A few days ago we brought you a story about an impending classic car auction that was set to take place. Read our original piece by clicking here. The event took place this past weekend in Gauteng. Subsequently, 106 collector cars and motorcycles were sold with some of the machines on offer reaching record prices.
Star of the show
It was noted in our earlier article that there were several classics on offer, including a South Africa-only Alfa Romeo 3,0-litre GTV6. Interestingly, this car turned out to be the star of the auction. The rare model, which was developed to compete in local racing, ended up in an international bidding war that started at R200 000 and ended at a whopping R1,1 million.
The good news for South African enthusiasts is the 1985 Alfa is remaining on local soil with some others. While many of the classic cars were bought by collectors in England, Australia, New Zealand, Zambia and Botswana, one avid local collector snapped up eight cars for his private collection.
A beautiful 1953 Mercedes Benz W186 300 ‘Adenauer’ sold for R600 000. Additionally, the new owners of the W186 are readers of Double Apex! They had the following to say to us in an exclusive chat earlier today, though they preferred to remain anonymous:
“We are extremely pleased with our latest purchase. In our eyes, this Mercedes was one of the nicest and neatest cars on sale at the auction. It will join several other classic Mercedes models that we have in a private collection here in SA.”
After the Alfa, other high prices achieved on the day were:
- R915 000 for a 1960 Chevrolet El Camino
- R900 000 for a 1972 Ford Fairmont GT
- R825 000 for a 1966 Ford Mustang Notchback
- R800 000 for a 1970 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL
- R780 000 for a 1971 Ford Capri Perana