Auctionata offers 40 cars at online auction

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1970 Alpina B6 may be star car of the auction | Auctionata photos
1970 Alpina B6 may be star car of the auction | Auctionata photos
1970 Alpina B6 may be star car of the auction | Auctionata photos

German online auction house Auctionata will do its next sale August 31 with some 40 vehicles on the docket.

Among the highlights is a 1970 BMW Alpina B6 created by Alpina founder Burkard Bovensiepen for a motorcycle racer, who has owned the car since new and has had it in storage for the last 15 years, Auctionata reports, adding that the car comes with complete documentation.

'84 280SE was used by Portuguese government
’84 280SE was used by Portuguese government

Another featured vehicle is a 1984 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE that until 1998 was used by the Portuguese Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Other cars on the docket include a 1970 Jaguar E-type, a 1960 Triumph TR 3A with only 40,531 kilometers traveled so far and a 1974 BMW tii.

The sale will be hosted by author and classic car show host Johannes Hubner, who will provide commentary as the cars are introduced.

Auctionata adds that for the first time, the condition of each vehicle in the auction will be assessed and graded by Classic Data with those condition reports available online.

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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.