Original Testarossa Monodado & Andrea Bocelli’s Tesla Head to Auction
Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint 1600 and Lancia Flaminia Coupes also among highlights of Jasper52’s Dec. 10 auction in Europe.
Europe’s Jasper52‘s inaugural collector car auction on Dec. 10 features a variety of outstanding vehicles that include everything from rally and track cars and supercars to touring cars and off-road machines. The auction includes cars located in Europe that were selected expressly for collectors in the United States. Bidding on all cars will start at $1 with absentee and Internet live bidding through Live Auctioneers.
A highlight of the auction is a Tesla owned by renowned Italian opera superstar Andrea Bocelli. The 2015 Tesla is in mint condition. A white Fastback, it has about 70,000 kilometers on the odometer and has been beautifully maintained. It is estimated to go for between $110,000 and $150,000.
TRACK-READY: Restored Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint 1600, registered in 1963, is expected to fetch $60,000 to $80,000.
There are five Alfa Romeo models in the auction, including a vintage Giulia Sprint 1600, which is ready to race. This car was originally prepared to compete in the historic Coppa Delle Alpi race. In 2010, it was thoroughly restored in Italy. Original parts, including the carburetor, are included, should the auction buyer decide to return the car to the road as opposed to racing it. The auction estimate is between $60,000 and $80,000.
Ferrari enthusiasts will recognize the Testarossa Monodado in the sale as being like the one “Detective Sonny Crockett” drove in the 1980s TV crime drama Miami Vice. Ferrari began production of the Testarossa in 1984. Coachbuilder Pininfarina chose an exciting, innovative design for the new top model. The water coolers were mounted on both sides, Formula 1-style, in front of the rear wheels, which Pininfarina turned into a theme using large-scale cooling fins. This motif was continued on the rear panels. At the time, the exotic new design was viewed as extremely futuristic, making the Testarossa an instant style icon. The model featured in the Jasper52 auction is completely original and in excellent condition, inside and out. It even has the original and rare knock-off wheels and should bring in between $130,000 and $150,000.
GOING FOR A SONG: Opera singer Andrea Bocelli’s mint-condition 2015 Tesla S B85D is ready to hit the auction block.
Aside from new paint and carpet, the 1961 Lancia Flaminia GT Touring Superleggera 2500 is original and in top-notch condition. This sleek and racy coupe has a 2500cc engine and a manual gearbox. It is estimated to bring in $130,000 to $150,000.
The lone MG-B in the auction is a very special one, as it was No. 5 off the production line in 1962. This iconic little British sports car is in a great shape and ready to clock many enjoyable miles with its new owner. The pre-sale estimate is $40,000-$55,000.
HOT WHEELS: Lancia Flaminia GT Touring Superleggera 2500 is expected to bring in $130,000 to $150,000.
Other notable entries include a Volkswagen T25 Vanagon, a Land Rover Santana, a Great London Taxi, a Citroën 2CV and a great Austin Mini panel van in mint condition. There are also two American-made classics amid the field of predominantly European motor cars: a restored 1950 Chevrolet C3100 V8 pickup truck, and a 1951 Willys-Overland station wagon in remarkable original condition. Willys-Overland Motors, based in Toledo, Ohio, was best known for its design and production of military Jeeps (MBs) and civilian versions (CJs) during the 20th century. The four-wheel-drive workhorse offered by Jasper52 has only 55,000 miles on the odometer and is expected to bring in between$35,000 and $45,000
1951 Willys-Overland station wagon 4 x 4 is in original unrestored condition and anticipated to nab between $35,000 and $45,000.