Car blimey: Vintage classics under the hammer in Joburg
If you don’t fancy an old Fiat or Humber, you might have to settle for a Ferrari, a Jag E-Type or a Roller
Stephan Welz (previously Sotheby’s) has announced a stellar lineup of classic and vintage cars for its November 23 auction in Johannesburg. Some of the 40 cars have been in private collections for years and are rarely seen for sale:
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”;
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.
Along with modern Bentley Continental GTs, some great classics are on offer at the lower end of the pricing scale, including a beautifully restored Mercedes 220S Ponton; an equally enticing W108 Merc 280SE; an original 1960s model VW “hippie” Kombi bus; and a nippy little MGB GT...