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Lot 13: Borgward Isabella, 1961

Est: CHF 20,000 - CHF 25,000Passed
Oldtimer Galerie Toffen - The Swiss AuctioneersJune 01, 2024Luzern, Switzerland

Item Overview

Description

In 1961 the year when the legendary brand from Bremen went bankrupt, only 6’989 examples of the initially successful Isabella saloon were produced, with the cars from the 1962 model year only completed from end of June. Our example stems from this production and therefore boast a black dashboard a black steering wheel and the engine built to TS specification, only around 50 examples of this variant are known. The Isabella was exported to Switzerland and first registered in the Geneva Canton on the 19th of October 1962. After a change of ownership in 1975, the pretty saloon was de-registered in November 1979 and stored. In the following years, the Borgward changed hands several time but was not driven. With the vendor since 1996, the coachwork of the Borgward was restored and repainted a number of years ago. The engine as well as the rest of the mechanics were overhauled as necessary. The interior present itself in very nice original condition with age correct signs of use. We now offer the possibility to acquire a piece of German automotive history in very good condition and with a fresh MOT from May 2024.
ADDENDUM: Between 2018 and 2024, the electrics were redone, the bodywork completely restored, the interior refreshed, new carpets and a new headliner fitted – an extensive photo documentation of the restoration is available. The engine basically has TS specifications, but is only equipped with a single carburettor and accordingly - contrary to the catalogue entry - only delivers 60 hp.
Deutsch: 1961, im Jahr als die legendäre Marke aus Bremen Insolvenz anmelden musste, wurden nur noch 6‘989 Exemplare der erfolgreichen Isabella Limousine produziert, wobei erst ab dem 30. Juni Fahrzeuge des Modelljahres 1962 hergestellt wurden. Unser Exemplar stammt aus dieser Produktion und verfügt somit über ein schwarzes Armaturenbrett, ein schwarzes Lenkrad und einen Motor mit TS Spezifikationen – es sind nur rund 50 Fahrzeuge in dieser Konstellation bekannt. Die Isabella wurde in die Schweiz ausgeliefert und am 19. Oktober 1962 erstmals im Kanton Genf zugelassen. Nach einem Halterwechsel 1975, wurde die hübsche Limousine im November 1979 abgemeldet und garagiert. In den folgenden Jahren wechselte der Borgward einige Male den Besitzer, wurde aber nicht mehr gefahren. Seit 1996 im Besitz des Einlieferers, wurde die Karosserie des Borgward vor einigen Jahren restauriert und neu lackiert. Der Motor wurde, wie die Mechanik, wo nötig revidiert. Die Innenausstattung befindet sich in sehr schönem Originalzustand mit altersgerechten Gebrauchsspuren. Hier bietet sich also die Möglichkeit, ein Stück deutscher Automobilgeschichte in sehr gutem Zustand und mit der letzten MFK im Mai 2024 zu erwerben.
ADDENDUM: Zwischen 2018 und 2024 wurde die Elektrik neu gemacht, die Karosserie komplett restauriert, das Interieur aufgefrischt, neue Teppiche sowie ein neuer Dachhimmel montiert – eine umfangreiche Fotodokumentation zur Restaurierung ist vorhanden. Der Motor hat grundsätzlich TS Spezifikationen, ist aber nur mit einem Einzelvergaser ausgestattet und leistet entsprechend – entgegen dem Katalogeintrag – nur 60 PS.
Français: En 1961, l'année où la marque légendaire de Brême a fait faillite, seuls 6’989 exemplaires de la berline Isabella, qui avait connu un grand succès, ont été produits, les voitures de l'année modèle 1962 n'ayant été achevées qu'à la fin du mois de juin. Notre exemplaire provient de cette production et possède donc un tableau de bord noir, un volant noir et un moteur construit selon les spécifications TS. On ne connaît qu'une cinquantaine d'exemplaires de cette variante. L'Isabella a été exportée en Suisse et immatriculée pour la première fois dans le canton de Genève le 19 octobre 1962. Après un changement de propriétaire en 1975, la jolie berline a été désimmatriculée en novembre 1979 et stockée. Au cours des années suivantes, la Borgward a changé plusieurs fois de mains mais n'a pas été conduite. Chez le vendeur depuis 1996, la carrosserie de la Borgward a été restaurée et repeinte il y a quelques années. Le moteur ainsi que le reste de la mécanique ont été révisés au besoin. L'intérieur se présente dans un très bel état d'origine avec des signes d'utilisation corrects pour l'âge. Nous offrons maintenant la possibilité d'acquérir un morceau de l'histoire de l'automobile allemande en très bon état et avec une nouvelle expertise de mai 2024.
ADDENDUM : Entre 2018 et 2024, l'électricité a été refaite, la carrosserie entièrement restaurée, l'intérieur rafraîchi, de nouvelles moquettes et un nouvel ciel ont été installées - une documentation photographique de la restauration est disponible. Le moteur a en principe les spécifications TS, mais il n'est équipé que d'un seul carburateur et, contrairement à ce qui est indiqué dans le catalogue, il ne délivre que 60 cv.

Payment & Shipping

Accepted forms of payment: Wire Transfer

Shipping

· Purchased items will be delivered after the auction's end and full payment.
· Vehicles ready for delivery at the time of the auction/allocation have to be picked up at the auction site until Monday, June 3rd 2024.
· Items / vehicles not picked up in due time will be taken to the Oldtimer Galerie Toffen on the purchaser's account. This will incur costs amounting to CHF 350,00 per item for transportation, plus storage fees of CHF 15.00 plus 8.1% VAT per day and item (starting from June 5th, 2024).
· Vehicles offered with Motor Vehicle Control (MOT to be completed after the auction, have to be picked up at the Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH, Guerbestrasse 1, CH-3125 Toffen, when the MOT is passed.
The buyer will be informed when the MOT has been passed to discuss the picking up.

Auction Details

Classic Car Auction On June 1st 2024 In Lucerne

by
Oldtimer Galerie Toffen - The Swiss Auctioneers
June 01, 2024, 05:00 PM CET

Lucerne Fair Horwerstrasse 87, Luzern, 6005, CH

Terms

Buyer's Premium

12.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
CHF0CHF99CHF10
CHF100CHF199CHF25
CHF200CHF999CHF50
CHF1,000CHF1,999CHF100
CHF2,000CHF4,999CHF250
CHF5,000CHF9,999CHF500
CHF10,000CHF24,999CHF1,000
CHF25,000CHF49,999CHF2,500
CHF50,000CHF99,999CHF5,000
CHF100,000CHF499,999CHF10,000
CHF500,000+CHF25,000

Terms & Condition

TERMS AND CONDITION OF AUCTION

Any participation in our auction is the recognition and unconditional acceptance of the present Terms & Conditions.

1. BIDS
· Placing a bid corresponds to a binding offer.
· Bidders remain tied to their bid until the same is either outbidden or rejected by the auction's management.
· The auction's management is entitled to reject bids of unknown parties.
· Individuals who are not present may communicate their bids in writing to the auction's management. Suchlike bids are regarded highest bids without any premiums, VAT, and/or tariffs. Any changes to bids submitted in writing must be in writing, too, and have to be submitted no later than the night before the auction. Bidding by telephone is also possible. If you request to place your bids in writing or by telephone, please make use of the respective form provided on the auction catalog's last page!
· Online bidding is possible on www.invaluable.com, please register in time!

2. AUCTION ITEMS
· ITEMS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD ON BEHALF AND ACCOUNT OF THE CONSIGNOR OR OF THE COMPANY'S OWN STOCK!
· Neither Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH (OG) nor the sellers assume any liabilities regarding age, origin, state, and quality of the items offered and sold within the scope of the auction. Items are sold in their state as of the time of their acceptance. Unless explicitly agreed otherwise, mileages are regarded to be free from any guarantee.
· For post auction sales the terms and conditions of auction are also applied.
· Unless expressly stated otherwise, all items are to be inspected within the scope of the exhibition preceding the auction and will be published in good time on our website www.oldtimergalerie.ch.
It provides the opportunity of gaining information and insight on their respective state and value.
· The description of the objects is made according to the information provided by the vendor, based on the last current state of knowledge to the best of the vendor's knowledge and belief. The OG does not assume any liability for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information and the description. There will be no detailed technical inspection of the vehicles by the OG prior to the auction.
The OG is not liable for obvious or hidden defects.
· All vehicles that are offered as from a fresh Motor Vehicle Control Office (MFK) and are not yet inspected at the time of acceptance will be checked after the auction on account of the seller. For suchlike vehicles, OG ensures «free parking» until MFK has been performed.

3. ACCEPTANCE / OWNERSHIP
· Items are allocated to the best bidder. Items will not be supplied to the purchaser before their full payment.
· The acceptance of a bid can be subject of a conditional sale. I.e., OG will consult the respective seller and inform the bidder within 10 days. Until then, the bid remains binding for the bidder!
· In the event of any differences between two or more bidders, the same object may be re-offered.
· Complaints submited after acceptance of a bid will be rejected.

4. HAMMER PRICE / COSTS
· All auctioned items are subject to payment of a 12% premium, added to the hammer price.

5. PAYMENT OF AUCTION ITEMS
· Any payment of purchased items has to be done within three days as from auction day, in Swiss francs or by banker's draft.
All purchasers will be requested to pick up their auction invoices and documents at the auction's office before leaving the auction rooms.
If the purchaser is not present, the formalities (invoice + pick-up instructions) will be sent to him, if possible, the following day in advance by e-mail and by post.

6. DELIVERY / PICK-UP OF AUCTION ITEMS
· Purchased items will be delivered after the auction's end and full payment.
· Vehicles ready for delivery at the time of the auction/allocation have to be picked up at the auction site until Monday, June 3rd 2024.
· Items / vehicles not picked up in due time will be taken to the Oldtimer Galerie Toffen on the purchaser's account. This will incur costs amounting to CHF 350,00 per item for transportation, plus storage fees of CHF 15.00 plus 8.1% VAT per day and item (starting from June 5th, 2024).
· Vehicles offered with Motor Vehicle Control (MOT to be completed after the auction, have to be picked up at the Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH, Guerbestrasse 1, CH-3125 Toffen, when the MOT is passed.
The buyer will be informed when the MOT has been passed to discuss the picking up.

7. LEGAL MATTERS / LIABILITY
· OG reserves the right to apply changes and notes to the item's catalog description before and/or during the exhibition or up to the time of allocation. Any notice of defects will have to be brought forth before the item's allocation.
· OG acts on its own or on the sellers' account. According to Sub-paragraph 2, any liability for defects shall be excluded. Agents and/or employees of OG are generally not entitled to grant any guarantees whatsoever.
· The auction's management shall be entitled to offer lots deviating from the numerical order and/or to unite, separate, or cancel catalog numbers.
· Any participation in auctions shall be at the participant's own risk. For damage to exhibited items, the respective cause shall be liable.
· Any removal of auctioned items is associated to individual expenses and risk, even if it is performed by third parties.
· Invoices for auctioned items are to be paid as set forth under Subparagraph 5 hereof. If the purchaser fails to do so, the auctioneer shall be entitled to demand the sales contract's fulfillment by charging 1% default interest per month on the hammer price, plus a premium and the costs for collection.
However, the auctioneer shall also be entitled to withdraw from the sales contract by canceling allocation and hammer price, and to subsequently sell the item independently. In suchlike cases, the successful bidder shall be liable for any and all damage and loss arising from late or non-payment, in particular for possibly reduced proceeds. Any advance payment made shall be credited to respective damage and loss.
· The auction as well as any and all disputes arising therefrom or in relation thereto shall be subject to Swiss law and the judgment of Bernese jurisdiction. The aforesaid shall apply under the provision of forwarding respective cases to the Swiss Federal Court in Lausanne and independent of the legal domicile of the parties involved.
· With respect to the judgment of disputes, the German language version of the present Terms & Conditions of Sale or Auction Terms and Conditions shall prevail.
Bern in Switzerland shall be place of jurisdiction.

8. GENERAL
· The Terms and Conditions for Auction and Sale shall be disclosed to all interested parties and are published prior to the auction on www.oldtimergalerie.ch as well as they are displayed in the auction room during exhibition and auction.
· Bidding for and purchasing items requires registration (name, address, signature). The registration serves as bidding authorization.
· It shall be within the purchaser's responsibility to effect insurance coverage in due time in order to protect itself against risks such as loss, theft, damage, and/or destruction of items.

Toffen/Lucerne, June 1st 2024

Shipping Terms

· Purchased items will be delivered after the auction's end and full payment.
· Vehicles ready for delivery at the time of the auction/allocation have to be picked up at the auction site until Monday, June 3rd 2024.
· Items / vehicles not picked up in due time will be taken to the Oldtimer Galerie Toffen on the purchaser's account. This will incur costs amounting to CHF 350,00 per item for transportation, plus storage fees of CHF 15.00 plus 8.1% VAT per day and item (starting from June 5th, 2024).
· Vehicles offered with Motor Vehicle Control (MOT to be completed after the auction, have to be picked up at the Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH, Guerbestrasse 1, CH-3125 Toffen, when the MOT is passed.
The buyer will be informed when the MOT has been passed to discuss the picking up.