The collector-car auction that’s stealing the thunder in Arizona this week

The latest addition to Classic Driver’s expanding auctions section, Worldwide Auctioneers is hoping to steal some of the major international auction houses’ thunder in Scottsdale this week, when it offers a delectable selection of 80 collector cars…

Arguably the biggest talking point of Worldwide Auctioneers’ Scottsdale sale, taking place on 18 January, is the ‘farm find’ Aston Martin DB4. A ultra-rare left-hand-drive example, it’s lain forgotten on a Massachusetts farm for the last 45 years and, as you can see, will take a significant restoration to get it road-worthy. That said, its originality is beguiling, and certainly something that its next owner should consider preserving. The auction house has attached a pre-sale estimate of 375,000-475,000 US dollars, and it’ll certainly be one to watch when it goes under the hammer this week. Other lots that caught our eye included the single-owner 1995 Bugatti EB110 (est. 750,000-850,000 dollars), the beautifully restored 1972 Toyota FJ43 (50,000-60,000 dollars) and the first Shelby Mustang GT350H finished in black and gold (190,000-240,000 dollars). You can browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market. 

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