On 9 November 2019, Stellenbosch will play host to a huge auction comprising more than 500 lots of vintage and classic cars.
This private collection of vehicles, in its entirety, was never before shown to the public. It consists of around 70 vehicles and more than 100 000 spares. The latter, some more than 50-years-old, ranges from engine blocks to chrome grills, and original dashboard gauges to headlight bulbs.
For more than 50 years a secretive South African car enthusiast built – and hid – a massive vintage-car collection. Now that collector's deceased estate is putting it on sale, and more than 500 lots of vintage and classic cars, trucks, spares, and automobile is set to go on auction on 9 November.
Among the lots will be 70 vintage and classic cars as well as over 100,000 rare spare parts. “The collection was spread over an entire farm. A few of the ‘barn find’ vehicles were dotted across the fields, while others were stored in barns amidst mountains of spares, much of which remained undisturbed and untouched for two decades.
It took the auctioneers over four months to catalog the collection comprising sedans, compacts, convertibles, and trucks. They span over six decades of European, British, and American automotive design.
“So passionate was the late owner’s love of all things automotive that he’d travel widely in South Africa and internationally to source rare gems, many of which were immaculately restored by dedicated automotive experts employed to run the workshop on the farm.”
Vehicles going under the hammer include the following:
· 1954 Austin Healy 100 Series.
· 1946 Peugeot 202 (believed to be the only one in South Africa).
· 1928 Buick convertible.
· 1936 Ford Roadster.
· 1931 Ford Model A Phantom.
· 1969 MGB GT.
· 1964 Dodge Polara.
· 1971 Ford Mustang.
· 1948 Chevrolet convertible.
· 1933 Ford coupe;
· 1934 Ford V8 pick-up – one of an assortment of trucks and pick-ups going under the hammer..
· Numerous VW Beetles.
· 1954 Mercedes Ponton 180.
· 1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible.