Thursday, November 1, 2007

Bernie’s used car blow-out

While most of us were dressing up in Halloween costumes, passing out a sugar laced assortment of miniature candy bars or simply ignoring the frolics of “Fright Nite.”

Messer Ecclestone was pulling another Trick upon an unsuspecting audience in London, as RM Auctions and Sotheby's Set about selling between 40 to 50 of Emperor Bernardo’s prized automobile collection.

Clearly Bernie’s Treat was having his prized 1937 Mercedes Benz 540 Special Roadster sold for $3.9 million as the shows highest bid of the evening.

At the opposite end of the spectrum was Mr. E’s 1964 Ford Anglia which sold for a mere pittance, netting just over $5,500. The combined lots of the F1 Czar’s collection were estimated at $15 million with the auction being claimed as Britain’s largest ever for classic cars…