There were numerous press releases. There was a highly produced video. There was a Chris Harris video of Top Gear. The hype generated by the auction of the only remaining Porsche Type 64 made it basically Supra in the auction world. So last night, when a weird blunder lost that conspiracy and caused a sell-off, it was surprising.
The Type 64 is the car that connects the Volkswagen to the Porsche, designed in the direction of Adolf Hitler for the Berlin – Rome Road Rally. This is a strange and unique piece of car history, with only three being built and one surviving. As a result, the last Type 64 is expected to fetch about $ 20 million.
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But according to Bloomberg the merchant opened the auction for $ 30 million. The next bidding costs up to $ 70 million! That price will make it the most expensive car ever sold, comfortably being a $ 48.4 million Ferrari GTO. That is, of course, if one has actually offered so much.
In a confusing order of events, the trader announced that the initial offer was $ 13 million, not $ 30 million. The second offer was for $ 17 million.
According to Bloomberg history, no one really knew if it was a surprise mistake from one of the most prestigious auction houses or a weird attempt at a joke to build more over. Either way, he didn't get along well with the audience.
After much confusion and doubt as to whether they were deliberately deceived, there was little interest in bidding. No one came out on top of the $ 17 million bid, so the auction was canceled a few minutes after it began.
Thus, after all this excitement, the Type 64 auction reached a strange and unsatisfactory conclusion. We have sought RM Sotheby's for clarification and will update if we hear back.