Keno Brothers Inaugural Auction Brings In $8.3m

bizzarrini strada








Name: 1968 Bizzarrini Strada 5300

Year(s) Produced: 1965-1968

Number Built: 133

Class: Sports car

Body Type: 2-door coupe

Engine: 5358cc, V8

Power: 400hp @ 6000 RPM

0-60mph: 6.4 seconds

Top Speed: 174 mph

Transmission: 4-speed manual

Length/width/height: 172 in/68.1 in/43.7 in

Wheelbase: 96.4 in.

Base Price: US$10,500 (NADA)

Current Value: US$1,010,800 (Keno Brothers Auction)

Keno Brothers ‘Rolling Sculpture’ Inaugural Auction held in New York brought sales in of $8.3m. Out of the 40 vehicles that were on offer, just 20 were sold. However the average sale price of a car was an impressive $415,000.

The event was held at at the Skylight in Clarkson Square Soho with over 1500 people present.

Keith Martin, publisher of ‘Sports Car Market’ noted that “The Keno Brothers have shown serious intent to be players in a competitive market – with every indication that their artistic and elegant style will precede each upcoming new opportunity”.

The top selling car of the night was a 1968 Bizzarrini Strada 5300, sold for $1,010,800.

The top 10 sales were the following:

  1. 1968 Bizzarrini Strada 5300 $1,010,800
  2. 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S $974,400
  3. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 $950,000
  4. 1968 Toyota 2000GT $683,200
  5. 1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT $616,000
  6. 1983 Porsche-March 83G-4 IMSA ‘Kreepy Krawly’ race car $509,600
  7. 2013 Lamborghini Aventador 50th anniversary $504,000
  8. 1929 Bugatti T40 $464,800
  9. 1997 Porsche Turbo 993 S $442,400
  10. 1961 Jaguar E-type roadster $380,800

Leslie Keno, CEO of Keno Fine Automobile Auctions said in a press release that “We’ve assembled a world-class team of specialists for each marque, including well-known historians, to provide the provenance of each car with as much clarity as possible”.

The second Keno brother Leigh who is also CEO stated that “the company’s transparency remains by providing all original authenticating reports for each vehicle to potential and winning bidders at the point of sale, with ongoing information to be delivered to the buyer as new reports emerge”.

keno7 keno6 keno5 keno4 keno3 keno2 keno1 bizzarrini strada

Photo Credits: Renato Zacchia Photography