PHOTOS | Rare classics and an iconic Aston Martin DB6 headlines SA car auction in December – News24
Classic cars are precious gems, and everyone wants to get their hands on them – at any cost. If you have the means, that is.
In July 2022, Creative Rides hosted another classic vehicle auction when 115 amazing vehicles went under the particular hammer. The day’s highlight was a rare 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, which a South African collector snapped up for R2. 79 million.
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The particular next event is on our doorstep, where one of the rarest and most iconic cars ever built – a 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage – will lead the ‘British Invasion’. The spectacular classic car auction takes place in Johannesburg on 3 December.
1969 Aston Matn DB6 Mk2 Vantage
With only 71 right-hand drives ever constructed, the DB6 Mk 2 Vantage is one of the rarest David Brown-era Aston Martins and the culmination of more than a decade of engineering advancement.
Creative Rides CEO Kevin Derrick says more than 60 of the particular finest classic cars ever to be auctioned in South Africa will go under the hammer in the hybrid virtual plus live sale hosted at the company’s expansive showroom inside Bryanston.
South African collector gemstones, European classics and perennial local buyer favourites
Derrick says the auction has been dubbed the particular “British Invasion” because associated with the vast number of pristine UK-manufactured masterpieces on the block. The sale will also feature Southern African enthusiast gems, European classics and the perennial local purchaser favourites – V8 muscle cars with lots of grunt.
“This will be the finest collection ever auctioned by Innovative Rides, which is saying a lot considering the particular magnificent vehicles and record prices that marked our previous sales like the one held earlier this year.
1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage
“Very few auctioneers worldwide have ever been fortunate enough to get an Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Advantage. I never expected to see one come up with regard to sale within South Africa, but our local collectors continue to surprise us with the quality of their classics.
“For decades, the Aston Matn DB5 and its slightly bigger DB6 successor have furthermore been renowned as the particular most well-known of the incredible cars driven by James Bond in the 007 movie franchise, and regarding good reason.
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“The DB6 Mk2 is unquestionably one of the most enduringly elegant vintage cars of all time, and our own auction model is one of the best. Finished in the beautiful colour combination of Silver Birch with black leather interior, the vehicle underwent the lengthy and complete restoration.
“The full photographic restoration file, all invoices for imported parts from Aston Dorset and HWM Motors in the UK, plus the particular Parts plus Workshop Manual and original British Motor Heritage factory build sheet will also be given to the fortunate new owner after the December auction. ”
1962 Austin Healey 3000S BN7 Roadster
Derrick says other star lots among the classics on sale are:
A red 1962 Austin Healey 3000S BN7 Roadster
Austin Healeys epitomised British sports vehicles of the period and were the High Society rides associated with choice. The 3000 model was the particular best known “Big Healey”, and with fewer than 2 900 ever made, it is inside as much demand now as when they were first released. The 3. 0-litre 3000 was also a highly successful competition vehicle in the 1960s, winning numerous Western rallies. These roadsters are usually now extremely rare plus highly desirable as both collector and investment cars.
1963 MGA Twin Cam Le Mans Roadster
The 1963 MGA Twin Cam Le Mans Roadster
Among collectors, this is considered the rarest and most desirable MG of the particular post-World War Two era. A design masterpiece, only 2 111 of these exotic high-performance sports cars had been ever produced. The model on auction has a beautiful interior plus body and has been well maintained – a striking road and investment car.
1967 Sunbeam Tiger V8 Roadster
A 1967 Sunbeam Tiger V8 Roadster
A big bang in a (beautiful) small box comes in the form of the 1967 Sunbeam Tiger OF V8 Roadster.
This car isn’t large as convertible roadsters go, but with a V8 under the hood performs like a jet-propelled rocket. The particular transformation from a sedate little English roadster to the fire-breathing dragon happened along with the help of the particular legendary Carroll Shelby. If you can find 1 on the market today, it is ultra-collectable.
1958 Triumph TR3A Roadster
A red 1958 Triumph TR3A Roadster
It looks as good on the outside because underneath the glossy bonnet. This classic Uk sports car features a large 2. 2-litre four-cylinder engine and, with remarkable handling, runs like a dream.
The 1991 BMW 325is Evo 2
Derrick says an additional stunner upon auction that’s in high demand simply by collectors is the 1991 THE CAR 325is Evo 2 , which has achieved cult status within S. africa.
1991 BMW 325is Evo two
“It was built solely intended for dethroning the dominant Opel Kadett GSI Superboss in the Stannic Group N racing championships and offers now achieved cult status with local collectors.
“Only 508 of those BMWs were actually produced, so it’s unequivocally a Southern African racing legend and a bullet-proof expense car. ”
Derrick according to the entire public sale catalogue is available online at Creative Rides Collectibles .
‘The classic vehicle market will be so hot right now’
“We’re expecting report registrations plus a massive turnout for this sale, each because of the quality of the particular stock and because the classic car market is so very hot right now, with no downturn in sight. inch
His views are supported by mid-year Hagerty Price Guide figures that show widespread gains across the classic car segment, pushing the Hagerty Market Rating to a record high of 78. 22.
1991 AS BMW HYBRID 325is Evo 2
Derrick states the 3 December unreserved and reserved auction in the Creative Trips Showroom on the corner associated with Main Road and Posthouse Street inside Bryanston, Johannesburg, starts in 11: 00 sharp (Central African Time). The cross live, plus online auction will be streamed across Creative Rides’ website and social media platforms.
Public viewing of the spectacular cars on auction will certainly take place on-site between Wednesday, 30 November plus Friday, 2 December.
Contact Creative Rides via email here to get information upon remote bidding.