CLASSICS UNDER THE HAMMER

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Stephan Welz, previously Sotheby’s, the prestigious auction house renowned for its expertise in fine art, jewellery and furniture, has announced a stellar line-up of classic and vintage cars which will form part of its upcoming November auction. The sale is expected to be one of the highlights of this year’s classic car calendar, featuring cars that have been in private collections for years and that are rarely seen for sale.

More than forty lots of cars and automobilia will go under the hammer at the Killarney Country Club on Saturday, 23 November at 11h00. The highlights include everything from gems such as a veteran 1911 Fiat phaeton in pristine condition, a 1913 Humber featuring a De Dion single-cylinder engine, several classic Rolls-Royces, an ultra-rare 1936 Derby Bentley – also referred to as ‘the Silent Sports Car’– that once belonged to Viscount Curzon who became Earl Howe, a multi-concourse-winning Jaguar E-Type Roadster, a gorgeous Mercedes-Benz Pagoda SL and its W111 250SEb coupé sibling, and a red Ferrari 308 similar to the one Tom Selleck used to drive in Magnum PI, right through to more modern Bentley Continental GTs, one being a GTC.

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The sale promises to attract enthusiasts, collectors and investors from across the spectrum with a treasure trove of rarities to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. There are some great classics on offer at the lower end of the pricing scale, including a beautifully restored Mercedes 220S Ponton, an equally enticing W108 Merc 280SE, one of the most original ʼ60s model VW “hippie” Kombi buses imaginable, and a nippy little MGB GT. Also on offer will be a fine collection of automobilia, such as original enamel signs dating back as far as the 1920s and a unique children’s pedal car from the 1950s, to name but a few.

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Interested parties are invited to register for the auction online at www.swelco.co.za, telephonically on (011) 880-3125, or in person at the Killarney Country Club on the viewing day, 22 November, or before the auction starts on the Saturday. 


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