Dutch auction features one collector’s American classics

1956 Dodge Custom Royal goes to auction | Troostwijk Auctions photos
1956 Dodge Custom Royal goes to auction | Troostwijk Auctions photos

‘When we were offered this auction, we were dazzled,” said Frank Adam, commercial manager of Troostwijk Auctions, which is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

“If you visited America in the Fifties or Sixties, you really would think you’d stepped back in time,” he added. “And anyone who has seen the film Black to the Future can now see for themselves what sort of cars Marty McFly had to skateboard around.”

Adam was speaking of an auction taking place December 22 in the Dutch city of Culemborg, where, Adam said in a news release, “The owner of these wants to dispose of his hobby, which has gotten out of hand. His children have no interest in the collection.”

Adam said his company expects primary interest in the cars to come from the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates, where classic American cars also are popular.

What sort of classics are being offered at this sale?

Here’s the list of American cars:

1954 Oldsmobile
1954 Oldsmobile
  • 1936 Buick 80 Series Roadmaster
  • 1958 Buick Special
  • 1960 Cadillac Series 62 coupe
  • 1961 Cadillac Serires 62 convertible
  • 1961 Cadillac DeVille Town Sedan
  • 1975 Cadillac Eldorado convertible
  • 1956 Dodge Custom Royal
  • 1957 Ford Custom 300 sedan
  • 1954 Oldsmobile Delta 88
  • 1950 Packard DeLuxe Eight

Also being sold are a 1933 Peugeot 201C, 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, 1965 Daf 31 Daffodil, 1992 Mercedes-Benz 600 SEL, 1997 Jaguar XK8, convertible, 1999 Maserati 3200 GT, 2002 Toyota RAV4 and three Porsches — 1968 912, 1994 911 Carrera convertible and 2004 Cayenne Turbo.

If you have more interest than just reading this story, you can visit the auction house website or take a 360-degree virtual tour of the cars.

Troostwijk’s website identifies the company as industrial auctioneers and valuers since 1930.

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