One Guy Has 130 Cars for Sale, and Here Are Some of Them

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Photo: RM Sotheby's
1963 Alpine-Renault A1081952 Alvis TA21 Drophead Coupé by Tickford1946 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane Drophead Coupé2008 Aston Martin DB9 LM2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage AMR1990 BMW M3 Convertible1933 BSA TW 331931 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer1957 Bentley S1 Saloon1949 Cadillac 62 Convertible1960 Chevrolet Corvette1926 Citroën B14 Sedan1911 De Tamble Model G Roadster1939 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet1926 Derby 9 HP Sports2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello1967 Fiat Dino Spider1969 Fiat 500 L1932 Ford Model 181947 HRG Aerodynamic1925 Hotchkiss AM Cabriolet1947 Jaguar Mark IV Saloon1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupé1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible1921 McLaughlin 22-45 Five-Passenger Tourer1934 Mercedes-Benz 1701966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan1951 Mercury Eight Sedan1929 Packard Eight Sedan1947 Packard Eight Custom Super Clipper Limousine1928 Peugeot 172M1958 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet1969 Porsche 911 T Coupe1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Cabriolet2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS1920 Rochet-Schneider Type 165001953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon1954 Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine Mk I1944 Sunbean-Talbot Ten1955 Triumph TR21962 Trojan 2001951 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle1955 WD Denzel 1300
We’re used to seeing high-profile car auctions, and we have gotten accustomed to a wide variety of owners selling an even wider variety of cars at events across the world. But we’re less used to seeing huge car collections, owned by a single person or entity, being sold at once.
In September, the Portuguese town of Alcácer do Sal will host what is likely to become a momentous event in its history: RM Sotheby’s is coming there to assist with the sale of over 130 vehicles, some of them “pre-war greats,” others “American classics of all eras” and even “rare and diminutive microcar gems.”

All the cars are owned by a certain Mr. Sáragga, a car collector and enthusiast who started amassing the great deal of pieces in his garage three decades ago, “with a small grouping of rare Mercedes-Benz models.” And each of them will be sold without reserve – meaning no starting price – for unspecified reasons this fall.

The huge collection includes the 1920 Rochet-Schneider Type 16500 as one of the oldest cars available, and the 2017 Aston Martin Vantage AMR as the latest. In between, names like the 1946 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane Drophead Coupé, 1990 BMW M3 Convertible or 1957 Bentley S1 Saloon proudly hold their ground.

“The Sáragga Collection reflects the discerning and eclectic personal tastes of its owner, with many cars combining broad desirability with strong Portuguese provenance and history,” said the auction house in a statement.

This September's Sáragga collection sale is one of the biggest announced so far this year. In 2018, another huge car collection went on sale, this time at the hands of Bonhams.

Considered the largest rare Ford collection in the world, the Den Hartogh Museum in the Netherlands liquidated its garage and released over 200 Ford and Lincoln cars and commercial vehicles and more than 50 motorcycles into the wild in exchange for over $7 million.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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