Sotheby’s has been known as one of the world’s largest and fastest growing art and luxury auction houses since 1744. And if you’ve been presented with exceptional auto sales many times, it’s is a somewhat special sale that has taken place in recent days.
This year the art auction house presented Boundless Space : The Possibilities of Burning Man. This is a charity sale that features items from Burning Man, the festival that takes place every year in the Nevada desert. And since you’re reading an automotive website, we’re going to show you three crazy cars that were sold there!
First of all, the Rocket Car by David Best. Built from an original 1973 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, the Rocket Car is probably the most sane of the art car auction selection.
The car, although looking like a real automobile, a bit like the futuristic vehicles of the 2000s as imagined in the 1960s, has been heavily modified. It might not look like it, but the Rocket Car can actually seat 16 people. Or maybe not for that matter, but at least that’s how she was seen during an edition of Burning Man.
The Rocket Car by David Best was sold for $ 36,000 (∼ € 31,000).
The CarCroach A Motor City Survivor by Ryan C. Doyle has grown in popularity beyond the Burning Man events. Following the summer 2020 protests (against police violence), this spider-like art car was built on a road-registered Honda Civic, but it won the day rolling on an avenue in Detroit. It was sold for 24,000 dollars (∼20,000 €).
The most expensive concept sold at the charity auction was the Mayan Warrior by Alex Gray, sold for 40,320 dollars (∼35,000). With impressive dimensions, 4 meters high, the sculpted mask was made of fiberglass and resin built on a steel frame. It represents the teachings of the Mayans, which included sacred rituals, mysticism, and self-discovery.