‘1,000 Horsepower’ is theme for Auctionata’s September sale

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1957 Ferrari Ellena is star car for ‘1,000 Horsepower’ sale | Auctionata photos

‘1,000 Horsepower” is the title of Auctionata’s next collector car sale, schedule for September 10. The sale will be the first held in neighboring Austria by the Berlin-based auction company.

Featured vehicles for the sale are:

• A 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Ellena, originally a two-seat coupe before it was redone three decades ago to the specifications of a “Tour de France.” The chassis (831 GT), originated as a 250 GT Type 508C, which was very similar to the underpinnings of the “Tour de France” version. Modifications were done by Bachelli & Villa and Dienna e Silingardi. Auctionata has set a minimum opening bid of 340,000 euro (more than $375,000) on the car.

Jochen Rindt raced this F2 Brabham

• The 1967 Brabham BT23-5 that Jochen Rindt drove to establish himself as the finest Formula 2 racer of the era, winning nine races in 1967. Auctionata contends the car is the most successful F2 ever. Brabham built 31 such chassis, 22 for F2 racing. The car has been restored. Opening bid is 160,000 euro (some $187,000).

• A 1962 Jaguar E-type lightweight re-creation with aluminum bodywork and a racing history.

• A 1953 Nash Healy Pininfarina Le Mans roadster, one of 162 produced.

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• A special-edition Lamborghini Diablo SE 30.

• A BMW 2002 Rallye with an FIA vehicle passport.

• A 1978 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo.

Porsche 930

Also on the 39-vehicle docket are additional Ferraris and various American muscle cars, Auctionata said.

The auction will be staged at the Magna Racino racing circuit and hosted by Autorevue Speedparty, Austria’s largest annual gathering for auto enthusiasts. Austrian television reporter Christian Clerici will be the auction moderator.

Bidding will be offered at the venue or online (through the Auctionata Live app).

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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.

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  1. The Ferrari pictured at the top is not an Ellena (a high roof 250 GT touring car). It is a 250 GT competition long-wheelbase “Tour de France.” Please correct the caption for the sake of your website.