Sotheby’s doubles up for next online-only auction

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This 1970 Jaguar E-type roadster is one of two cars up next in the Online Only auctions | Sotheby's/RM Sotheby's photos

With the sale of a no-reserve 1991 Nissan Figaro exceeding its high pre-auction estimate, Sotheby’s and RM Sotheby’s will double up on its new Online Only collector car auction, the auction houses have announced.

From November 6-14, the Figaro used in an episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Netflix series was offered up for online bidding. The car, estimated to be worth $35,000 to $45,000, drew bidders from the U.S., UK and Asia before selling for $51,750.

From November 15-21, the auction companies are offering two cars for online bidding — a 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 and a 1970 Jaguar E-type Series 2 4.2-liter roadster.

1976 Porsche 914 has undergone restoration
The 914

“Under single ownership until 2016, the well-preserved Porsche 914 presents very much in the way it left the factory, finished in correct Light Ivory paintwork, with a removable black Targa top,” the announcement notes.

“Accompanied by extensive documentation, including service records and invoices, the 914 benefits for a recent no-expenses-spared restoration by marque experts. 

“Powered by the peppy 2.0-liter engine paired with five-speed manual transaxle, the Porsche is truly a racecar built for the road, providing its passengers with an exhilarating driving experience (Est. $60,000 – $70,000, offered without reserve).

E-type is a three-owner vehicle

“The desirable Jaguar E-Type is offered from just three documented owners since new,” the description of the E-type beings. “Finished in correct Primrose Yellow accented by brilliant brightwork, the car rides on thin redline Michelin X radial tires mounted on knock-off wire wheels. 

“Wearing a well-maintained frame-off restoration from the 1990s, it is powered by its original twin-cam 4.2-liter straight-six engine and shows less than 29,500 miles on the odometer. One of Jaguar’s — and the hobby’s most iconic road cars, the Series 2 4.2-Litre Roadster would make an excellent addition to any sports car collection (Est. $110,000 – $140,000, offered without reserve).

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For more information on the cars and for bidding information, visit the Sotheby’s 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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