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World’s largest Ford collection fetches £5.4m

Published 25 June 2018

The world’s largest collection of Fords has been sold at auction for a total of €6,157,353 (£5.4m). Based in the Netherlands, the Den Hartogh collection contained more than 300 lots and went under the hammer at the weekend.

Top lot in the ten-hour sale was the ex-William F. Harrah and Imperial Palace Collection 1905 Ford Model B Side Entrance Tonneau. It inspired the longest bidding exchange of the sale and eventually achieved a world record price of €419,750 (£369,417) - more than seven times its estimate.

Another highlight was the 1906 Ford Model K Open Tourer which sold for €345,000 (£303,609) while a 1903 Ford Model A Open Tourer (pictured) doubled its estimate and sold for €143,750 (£126,485).

1903 Ford Model A Open Tourer

Lots ranged from elegant 1900s tourers to snowmobiles. The 1930 Ford Model A Snowmobile achieved €76,892.

Other highlights included a 1906 Ford Model F 16hp Twin Cylinder Side Entrance Tonneau (€94,300/£82,963) and a 1904 Ford Model C 10hp Two/Four Seater Side Entrance Tonneau (€89,700/£78,920).

There was also a 1930 Lincoln Model L Seven Passenger Tourer (€70,826) and a 1912 Ford Model T Landaulette (€69,000/£69,000).

The sale was held on the site of the museum by Bonhams on Saturday, 23 June.

1937 Ford Model 78 Station Wagon

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