On Sunday, car enthusiasts will once again give their millions at the Knokke-Heist. Then a hundred very expensive cars will be auctioned during Salt Sale at Bonhams. Eye-catchers: The eight bright orange Aston Martins that were unveiled on Monday, garnering a lot of attention. “We are hoping for 400,000 to 500,000 euros,” says Gregory Tuytens of Bonhams.
And as a special package was delivered to Zoute on Monday. There he chased him Collection of oranges, eithereight bright orange and very expensive Aston Martins, from two different trailers. These cars can be viewed from Thursday in the big pavilion during the Zoute Grand Prix. And they are also sold. “It is part of a hundred unique cars that will be auctioned on Sunday,” said Gregory Tuytens, responsible for Salt Sale at Bonhams. Orange madness in Knokke-Heist, indeed.
Up to 200,000 euros
Aston Martins come from a Swiss collector with a clear preference for one specific color. “The cars are part of the same order, but they were never driven for kilometers,” says Tuytens. “The owner thought the time was right to get rid of them, and so he called our services.” (read more below the picture)
Not only the bodywork, but also the interior is completely orange. The cars were ordered in 2010 and cost at least tens of thousands of euros. The starting price for the cheapest model was set at 40,000 euros, but it is unlikely that you will drive home an Aston Martin for that amount. “The cars were conservatively priced. It’s possible that some cars will cost up to 200,000 euros, depending on the attractiveness of the bidding that will happen on Sunday,” says Tuytens.
The presentation of attractive cars attracted a lot of attention: several of the participants came to look behind the barriers of the crowd. “We have never seen anyone offering eight cars from one collection in the same color. But they are sold separately,” Tuytens continues.
30 million euros
Anyone who thought that flashy Aston Martins were too expensive hasn’t looked at the rest of the list yet. A Ferrari 250GT from 1959 changes hands on Sunday for 5 to 7 million euros. It was restored to concours condition and comes with a Ferrari Classiche certificate and matching numbers. (read more below the picture)
It already looks like Zoute Sales will break some records again on Sunday. “Last year, 25 million euros were sold, a record at the time. But for this edition we aim for 30 million,” Tuytens adds.