Hagerty Marketplace brings Retro Motors Collection online

(April 29, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand and a leading specialty insurance provider, has announced the offering of Hagerty Marketplace online auction’s first private collection sale. The recently launched platform allows members and enthusiasts to buy and sell automobiles through a trusted, easy-to-use system. The Retro Motors Collection comprises over 30 cars largely from the 1950s through today, with a focus on American muscle and high-powered European sports cars.

The Retro Motors Collection will launch on Hagerty Marketplace online auctions beginning Monday, May 15, in a rolling format, with a handful of cars opening for bidding daily and closing five days following each launch. Complete date and time details will be available here. Offered by a lifelong, passionate enthusiast who has been buying and selling collector cars for decades, each car from The Retro Motors Collection has been inspected and cataloged by a Hagerty Marketplace specialist.

Barney Ruprecht, vice president of Auctions, Hagerty Marketplace, said, “The Retro Motors Collection is offered by a passionate enthusiast and friend of Hagerty and Broad Arrow who has been collecting his entire adult life. The cars available for bidding offer broad appeal in today’s market and collectors and enthusiasts will appreciate the owner’s affinity for the best-optioned, highest-performing examples of each model. The online auctions platform has seen exciting growth in membership and in the variety of collector cars on offer over the last several months, and we’re thrilled to present the very first private collection via Hagerty Marketplace.”

Highlights from The Retro Motors Collection embody the owner’s need for speed and passion for power, led by:

A fantastic example of the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, featuring the fully-loaded 3LT trim level and equipped with the Z51 performance suspension package with Magnetic Ride Control, electronic limited-slip differential, performance rear axle ratio, heavy-duty cooling system, and performance-tuned exhaust. Notably, the collection features six Corvette examples across the history of the model, including a handful of desirable six-speed modern classic Corvettes.               

A luxurious 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster offering remarkable performance. Finished in AMG Le Mans Red Metallic with a Red power-folding soft top over a two-tone Sand and Black designo leather interior, the Roadster is equipped with a hand-assembled 6.2-liter M159 dry-sump V8 engine rated at 563 hp.

Desirably equipped with all four factory options, this 2006 Ford GT is finished in classic Centennial White accented by Blue over-the-top racing stripes and optional lightweight forged aluminum BBS wheels. Powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 producing 550 horsepower with a six-speed manual transmission, this highly collectible “Pace Car For An Entire Company” is offered with just over 2,200 miles with its original Ford GT car cover and window sticker.

Another impressive highlight is this outstanding 1999 Shelby Series 1, one of just 249 built and powered by the 4.0 liter V8 equipped with the rare $22,000 Vortech supercharger factory upgrade. Notably, it was originally ordered by Tony Stewart Racing and is signed by both Stewart and Carroll Shelby. Showing just over 1,780 miles and very well-equipped from new and in excellent overall condition.

A low-mileage, unmodified, and well-specified 2008 Ferrari F430 Spider finished in Giallo Modena over a Nero leather interior with contrasting yellow inserts and stitching.  Powered by a 4.3-liter V8 engine mated to a six-speed paddle-shifted F1 transmission, the Ferrari is highly optioned via the Carrozzeria Scaglietti personalization program with 19-inch Challenge wheels, Scuderia Ferrari shields, Daytona style seats, yellow rev counter, carbon fiber dashboard inserts, and more.

A sporting family car, a 2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Wagon, finished in designo Cardinal Red Metallic over an AMG Black Nappa Leather with Silver Stitching interior and powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-Liter ‘M177’ V8 engine generating 603 hp. The Wagon was claimed to be the world’s fastest station wagon when new, setting a Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time of 7:45.19 in 2018.     

To ensure the buying and selling process is as simple and safe as possible, the Hagerty Marketplace team does all the heavy lifting from pre-sale to post-sale logistics, including facilitating payment and transfer of ownership. Each buyer will provide a government-issued identification and credit card before bidding, ensuring that real enthusiasts are behind each bid.

Hagerty Marketplace also includes collector favorite Hagerty Valuation Tools, which includes more than 15 years of pricing for 40,000 enthusiast cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles from the post-war era to present.