Car enthusiasts everywhere are readying themselves as a stunning collection of 35 vintage Ferraris have gone to auction today on Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house. The collection of classic Ferraris up for grabs includes models that are expected to reach sale prices of anywhere from £25,000 to an eye-watering £330,000. Included in this engine-revving selection of cars are the 1988, 1991 and 1992 Ferrari Testarossas, a firm favourite of celebrities such as Dr. Dre and Elton John. The Testarossas, which became an icon of 1980s retro culture, are expected to go at auction from between £95,000 and £148,000. Also available in this special online Catawiki auction is a Ferrari Dino 246 GT - 1971, one of the most sought after Ferrari models on the market. The Dino was produced by Ferrari from 1968 – 1976 and is named after Enzo Ferrari’s son Alfredino. The Dino however is not a supercar but a connoisseur’s Ferrari, offering an old school driving experience. It is estimated to sell between a staggering £255,000 and £330,000. Additionally, in this spectacular Ferrari auction is the 1993 Ferrari 348 GTS. The two-seater sports car produces 300-horse power and with only 4,320 made between the years 1989 – 1995 it is predicted to sell at £90,000. The auction will run from the 29th January until the 12th February 2016 and has been curated by Sander Houdel, Catawiki’s classic cars auctioneer. Sander Houdel comments, “At Catawiki we often see Ferraris pass through our auctions, however this is particularly special as it will be the largest ever collection of classic Ferraris on sale in Europe. Undoubtedly one of the world’s most iconic and desired cars and with a collective value of over £2.6m we’re expecting a huge amount of interest in the auction.” www.auction.catawiki.com/ferrari-classic-car-auction
What is CatawikiFounded in 2008, Catawiki was originally designed as a website where collectors could manage their collections online. In 2011, Catawiki started hosting weekly online auctions in various categories including art, antiques, classic cars, watches, jewellery, fashion, comics and stamps. Most objects on Catawiki have a fascinating story and you won't be able to find them in an average store. Before being auctioned, each object is screened by our extensive team of experts. They help guarantee a varied and high quality selection of lots in our auctions. Nowadays, for millions of people around the world, Catawiki is the place to go for buying and selling special objects. Catawiki has offices in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Sweden among others. In 2015 Catawiki received an investment of €75 million and won the award for being the fastest growing company in Europe.
Our BeliefsWe strongly believe that everyone should be able to buy and sell special objects every day in an exciting, easy and secure manner. That is why we are constantly working to make the Catawiki experience as special as the objects themselves.
Special ObjectsOn Catawiki everyone can find something to suit his or her interests. Every week tens of thousands of fascinating objects are available in our auctions. A few examples of objects that have been auctioned on Catawiki in the past include: a complete mammoth skeleton, the most expensive LEGO brick in the world, the pope's hat, a meteorite from Mars, Napoleon's hair, the oldest condom in the world and Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves.
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