Collectors, get ready: 115 exclusive classic cars will go up for sale in a multi-million dollar SA auction

Shane Kirby (L) and Kevin Derrick of Creative Rides with some of the featured lots from the July 2 classic car auction

• Creative Rides will hold an exclusive classic car auction of 115 lots in July.
• The international event will be broadcast live.
• 30 Italian-designed vehicles, as well as more than 30 American muscle cars will be put on sale.
• There are also a few rare Ferraris and an Alfa Romeo GTV on the list.

Car collectors are gearing up for an exclusive classic car sale that will see more than 30 Italian-designed vehicles go under the hammer, along with more than 30 American-built, at a bumper auction in July.

It’s very rare to find so many amazing vehicles under one roof, and these stellar gems are all up for grabs in an event next month.

South Africa will host one of the most spectacular multi-million dollar classic car auctions of the 2022 world calendar at Montecasino on July 2. More than 115 exclusive models will go under the hammer in a booming international collectors’ market.

Creative Rides Classic and Collectibles Auctions will feature the unreserved and reserved sale, which has now been dubbed The Italian Job (after the classic 1969 Michael Caine film) by insiders due to the astonishing collection of rare and sought-after Italian automobiles, organizers say .

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1984 ALFA GTV 6 3 Liter

Creative Rides CEO Kevin Derrick is no stranger to South African and overseas collectors. He says the process of appraising the more than 30 Italian designer vehicles featured in this auction has been “a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so bidders should prepare to be blown away.”

Italian work

Classic cars from Ferrari, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Porsche, MG, Mercedes, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Ford Mustang and Corvette will feature in this stunning 115-lot auto auction, to be held at the Montecasino in Johannesburg.

Derrick says: “A spectacular example is a red 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 designed and built by Pininfarina. With its low-slung fastback design, it was the first Ferrari to feature power steering and power brakes as standard.

1968 Ferrari 365

1968 Ferrari 365

Conceptcarz.comThe review page notes two international sales of this highly sought-after car in 2022, with the latest reaching $208,012 (R3.18 million).

The 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 is one of nine Ferraris under the hammer at the Creative Rides auction.

Derrick says for more modern supercar aficionados; the red 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello lot would be an inspired choice.

Conceptcarz.comThe valuation page notes an international sale of the 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello in 2021 for $159,500 (R2.44 million). But if history is any indication, one of the hottest lots will be the 1984 Alfa GTV 6 3-litre, one of only 212 ever built, according to Derrick.

“We had a GTV 6 3 liter for sale at our Legends & Classics auction in December last year. The opening bid was set at R200,000, and a few minutes later the hammer was dropped to R1.1 million.

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1984 ALFA GTV 6 3 Liter

Other Italian models on Derrick’s “hot list” include:
• A 1994 Ferrari 348 Spider
• A 1982 Maserati Merak – an automotive sculpture designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro.

Derrick says the July auction is also a must for enthusiasts looking to add touches of German and British car design sophistication to their collections.

“German automakers are generously represented at this auction. From ultra-luxury sports cars to more modest models, there will be something for everyone and vehicles for every budget.

“It is also among these lots that first-time collectors can start looking for their first investment vehicle, and our team of experts will be there to advise you throughout the sale.

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Dodge Charger 1973

“Among the German models, pay attention to Porsches, Mercedes, BMWs, VWs and even Opels.”

Derrick says collectors of British classics also have a wide choice to choose from, while no South African classic car auction would be complete without a quality V8 grunt on the block.

The July 2 no-reserve, reserved auction at the Montecasino in Johannesburg begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp (Central Africa Time). The hybrid live and online auction will be broadcast on the Creative Rides website and social media platforms.

Visit the Creative Rides Auction Website to view the full auction catalog and contact Creative Rides at [email protected] for more information on remote auctions.

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