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Highlights for car enthusiasts

100 years of automotive history: Dorotheum-sale at the Classic Expo Show in Salzburg on October 1

On October 1, 2011 DOROTHEUM will make classic car enthusiasts’ hearts beat faster when this year’s autumn sale will be held at the Classic Expo show in Salzburg. The automobiles, motorcycles and automobilia offered represent 100 years of automotive history, ranging from a 1913 Overland Type 69 roadster to a 2000 last edition Mini Knightsbridge.

One of the highlights of the auction is a collection of four Aston Martin DB 2/4. Among them a breathtakingly beautiful Mk II from 1956, restored to perfection by Panelrama/Panelcraft and now offered with an estimate of € 160.000 to 200.000. Further a 2009 Mille Miglia participant, a 1954 Mk I in “blue haze”, restored at Interlondon (€ 120.000 to 140.000), another 1954 Mk I in red (€ 105.000 to 120.000) and a british racing green 1955 Mk I (€ 95.000 to 115.000). Two Austin Healey, two MG B Roadster, one of them a V8 conversion, two Jaguars, an E-Type 3.8 Series 1 Coupe and an S-Type 3.8, together with a 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe in ultra-rare bahama-yellow complete the selection of outstanding British sporting classics.

Out of a time capsule from long ago comes another highlight, a 1947 Cadillac Series 61 Club Coupe. The black sedanette’s odometer shows only 11.000 miles, which makes it, paired with its original first paint job and its untouched interior, appear like new. This unique survivor, which has everything collectors are longing for, is priced at € 46.000 to 58.000. Other US-classics are two pony-car-era convertibles, a freshly restored 1966 Ford Mustang and a barn-find 1969 Pontiac Firebird. 

Among pre-war cars the above mentioned Willys-Overland Type 69 Roadster from 1913 (€ 29.000 to 35.000) stands out next to a rare 1939 NSU-Fiat Topolino Spider (€ 29.000  34.000). Among these veterans is also a piece of Austrian automobile history, a 1938 Steyr 200 limousine. From the post-war years come a BMW Isetta 250 Standard and a 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet D. Back then one of the most expensive cars built, the black 4-door convertible is still waiting to be finished, with body, engine and interior already restored (€ 60.000 to 100.000).

The 1970s are represented by a Porsche 911 in rare light-green metallic and by some Mercedes-Benz Youngtimers. The youngest classic, though, is a 2000 Mini Knightsbridge. This last example a classic Mini-shape comes with only 3.402 km.

The highlight among the classic motorcycles is a 1925 Indian Scout 37 (€ 20.000 to 25.000). This icon of US-motorcycle-craftsmanship has been restored with the highest attention to originality. Other rarities are a small collection of Moto Rumis and scurrilities like a propeller-driven bicycle.

Among the selection of 200 automobilia, collectors will find grille mascots, books, brochures, etc. One highlight is an Omega time clock that once belonged to Ugolini Nello, the former manager of Scuderia Ferrari (starting price € 550).

Classic Motor vehicles and automobilia,
October 1st, 2011, 1 pm (automobilia) 16 pm (Motor vehicles)

m September 30th, 2011, 9 am

Classic Expo Salzburg, fairground Salzburg, hall 4

Wolfgang Humer, Tel. +43-1-515 60-428,

Press Office:
Doris Krumpl, Tel. +43-1-515 60-406,


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