Turners Auctions upcoming prestige auction takes place this Saturday (11 September) and crossing the block are some interesting machines including a 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Viper.
The Ram ute comes with a colour coded hard lid and towbar fitted. Unfortunately the vehicle has never been registered and or complied for NZ roads, it’s in Left Hand Drive and there’s no import paper trial for this vehicle.
The rest of the auction is about European prestige and features two Rolls Royce Phantoms, three Porsche Carreras, and a host of rare luxury vehicles, Turners is describing the catalogue as their most prestigious yet.
The centrepiece of the auction catalogue is a 2003 Rolls Royce Phantom; bought brand new in 2003 for $1,000,000 this car is one of only three in New Zealand and is estimated to sell for upwards of $300,000.
“We’re pretty stunned with the prestige collection we have up for auction this time around, and the 2003 Rolls Royce Phantom is the pinnacle of every luxury car-lover’s aspirations. We expect interest in this car to be extremely high, both here and overseas,” says Graham Roberts, Chief Executive at Turners Auctions.
The other Rolls Royce Phantom going under the hammer is a classic 1967 model, which was once one of the Lord Mayor of London’s official town cars. This stunning piece of motoring history is a collector’s dream, and is expected to fetch between $75,000 and $100,000 under the hammer.
Another highly iconic entry up for grabs is the 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet. A vehicle of choice with the much-loved playboy Hugh Hefner, this example was originally built as a hardtop, but was subsequently converted to the rarer soft-top ‘Landaulet’ model at great expense by a very determined owner.
Another star on offer is a very rare 1989 Lamborghini LM002. One of only 25 in the world, this 5.2L V12 beast was designed and built for the Italian Army and would be perfect for anyone who wants to make a statement. The car has been through a leg of the Thailand Gumball 3,000 with a disused AK47 mounted on its back, a throwback to its unsuccessful military career.