Saturday, February 03, 2007

1939 Auto Union D-Type: A Million Dollar Car?

Old model cars have no value. We do not care to buy a car of the 1980s model now. They are not very comfortable to us. But sometimes old cars can be more expensive than gold. 1939 Auto Union D-Type car is a famous one and some people would love to pay millions of dollars for it.

Paddock Talk reported:

Christie’s has estimated the value of the 1939 Auto Union D-Type, one of just two remaining examples of this legendary Grand Prix racing car, at between £5.78-7.88 million, which would set a new record. Formed in the Thirties through the amalgamation of four German automotive marques, Auto Union was a precursor to the modern day Audi brand, and its memory is kept alive by the German prestige manufacturer’s heritage division, Audi Tradition.

The auction vehicle will be on display in the Audi Forum New York (250 Park Avenue and 47th) on 25 January, and its so-called "sister" car – the Auto Union D-Type racing car from 1938 – makes an appearance on 12 February in Paris (Bauer Saint Honoré, 48 Place du Marché Saint Honoré). Both of these Grand Prix cars made the journey from the former Soviet Union, having been transported there from the factory Zwickau in eastern Germany after World War II by the Soviet occupation forces as spoils of war.

So, if you have enough money to spend then you can think of spending millions of dollars for buying an old piece of metal.