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The online auction house Catawiki is bringing 22 classics under the hammer until May 9, 2021. The auctions will only take place in online format. The most expensive of the vehicles on offer is a Ferrari 250 GT 2 + 2 from 1962. It is estimated at EUR 407,000 to […]

The online auction house Catawiki is bringing 22 classics under the hammer until May 9, 2021. The auctions will only take place in online format. The most expensive of the vehicles on offer is a Ferrari 250 GT 2 + 2 from 1962. It is estimated at EUR 407,000 to EUR 450,000 and comes with a large portion of patina.

Ferrari 259 GT 2 + 2 (1962) – will be auctioned by Catawiki at the “Exclusive Oldtimer” auction until May 9, 2021

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The Holy Grail

One of the absolute highlights should be a Plymouth Superbird 440CI ‘Super Commando’ from 1970. The Superbird was a modified road runner, which was specially developed for NASCAR races and is now considered the “Holy Grail” of all MOPAR muscle cars. Or to put it in the words of a Catawiki expert, “The Superbird was bizarre and the culmination of the battle for the crown of the most aerodynamic muscle car marketed as the homologation model for NASCAR races of the late 1960s and early 1970s.”

Plymouth Superbird 440CI ‘Super Commando’ V8 Coupe (1970) – will be auctioned at the “Exclusive Oldtimer” auction by Catawiki until May 9, 2021

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It was the direct successor to the Dodge Charger Daytona, which was the first American automobile to be developed in a wind tunnel. With the know-how of some NASA engineers, the vehicle was subjected to an intensive aerodynamics program. The result was an extremely long and pointed snout with which he literally cut through the air. Expressed in numbers, this corresponds to around 390 km / h! The Superbird was the next evolution of this concept.

Plymouth Superbird 440CI ‘Super Commando’ V8 Coupe (1970) – will be auctioned at the “Exclusive Oldtimer” auction by Catawiki until May 9, 2021

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Due to the changes in the NASCAR regulations from 1970, which stipulated that one vehicle had to be built for two dealers each (corresponding to 1920 vehicles in Plymouth), the Superbird was only built for one year. Many vehicles were later converted back to Road Runner, which makes the Superbird particularly rare.

The vehicle offered here is the 128th Superbird ever built. The color is called “Lemon Twist” and is perfectly complemented by the black vinyl roof (factory option). A 7.2-liter eight-cylinder engine works under the hood. Overall, the vehicle is in very good condition and comes with complete documentation. Anyone looking for a vehicle with legendary status should not miss this unique opportunity. The vehicle is offered without a reserve price!

Plymouth Superbird 440CI ‘Super Commando’ V8 Coupe (1970) – will be auctioned at the “Exclusive Oldtimer” auction by Catawiki until May 9, 2021

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Something for everyone

In addition to the Ferrari 250 and Plymouth Superbird, there are numerous other vehicles up for auction, which could hardly be more different. An Abarth 1000 SP from 1968 or a Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 EVO 1 from 1989 (1 of 500) are among the absolute highlights. At the bottom of the price list is a Ford V8 Cabriolet VandenPlas from 1932. So there should be something for every wallet size and for every taste.

Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 EVO 1 (1989) – will be auctioned by Catawiki at the “Exclusive Oldtimer” auction until May 9, 2021

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Click here for the Overview of all vehicles offered. Anyone interested in historical motorcycles should also visit the “Exclusive Classic Motorcycle Auction” drop by!

Janelle B. Smith

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