12 Classic Cars Found In A Swiss Castle Sold In Record Time For 2.3 Million
Bonham’s Raised $2.3 Million By Selling The Cars
Published July 11, 2017
Bonham’s held a rather amazing auction last month during the Spa Classic in Belgium. They offered 12 amazing classic cars found in a castle in Switzerland only month earlier. And we are not talking here about some usual old cars, but about really amazing vehicles including a 1958 Roadster, a 1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Double Phaëton, and a 1973 Ford Mustang.
Someone at a Swiss castle discovered 12 awesome cars valued in millions and they have all been consigned to Bonhams for sale.
The sale held on May 21 was a total success as Bonham’s successfully raised $2.3 millions for them. Most valuable of the cars was a meticulous 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster which sold for almost double of its expected price. Two buyers, confined in a bidding war, raised the price of the car to $1.26 million.
Interestingly enough, a 1969 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9-Liter Coupé was sold via telephone bidding for almost $200,000, with the 1980 Aston Martin V8 Volante Convertible fetching more than $190,000.
Classic Cars Found In A Swiss Castle Were Exceptional High-profile Machines
All the cars found in the castle were sold at an auction, and apart from sports cars, there were some really astonishing high-profile machines. Here is the list of the cars found in the Swiss castle:
- 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300Sl Roadster,
- 1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Double Phaëton,
- 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II,
- 1981 Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC Coupé,
- 1973 Ford Mustang,
- 1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2,
- 1967 Maserati Series II Quattroporte,
- 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 V12,
- Lamborghini Espada,
- Maserati Ghibli SS,
- Maserati Indy America,
- 1980 Aston Martin V8 Volante
This obviously was not a classic “barn find” moment as the cars were probably stationed in fine conditions of the Swiss Castle garage. Nevertheless, a find like this makes us wonder what treasures are hidden in high-profile mansions all over the world? And how, for the love of everything that is sacred, can someone simply forget about 12 amazing cars?