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2011-12-02 08:32

CLASSIC CAR MODELS: The 700 strong "Martin Webb Collection" is set to go under hammer with certain model cars valued at over R6000.

The 700 strong "Martin Webb Collection" of toy cars, model kits and books is a life-long representation of the owner’s tireless pursuit of his passion. The collection includes three extremely rare, unopened, 1/8th scale Italian "Pocher" kits; an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza, Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Mille Miglia Scuderia Ferrari and a 1932 Alfa Romeo Spider Touring Gran Sport, each valued at between R5600 - R6958.

The collection, consisting of plastic, die-cast, hand-built resin and white metal models, covers vehicles from the 1920s to the present in 1/86, 1/43, 1/32, 1/24, 1/20, 1/18, 1/12 and 1/8 scale. Road cars, commercial vehicles as well as Le Mans, Targa Florio, Mille Miglia and Formula 1 are represented.


Martin Webb’s love of the Alfa Romeo stemmed from more than 20 years of ownership and a dream of one day owning a "Spider".  Having joined the Alfa Romeo Owners Club in 1993, he acquired a 1967 Duetto.

The collection will be presented across Historics’ next two auctions at Mercedes-Benz World on February 18, 2012 and at the Brooklands Museum on May 26, 2012.

Historics auction director Edward Bridger-Stille said: “Enthusiasts the world over have had their passion for cars ignited by models and kits We hope the unquestionable quality of the Martin Webb Collection, much of which is offered at no reserve, will attract scores of serious collectors and avid hobbyists alike to our forthcoming auctions.

“We thank Martin’s wife Marianne for releasing this collection for auction and look forward to honouring his hard work,” he said.

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