ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
This photo shows one of the oldest cars in the auction, a Mercury from 1947. The old and classical cars will be presented by the owner of Antik AŞ, Turgay Artam.
The Istanbul congress center will host a classic cars auction on June 18 with 40 vintage Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Mercedes, Fords, Oldsmobiles, Dodges, Porsches and Jaguars all going under the hammer.
The auction will be organized by Antik AŞ, which has organized famous auctions in Turkey that included Osman Hamdi Bey’s “Turtle Trainer” but is now looking to make an impact on the auctions season by focusing on classic cars.
Muscle cars such as Challengers, Mustangs and Cameros from the 1960s are expected to draw attention from collectors and people who are interested in vintage motors.
The old and classical cars will be presented by the owner of Antik AŞ, Turgay Artam, during the auction.
Oldsmobile, Dodge and Mercury models from 1947 are among the oldest cars at the auction, although the event will also include a 1956 Imperial Sedan, a 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood, a 1967 Ford Galaxie, a 1967 Jaguar 420G, a 1955 Ford Thunderbird, a 1971 Dodge Challenger, a 1975 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, a 1968 Porsche 912, a 1966 Mercedes Benz Coupe, a 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle, a 1968 Mustang Fastback and a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado.
The auction will also feature car accessories from the 1950s. The Thunderbird – which was known as Marilyn Monroe’s car although it has always been a favorite of other Hollywood celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Al Pacino and Tony Curtis and has appeared in many films – will open for $100,000 and is expected to be the highlight of the auction.
A 1974 model Oldsmobile 88 Royal, which gained fame in Turkey after being featured in a music video by Turkish pop singer Ajda Pekkan, will also be sold at the auction.