How many cars is too many for one collection? 50? 100? How about 500? Evidently one collector thinks so, because he's selling off his entire stock of five hundred classic automobiles. Among those, 200 will be auctioned off with no reserve price whatsoever, making this the largest no-reserve auction in American history.
If you're wondering which long-established auction house will be handling such an enormous consignment, it's not Barrett-Jackson. It's not RM. It's not Gooding or Bonhams, either. It's Coys. The British auction house with offices in Italy, Germany and Monaco has never in its hundred-year history dabbled in the American market, but this strikes us as a good place to start. The 500-strong collection includes classics from both Europe and the United States, and will take place in Houston on September 19.