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An 'unnamed American rich dude' is selling a fleet of cars for €58 million
Someone is saying goodbye to quite a collection.

SOME VERY WEALTHY American is saying goodbye to some prized possessions.

The unnamed person in the US has decided to put a fleet of rare and expensive cars up for auction in a bid to raise around $65 million (€58 million).

Sotheby’s revealed that an anonymous car collector is putting their “Pinnacle Portfolio,” a collection of more than 20 post-World War 2 cars, up for sale at California’s Monterey 2015 Classic Car Auctions on August 13.

No reason for the mass sale of vehicles has been given.

Porsches, Ferraris and Bugatti Veyrons up for grabs

The portfolio includes cars from the 1950s and 60s, Porsches, Ferraris, a 1993 Jaguar XJ220, and Bugatti Veyrons.

It even includes an Enzo gifted to the late Pope John Paul II. The car apparently has an inscription by former Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo under the hood.

shutterstock_273257750 Shutterstock / betto rodrigues Ferrari Enzo Shutterstock / betto rodrigues / betto rodrigues

According to Autoblog and other car enthusiast websites, Ferrari’s 400th Enzo was sold by Pope John Paul II in 2005 to “an unnamed American rich dude for $1.1 million, twice the going rate.

One of the other highlights of the collection is the 1998 orange, three-seater F1 “LM-Specification” car, which is set to rake in around $12 million.

shutterstock_65122000 Shutterstock / Max Earey Bugatti Veyron Shutterstock / Max Earey / Max Earey

The Pinnacle Portfolio also includes the first and last Bugatti Veyrons in the latest production run.

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