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Rare Car Collection to Be Sold in California

06/05/2015 - 16:15

The most expensive car collection in the world with 23 unique post-war cars will be offered for sale a auction house Sotheby's in August. The collection’s value is estimated at a record $ 65 million - said the publication Gear Patrol.

Alden Jewell
Alden Jewell
The collection will be sold at prestigious exhibitions Concours d'Elegance, which is held annually in the Californian city of Pebble Beach. The name of its owner is not disclosed, but according to sources, he is an American.

While it is known only about a few cars that are offered for sale, and already it is clear from this information that the collection is unique. In particular, the collection includes legendary car McLauren F1, and the most expensive version of the LM engine with increased power – there are just 5 items of them in the world. This model held the speed record among supercars from 1993 to 2005. Price, offered for sale of the car 1998 release, is estimated at $ 12 million.

Other vintage cars, Ferrari Enzo, is 400th and the last descended from the conveyor model. The company Ferrari gave this car to Pope John Paul II with the autograph of the former head of the company Luka Montezemolo. After the death of the pontiff's, the car was sold to an unknown American for $ 1.1 million.

The collection also contains the first and most recent car model Bugatti Veyron, one from 300 units, one of the 20 existing cars Lamborghini Reventon, six classic models of Ferrari, a rare Porsche 959 model, the Swedish Koenigsegg CCXR supercar, and the first model of a British Jaguar, Jaguar XJ220 .

- Generally, such cars are collected in full public view, in focus of motorists, - said the representative of Sotheby's Shelby Myers. – But this particular collection was created in secrecy, with surgical precision and passion for excellence, includes rare instances, the best in its class. This is the most significant and valuable private collection of all ever presented at auction.

Concours d'Elegance has been held since 1950 on a golf course in Pebble Beach (California). Each year it hosts hundreds of rare, exclusive, one-of-a-kind cars. The cars at the show are so expensive (often worth millions of dollars), which basically did not transported on their own, but by planes, less trains and trailers. Also modern, premium, exclusive and unusual cars celebrate their premieres here.
Generally Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is considered to be the culmination of a week of automotive events held on the Monterey Peninsula in California. There are caravans, autoparade, competition and so on. Here the most beautiful, sophisticated, stunning car is selected. And Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance’s mandatory ritual is an auction in which unique cars are exhibited at astronomical prices.