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 312 788 - 357 472
USD 78 197 - 89 368
USD 290 446 - 335 130
USD 178 736 - 201 078
USD 223 420 - 268 104
USD 17 874 - 22 342
USD 726 115 - 837 825
USD 424 498 - 469 182
USD 156 394 - 178 736
USD 245 762 - 290 446