Beyond Price Tags: Exploring the Luxury Rides Sold at South Africa’s Auctions

In the world of classic car enthusiasts, preserving and protecting their prized possessions is paramount. Every scratch, every blemish, threatens to diminish the value and beauty of these automotive icons. That’s where Auto-Covers step in, offering tailored soft indoor car covers designed to safeguard these investments against the ravages of time, dust, and harmful chemicals, all while they rest in the safety of the garage.

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, Price: R17.5 million (Stephan Welz & Co, 2017)

This rare and elegant car was sold for R17.5 million at a Stephan Welz & Co auction in Cape Town in 2017. It was one of only 350 ever made and had a 3-litre V12 engine that could reach speeds of over 240 km/h. Imagine the gleaming exterior of a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, its lines timeless, its presence captivating. Now picture it snugly tucked under an indoor car cover, shielded from the dust that settles in the corners of the garage. These covers, crafted from lightweight materials, not only protect against surface scratches but also form a barrier against harmful chemicals that could lead to rust. Every curve of the Lusso is preserved, ensuring its beauty remains pristine for years to come.


1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Price: R16.8 million (Bonhams, 2018)

This classic and luxurious car was sold for R16.8 million at a Bonhams auction in Johannesburg in 2018. It was formerly owned by the Maharaja of Jodhpur and had a custom-built body by Barker & Co. It was also featured in the movie Octopussy. A Rolls-Royce Phantom II, once the pride of a Maharaja and later a star on the silver screen, now finds sanctuary beneath an indoor car cover. Custom-tailored to fit snugly over the classic curves of this luxury automobile, the cover keeps at bay the dust that could mar its impeccable finish. As it rests in storage, protected from the elements, the Phantom II retains its regal allure, ready to dazzle admirers when the time comes to unveil it once more.

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, Price: R13.2 million (Strauss & Co, 2019)

This beautiful and rare car was sold for R13.2 million at a Strauss & Co auction in Cape Town in 2019. It was one of only 1,858 ever made and had a 3-litre six-cylinder engine that could reach speeds of over 240 km/h. It also had distinctive gullwing doors and a removable hardtop.The iconic gullwing doors of a 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster are a sight to behold, but preserving their lustre requires more than just admiration—it demands protection. With an indoor car cover draped over its sleek frame, this rare beauty is shielded from dust and harmful chemicals that could tarnish its timeless appeal. As it rests in the garage, snug beneath its cover, the Roadster retains its allure, ready to turn heads when it hits the open road once more.

1969 Ford GT40, Price: R14.3 million (High Street Auctions, 2019)

This iconic and powerful car was sold for R14.3 million at a High Street Auctions event in Johannesburg in 2019. It was one of only 31 road-going versions of the legendary racing car that won the Le Mans 24 Hours four times in a row. It had a 4.7-litre V8 engine that could reach speeds of over 300 km/h.The roar of a Ford GT40’s engine may be silenced while it’s in storage, but its spirit lives on beneath the shelter of a car cover. Crafted with precision to fit the contours of this legendary racing car, the cover provides a shield against dust and debris that could compromise its aerodynamic design. As it awaits its next adventure on the road, the GT40 remains in pristine condition, its paint gleaming, thanks to the protection offered by its tailored cover.

1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT, Price: R10.6 million (Stephan Welz & Co, 2016)

This stunning and desirable car was sold for R10.6 million at a Stephan Welz & Co auction in Johannesburg in 2016. It was one of only 152 ever made and had a 2-litre V6 engine that could reach speeds of over 230 km/h. It was named after Enzo Ferrari’s son, Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari, who died in 1956. Named after Enzo Ferrari’s beloved son, the Dino 206 GT exudes elegance and performance in equal measure. To preserve its legacy, it finds refuge under an  indoor car cover, its every curve lovingly protected from the ravages of time. Made from lightweight yet durable materials, the cover ensures that the Dino’s paint remains flawless, free from the scratches and blemishes that can detract from its beauty. As it awaits its next drive, the Dino stands as a testament to the power of preservation, thanks to its tailored cover.

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