1969 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona N.A.R.T..
While attendees can thrill in the bidding for more than 40 automotive gems in person, like the 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona N.A.R.T., with an estimated value falling in the $4.9 to $5.9 million range, or the 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage ($600,000 – $725,000), the added bonus this year is that car aficionados also have the option of picking up one of these works or art for their personal collection from anywhere on the planet—provided they have a working Internet connection.
Skylight Clarkson SQ, located in SoHo, Manhattan, is slated to host this epic event. Prospective buyers will have the opportunity to check out potential additions to their collections firsthand, of course (it wouldn’t be a proper auction without the live experience), but for those unable to attend, Leigh and Leslie Keno have teamed up with Proxibid, offering distant customers a digital treat.
1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage.
Proxibid is an online auction site specializing in high-value financial transactions, backed by a sophisticated risk management system, guaranteeing that only trustworthy sellers and qualified buyers can take part in the auctioneering fun. The system lets remote bidders delight in the buzz of the auction from the comfort of their homes or offices. Live video and audio streams give collectors—who might still be in their pajamas, sipping their first coffee of the day—the ability to listen to the auctioneer, as well as bid in real-time against people present on the showroom floor.
With such an incredible assortment of gorgeous cars up for grabs, like Carrozzeria Touring’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 (made famous in the James Bond film Goldfinger), valued between $950,000 and $1.6 million, with its gorgeous sage exterior and tan interior, outstanding automotive performance and pedigree will be well represented.
1. 1940 Alvis.
2. 1960 Aston Martin Db4 Series 1.
3. 1965 Aston Martin DB5.
4. 1968 Bizzarrini Strada 5300.
A brief glance at a few of the other cars on offer demonstrates how deep the field is. Buyers will have the chance to bid on the 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, the 1983 Porsche / March 83G-4 IMSA Racecar, 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS and the 1939 BMW 327 Cabriolet (reaching back in time a bit), plus dozens of other remarkable modes of transportation.
While Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions is a relatively new outfit, the brothers, and their partner Ken Sterne, are no strangers to the auctioneering game (antiques, automobiles, and fine art)—with years of experience handling stylish cars between them. Regardless if buyers attend the Rolling Sculpture auction in the flesh or bid from home, the experience is sure to be rich (literally and figuratively) and rewarding. ■