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Recession beaters: the 1930s trio worth a million apiece

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Chris Rowlands of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 22: For the average punter, the 1930s was no time to be splashing out on a coachbuilt speedster: with the global economy in tatters, Gatsby-style parties were a thing of the past. Well, unless you struck lucky. As the Great Depression set in, some bright spark businessmen set about turning a strip in the Nevada desert into a neon nest of showgirls and casinos – which, with the addition of more neon, more casinos and more, well, everything, is how Las Vegas remains today. Recession or not, one big win at the tables back then and any one of these three million-dollar motors – up for auction with Mecum this week – could have been heading home with a lucky Hoover Dam worker. Want to repeat the feat? Collect your winnings and head to the Las Vegas Convention Center, where these stunning motors are set to go under the hammer – along with 997 others. Here’s their story.

Go big with your winnings at Mecum’s Vegas auction

For the average punter, the 1930s was no time to be splashing out on a coachbuilt speedster: with the global economy in tatters, Gatsby-style parties were a thing of the past. Well, unless you struck lucky. As the Great Depression set in, some bright spark businessmen set about turning a strip in the Nevada desert into a neon nest of showgirls and casinos – which, with the addition of more neon, more casinos and more, well, everything, is how Las Vegas remains today. Recession or not, one big win at the tables back then and any one of these three million-dollar motors – up for auction with Mecum this week – could have been heading home with a lucky Hoover Dam worker. Want to repeat the feat? Collect your winnings and head to the Las Vegas Convention Center, where these stunning motors are set to go under the hammer – along with 997 others. Here’s their story.
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