Got the room to house 10,000 car models…?
A Dutch classic car dealer is putting Peter Monterverdi’s huge 10,000-model classic car collection up for sale – and is expecting to get over £355,000 for it.
Monterverdi was famous for building F1 cars and his own brand of Swiss luxury coupés like the 1971 High-Speed. After he died in 1998 the models were inherited and they have now been acquired by Classic Sports Cars Holland in Amsterdam.
The collection spans the pre-war era to the ’90s and includes Dinky, Corgi, Lesney, Tekno, Märklin and bespoke handmade models. It’s said to be the biggest collection of 1:43 models in Europe.
David Nieuwenhuis, CSCH owner, told CCW: ‘ The collection is full of one-offs. Peter Monteverdi had the sort of name where he could get models made by good builders.
‘Everything is there, from pre-war, one-off and supercar, to normal ’70s and ’80s family saloons. It gives a great colourful background to any real car collection.’
The purpose-built showcases are included in the sale.
CSCH is looking to sell all 10,000 as a collection and would accept a swap for one or more collector cars. There have been several expressions of serious interest.