Hagerty has revealed the online auction of the George Foreman Collection boasting more than 50 collector cars that traverse every decade from the 1930s to the present. This exclusive event is hosted on the trusted and user-friendly Hagerty Marketplace. The auction, scheduled to conclude between December 11th and December 21st, promises a spectacular array of vehicles, with multiple cars reaching the hammer each weekday.
George Foreman, a former Olympic gold medalist and two-time heavyweight champion, transcends his legendary boxing career into the automotive realm with a collection as diverse as his achievements. Best known for his 76 wins in 81 fights, 68 by knockout, Foreman is equally recognized today as the face behind the iconic George Foreman Grill, a franchise that has sold over 100 million units globally. Adding to his recent accolades, the release of his biopic major motion picture, “Big George Foreman,” this past summer, solidifies his iconic status.
Expressing his passion for car collecting, George Foreman remarked, “I have been a car collector and enthusiast most of my life, but the time has come for me to share my cars with other like-minded enthusiasts. Being able to offer them to the more than million-strong Hagerty audience is the best way to ensure they get the attention they deserve.”
President of Hagerty Marketplace, Kenneth Ahn, echoed Foreman’s sentiments, emphasizing the pleasure of featuring the collection of the former heavyweight champion. The Hagerty team has diligently collaborated with Foreman to prepare each car for auction, anticipating a robust response from the Hagerty Marketplace community, highlighting the platform’s growing strength and reach.
The George Foreman Collection, having been in long-term static storage, will receive additional mechanical attention before hitting the road. Bidders are encouraged to review the Additional Documents section for recent mechanical services, and the detailed photo galleries reveal the cosmetic effects of a garage fire in March 2019, caused by a golf cart battery. Despite no fire damage to the vehicles, bidders are reminded that all lots are sold as-is, necessitating due diligence before placing a bid.
Hagerty Marketplace Car Specialist Cason Vogel provides insight into the collection’s diversity, spanning from a 1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet A400 to a 2005 Ford GT. Noteworthy vehicles include the 2005 Ford GT with only 790 miles, a 2000 BMW Z8 in a rare color combination, and modern Ferraris such as the 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena and the 1987 Ferrari Testarossa.
Ensuring a seamless and secure transaction process, the Hagerty Marketplace team offers pre-sale and post-sale services, facilitating payment and transfer of ownership. For those eager to participate, details on registering to bid and sell on Hagerty Marketplace online auctions can be found on their website, alongside the widely acclaimed Hagerty Valuation Tools®, providing pricing insights for over 40,000 enthusiast vehicles spanning the post-war era to the present. Hagerty Marketplace continues to be a hub for enthusiasts, connecting them to extraordinary collections and facilitating the passion for unique automobiles.