For sale! The largest collection of Fords in the world
More than 200 cars and 50 motorcycles from the famous Den Hartogh Museum in The Netherlands are to be sold by Bonhams in June – and all at no reserve
The contents of the world-famous Den Hartogh Museum in The Netherlands, believed to be the largest collection of Fords in the world, is to be offered for sale by Bonhams on 23 June 2018.
The incredible single-owner collection comprises more than 200 Ford and Lincoln cars and commercial vehicles, from Ford Models A, B and C to ice cream vans, ambulances and fire engines, as well as more than 50 motorcycles.
Every lot will be offered without reserve at an all-day sale that will take place at the Den Hartogh museum in Hillegom, just outside Amsterdam.
The museum was founded and curated by Piet den Hartogh, who bought his first Ford in 1956. Piet was inspired by the Ford trucks used by his father for his transport company after he graduated from barges and horse-drawn carriages to more modern modes of transport.
The collection grew rapidly, as Piet sought to collect an example of every single Ford model, ranging from the 1903 Model A to more modern camper vans and even a Canadian police-issue snowmobile. During the 1990s Piet’s wife suggested turning the vast collection in to a museum, to share the collection with other Ford enthusiasts across the world.
Piet’s daughter, Greske, has run the museum for many years, but the family has now decided that it's time to close the museum and sell off the collection.
Rupert Banner, Bonhams Group Head of Motoring, commented: 'This is an extraordinary opportunity, and one which Bonhams is delighted to have been selected to undertake. The Den Hartogh collection is legendary throughout Europe, and has been a pilgrimage for Ford aficionados for many years.
'It will be a pleasure to offer this astonishing range of Fords and Lincolns on site at the museum which has so carefully housed them for the past 21 years. Every vehicle must be sold and each lot is offered without reserve, meaning that both Ford enthusiasts, and the wider collecting community, will be able to bid for their own piece of the marque’s history.'
More details on the Bonhams website.
Classic Cars for Sale
We are pleased to offer this immaculately presented and what can only be described as one of the best examples of an F430 on the market currently. Finished in the desirable colour combination of Rosso with Crema (piped and stitched burgundy) Full main dealer service history and freshly serviced 15.03.19 @ 14624miles Having the desirable manual transmission it completely transforms the dr
Any Porsche 997 Turbo is a treat, and this 2007 Tiptronic example in gleaming Basalt Black Metallic is no exception, as it has a very high specification. The interior is particularly striking, as it is finished in complementing full Marble Grey and black leather, with the Porsche crest embossed on the seat headrests. The multifunction steering wheel, centre console, and instruments are finished
This 2005 Porsche 997 Carrera S has covered 16,400 miles and is in almost-new condition, inside and out. It is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic with 19-inch Carrera alloy wheels with coloured Porsche crest centre-caps, and stainless-steel tailpipes. The interior is finished in full black leather with Bose Sound Pack, PCM (Porsche Communication Management) with sat-nav, climate control and Rea
This 2005 Porsche 996 Turbo S Cabriolet Tiptronic is one of just 1500 Turbo S cars produced and we believe only 93 right-hand drive Cabriolets came to the UK, so this is a very rare beast, indeed. It’s an exciting one, too, as the S came as standard with the X50 Powerkit which raised power 30bhp to 450bhp, which gives a top speed of 190mph. This really is a supercar! To help cope with this power