Affordable dream classics at Auctionata’s Berlin sale
From 18:00 on 4 May 2015, no fewer than 40 impressive machines (one motorcycle and 39 cars) will go under the hammer at the Berlin premises of the Auto Classics Club – and Auctionata has spared no effort in rolling each lot into a studio to be captured by a professional photographer. However, it’s not only comprehensive image sets that make the lots attractive, but also some keen estimates: €13,000 - €26,000 for a 1983 Audi Quattro, for example, a forecast made all the more attractive by the fact that the car has been sourced from a prominent Australian collector, and will apparently be comprehensively overhauled ahead of the sale. For roughly the same outlay, should it be sold within estimate, you could also become the new owner of a 1978 Alpine A310. Already a cult classic, this example is all the more noticeable thanks to its unusual green colour scheme and patinated brown leather interior.
German classics on home turf
Elsewhere, another certified modern classic with an attractive estimate is the 1992 BMW Z1, used sparingly at the original owner’s holiday home (it displays fewer than 14,000 miles), and predicted to fetch between €22,000 – €44,000. Also from the Bavarian stable is a 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL (€40,000 – €80,000) with Alpina modifications, and a 1985 BMW M635 CSi (€17,000 – €34,000) in need of some TLC.
That’s the French and German contingent accounted for; now let’s look at the Italians. There’s a menacing black Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTV from 1971 (€15,000 – €30,000) which replicates the historic rally machine and is eligible for a variety of historic events, thanks to a valid FIA passport. The same applies to the yellow 1976 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTAm Special from the same collection (€15,000 - €30,000), also a replica. Other cars of note include a tuned 1976 Alfa Romeo Giulia in Italian colours (€15,000- €30,000), a 1973 Lancia Fulvia in era-defining Chesnut Brown over beige leather (€24,000 – €48,000), and a 1987 Lancia Delta Integrale that’s supposedly an exact copy of the World Championship-winning Martini Works car (yet remains road-legal). It was originally commissioned by ‘a successful Italian race driver’, according to Auctionata, and boasts 360bhp.
Among the many ‘young guns’ in the lotlist, you’ll also find some established classics such as a 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB (€45,000 – €90,000) and several golden-era Mercedes. You can find the full list for Auctionata’s Berlin sale on 4 May 2015 in the Classic Driver Market.