Auctionata Gears Up For Vintage Automobile Auction As Cars Become Latest Collector Obsession

Lancia Delta HR Integrale, Martini design with 360 HP, 1987.

Auctionata is getting ready for another classic car auction on June 26.

Thirty-six top-notch automobiles, including Porsches, Volkwagens, Peugots, Mercedes-Benzes, and Mini Coopers ranging from 1968 to 2000 will be up for grabs. A sleek orange and blue formula one car by Argo (€12,000 or $13,500) is also in the mix.

JAGUAR E Type V12 Series 3, Right Hand Driven, Model 1974.

JAGUAR E Type V12 Series 3, Right Hand Driven, Model 1974.

The sale’s top lot is expected to be a 1974 Jaguar E Type V12 Series 3, which has an estimate of €34,000 ($38,000).

There are five fiery red cars in the sale including a 1991 Rover Mini Cooper valued at €4,000 ($4,500), a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL valued at €15,000 ($16,800), a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL valued at €24,000 ($27,000), a convertible 1964 Volkswagen Kafer Cabriolet 1200 valued at €12,000 ($13,400), and a 1989 Lancia Delta HR Integrale 16V valued at €7,500 ($8,400).

Last year, artnet news reported that vintage cars were more popular as an asset class than art. And this year, Bonhams broke the online sales record for a car with a $1.6 million dollar Porsche.

This February, Sotheby’s announced it had acquired a 25 percent stake in Ontario-based car auctioneer RM Auctions in a “new strategic partnership.”

Not convinced this is a full-blown collector obsession?

Just read up on fashion mogul Ralph Lauren’s famous collection. His 60 strong collection of rare vehicles is in a massive garage in Bedford Hills. It includes a $40 million Bugatti.

Formel Super Vau, Argo, Model 1977.

Formel Super Vau, Argo, Model 1977.

AUTOBIANCHI Panoramica, Model 1979.

AUTOBIANCHI Panoramica, Model 1979.

FORD Thunderbird 390 Coupé, Modell 1964.

FORD Thunderbird 390 Coupé, Modell 1964.

MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL, Model 1986.

MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL, Model 1986.

MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SEL 3.5, Model 1971.

MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SEL 3.5, Model 1971.

ROVER Mini Cooper 1.3 ‘Carburetor Version’, Model 1991

ROVER Mini Cooper 1.3 ‘Carburetor Version’, Model 1991

VW Beetle 1303 Cabriolet with Type 4 Engine & 75kw, Model 1977.

VW Beetle 1303 Cabriolet with Type 4 Engine & 75kw, Model 1977.


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