Sotheby’s doubles up for next online-only auction

Sotheby’s doubles up for next online-only auction

’76 914 and ’70 E-type up for bidding after successful sale of Nissan Figaro

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).

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

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    November 19, 2019, 5:02 AM

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