 1994 Automobilia Auctions LLC has been conducting no-reserve live auctions of quality automobilia, selling twice a year from the Clearing House Auction Gallery just a few miles south of Hartford, CT. During that time we have earned a reputation for straight forward selling, reasonable commission rates, prompt payment to consignors and bringing a myriad of fresh desirable automotive memorabilia, literature artwork and collectibles to market.

What We’ve Done
Our consignments have included: • the largest private collection of Cadillac sales and service literature in existence • the G. Whitney Snyder estate collection of fine automobilia • surplus and duplicate automotive literature from Cleveland’s Crawford Automotive Museum Library • books, literature and original drawings from the library of the late Peter Helck, America’s best know automotive artist • the library of automotive author/artist/collector Ralph Stein • the Ralph Dunwoodie automotive literature, book and technical material collection • the Francis Ludington collection of Bugatti-related and other automobilia.

How Our Consignors Have Done
$3000 for an example of the first Gmund Porsche sales brochure
$6900 for an enameled cigarette case with an early European racing scene
$3600 for a 1953 Mexican Road Race poster
$2400 for a circa 1915 Automobile Club of America enamel sign
$3600 for a 1904 Connecticut leather license plates
$5750 for a 1905 Carette limousine tin toy
$7700 for Invicta Black Prince mascot
$1375 for 1910 Mercedes sales brochure
$2250 for 1930 Cadillac Fleetwood portfolio

What We Can Do For You
We are always pleased to give advice on the efficient selling of one item or and entire collection of automobilia. We’re equipped to appraise, transport and sell at our two no-reserve auctions each year or should the size warrant, to stage single owner and estate auctions of important and extensive collections. We publicize each event through the traditional old-car media like Hemmings plus specialized magazines such as Sports Car Market, through our own extensive international mailing list of active automobilia collectors/customers, through displays at major swap meets like Hershey, the Beaulieu Autojumble in England, Retromobile in Paris and through our own website.

How To Contact Automobilia Auctions LLC

Gerald Lettieri
132 Old Main St.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
HOME 860-529-7177
CELL 860-655-8682
email glettieri@cox.net
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