Berluti Porsche offered in Sotheby’s online auction

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Specially outfitted in Berluti leather, this '73 Porsche Targa is going up for bidding in online auction | Sotheby's photos
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A 1973 Porsche 911 Targa 2.4 S customized with patinated leather is among the items being offered in “Berluti: The Art of Craftsmanship,” an online auction being conducted by Sotheby’s.

“Since its creation in 1895, Berluti has never ceased to challenge the boundaries of craftsmanship and reinvent the rules of style,” Sotheby’s said in its announcement. 

“As the legendary shoe and leather brand is opening a new chapter in its history this spring, Sotheby’s will host an exclusive online auction celebrating Berluti’s heritage and unique savoir-faire, open for bidding from April 24 until May 7.

“Berluti: The Art of Craftsmanship” will present an arresting selection of bespoke pieces, from a sport car and motorcycle to beautifully handcrafted accessories and luxury watches, all featuring the brand’s emblematic Venezia leather and its famous patina.

The Porsche will be sold not only with its unique leather interior, but with a pair of driving shoes and weekend bag, Sotheby’s said. Pre-auction estimated value is €175,000 to €225,000 ($196,500 to $252,700).

Triumph Bonneville and accessories

Also in the 14-lot sale is a Triumph Bonneville T120 motorcycle with leather-sheathed helmet and a pair of brown calf-leather biker boots. The pre-sale estimate is €30,000 to €50,000 ($33,700 to $56,150).

For more information, visit the special Sotheby’s Berluti website.

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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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