A new auction for vintage cars in the US could soon bring an unexpected treat to car enthusiasts everywhere.
Auctioneer Kevin Lee said his shop is currently taking bids on cars repaired by the likes of BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Mercedes-Benz to be auctioned off on eBay.
“I’ve been collecting vintage cars since I was 15, so this is the perfect opportunity to give my clients a piece of history,” he said.
“My goal is to bring a collection of cars that are currently in the UK back into the public eye.”
Kevin Lee, a former car repairman and owner of a vintage car repair shop in Sydney, is currently auctioning vintage cars for auction on eBay.(ABC News: Peter Jones)Kevin Lee says he was one of the first people to recognise the value of vintage cars when he opened his first shop in 2007.
“There’s so many cars on eBay, so I was a bit nervous when I opened my first shop, but I got a couple of people coming to buy their first car and I thought ‘I can do this’.”
Mr Lee said it was his love of the car that eventually led to the shop becoming a car repair company, adding he had seen it all before.
“When I opened the first shop it was a garage shop, so we had lots of cars,” he explained.
“We also had an older car that I bought and a few of my old cars that I still have.”
Mr Lee’s shop has a small collection of vintage car parts including a Porsche 919, a BMW 7 Series, a Bentley, a Ferrari 250 GTO, and a Lamborghinis, a Lambo, and the Ferrari 488.
Mr Lee says his shop will be taking bids for the cars that will be auctioning on eBay starting today.
“Our biggest hope is to sell the cars we sell and I want to give our clients something to show for it,” he told ABC News.
“But it will be a bit of a challenge to get to that point.”
Kevin is currently working on an eBay page dedicated to the cars, which will be open to anyone in the United States.
“The most exciting part is that there are no requirements that the sellers need to be in the USA to be eligible to bid,” he added.
“It’s really a case of the seller taking their time to work through the process and then we’ll be able to see if they’re up to the task.”
The auction will take place on Thursday and the auctioneer is offering a 25 per cent discount on the entire collection.ABC News is reporting that the cars will be sold in a variety of formats, including for use in museums and auction houses.ABC news has also contacted Mr Lee for comment and will update this story if we hear back.
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