Remember the day the 2005 Bugatti Veyron was the first car breaking the $1.000.000 barrier? Insane we thought. Who could predict however that nowadays a completely new ultra-segment is born, offering hypercars, limited series and special projects/one-offs at prices up to 5 to 15 million dollar? If you have the money to spend: welcome to the candy store.
It also means that these exceptional sales prices significantly lower the threshold to enter low-volume manufacturing. This not only creates feasible business models for resto-mods and 'continuation series' but it also enables classic brands to be revived and new brands to emerge, jumpstarting their ventures by offering high-priced limited series. Hello world: Apollo, Aria, Aspark, ATS, Boreas, Brabham, Corbellati, De Tomaso, Drako, Ecurie, Falcon, Fittipaldi, Genty, SCG (Jim Glickenhaus), GMA (Gordon Murray), Hennessey, Hispano-Suiza (double!), M.A.T. (Paolo Garella), Mazzanti, NIO, Piëch, Puritalia, RIMAC, Spania, SSC, W Motors, Vandenbrink, Zenvo. Wonderful times we think.
We have therefore added new categories in our MARKETPLACE: One-offs, Bespoke cars, Limited Series, Ultra-collectibles & Hypercars. This differentiation makes our Marketplace unique. Though 'hypercars' usually do not qualify as 'special coachbuilds', we felt that adding these categories makes sense as many of them are created by new or (revived) classic design and manufacturing companies like ATS and Pininfarina. Some cars are even a mixture of classic and new, like the 'continuation' series (e.g. Aston Martin), resto-mods (e.g. Jaguar) and special homages (e.g. De Tomaso P72 and Vandenbrink GTO). Most of these cars in the 'Nouveau Niche' (as we call it) deserve a place in our archives as they appeal to the heart of aficionados like you and us!
Check our Marketplace for a first overview.