We’ve previously covered the November 19, 2015 Rolling Sculpture auction in New York and there are some very special cars crossing the block. The Keno Brothers are redefining the collector car auctions, combining their experience in other collectibles and their love of automobiles. The full auction listing is now available, but we have to point out some of our favourite cars on that list.
The 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 is well respected as one of the original supersedans. Using the tried and true formula of dropping a big engine into a regular sedan made this Benz unique for its time. Not only that, this one originally belonged to racer and actor Steve McQueen, known for his impeccable taste in cars.
We like this 1972 Nissan Fairlady Z 432 because Japanese classics are still under rated and under appreciated, even in this hot collector car market. The 432 was Skyline GTR-powered home market limited edition and with this car’s low miles, we hope it goes to a good home where it’ll be enjoyed for the ultra cool Z that it is.
With this 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4, we’re reminded that we’ve undoubtedly missed the market with this stunning four-place Fezza, and we try to forget when prices started with a one instead of a two or a three. With styling that still holds up today, it would look perfect while parked in the carport of a mid-century modern home.
One Japanese classic that is recognized by collectors is the Toyota 2000 GT and this 1968. At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, I spotted two of these in the car park. My mind was blown and my jaw hit the ground. It’s stunning design is the perfect visual counterpoint to the Lamborghini Muira available in this Rolling Sculpture auction. So well regarded are these 2000 GTs, the market’s pushed pricing into the seven figures.