A mysterious car fanatic will soon make millions after selling a one-of-a-kind collection of “remarkable” supercars.
The 18-vehicle collection spans 50 years of automotive history.
Experts say the cars are likely to fetch a staggering £29.7million at auction next month.
The so-called Gran Turismo Collection will soon be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s London.
This also includes prestige models from Bugatti, Jaguar, Lamborghini and Lancia.
The Individual Owner Collection includes examples of Ferrari’s legendary “Big 5”: 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo and LaFerrari.
Other highlights include a 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ with just over 1,400 miles on the clock and two equally legendary EB110s, including a GT and SS variant.
The collection also features a selection of Group B rally legends including 1982 Works Lancia 037, 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Group B and a 1985 Audi Quattro S1 E2.
The low total estimate of all cars is £29.7million, experts say.
Michael Squire, Director of Research at RM Sotheby’s, said: “This is certainly one of the most remarkable one-stop supercar collections on offer in Europe and reinforces our global reputation for bringing exquisite collections to market.
“We are honored to have been entrusted with this incredible collection of cars.
“It represents a cross section of supercars and GTs that are at the pinnacle of desirability in today’s market.
“The Group B rally cars are an additional notable highlight that perfectly captures the pinnacle of the most extreme era of rallying.”
The Gran Turismo Collection goes on sale in London on November 5th.
Before the auction, there was speculation as to who owned the huge collection.
“Due to non-disclosure agreements, we can’t reveal anything about the owner,” adds a spokesman for RM Sotherby’s.
CARS IN THE GRAN TURISMO COLLECTION:
- The 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, finished in Rosso Corsa and with 23,615 kilometers on the odometer (estimate: £3,250,000 – £4,000,000).
- Also on offer is a 1991 Ferrari F40, believed to be one of the last truly analogue Ferrari supercars. With a powerful twin-turbo V-8, it “still remains one of the most exciting supercars ever made” (estimate: £1,400,000 – £1,600,000).
- The 1997 Ferrari F50 is also on offer – one of just 349 examples produced (estimate: £3,250,000 – £4,000,000).
- The collection also includes a 2003 Ferrari Enzo (estimate: £1,800,000 – £2,200,000) and a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari (estimate: £2,000,000 – £2,500,000).
- The various open Ferraris on offer also include a 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta (estimate: £1,100,000 – £1,400,000), a 2000 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina (estimate: £180,000 – £230,000) and a Ferrari Superamerica from 2006 (estimate: £190,000 – £230,000).
- The 1993 Bugatti EB110 GT will be part of the auction (estimate: £1,500,000 – £2,000,000).
- The Bugatti EB110 Super Sport from 1996, which boasted even higher performance values thanks to various modifications and 150 kg less weight. Around 30 SS models were built (estimate: £2,500,000 – £3,000,000).
- The 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – capable of speeds of 304mph (estimate: £4,000,000 – £4,500,000).
- Bertone’s 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV (estimate: £1,900,000 – £2,200,000).
- The 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S by Bertone. (estimate: £380,000 – £500,000).
- The Works 1982 Lancia 037 rally car driven by Markku Alén and Walter Röhrl, (estimate: £950,000 – £1,200,000).
- The Works 1986 Lancia Delta S4, once driven by the legend Henri Toivonen, (estimate: £1,750,000 – £2,250,000).
- Factory 1985 Audi Quattro S1 E2 used by World Rally Champion Hannu Mikkola for the 1985 RAC Rally (estimate: £1,750,000 – £2,250,000).
- T1993 Jaguar XJ220 S (estimate: £850,000 – £1,100,000).
- The 1991 Jaguar XJR-15, representing a “distinctive part of 20th Century Jaguar heritage” (estimate: £950,000 – £1,200,000).
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