42-car private collection up for sealed bidding in Germany

1991 Ferrari F1 racer part of private collection going to auction in Germany | Bonhams GmbH photos
1991 Ferrari F1 racer part of private collection going to auction in Germany | Bonhams GmbH photos

Bonhams GmbH, the German branch of the collector car auction company, is staging a tender sale of 42 lots from the Willi Balz Collection of cars, motorcycles and children’s vehicles. The lots will be available for inspection September 21-22 in Stuttgart, Germany, with the sale ending September 27. Bidding will be done by sealed offers on the various lots.

Those lots include a 1991 Ferrari F1-91 driven by Jean Alesi or Alain Prost at Monaco, Phoenix, Brazil and San Marino. Also known as the Ferrari 642, the car was designed by Steve Nichols and Jean-Claude Migeot as an advancement on the 641 chassis that won the team the championship the previous season. The car has a pre-auction estimated value of €300,000 to €600,000 (approximately $335,000 to $675,000).

Among the other lots are a 1966 Cooper-Maserati T81, a 1930s-era Alvis Special single-seater, a Jaguar R1 F1, a 1910 Cadillac Thirty 3-seat speedster, 1937 Lagonda LG45 ‘M45 Le Mans’ replica, 1950 Jaguar XK120 FHC, 1931 Ford Model AA tow truck, 1939 Delahaye 135M sports saloon, a circa 1957 BMW Racing Kneeler motorcycle and a circa 1924 Henderson De Luxe Four combination of motorcycle and sidecar.

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