This year’s Tokyo Auto Salon auction will take place on January 11th, featuring 50 vehicles ranging from a modest 249cc Daihatsu Midget to a whole bunch of classic Ferrari models such as the 308 GTB, 328 GTB and the F40, plus even a 2014 Audi R8 LMS Ultra, among others.
It goes without saying that very few of these rides will come cheap, and those that do, aren’t exactly collectors items, despite being in very good condition, by the looks of things.
Then there are those in need of restoration, like a 1972 Nissan Fairlady Z432, which is estimated to fetch anywhere between 3,000,000 and 5,000,000 yen ($27,840 – $46,400).
Most however look great and should make excellent additions to any collector’s garage. Here are some of our favorites:
2009 Superformance GT40 Mk I ($81,664 – $118,784)
This is a 1966 GT40 replica eligible for registration, boasting a V8 engine, Le Mans spec wide-body kit, aluminum and fiberglass construction, track-focused engine and suspension setup, and just 2,680 miles (4,313 miles) on the clock.
2007 Caparo T1 ($204,000 – $260,000)
Built as a road going F1 car, the Caparo T1 only weighs 470 kg (1,036 lbs), while powered by a 3.6-liter V8, good for 500 HP. It also comes with a six-speed sequential gearbox and has a top speed of 322 km/h (200 mph). According to BHAuction, the car can even be registered for road use.
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing AMG ($1,252,000 – $1,500,000)
This is said to be one of only eleven such cars converted by AMG, and one of only two RHD models ever produced. Its 6.0-liter V8 engine is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, and the car has been updated “to a more modern spec all-round”.
It’s easily the most expensive item here, costing even more than the Ferrari F40.
1973 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R ($696,000 – $974,000)
If it’s a Skyline you want, then this one here is the most expensive one getting auctioned off in Tokyo next week. It’s one of only 197 “Ken & Merry” Skyline GT-Rs ever produced, and one of only seven produced in red. It is said to be mechanically sound and has just 15,000 km (9,320 miles) on the clock.
1985 Ferrari 308 Koenig Specials ($80,000 – $125,000)
Built by Koenig Specials and reconditioned at a Ferrari specialist, this car comes with its original carbon fiber Koenig Competition attache case and is fitted with Panasport Racing wheels and Recaro seats.
This could easily be a steal if it ends up selling under six figures.
1990 Ferrari F40 ($742,000 – $1,020,000)
This car only had one owner and it was imported to Japan by an official Ferrari importer. Noteworthy features and info include the fact that it went through a full restoration, boasting an overhauled engine and gearbox, almost new suspension parts and a repainted exterior.
The F40 will sell with all of its original accessories, including the tools, tool case, document folders and so on. Before going under the knife, the car had 120,000 km (74,500 miles) on the clock.
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC ($650,000 – $835,000)
The Ferrari 330 GTC was launched as the luxury version of the 275 GTB, powered by a V12 engine. This particular one comes with air conditioning, red interior, optional Borrani wheels and Ansa exhaust, and is said to be in good condition overall. Ferrari originally built only 600 units of the Coupe and 100 units of the Spider.
For the race track
As for buyers who want to purchase something to use exclusively on the track, they can opt for a 2008 HKS TF Kamikaze R Super Sonic (R35 GT-R), a 2003 Dodge Viper Formula Drift Car, or a 2014 Taisan Audi R8 Fukushima LMS Ultra.