It’s worth travelling to Switzerland for this collector car auction

On 17 October, more than 100 collector cars will cross the block at Oldtimer Galerie Toffen’s annual autumn sale. The selection ranges from affordable rarities to blue-chip classics such as the Aston Martin DB4 and Lamborghini Miura…

The Swiss market for collector cars is one of the most interesting in the world. After all, between Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lugano and Zurich, you’ll find not only precious blue-chip cars, but also rare and obscure cars at low prices, and mostly in great condition. The next auction from Oldtimer Galerie Toffen on 17 October offers an insight into this exciting market. And democratic design icons such as the Renault Espace, Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet and Mercedes-Benz T, all with pre-sale estimates of less than 10,000CHF, will be hammered away alongside the veritable classics from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin at its autumn on 17 October. 

Perusing the catalogue, we were especially taken by the one-of-57 BMW Alpina B12s, finished in Oxford Green Metallic over buffalo leather. The Bavarian coupé sums up the extravagance of the 1990s. Also interesting are the many affordable classics that are offered such as the beautiful black Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole from 1984, which is estimated at 65,000–70,000CHF. The matching Ferrari 400 is estimated at 80,000–90,000CHF. The quirky Citroën SM is much more affordable at 10,000–15,000CHF. You can find our 10 favourites listed below or, alternatively, browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market

We’d bid on the following collector cars