A beautifully curated catalogue for Aste Bolaffi’s first classic car sale

On 23 May in Milan, historic Italian auction house Aste Bolaffi will present its first sale for classic and collectable cars. And we’re pleased to report that the 54-lot catalogue appears to have been beautifully curated, featuring some very special and somewhat unusual machines…

Bertone’s forgotten beauties

In what is a real coup for the 130-year-old Italian auction house, Aste Bolaffi has been chosen to sell the dissolved (and forgotten) Bertone Stile archive, and while the entirety of the collection is simply too large to sell in one go, two very special and unique Bertone concepts — the Ferrari-based Nuccio (est. 280,000–320,000 euros) and the Alfa 8C-based Pandion (220,000–260,000 euros) — will cross the block on 23 May in Milan, in addition to 52 other classic and collectable cars. With ages spanning 70 years and estimates ranging from below 10,000 euros all the way up to 1.1m euros, the catalogue should appeal to all tastes and budgets. And each and every lot feels as though it’s made the cut on merit rather than just to fill a quote — take the quirky, rare, and very cool 1985 Peugeot Break 4x4 Dangel, for example, estimated to fetch just 16,000–20,000 euros, or the 1981 Renault 5 Turbo Tour de Corse (140,000–160,000 euros). You can find our 10 favourites from the sale, taking place on 23 May in Arese, Milan, listed below or, alternatively, you can find the entire catalogue listed in the Classic Driver Market.

Our 10 favourites

USD 307 748 - 351 712
USD 76 937 - 87 928
USD 285 766 - 329 730
USD 175 856 - 197 838
USD 219 820 - 263 784
USD 17 586 - 21 982
USD 714 415 - 824 325
USD 417 658 - 461 622
USD 153 874 - 175 856
USD 241 802 - 285 766