This 1928 Duesenberg Model J with Murphy convertible coupe body and a colorful Chicago history was the top seller at the Auctions America Auburn fall sale, bringing $1.4 million. Get all the latest auto industry news in the Executive Briefing.
+ The United Auto Workers union has selected Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as its target or lead company in contract negotiations with the automakers. More at The Detroit News.
+ A group of 10 leading automakers agreed to make automatic emergency braking standard on all new passenger vehicles sold in the United States. More at Reuters.
+ Subaru is projecting sales of 700,000 vehicles in North America as early as in 2017 as the automaker outmaneuvers a sales slump in China. More at Bloomberg.com.
+ The field of 16 drivers is now set for NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup 10-race playoff, with Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, and Matt Kenseth leading the pack with four wins each. More at ESPN.
+ German tire manufacturer Continental has broken ground on a $500 million expansion of its Sumter, South Carolina plant to double production to eight million units by 2021. More at Automotive Business Review.
+ Days before its official rollout in America, a 2016 Honda Civic Sedan has been spied and photographed on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan. More at Motor Trend.
+ Citing strong sales of the Huracan model, Lamboghini reports that it has sold 2,530 vehicles this year, a 19 percent increase over the previous period. More at Autoblog.com.
+ Fortune magazine has named General Motors chief executive Mary Barra, 53, the most powerful woman in America, up from number two last year. More at Fortune.
+ Event organizers have extended their agreement with Formula 1 management to host the Australian Grand Prix in Albert Park in Melbourne through 2023. More at Sky Sports.
+ Top sales at the Auctions America Auburn fall sale included a 1959 Costin Jaguar sports racer at $363,000 and a 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta convertible that hammered down for $209,000. More at Hemmings Daily.
Read the previous Executive Briefing from September 11 here.
Photo courtesy of Auctions America.