Auction Wednesday Churchills Classic Car Bids Big On EBay
It can be hard to keep up with the number of hot cars being auctioned every day. Although you might see articles about celebrities' classic cars going up for auction, you may not know the truth unless you are an avid vintage vehicle enthusiast. Move Car Auto Transport is here to help. Every Wednesday, we'll be sharing the most recent and greatest cars that are up for auction or just recently sold.
Sir Winston Churchill stated that he was satisfied with only the best. A recent eBay auction saw a modest $615,454 be the winning bid to purchase Churchill's 1939 Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe. As the bidding war continued, avid fans were riveted to the online spectacle. Some even predicted that the historic classic would fetch just slightly more than $300,000.
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What makes this car so special?
The 1939 Coupe is a highly sought-after classic car among dealers. This could be because it is the last vehicle from eight made. The website Historics at Brooklands states that the model was created right before World War II began. This is because Daimler Motor Company was focusing on military vehicles.
The bombings of WWII destroyed four of the eight remaining cars, and it was later confirmed that the fifth car was sold as scrap metal. This antique gem was also a popular choice for classic car enthusiasts due to the fact that Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was known as having used the car between 1944 and 1949. It is clear that a little history can make a big difference in your financial future.
SabriCarkan, Germany sold the classic. E. Thiesen, a classic car expert from Hamburg, Germany, performed a 140,000 Euro nut and bolt restoration of the EKV-881. Historics at Brooklands was the car's authenticator. They valued the automobile at PS200,000-PS250,000.
The historic car was moved from Germany to Britain by a London-based buyer who won the bid for PS397,000, which is equivalent to $615,519.95 USD. Are you curious about what it takes to safely ship such an incredible vehicle?
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