Auctionata pleased with its second sale

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2002 Turbo sets record | Auctionata photo
2002 Turbo sets record | Auctionata photo

Berlin-based online classic car auction house Auctionata held its second sale recently and reports that 36 of 43 vehicles were sold during the online bidding with six others listed as provisional sales yet to be closed.

“We received a great deal of positive feedback from the classic cars community, which certainly gives us confidence in our work and shows us that we are on the right path to establishing ourselves on the international auction market for classic cars,” Wolfgang Jochum, head of Auctionata’s classic cars department, said in a news release.

Auctionata made its classic car sales debut late last year with its first online auction. It has scheduled a third for May 4.

The recent sale drew 1,084 participants from 48 nations, up from 665 people from 31 countries for the inaugural event. The second sale was hosted by Finnish rally driver Rauno Aaltonen, who offered commentary on the cars as they were being offered for sale.

Among the sales highlights were a 1951 Jaguar XK 120 OTS, a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 and a 1961 Porsche 356 B cabriolet 1600 Super, each of which sold for $125,000. (Prices include buyer’s premium.)

Auctionata also claimed two auction-price world records: An unrestored 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo that brought $85,200 and a 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint Veloce “Trefeo” edition, one of only 400 produced and this one with only 276 kilometers on its odometer, that sold for $28,850.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.