There is a growing global interest in classic cars and collectors cars. In Italy, the number of collectors, amateurs, and classic cars experts is continually raising. Finarte’s Automotive Department aims to satisfy the needs of this refined public.

By opening the new Automotive Department, 50 years after Finarte’s first auction of Automotive and Collectors’ Cars on December 1967, Finarte plans to rediscover its historic passion for the automotive and classic cars’ world. The first sale will take place in May 2018 in Brescia, in collaboration with the Associazione Museo della Mille Miglia, and will be based on the thematic concept of Brescia’s historic race.

The first auction of the Department will be held in Bergamo in March 2018 and will be dedicated to the classic motorcycles.

The second auction is scheduled for the Tuesday of the legendary race’s week in May 18th 2018, when the most important collectors and dealers will be in town to watch and run the historic race. The auction will be held in the courtyard of the monastic complex of S. Eufemia, headquarters of the Mille Miglia Museum.

The car auction, planned for the week of the "most beautiful race in the world," represents for the collectors an incredibly emotional moment and for Finarte an excellent showcase and a unique opportunity to enhance the value of the auctioned cars.

The value of the cars included in the May auction will be enhanced by the historical researches of Automotive Masterpieces. Sandro Binelli, founder of Automotive Masterpieces, organiser of the Mille Miglia from 2008 to 2012, will act as the department’s advisor for historical research.

The department for this auction is collecting automobilia and cars that fall into the following categories:
1. Cars whose chassis serial number ran the Mille Miglia di Velocità (1927/1957);
2. Vehicles whose chassis serial number ran one of the Mille Miglia di velocità/regolarità (1958, 1959, 1961);
3. Vehicles whose chassis serial number ran one of Mille Miglia's historical re-enactments (1968, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1977 to present);
4. Cars whose chassis serial number ran other events recognised by the Mille Miglia organisation in Brescia (California Mille - USA; La Festa Mille Miglia - Japan, etc.);
5. Car models eligible to take part in the Mille Miglia according to the Mille Miglia 2018’s eligibility criteria;
6. Cars whose chassis serial number ran the Mille Miglia Rally (since 1977);
7. Vehicles that participated in the Ferrari Tribute or the Mercedes-Benz Challenge or are eligible for these events;
8. Cars that belong to the limited series manufactured under the Mille Miglia brand (Alfa Romeo Spider, BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLR, etc.)
9. Celebratory Watches of the Mille Miglia;
10. Automotive Objects (posters, documents, photographs, paintings, etc.) relating to the Mille Miglia’s universe.

Our experts are available for free and confidential valuations.


Sandro Binelli

Edoardo Baj Macario