NEW YORK – Jasper52’s inaugural collector car auction on Dec. 10 offers a variety of outstanding vehicles: rally and track cars, supercars, touring cars and off-road machines. This groundbreaking sale features cars that are located in Europe and selected specifically for collectors in the United States. A highlight of the auction is a Tesla owned by the renowned Italian singer Andrea Bocelli. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Bocelli’s 2015 Tesla S B85D (above) is in mint condition. The white fastback has a manual gearbox. With about 70,000 kilometers on the odometer, it is expected to sell for $150,000 or more.
Of the five Alfa Romeo models in the auction, the vintage Giulia Sprint 1600 is ready to race. This car was originally prepared to compete in the historic Coppa Delle Alpi race. In 2010, it was thoroughly restored in Italy. Original parts, including the carburetor, are included in case the buyer wants to go back to the road, rather than racing (est. $78,750-$105,000).
Fans of Miami Vice will recognize the Ferrari Testarossa Monodado (below) as one like Detective Sonny Crockett drove in the 1980s TV crime drama. Ferrari began production of the Testarossa in 1984. Coachbuilder Pininfarina had chosen an entirely new design for the new top model. On the Testarossa, the water coolers were mounted on both sides, Formula 1-style, in front of the rear wheels, which Pininfarina turned into a theme using large-scale cooling fins. This was continued on the rear panels. At that time, this design was extremely futuristic, making the Testarossa a style icon. The model featured in the Jasper52 auction (below) is completely original and in excellent condition inside and out (est. $180,000-$240,000)
Aside from new paint and carpeting, the 1961 Lancia Flaminia GT Touring superleggera 2500 is original and in top condition. This sleek and racy coupe has a 2500cc engine and a manual gearbox (est. $180,000-$240,000).
The lone Porsche in the auction is a 968 Club Sport in a unique eggplant color. Never raced or entered a circuit, it has been maintained by an official Porsche dealer and by Baltasar, one of the best Porsche workshops in Spain. This 1993 has a 2990cc engine and manual transmission (est. $82,500-$110,000).
Just two American-made vehicles are included in the Jasper52 auction but both are classics: a restored 1950 Chevrolet C3100 V-8 pickup and a 1951 Willys-Overland station wagon (below) in remarkable original condition. Willys-Overland Motors, based in Toledo, Ohio, was best known for its design and production of military Jeeps (MBs) and civilian versions (CJs) during the mid-20th century. This four-wheel-drive workhorse has only 55,000 miles on the odometer (est. $47,250-$63,000).
The Jasper52 auction also showcases a Volkswagen T25 Vanagon, a Land Rover Santana, a Great London Taxi, and a red MGB roadster—the fifth one built.
The online auction will be conducted Monday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. Eastern time.