There aren’t many moments we feel as proud as when we see a car we curated being used as intended, especially when the car in question is an old Ferrari. You can then imagine that showing up at this year’s Ferrari Cavalcade and seeing four cars very close to our hearts eating up the miles in Italy was almost tear moving. Four very special Ferrari’s we found new caretakers for were back in their birth country, and they didn’t skip a beat while driving up the dolomites.
Munich meets Miami: Insights in the Grand Opening of our Miami Showroom
We saw plenty of action in Miami this past week, not only thanks to the Formula One GP and the NBA Playoff game between the Miami Heat and NY Knicks, but also because last Thursday saw the Grand Opening of our own American showroom in the district of Magic City in Miami. After enjoying eleven years of fruitful business in Munich, Bavaria, thanks to our state-of-the-art showroom, workshop, and storage facility, the next endeavor was conquering the American continent, at the heart of the car collector haven in the USA. The new showroom is designed around cars, and as many would name it, a “man-cave”, and just like the Munich branch, the new showroom takes inspiration from English and Bavarian culture.
The opening party on Thursday was a meeting point for car collectors and business owners from all over the USA. Displayed at the venue were some of the most eclectic supercars, such as a three-million Dollar McLaren Speedtail, a rare black Ferrari Enzo, an exquisite Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, a legendary Porsche 718 RSK from the 60’s, and a 10-million Dollar Ferrari F40LM, probably the highlight of the show, at only 19 examples ever built, one of the rarest cars to come out of the firm from Modena. Guests enjoyed the Bavarian touch to the party, with the presence of Bavarian beer, Bavaria-influenced food, and the traditional Bavarian outfits “Dirndl” worn by the waitresses during the evening. A traditional Bavarian dance with a breakdance twist was performed by a local-to-Munich group in front of an amused public. The three-hour long party was followed by an after-party at The Gallery a few minutes away, where a beautiful Gullwing Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was displayed.
Our new company abroad, Schaltkulisse NA Corp., will provide all the services around collecting cars, from acquisition to sales and expert opinion, helping build some of the most important multimillion car collections in Miami and the US. Our intention through this expansion is to cater for the needs of our American clients in the best and most efficient way possible. Our colleague Hugh Angle will take over the management of the company and offer his extensive experience in the collector automobile world, which he gained from the auction business and several years of selling and buying cars in New York and Florida. With this new facility, the distance between Europe and the American continent is almost nonexistent, an advantage that will benefit all our dear customers in the very near future. Works in the showroom are being finished as we speak, while sale and acquisition services have already started, with our American branch already finding new homes for a Ferrari Formula One car, a Ferrari 275 GTB Short Nose, and many more.
For us, it is important that we offer the best services around collecting cars at all times and everywhere in the world. We trust that this new chapter in our company’s history will contribute to building many more collection, in and outside of the USA.