Breaking News for Classic Car Enthusiasts: Massive SA Collection on Auction
A massive and, until now, largely unrecognised collection of vintage and classic cars is about to go on auction here in South Africa. That’s exciting news for classic car enthusiasts!
70 classic cars on the block – no reserve prices
In one of the largest auctions of its kind, an entire private collection of classic cars and automobile will be sold off, at no reserve. The auction is due to be held in Stellenbosch.
Among a fleet of 70 sedans, convertibles, roadsters and trucks is a 1946 Peugeot 202, said to be the last of its kind in South Africa.
The anonymous owner, now deceased, travelled extensively in South Africa, and abroad, to track down these scarce automotive beauties.
Thousands of vintage parts and spares
Besides the vehicles, many of which have been run and maintained by a team of mechanics and restoration experts, is a cache of 100,000 OEM spares – dashboard gauges, chrome grills, headlight lamps and engine blocks.
The collection, which has never been seen by the wider public, is stored on a farm in Stellenbosch, and has since been catalogued, and arranged into 500 auction lots.
Mega-million rand estimated value
Now, classic car enthusiasts are invited to view, and bid for, some of the rarest vehicles in the world. Quite what the auction will realise in terms of rands and cents is anyone’s guess, but estimates are in the millions.
Standout vehicles at auction
What are the more notable marques and models in the collection? Along with a 1933 Ford Coupe, 1948 Chevrolet Convertible, and 1969 MGB GT, these four cars are expected to attract record prices at auction.
1928 Buick Convertible
The two-door convertible is part of the high-end ‘Master Six’ Buick family, the first to feature a 225-cubic inch six-cylinder engine.
It’s an elegant open car with a soft top, wide running board, and large curved wheel wells. The Buick, which is in pristine condition, is the oldest car in the collection. Estimated value? Around R500,000!
1931 Ford Model A Phaeton
The Model A is widely regarded as the best, and most desirable, series of early model Fords. It is the last year the series came off the production line, and the Phaeton is an exceedingly rare find, anywhere in the world.
It is the first Ford to feature safety glass in the windshield, and the first to use conventional driver controls – clutch, brake pedals, throttle and gearshift.
The Phaeton is a luxurious vintage motor vehicle with sweeping lines, a spacious interior, and stainless-steel radiator cowling and headlamp housings.
What is the bidding range for the 1931 Model A Ford Phaeton? Anything from R200,000 and up.
1936 Ford Roadster
The 1936 model of the Ford Roadster is regarded as one of the most aesthetically pleasing of the era. It’s an iconic, open style car, and the first to feature all new styling in the form of a new hood, and the trademark vertical bars on the grill.
The Roadster is one of the most collectible cars in the world, and the model of choice for both collectors and restorers.
What can you expect to pay for the pleasure of cruising around in a mint condition 1936 Ford Roadster? Around R950,000… and more!
1954 Austin Healey 100
The 1954 Austin Healy 100 is an elegant two-seater sports car. It was built to look good and reach a top speed of 100 mph. Today, it is a sought-after classic car, and one of the most valuable lots at the auction.
The car, with its low sitting chassis and definitive character line, was designed to fill the gap in the market for a fast, affordable speedster that handled well. It more than fulfilled its destiny, so much so, it went on to race in the 12-hour Sebring in Florida.
How much can this little beauty set you back? Top bids of R1 million and more will not be out of the ballpark!
Details of the auction
When: 9 November 2019 at 10.30 am
Where: Stellenbosch – venue to be announced
Auctioneers: Bidway Auction House and High Street Auctions
Viewing: 6 – 8 November 10 am to 4 pm
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