The collector car scene has always been international in scope — but with regard to North American-based auction companies in the current market, the world is getting smaller.
Gooding & Co is hosting U.K-based events now, and RM Sotheby’s has expanded its European operations, with additional auction events in France, Germany, Switzerland and beyond. Both have always had international reach in their ranks, but it does seem like that reach is growing larger by the season.
The latest indication to the trend? Hagerty-owned Broad Arrow Group has added Verl, Germany-based car specialist Bastian Voigt to its team, serving as the Director of Germany. His first task will be to head up the Broad Arrow stand at Techno Classica Essen from April 12-16, where the company will be presenting several cars for sale via private treaty.
Here’s what Broad Arrow had to say about Voigt:
“A lifelong enthusiast for all things motoring, Bastian attributes his current passion for collectible automobiles to an enthusiasm for the genre he has carried with him his entire life. Bastian approaches each and every deal with precision, passion, and a commitment to ensuring both buyer and seller are appropriately represented, delivering the best service possible for all parties. As a result, plenty of work, commitment, luck, and above all the support of his family and friends have enabled him to continue on this path successfully for many years. After more than eight years as an employee, he took the step toward self-employment in early 2017. Now, six years later, Bastian joins the Broad Arrow team, bringing with him an extensive book of business, wealth of industry knowledge, and passion for building the BAG organization in Continental Europe.
“While his focus is on the top models of the major European sports car brands, over the years he has sold many of the most exciting cars in the world. From vintage Bentleys to classics such as the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, BMW 507, Aston Martin DB5 and modern supercars like the Porsche 959S and a Ferrari Enzo. Bastian also has extensive experience with single-owner collections and estate settlement and is delighted to share his comprehensive experience with interested clients. Bastian is based in Verl (33415), Germany located close to Bielefeld, NRW and travels extensively throughout Europe to visit with clients.”