An Italian extravaganza for Aste Bolaffi’s first post-lockdown sale
The historic Italian auction house Aste Bolaffi is back in business after the coronavirus lockdown. The catalogue for its first post-Covid auction, commencing online on 7 July, is a veritable smorgasbord of predominantly Italian collectables, from beautiful classic cars such as the Pininfarina-designed 1959 Lancia Flaminia 2.5 Coupé (est. 25,000–30,000 euros) and rare 1968 Fiat 500 Nuova America (15,000–20,000 euros) to an elegant four-metre wooden boat built by Cantiere Tognacci Pellicano in 1966 (5,300–7,000 euros) and a vast selection of vintage Fiat automobilia. Our favourite pieces are probably the Olio Fiat ashtrays, reminiscent of the evocative Group B rally era, the Citroën DS 19 pedal car or the ceramic tile featuring the image of Fiat’s Mirafiori plant in the 1960s. Trust us when we say you’ll enjoy digging through the catalogue of this sale – especially when bidding online is so easy. You can find our 10 favourites from Aste Bolaffi’s Classic Motor Vehicles Internet Live auction listed below or, alternatively, browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market.