If you trawl the internet for bargain prices on your coveted JDM dream car, you’ll be no stranger to how Japan usually does their auctions. Hundreds of used vehicles all posted online and sold to the highest bidder by the minute means you can keep dreaming that somehow that vehicle will end up on our shores and find its way into your garage. For this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon however, BH Auction takes Japan’s penchant for car auctions to an entirely different level. Instead of having hundreds of vehicles for sale they will only have about 50 cars crossing the gavel – their net worth however is an entirely different story.
A quick peek at BH Auction’s roster and you can clearly tell that this auction is meant for the most discerning – and financially capable - car collectors. Eclectic vehicles such as a couple of König Specials Ferraris, an AMG-modified Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, and even a Mitsubishi Willy’s Jeep will be sold to the highest bidder. A sizeable chunk of the roster were also allocated for iconic race-spec vehicles. A vehicle of interest would be the Group A Kyoseki BNR32 Nissan Skyline GT-R, one of the very cars that cemented the GT-R name for the rest of the world to remember.
When you go over the rest of the roster, you can tell that Nissan have taken a large percentage of vehicles to go into auction. This is no coincidence as this is BH Auction's way of celebrating the revered Nissan Skyline's 50th anniversary this year. Everything from the Prince Skyline, coveted retro Skylines like the Hakosuka and Kenmeri GT-Rs, all the way down to oddities like the BNR32-based HKS Zero-R, it’s safe to say that Nissan is well represented during the auction. Heck, there’s also an original 240Z 432 Chassis for sale – and it’s not even a rolling car!
The BH Auction will be held during the first day of the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, Jan 11th.