As ridiculous as it sounds, high-end car auctions can get a bit samey. Year after year, it’s a similar bunch of crazy rare Ferraris, Porsches and old Bugattis that come out of the woodwork and swap owners for a few bazillion quid.
Over the years, we’ve seen so many 250 GTOs and 2.7 RS Porsches go under the hammer for crazy money that it’s all too easy to get a bit blasé about them. But that’s why Japan was invented, because when they do car auctions you get a proper spread of weird, wacky and deeply cool stuff. So we dispatched our man – Mark Riccioni – to sniff around the recent BH Auction in Tokyo. The results were incredible. From adorable sixties spiders to oddball race cars and what-were-they-smoking tuner specials, it’s a welcome palate cleanser to the norm.
So click through and tell us your favourites below. Enjoy.
Pictures: Mark RIccioni