Collector Car Auction
The most highly anticipated event of the year for classic car collectors, The Collector Car Auction, will take place at Motorclassica 2017.
Each year the auction is a highlight, with in excess of 3.2 million in sales achieved in 2015. As expected, hero of the 2015 auction was a magnificent 1914 Rolls Royce Landaulet ‘Silver Ghost’ which sold for $662,500, while at the other end of the price spectrum, a lucky collector picked up an increasingly desirable 1963 Ford Falcon sedan, offered unreserved, for just $2,475. Surprise of the night was the tiny Australian-built 1951 Hartnett 4-seater tourer, believed to be the only left on the road of a total of just 125 built. A bidding war ensued, with the successful buyer spending $106,875 to secure some Australian history.
‘Barn Finds’, those elusive cars and motorcycles discovered hidden away in dusty garages and disused buildings, are the hottest property in the collector world right now. At Motorclassica a ‘Barn Find’ 1964 Bristol 408 went for $12,375 and a 1912 Metz for $16,875. By contrast, a lovely 1973 Ferrari Dino 246GT was sold for $486,000, while an ultra-rare and globally-important 1949 alloy-bodied XK120 was was sold for $635,000.