Vehicles, especially in the case of unabated classics, are designed, formulated, and built to be driven. If not for the sheer enjoyment of driving, what purpose could be derived from the existence of these aspirated platforms? While the intention behind many automotive examples is relatively cut and dry, Richard Welkowitz, the founder, owner, and president of real estate firm, Blackford Development, felt differently.
In the summer of 2020, Welkowitz’s entire automotive estate will be put up for auction. Comprised of 18 different historically-relevant vehicles, the collection will feature everything from a 1995 Ferrari F512 M (one of only 75 built), a 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Roadster, and 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster, all the way to the pinnacle of Ferrari’s design terminology in the 1980s, an ‘89 Testarossa with only 105 miles on its odometer. The vast majority of the vehicles in Welkowitz’s estate were hardly driven. Instead, the collector felt that doting upon the cars by providing them with world-class facilities, restorations, and care, was what truly mattered. Now the immaculate selection is heading to the auction block, thanks to Mecum. Head to the company’s website to learn more about the collection’s illustrious cars.