Dorotheum brings its most divine cars to the Classic Expo Salzburg
In operation for over 300 years, Dorotheum has had plenty of experience sourcing excellent examples for auction, from antiques and art to jewellery and silver. And on 21 October, a wide variety of classic cars will cross its auction block in Salzburg. One of the stars is surely the 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato (est. 340,000–440,000 euros). The 93rd of 210 produced, this Alfa Romeo was presumed lost for many years, but it had actually been residing with its current owner for almost four decades — what a great opportunity to purchase a rarely seen example. A staple of every auction is the Porsche 911, and Dorotheum has a great historic racing example. The 1965 Porsche 911 (est. 130,000–170,000) not only won the Historic Touring Car Championship for GT cars up to 1965 three times, but also the FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship. There are also two great examples from design master Giorgetto Giugiaro — the 1964 Iso Rivolta 300 GT and the 1973 Maserati Bora 4900. While employed by Bertone, Giurgiaro, Renzo Rivolta, and Giotto Bizzarrini worked together to create the Iso Rivolta 300 GT, of which only 792 were produced. This car is one of those very examples, and after a 1,400-plus-hour restoration, it’s back to its original condition, contributing to its 70,000–100,000 estimate. By 1973, Giugiaro had opened his own studio, Italdesign Giugiaro, and Maserati was one of his top clients. This Maserati Bora 4900 (est. 130,000–170,000) was one of just 275 built based on Giugiaro’s design for the model, and it’s still in matching-numbers condition today. You can find the entire catalogue for Dorotheum’s Classic Expo Salzburg sale listed in the Classic Driver Market, as well as our 10 favourites below.