RE: Tokyo Auto Salon auction extravaganza!

RE: Tokyo Auto Salon auction extravaganza!

Wednesday 9th January

Tokyo Auto Salon auction extravaganza!

Oh sure, there are some interesting new cars in Tokyo - but just take a look at the old ones for sale...



It's easy to become a little blasΓ© about auction catalogues nowadays, seemingly every sale featuring a one-off this, iconic that or peerless race history whatever. It shouldn't be, but sometimes it's hard to remain enthused by certain multi-million dollar exotica because, well, if it wasn't at the last super auction then it'll be at the next.

Not this time, with BH Auctions' sale at the Tokyo show this Friday. For those with a fondness for Japanese specials, there can't have ever been a better sale than this. It's like all the best collections from Tokyo have been emptied into this one sale, ready and waiting for the next round of enthusiasts to acquire.


There are five Hakosuka GT-Rs just for starters, all from 1971 or 1972 and with estimates between 14m and 18m Yen. Or, er, Β£100,000 - Β£170,000. Still, the best never did come cheap.

That's perhaps not even the best as far as Nissan goes in the sale; there's a fully restored Group A R32 Skyline from 1993, the only one maintained by a works team that season, estimated at 45 - 65m Yen (between Β£325k and Β£470k). See as well the HKS Zero-R (a 600hp R32 road car), a pair of Fairlady Z 432s from the 70s, a Kenmeri GT-R expected to make more than Β£500,000, an R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nur and an incredible Group B homologation 240 RS - wow.

There's so much more, too. A Honda S800 M Coupe, Mazda Cosmo, Toyota Sports 800 - in fact, two of them - a Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR and a Daihatsu Midget means plenty of Japanese manufacturers are represented. Don't expect small to necessarily mean cheap, though, as even the little Midget trike is expect to make more than Β£20k...


Don't like Japanese cars? No problem. Fans of Americana are catered for by a Formula Drift Dodge Viper (yes, really), a Shelby Mustang GT500 and a Willys Jeep (albeit made in Japan). Those with a penchant for German metal should take a look at the pair of Carrera GTs, the 911 R and Spa 24-winning E36 BMW 3 Series. There are even a couple of MGBs for more traditional British sports car tastes.

Finally - yes, there really are a few more incredible automobiles - it's worth discussing the Ferraris at the BH sale. Not only is there a duo of devilish Koenig tuned cars - this 800hp Testarossa is expected to make more than Β£150k, while this 308 is less than six figures - but also a 348 prototype in a Mondial body, an F40 and a 308 project car. The latter is one of the cheapest cars going under the hammer, with an estimate of 3.5m - 5.5m Yen, or Β£25k to Β£40k.

So really, whatever your taste, there's a car in the BH sale for you. Maybe not at a price for your budget, but we can all dream. See the catalogue here, and wave goodbye to your afternoon now...





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big_peaches

Original Poster:

423 posts

144 months

Wednesday 9th January
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thecremeegg

1,298 posts

151 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Some epic motors there, those skylines!

FIREBIRDC9

645 posts

85 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Have a direct link to the Auction listings smile

http://bhauction.jp/pdf/catalog/2019_TOKYO_AUTO_SA...


There is some tasty stuff in there.

gigglebug

1,400 posts

70 months

Wednesday 9th January
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That HKS Zero-R is a pretty epic looking thing.

oilit

849 posts

126 months

Wednesday 9th January
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1985 FERRARI 308 KOENIG SPECIALS



now the rear view of this is the first time i have ever had a tingling in my loins over a Ferrari.....

Edited by oilit on Wednesday 9th January 10:25

Krikkit

16,788 posts

129 months

Wednesday 9th January
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That R8 LMS seems really cheap - less than £50k for a SuperGT car laden with AudiSport parts? It'd make a great track car.

Helicopter123

6,756 posts

104 months

Wednesday 9th January
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oilit said:
1985 FERRARI 308 KOENIG SPECIALS



now the rear view of this is the first time i have ever had a tingling in my loins over a Ferrari.....

Edited by oilit on Wednesday 9th January 10:25
So much want want for this.

MX6

4,116 posts

161 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Awesome, that Koenig Testarossa looks epic. I love a retro supercar on some polished, deep dish, split rims, much more special and exotic than these flush face hatchback look-alike rims that many modern supercars come fitted with...

Guvernator

10,807 posts

113 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Ooof, I'll take the HKS Zero-R R32, the R34 Nur and the 308 Koenig please.

Just lovely. sperm

ZeeSpeed

9 posts

94 months

Wednesday 9th January
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I've just wasted my whole morning and early afternoon.....

rampageturke

937 posts

110 months

Wednesday 9th January
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ZeeSpeed said:
I've just wasted my whole morning and early afternoon.....
been doing some serious man-maths?

Nerdherder

1,650 posts

45 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Krikkit said:
That R8 LMS seems really cheap - less than £50k for a SuperGT car laden with AudiSport parts? It'd make a great track car.
This.

Guvernator

10,807 posts

113 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Nerdherder said:
Krikkit said:
That R8 LMS seems really cheap - less than £50k for a SuperGT car laden with AudiSport parts? It'd make a great track car.
This.
Imagine turning up at a trackday with that! Would make almost everything else there look a bit tame.

Baldchap

1,794 posts

40 months

Thursday 10th January
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I love that little Honda.

Turbobanana

1,563 posts

149 months

Thursday 10th January
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White 308 for me.

Do the absolute minimum to get it on the road and enjoy being the only rusty Ferrari at car shows.

Greg the Fish

894 posts

14 months

Thursday 10th January
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Some wonderful machinery there!

Forza_Roma

69 posts

149 months

Thursday 10th January
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Someone (or a group of someones) has done 128,535km in that Ferrari F40! Great to see a car like that actually being used, and used a lot.

Link: http://bhauction.jp/pdf/catalog/033_1990_FERRARI_F...

Turbobanana

1,563 posts

149 months

Thursday 10th January
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Article said:
...a 348 prototype in a Mondial body...
Are you sure? The catalogue says it's a Mondial t prototype, that shares its engine with the 348 (which is correct). The Mondial t was entering production around that time, the last version of the Mondial

As the saying goes, if it looks like a dog and barks...

Guvernator

10,807 posts

113 months

Thursday 10th January
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Forza_Roma said:
Someone (or a group of someones) has done 128,535km in that Ferrari F40! Great to see a car like that actually being used, and used a lot.

Link: http://bhauction.jp/pdf/catalog/033_1990_FERRARI_F...
Was thinking that too, that's 80,000 miles in proper money. Almost unheard of for a normal Ferrari, let alone an F40!

rampageturke

937 posts

110 months

Friday 11th January
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Turbobanana said:
Are you sure? The catalogue says it's a Mondial t prototype, that shares its engine with the 348 (which is correct). The Mondial t was entering production around that time, the last version of the Mondial

As the saying goes, if it looks like a dog and barks...
Seems to have sold for 30400EUR

308 Koenig Special sold for 98000GBP