Classic cars from Cayman Motor Museum to be auctioned
The Batmobile is up for sale along with 40 other vehicles from the Cayman Motor Museum.
The collection of classic cars, worth several million dollars, will be auctioned in Fort Lauderdale this weekend. A 1959 Ferrari, one of only 350 ever made, is expected to sell for more than a half-million dollars.
The museum, which houses the personal collection of businessman and former powerboat racer Andreas Ugland, will remain open.
Mr. Ugland said he is constantly buying and selling vehicles and has 10 new cars, including classic Ferraris and Bentleys, arriving following an auction in Europe. He also plans to bring more classic boats from his racing career to the museum.
He said the Batmobile, from the original 1960s television series, is a draw for tourists but is not necessarily of great value to car collectors. It is expected to sell for between $125,000 and $175,000.
“It is a fun kind of car, but not very serious” said Mr. Ugland.
The Batmobile, purchased by Mr. Ugland in 2007, has been housed at his Cayman Islands museum since 2010.
A replica of the Batcycle, which sits alongside the Batmobile in the exhibit at the West Bay tourist attraction, is expected to sell for between $10,000 and $20,000.
“Every year, I sell at least 10 cars. This year, I am selling a few more. Like most collectors, I am constantly buying and selling cars.”
Mr. Ugland expects the Ferrari 250 GT Coupe to fetch the highest price.
“It’s a good-looking car and it should sell well out there,” he said.
The auction takes place Friday through Sunday at the Broward County Convention Center.