Horst Lichter Hosts Auctionata’s Classic Car and Boat Sale

Check out the 'Ferrari of the boat world.'

Horst Lichter attends the departure of Mille Miglia - Thousand Mile Historic Race held at Viale Venezia on May 15, 2008 in Brescia, Italy. Photo courtesy of Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images.

Auctionata is hoping buyers will take a page out of the Top Gun playbook for its upcoming classic car and luxury boat auction, titled “Need for Speed: Luxury Sports Cars & Yachts.” The 27 lots include a selection of Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Ferrari models.

The June 11 proceedings will be streamed live as usual on Auctionata’s website, but interested parties are also able to bid in person for the first time. The sale will be held outdoors in Berlin at the company’s auction studios on the Havel river, with German TV star Horst Lichter, a passionate mustachioed car collector, serving as host.

Ferrari 512 BB. Courtesy of Auctionata.

Ferrari 512 BB. Courtesy of Auctionata.

“For over 25 years, classic cars have had my heart racing,” said the dedicted car enthusiast in a statement, adding “one can feel especially wild and free when driving a Ferrari—it’s pure bliss!”

Among the auction’s expected highlights is a bright red Ferrari 512 BB, which was with its original owner for 27 years before being purchased in 2014. One of only 929 globally-produced cars in the series, the vehicle has a 180 V engine, similar to the racing engines used for Formula 1 Ferraris. The opening bid is 200,000 ($225,000).

Ferrari 458 Speciale. Courtesy of Auctionata.

Ferrari 458 Speciale. Courtesy of Auctionata.

There’s also a black Ferrari 458 Speciale from 2014 still under the manufacturer’s warranty. Nearly brand-new, the car features carbon racing seats and Ultrasuede leather interior fittings, along with a starting price is €170,000 ($191,000).

In addition to the impressive array of cars, bidders will also have the opportunity to see some impressive boats, starting at €50,000 ($56,000), for a 1961 Riva Super Florida No. 573 mahogany motorboat, which will be docked on the riverside during the sale.

Riva Super Florida Mahogany Motorboat. Courtesy of Auctionata.

Riva Super Florida Mahogany Motorboat. Courtesy of Auctionata.

The Riva Super Florida boat, produced between 1953 and 1969, has been called the “Ferrari of the boat world,” and this particular model once featured in a music video for French cover band Nouvelle Vague. The boat would certainly provide a stylish getaway for the winning bidder.

Riva Super Florida Mahogany Motorboat. Courtesy of Auctionata.

Riva Super Florida Mahogany Motorboat. Courtesy of Auctionata.


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