Automobile history showcased in Aalholm collection



2015-06-26 11:19:18

Automobile history showcased in Aalholm collection

13 Jul 2012, 11:41 GMT+01

Classic cars and automobiles from 1896 to 1986 are being offered at RM Auctions’ Aalholm sale on August 12th at the stunning Aalholm medieval castle and estate in Nysted, Demark.

The Aalholm Automobil Museum, one of Europe’s largest collections of vintage cars, is putting over 175 motors from its famous collection at the mercy of the gavel, each one carrying no reserve.

The museum was founded by automobile enthusiast Baron J. O. Raben-Levetzau in 1964. His enthusiasm was sparked by the castle’s own 1911 Rolls Royce, and the rest is history. He amassed over 200 vehicles, displaying motor cars dating from a span of 90 years.

Highlights include the very 1911 Rolls Royce that started it all, a Silver Ghost Roi des Belges Tourer. A pair of pre-war Bugattis, one 1938 Stelvio Drophead Coupe and the rare 1931 Bugatti Type 40A Tourer, one of only 32 examples built, will also be offered alongside a 1928 Mercedes-Benz Nurnburg Limousine, a 1932 Hispano-Suiza Cabriolet-Victoria, a 1938 Maybach Zeppelin DS8 Roadster, and a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/E.

Veteran cars from the early 1900s include a 1900 Decauville Roadster, a 1900 De Dion-Bouton Four-Seat Vis a Vis, a 1902 Holsman High-Wheel Runabout, a 1902 Rambler Model C Runabout, and the 1903 Ford Model A Runabout, Henry Ford’s first production model.

Alongside the motor cars, the wacky and wonderful additions of a 1903 Wright Brothers replica plane, an 1890s Danish Royal Train Carriage, a rare 1920s Marklin toy train set, and an 1899 De Dion-Bouton motorised tricycle, are sure to enhance what is already set to be a fantastic sale.


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