Bid on these affordable collector cars before it’s too late
Whilst many auction houses are increasingly specialising in million-dollar blue-chip classics,Classic Car Auctionsfrom Uithoorn, Netherlands, has discovered the market for semi-precious collector cars and classics of the future. TheYoungtimers & Specialsauction, which ends on 19 March, mainly consists of cars from the 1990s and early 2000s and includes many “sleepers”, such as aFiat Coupé, anAlfa Romeo GTV, a fifth-generationMaserati Quattroporteand afirst-seriesPorsche Boxster. Also included are some examples known for their powerful engines, such as aBMW M3and anAudi RS 6. Many models are priced significantly below 10,000 euros, with the highest estimated price being attached to a2000 Porsche 911 Turbo(28,000 to 31,000 euros).
Meanwhile, Classic Car Auctions’ second sale,Classic & Sports Cars, will end on 20 March. From a Simca from the late 1940s to aPorsche 911from the turn of the millennium, numerous icons of automotive history are available at manageable prices. For example, a1972 Saab 96can be bought for between 5,500 and 7,000 euros and anMG BorPorsche 928for under 10,000 euros. Personally, we’d raise our paddles for the1996 TVR Chimaera(19,500 to 23,500 euros) or the extremely casual1982 Fiat Abarth Ritmo 125 TC(21,000 to 25,000 euros). If you really want to, there is definitely one car you could spend a small fortune on: the fascinatinghomage to the Jaguar XK180that was based on an XKR from 1999, which is estimated at 160,000 to 190,000 euros.