Historic Lotus collection up for auction at Goodwood

Olav Glasius will be auctioning off his impressive Lotus collection on Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed. His collection includes 24 vehicles starting from 1953 to the present day and he hopes to raise an impressive £1.5million by selling them all.

His collection includes racing cars ranging from Mark VI through Marks VIII and IX, Team Lotus Le Mans Type 11s, Formula Junior Lotus 27, and ex-Formula 1/InterContinental Lotus Type 18. Next to these impressive racing cars, the collection includes road-going supercars from the Lotus Elite Series II to a Lotus Esprit Turbo , and a trio of prototype and one-off concept cars.

Doug Nye, Bonhams Motoring Historian and author of some 70 books including several on the Lotus marque, said, "There are few teams that encapsulate the romance of the ‘little guys beating the big guys’ better than Team Lotus and Olav Glasius’s remarkable collection, which he has assembled with such love and painstaking care over so many years, truly embodies the essence of what Colin and his successors have been all about."


10 comments:

Why did they decide to auction these? I hope they do sell them for a reasonable amount. It’s quite hard to find wealthy vintage collection recently. 

I hope they can find a car-vintage lovers. I like the picture presented in the article. 

It’s rare to find people who will still be interested in these.

The starting price must be already high. I think the winners of this reached beyond the original prices.

Are these cars still efficiently running?

I’ll pass on this one. I don’t actually like the really vintage cars. Maybe if it’s a theme, I do.

Why did they decide to auction these? I hope they do sell them for a reasonable amount. It’s quite hard to find wealthy vintage collection recently.

How much will be their market price? Since it is a vintage collection, it definitely has a special value in the market.

Hey Trey_Brown, at least to me, they’re valuable. I do get your point though, vintage will remain vintage and flashy is the new hit.

I’m having second thoughts about the success of this auction. Does anyone still really covet ancient automotive?

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