RM Sotheby’s has had some pretty impressive collections roll across its stage for auction, and the Elkhart Collection has to rank right up there at the top. Consisting of over 240 vehicles as well as plenty of automobilia and garage equipment, the collection is set for auction in October.
The Elkhart Collection was put together by businessman Najeeb Khan. Yes, that Najeeb Khan—the man who is accused of having committed a multimillion-dollar fraud. As a part of Khan’s bankruptcy filing, many of his assets are going to be sold. The car collection is being handled by RM Sotheby’s. The collection spans a wide range of vehicles, from the odd to the high end, from vintage to new. “The quality of the cars and the way that the Elkhart Collection has been maintained and looked after is incredible,” says Gord Duff, an executive at RM Sotheby’s. “The building that they’ve been housed in is much more than a storage facility and has been designed specifically for the care of collector cars. More than ever, it’s true to say that there is quite literally something for anyone in the collector car hobby within this group of cars, from microcars to classics, ‘50s and ‘60s sports cars, the modern era, and beyond.”
Collectors will be particularly intrigued by items like a 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia that belonged to General Motors designer Henry S. Lauve, or the 1969 Lamborghini Miura that was upgraded to SV specification. There’s also a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 with Vantage specification and a 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Continuation.
The auction is being held “almost entirely without reserve,” which means that there is no minimum price for some of the cars—and that means that someone could get a real deal on a true collector’s item. With cars that range in price from $10,000 to the “multimillion-dollar mark,” there could be some pretty exciting bidding wars as well.