Weird and wonderful car auction - 175 historic lots, all without reserve


A Danish car museum with over 100 cars from every age of motoring is going under the hammer, all without any reserve.

The auction will take place on 12 August in southern Denmark, although a surprising number of cars are right-hand-drive and some even carry UK registration plates. The collection was the brainchild of Baron J.O. Raben-Levetzau and spans the period from 1896 right up to the 1970s and 1980s.

Early cars include a 1896 Léon Bollée Voiturette, a 1899 De Dion-Bouton Tricycle, and a 1903 Ford Model A. Moving through the ages, highlights include

• a 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp Silver Ghost Roi des Belges Tourer;
• a 1938 Bugatti 57C Stelvio Drophead Coupe
• a right-hand drive 1928 Mercedes-Benz Nürnburg Limousine;
• a 1938 Maybach Zeppelin DS8 Roadster;
• a 1947 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet; and
• a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/E.

There is also a remarkable collection of British saloons from the 1960s through to the 1980s, including two Rover P5s, a Wolseley 6-110 and quite a few Jaguars, including a 1986 Jaguar XJ6, which was purchased new by Queen Ingrid of Denmark (1910–2000).

Another more recent offering from the collection is a 1985 Ferrari Testarossa, showing just 12,700 kilometres, apparently having been delivered new to a Venetian prince.

The estimated prices look very good value, and they will all sell, as they are all being offered without reserve. Day trip to Denmark, anyone?