George Foreman Car Collection Goes on Block

By Staff Writer November 15, 2023 911
The George Foreman Collection is Live for Auction on Hagerty Marketplace: 52 Classic, Enthusiast, Muscle, and Sports Cars. The George Foreman Collection is Live for Auction on Hagerty Marketplace: 52 Classic, Enthusiast, Muscle, and Sports Cars.

Hagerty Inc. has unveiled the George Foreman Collection of more than 50 collector cars, spanning every decade of production from the 1930s through present. The auction lots will close between Dec. 11th and Dec. 21st, with multiple cars ending each weekday. 

Foreman, a former Olympic gold medalist and two-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, had 76 wins in 81 fights with 68 by knockout. The Hall of Famer still is the face of his eponymous franchise, the George Foreman Grill, which has sold more than 100 million units worldwide. He also recently saw the release of his biopic major motion picture, Big George Foreman, this past summer.

“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,” Foreman said.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.”

The vehicles have been in long-term static storage and will benefit from additional mechanical attention prior to being driven. Bidders are encouraged to review the Additional Documents section of each lot for any recent mechanical service rendered to help return certain vehicles to running condition.

Additionally, bidders should carefully review the photos of each lot in the collection, which may highlight the corrosion of metal components certain vehicles sustained as the result of a garage fire caused by a golf cart battery in March 2019. Although none of the vehicles sustained fire damage from the fire itself, the cosmetic effects of the corrosive soot for certain vehicles can be observed in the detailed photo galleries of each lot and noted in the description. All lots are sold as-is, and bidders are encouraged to contact a Hagerty Marketplace car specialist and are responsible for due diligence before placing a bid.

Standout examples from the collection include a 2005 Ford GT, finished in Mark IV Red paintwork with Ebony Black leather interior and highlighted by all four options, including the painted calipers, McIntosh Stereo System, BBS lightweight aluminum wheels, and white painted racing stripes. Perhaps most impressively, the Ford shows less than 790 miles from new as a single-owner example.

Another highlight is the 2000 BMW Z8, a single-owner example owned by George Foreman since new and one of just 37 finished in Topaz Blue Metallic over a Crema and Black interior, one of the rarest color combinations produced. Meanwhile, a pair of modern Ferraris highlight the European cars of the George Foreman Collection and are showcased by the 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena and the 1987 Ferrari Testarossa.

To ensure the buying and selling process is as simple and safe as possible, the Hagerty Marketplace team provides extensive pre-sale and post-sale services, including facilitation of payment and transfer of ownership. 

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Last modified on Tuesday, 21 November 2023 11:54