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A unique collection of more than 120 vintage European sports cars from a single owner—including first-class recreations of some of the world’s most exclusive models—is expected to fetch up to $20 million at auction between September. A rapidly growing market for high-end cars.

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The collection was created over 15 years by Jean Ponder, a Texan who founded two kitchen cabinet companies, and who told Forbes Those old European sports cars were his “true love”.

Cars for sale include a rare dark red 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC with the original engine, a 1935 MG PB Airline Coupe – one of only 14 models from that time period that has ever been built – and a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, which Ponder often featured at car shows and other events.

Ponder has been selling high-end replicas of ultra-rare models that are not available for purchase and are said to often sit idle in museums, such as a recreation of their favorite car, the 1936 Bugatti Atlantic (only three models from that time period). are believed to exist, and the designer Ralph Lauren owns one of them).

thought told Forbes His replica Bugatti Atlantik is one of two copies built in a Swiss factory with authentic parts, and is said to have been a comedian. jay leno Own another model.

The auction of Ponder’s collection — which also includes a selection of vintage car memorabilia and motorcycles — will take place from September 22 to 24 at Ponder’s special-built facility in Marshall, Texas.