If you are an avid collector of expensive classic cars then you will have to be quick if you are interested in buying a vintage vehicle that is possibly going to fetch a price at auction that will make it the most expensive British classic car of all time. The auction takes place in New York at Sotheby’s on the 10th December 2015 so you had better get your seat booked on a plane as soon as possible.
At the “Driven by Disruption” auction, it is expected that around 30 classic cars are going to go under the hammer with anything up to £75 million being spent by enthusiastic and very wealthy classic car collectors.
One of the vehicles coming up for sale is a rare 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato. Back in the 1960s only 19 of these delightful, awe-inspiring sports cars were built. This particular one could realise in excess of £10 million. If it does then it would become the most expensive car built in Britain. If you had bought this car back at the time it was built, you would have paid just over £5,000 for it so it has certainly gone up in value considerably. It has a 3,670 cc engine producing 314 bhp. It has been meticulously restored.
However, that is unlikely to be the most valuable classic car that is sold at auction on that date. There is a Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti built back in 1956 that could go for in excess of £21 million. It is a sports prototype racing car with a 3,490 cc V-12 engine producing 320 bhp. As is the case with most Ferraris, it is elegant looking and sure to turn heads whenever it is driven.
Some of the other cars at the auction include a 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante, a 1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series 11, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring and a 1958 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series 1.
If you are attending this classic car auction then we wish you successful bidding.