Elegance On Offer
The Elegance At Hershey brings with it an auction selling select pieces of stately automobile art. Presented by The Finest Automobile Auctions, this aptly named auction house is offering a small, but distinguished, docket on the Saturday preceding the concours. Whether enticed by the Hershey Hill Climb or the elegant show cars, the vehicles consigned offer a unique mix of racing and stylistic heritage. Here are a handful of the Cars to Watch on Saturday, as chosen by our team of Marque specialists.
Our in-house Porschephile and Northeast Sales Manager, Keith Neelans, is watching Lot 146‘s 1973 Porsche 911S. This beautifully presented targa has recently benefited from a complete restoration, and maintains its original engine, transmission, and Fuchs wheels. This European spec model was quickest 911 on offer at the time (besides the venerable RS) and the last year for the sleek, pre-regulation bumpers. Garbed in the brilliant Gemini Blue livery it left the factory with, this 911 is a head turner.
The 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello at Lot 138 has caught the eye of Chris Warren, our Southeast Sales Manager. The successor to the Testarossa-based 512, the 550 was the Italian marque‘s return to a front-engined V12 format, and those twelve cylinders produce an impressive 480 hp. Equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission and largely bereft of electronic driver’s aids, the Ferrari 550 Maranello is one of the last examples of a purist supercar. The past year has seen these GTs skyrocket in value, particularly for well-sorted examples like this one, making this prancing horse a fantastic indicator of the health of the market.
The beautiful 1963 Jaguar E-Type at Lot 113 is a favorite of Premier’s Southwest Sales Manager, Michelle Yancey. And who can blame her? Considered to be among the most attractive lines in the automotive world, this example features new chrome accents and Jaguar’s Opalescent Blue Metallic paint. Driven only 800 miles since it was returned to factory condition with a painstaking restoration, this car is at home on any concours field.
The 1967 Austin Cooper S at Lot 101 has stirred up feelings of nostalgia in our Sales Manager for the West Coast, Juan Garcia. A recent owner of a more contemporary Mini, Juan is drawn to this classic’s simple, archetypal design and spunky performance. Specifically designed for the under 1300 cc racing class, the Cooper S has a powerful engine, strengthened to allow for further tuning. In fantastic condition and tastefully modified to suit its rally heritage, this golden 60’s Mini has solid investment potential.
Premier’s corporate headquarters in Woodbury, Connecticut is buzzing about the burgundy beauty at Lot 133. The 400GT 2+2 is one of Lamborghini’s first masterpieces, and boasts an understated elegance embodied by its long nose and steeply-swept windshield. A far cry from Lamborghini’s current, ostentatious offerings, this car is a consummate gran turismo; A V12 provides significant power for high-speed travel, and a spacious green house allows for an uninterrupted view of the scenery. The perfect car for being seen seeing the sights.
Leasing from Auction with Premier
Looking for your own taste of Elegance? Even if you’ve got your eye on one of the high-end automobiles from Hershey, Premier offers simple, transparent lease terms to bidders at auction. Whether you’re looking to bid on a vintage Porsche targa or one of Ferrari’s modern classics, Premier can structure you a Simple Lease that offers both low payments and the opportunity of ownership. Call us today to get pre-approved and consult your Auction Basics before bidding.