We all want to take a peek at how the other half live. How they languish in outrageous luxury, as well as have access to rare and beautiful items such as classic cars and homes we can only dream of
Taking a look at what classic cars JM Sotheby‘s have up for auction this week is a great place to start. What has caused our jaws to drop to the floor are this year’s classic cars. With a combined cost of £20 million, the list includes rare sports models, Ferraris, Porches.
We will count down to the most expensive model:
#10. 1995 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet – Estimated up to £850,000
Rarely driven during the past 22 years, this car is in pristine condition. This Porsche is 1 of 14 designed by the Exclusive Department, as a special order 993 Turbo Cabriolet.
This flagship convertible sports car was only available as a special request in the 90s. It has only had 2 owners, and has only 11,000 miles on the clock. An extremely fast car, and practically impossible to find anymore.
#9. 1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype – Estimated up to £850,000
It is exciting to see the 1964 Porsche 901 for sale as is a one of a kind, and also ahead of its time. Its roofless design became incorporated 20 years later in the 911. It is a piece of Porsche history.
Engineers didn’t feel satisfied with it’s design at the time, and kept it in storage. It was almost destroyed, but a German racing driver, Manfred Freisinger, offered to buy it in 1967. It passed between collectors over the years.
#8. 1989 Ferrari F40 – Estimated up to £900,000
Lusted after by the yuppies of the late 80s and early 90s, this sexy vehicle had one loyal owner for 25 years. It was uniquely designed to celebrate the 40th birthday of the Maranello Company.
The F40 experienced a theft in 1989, but it was not damaged and the owner had the locks replaced. The car’s mechanic was mistaken for the thief! However, he continued to care for the car even after the owner passed away.
In 2014 it received a full service at the Ferrari factory and a sale took place with a second owner.
#7. 1954 OSCA MT4 – Estimated up to £1,000,000
This cute vintage racer is the creation of the Maserati brothers. Designed with a chassis in the classic tube-frame at a time when lightweight racing cars were popular. The MT4 was racing even as recently as 2010 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Throughout the decades it achieved many 1st and 2nd positions in competitions. Its future owner will most likely wish to race her, she is a true specimen of premium engineering. It indeed is exciting to see the OSCA MT4 for sale.
#6. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet – Estimated up to £1,030,000
She is a truly elegant car that was one of the last off the production line. Ferrari only made 200 Series II GT Cabriolets. The feel of the car is not the same as the typical racing experience generally expected from a Ferrari.
The 250 GT Cabriolet was a luxury item, designed for leisurely countryside touring. The car has had several previous owners, all taking meticulous care of this beauty. She is perfect for an upper-class road trip.
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