Finarte’s parterre is rich, adding to the busy calendar of autumn events with two online auctions. Two events that will take place simultaneously from 28 to 30 October 2020. At auction, the cars that competed in the historic editions of the 1000 Miglia and those belonging to the Saottini collection. There is a bit of everything in the Finarte 2020 auction, from the Fiat 508 and 500C that competed in the historic 1000 Miglia to the precious Alfa Romeo 6C Sport “Turinga” and Maserati A6 1500 Gran Turismo, both eligible for the most prestigious Concours d ‘Elegance. At the same time, Finarte 2020 Selection: the auction dedicated to the Saottini private collection. A name, that of the Saottini family known in the automotive world for being the head of an important dealership network of the Volkswagen group, which also includes the Brescia Porsche Center. The well-known family from Brescia has held the concession for the sale of Volkswagen and Porsche cars since 1951. In almost seventy years, the collection has expanded to host some of the most particular and representative cars of the two brands and beyond.
Dreaming of Zuffenhausen. We have entered the heart of the collection, housed in the prestigious “Carcierge” storage. From the sancta sanctorum, we reveal a preview of some of the cars that will be auctioned starting from 28 October. Many Porsche models: 356 and 911 in the lead. Two icons that sanctioned the birth and affirmation of the Zuffenhausen Cavallina all over the world. But that’s not all, there is the 924 airbrushed by the artist Stefano Adamo together with the GTs such as the 928 and 968.
Not just classics. With them, also other Audi and Volkswagen cars. Among these is a Volkswagen Beetle “two glasses” from 1952, a beautiful preserved example. A little further on also a Typ 3. Returning to the Porsche house, among the most valuable pieces we find a 356 Speedster, the Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia and a more recent Porsche 911 997 series, in the exclusive Sport Classic version.
Direct testimony. Exclusively we show you the video interview made during our visit to Beatrice Saottini, daughter of the founder of the group. Mrs. Saottini traces the origins of the family business and shares some exciting anecdotes with us: it all started in 1951, when Volkswagen was still viewed with distrust (at best). “We believed in this project right from the start, with commitment and passion. It wasn’t easy, but by working steadily we got to the present day”. And when we asked her which model she prefers, she replied as follows: “It’s not easy, but certainly one of my favorites is the 1954 Porsche 356 Speedster with which I took part in two editions of the Stella Alpina. I also fondly remember the Cayenne Transsyberia, for all the necessary work that preceded her entry into the raid. We don’t want to anticipate you more, good vision!