An original Brabham BT23-5 F2 car, originally driven by Jochen Rindt, will be offered in Auctionata’s first Austrian auction: 1000 Horsepower
German auction house Auctionata, which runs the majority of its auctions exclusively online, will soon host its first Austrian auction – called ‘1000 Horsepower – at the Magna Racino race circuit near Vienna. Taking place on 10 September during the huge Autorevue Speedparty event, the sale will be moderated by Austrian TV journalist Christian Clerici, and will allow bidding both online and on site.
Out of the 39 cars on offer in the sale – and it really is a varied mix – two star cars instantly stand out: Jochen Rind’s Brabham BT23-5 from 1967, as well as a striking Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Ellena, built to ‘Tour de France’ specification.
For many, the Brabham BT23-5 represents one of the the most important F2 cars ever. Not just significant, this car actually saw Rindt take an impressive nine victories in the 1967 championship, marking an important step on his way to winning a Formula 1 World Championship in 1970 – the year of his tragic death.
The car is offered in completely restored and ready to race condition, and is estimated at around €340,000, with bidding starting at €170,000.
Next up is the Ferrari. This car started life as a ‘regular’ 250 GT Berlinetta Ellena, and it was modified to Tour de France spec by Bachelli & Villa and Dienna e Silingardi around 30 years ago. Bidding will start at a price of €340,000, with an estimate of €600,000.
Other highlights include a Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Recreation, built with a full aluminum body, complete with racing history from 1962. There’s also a Nash Healey Pininfarina LeMans Roadster from 1953, one of only 162 produced that year. Looking for something more modern? Modern supercar fans might be interested in the special edition Lamborghini Diablo SE 30.