Again and again it comes to strange car auctions. So you could bid on a 2005 Golf IV for 188 939 euros at the auction site Ebay. So much money? In a former vehicle of about 5,000 to 10,000 euros? In exceptional prices the vehicle history is usually a extraordinary. Thus, in the Volkswagen, the previous owner was the inflationary argument. He was Cardinal Ratzinger, later head of the Christian Church, Pope Benedict XVI.
But auction houses are not only online but also correct, in buildings, walls and roofs. One of them is the Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, UK. Here Coys held on 11 and 12 July 2014 the sale of vehicles that are historically more valuable and sometimes have amazing backgrounds.
At the auction of 90 classic cars were still 90 classic motorcycles on both auction days. Figurehead of the mass auction was a 1954 Aston Martin DB 2 / 4th The vehicle with chassis number LML-819 was owned by Phillip Ingram Cunliffe - Lister. His father, Lord Swinton, was a close confidant of Winston Churchill and head of the British secret service MI5. This was the Lord direct superior of Ian Fleming. As Fleming wrote the novel " Goldfinger ," he that Aston Martin had probably just in your head. So Fleming described the car of James Bond with reinforced steel bumpers and hidden door locks as the actual car of his boss. Equally exclusive is the actual prize. Although found himself during the auction no buyer, but a commandment then filed subsequently awarded the contract at the equivalent of 405,000 euros.
Generally the film fleet by Aston Martin vehicles seem to be popular at auctions. 2010 already the 1964 DB5 of Sean Connery aka James Bond came under the hammer. The car from the films Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965 ) was a bidder whopping worth 3.4 million euros. On May 17, 2014, the auction house Bonhams Roger Moore's Aston Martin DBS auctioned from the TV series " The Two ". The Briton from the year 1970 reached a price of 671 829 euros.
For Whom the previous vehicles too much historical pomp and circumstance had, who could decide to let any other exhibits the hammer itself. For example, when a 1951er Jaguar Mark V Drophead Coupé, which would go through with a quantity of 972 units built today on a small scale. Only 710 cars were built by the Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux, one of them was also in the shop window of Coys. A 1920 Ferrari Henderson with sidecar or a Harley Davidson XR750 are only two representatives of the 90 motorcycles that were on sale for historical bicycle lovers.
Instead of spending money, you could also take what is already in the garage, and bring on the auction site. On the stately mansion northwest of London, who traveled Classic fleet by a jury was taken and evaluated under the microscope during the auction day. Not only that, celebrated the Royal Navy on the site nor its 350-year anniversary and moved to with an armada of military vehicles. With all the program points and historic automotive events, there was hope for the affluent society something to drink: Martini please, shaken, not stirred. (ml )