American classic in Indian sale
Image: courtesy Saffronart
Classic cars produced on American soil have since spread to almost every country in the world, with a recent landmark auction in India being defined by the sale of a 1961 Pontiac Laurentian.
The auction was noteworthy because it was the first ever sale to be held via the internet in India.
While the Pontiac was just one of several classic cars for sale, it definitely got the majority of the attention and incited something of a bidding war.
With a 3.1 litre straight six engine, this particular example is in pristine condition, with just 50,000 miles put on the clock in the five decades since it originally rolled out of the factory. The previous owner had even fitted it out with brand new whitewall tyres, to give it that pristine look.
Extensive restoration work had been carried out inside and out, right down to the upholstery of the seating and the floor mats.
The auction was something of a proof of concept for organisers, Saffronart and so future events are also likely to be organised online in order to allow international collectors to get involved.