WORDS: ELLIOTT HUGHES | PHOTOGRAPHY: BROAD ARROW GROUP
Broad Arrow Group (BAG), a newly founded “portfolio of businesses and brands to address the needs of various segments of the collector car market”, has launched Collectors Garage – a “dedicated private sales business”.
Collectors Garage is to be headed by Donnie Gould, Barney Ruprecht and Alexander Weaver, who are senior car specialists that formed Broad Arrow Group after leaving senior positions at RM Sotheby’s, alongside BAG CEO, Ken Ahn.
Maddie Baker, another ex-RM Sotheby’s executive, will be director of client services at Collectors Garage and responsible for assisting clients who are “looking to buy and sell high-quality collector cars privately”. Collectors Garage management team boasts over six decades of combined experience in the collector car industry.
BAG’s new company launches with an array of post-war, grand touring, rally cars and sports cars on offer, available for immediate purchase. A rare 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 offered at $1,750,000 (£1,320,800) headlines the company’s debut offerings of desirable automobiles.
Collectors Garage says that the Italian supercar was delivered new to Switzerland, has been restored by the factory under the supervision of legendary Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni, and boasts matching numbers. Further adding to the desirability is the car’s rare specification of Bleu Miura paintwork over a Gobi-finished interior, as well as an “extensive history file”.
Tying the Lamborghini on price is a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight. The Porsche is one of just 200 examples built by the Stuttgart-based marque and was delivered new to Finnish racing champion Leo Kinnunen. The matching-numbers car is accompanied by a desirable Andy Prill inspection report, and was fitted with several RSR components from new, including its iconic whale-tail rear wing and widened rear arches.
The inclusion of a highly desirable 1983 Lancia 037 Evoluzione 2 Group B rally car is another vehicle that is sure to attract plenty of interest from discerning collectors. Just 20 037 Group B cars were built, and this Evoluzione 2 version is touted as “the ultimate specification” of the iconic mid-engined machine.
A documented history of competition in the World and European Rally Championships by a “roster of famed drivers” adds to the car’s provenance, as does full Abarth Classiche certification. The legendary Lancia is advertised at $800,000 (£603,800).
A 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione 16V Martini 5 ($350,000/£264,000), a 1994 Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione II 16V ‘Blu Lord’ ($195,000/£147,000) and a 1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution ($255,000/£192,450) round out Collectors Garage’s initial offerings.
BAG CEO Ken Ahn said: “The launch of Collectors Garage marks an important first step for Broad Arrow Group… The estimated $25 billion collector car market is primarily driven by private sales transactions today, both in terms of value and volume… We aim to be one of the most trusted advisors for car collectors and enthusiasts to buy and sell cars privately. Our team is dedicated to providing a highly curated portfolio of collector cars for immediate purchase, and we look forward to providing the best possible advice and service to our clients.”
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