Offering the high-quality blue-chip cars and personal service for which he’s become known over the last decade, with the addition of convenience and value, BV Collector Car Auctions is an exciting new concept from the German dealer Bastian Voigt. Whereas a traditional auction finishes at a pre-determined time, BV’s clever and intuitive software will allow users to bid again within two minutes of the last bid, and keep on bidding as such until they’re the winning buyer. And because the auctions are online-only, the onus is very much on safety and transparency.
The goal is not to sell hundreds of cars, but rather offer a small curated selection of fantastic and high-value collector cars. And the beautifully presented catalogue for BV’s first sale, commencing online on 1 June, only serves to support that statement. The 12 cars offered range from a beautifully maintained 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo estimated at 150,000–175,000 euros to a stunning silver 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ that’s had just three registered owners. The latter is expected to fetch 1.15–1.25m euros.
In terms of our favourites, however, we’re particularly taken with the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4, a car that’s undeservedly lived in the shadow of the ‘Daytona’ for too long. BV’s example is finished in the lesser-seen shade of Bleu Ribot with blue chequered seat inserts – a combination we think works beautifully. It’s estimated at 250,000–290,000 euros. At the more modern end of the spectrum, the low-mileage 2009 Wiesmann GT MF4 (est. 135,000–150,000 euros) and the wild 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (460,000–500,000 euros) would both find spaces in our dream garage. You can find the entire catalogue for BV Collector Car Auctions’ very first sale, commencing on 1 June, listed in the Classic Driver Market.
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