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 we can only dream of.
Taking a look at what 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.
- 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.
- 1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype – Estimated up to £850,000
The Porsche 901 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.
- 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.
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