Virtual Garage

Virtual Garage: exciting new entries

The Wealthy, the Sober and the Cautious

Photo credit: Artcurial, Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s, Worldwide Auctioneers

After the many auctions of the summer, the three Virtual Garages of TCCT are back once again. The rules haven’t changed: the collector of the least expensive cars, “The Cautious”, does not make any purchases above €100,000. “The Sober”, far better off, sets a limit at €750,000, while there is no limit for “The Wealthy”, even if this last collector first considered his wallet before choosing which models to buy.

The Cautious

Worth having only for the high-tech aspirated Honda engine, but also its clean and decidedly personal line makes this Honda S2000 from 2002 a youngtimer par excellence. Sold for €15,100 ($18,000)
The traditional elegance of Lancia combined with the beautiful design of Carrozzeria Touring, makes this 1960 Flaminia GT Convertible an irresistible piece for a true collector. Sold for €60,775 ($71,500)
The car that marked the return to front engine 12-cylinder Ferraris after the 512BB and Testarossa era. A model that’s becoming more and more attractive as the years pass. Sold for €65,025 ($77,561)

The Sober

The seductive power of the Jaguar E-Type, inspired by the famous D-Type, was so great that even Enzo Ferrari said it was “the most beautiful car ever made”. The 1962 version of the Jaguar E-Type Series 1 ‘Flat Floor’ 3.8-Litre Roadster is certainly an object worth having in the garage. Sold for €107,280 ($126,980)
Racing cars often have an important aesthetic component in their livery. The Fiat 131 Abarth Rally Stradale from 1976 turns this law upside down: its square shapes, protrusions, asymmetries, and no sponsors make it even more interesting and fierce. Sold for €155,000 ($184,000)
The car that marked an era, with its incomparable personality, is a showcase of elegance and aristocracy. The 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL “Pagoda”, made to be admired, but also to be driven. Sold for €284,750 ($335,000)

The Wealthy

A 1990 F40 for just over €1 million today is definitely a bargain. Any collection worth its salt deserves one. Sold for €1,032,500 ($1,190,000)
The Miura P400 is the perfect balance of shapes and contrasts. A rare colour for what will always be the true symbol of Lamborghini. Sold for €977,440 ($1,156,925)
A car that represents what Bugatti could not become: the magnificent 1938 Type 57C Atalante Coupe, of the 57 series, remained the last creation of Ettore’s son, Jean. Sold for €1,491,500 ($1,765,000)

Editor’s Choice

The nobility of a collection demands its own symbols: the famous Parthenon-inspired Rolls-Royce radiator and the magnificence of the Rolls-Royce Phantom II Special Brougham By Brewster from 1933 are precisely that. Sold for €1,442,078 ($1,716,563)