Temptation in Tokyo at BH Auction’s next collector car sale

The well-informed among you will know that Tokyo is a veritable haven for rare and quirky collector cars. And BH Auction’s forthcoming sale in the Japanese capital is a testament to that, comprising a small but exquisite collection of classics and ‘youngtimers’. These are our favourites…

On 9 June at Warehouse Terrada in Tokyo, BH Auction will offer 23 collector cars ranging from a dinky BMW Isetta 600 from 1959 to a track-only 2017 Lotus 3-Eleven. Each of the cars poised to cross the block on Sunday looks to be present on merit. The stunning white 2006 Porsche Carrera GT, for example, shows just 12,000 miles on the clock (est. 55–65m JPY) while the 2002 Aston Martin DB7 is one of just 84 right-hand-drive examples built to GT specification and is fitted with a special 435HP V12 (7–9m JPY).

At just 2.5–4m JPY, we think the long-wheelbase, low-mileage Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph Park Ward, an embodiment of automotive opulence, represents fantastic value. And who could deny the post-car qualities of the 1990 Lamborghini Diablo SV, a car that’s long been the darling of Japanese collectors. This example is finished in Grigio Scuro and was delivered without the gargantuan rear wing often found on the model, lending it an altogether more elegant appearance. You can find our 10 favourites from the sale listed below or, alternatively, browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market

Our 10 highlights from BH Auction in Tokyo