Bonhams is heading to Belgium’s best car museum for its next sale
Last year, our man Rémi Dargegen paid a visit to Autoworld Brussels, a magnificent museum in the Belgian capital that tells the story of the automobile, from the pioneering beginnings to its radical future. Now, Bonhams is poised to stage a collector car auction in the impressive neo-classical building Autoworld calls its home. On 6 September, close to 70 lots will be hammered away, ranging from affordable classics such as the boisterous little 1978 Autobianchi A112 Abarth (est. 12,000–17,000 euros) to the bluest of blue-chip classics including an ex-Works Mercedes-Benz 630K Sports Tourer from 1928 (600,000–900,000 euros).
Elsewhere, we never thought we’d find an ex-army Mercedes-Benz Unimog from the 1970s equally as desirable as a one-owner, ultra-low-mileage 1999 Ferrari F355 Spider, but both are estimated at 50,000–70,000 euros and both tug on our heartstrings in entirely different ways. The matching numbers 1966 Maserati Mistral 4000 is a handsome Grand Tourer indeed, especially in this elegant blue over blue specification (110,000–150,000 euros). Sympathetic restorations are definitely the way forward. You can find our 10 favourites from The Autoworld Autumn Sale listed below or, alternatively, browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market.