Bid on these affordable collector cars before it’s too late
Whilst many auction houses are increasingly specialising in million-dollar blue-chip classics, Classic Car Auctions from Uithoorn, Netherlands, has discovered the market for semi-precious collector cars and classics of the future. The Youngtimers & Specials auction, which ends on 19 March, mainly consists of cars from the 1990s and early 2000s and includes many “sleepers”, such as a Fiat Coupé, an Alfa Romeo GTV, a fifth-generation Maserati Quattroporte and a first-series Porsche Boxster. Also included are some examples known for their powerful engines, such as a BMW M3 and an Audi RS 6. Many models are priced significantly below 10,000 euros, with the highest estimated price being attached to a 2000 Porsche 911 Turbo (28,000 to 31,000 euros).
Meanwhile, Classic Car Auctions’ second sale, Classic & Sports Cars, will end on 20 March. From a Simca from the late 1940s to a Porsche 911 from the turn of the millennium, numerous icons of automotive history are available at manageable prices. For example, a 1972 Saab 96 can be bought for between 5,500 and 7,000 euros and an MG B or Porsche 928 for under 10,000 euros. Personally, we’d raise our paddles for the 1996 TVR Chimaera (19,500 to 23,500 euros) or the extremely casual 1982 Fiat Abarth Ritmo 125 TC (21,000 to 25,000 euros). If you really want to, there is definitely one car you could spend a small fortune on: the fascinatinghomage to the Jaguar XK180 that was based on an XKR from 1999, which is estimated at 160,000 to 190,000 euros.