An assortment of more than 50 vehicles are being offered for sale on the Hagerty Marketplace that make up The George Foreman Collection. The collection is being sold via the Hagerty Marketplace online auction and the lots are set to close between December 11-21 with multiple auctions ending every weekday. Really, the only thing missing here is an autographed George Foreman Grill to go with each car!
Following earlier success with the Hagerty Marketplace platform George Foreman’s collection seems to have found the right brand and platform to sell an impressive array of cars that span every decade from 1930 through today. While all the vehicles offered as part of The George Foreman Collection are noteworthy to collectors who focus on particular makes/models or timeframes, a few really stand out to us.
The 1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 is particularly intriguing as it shows fewer than 1,600 miles since it was new and is a very unique example of the early model-year Viper. It was purchased by George Foreman when it was new and is equipped with custom exterior stripes and very fitting embroidered seatbacks. A fiberglass hardtop is included and the car received a new battery and some touchup paintwork in 2019.
Although it’s been sitting for an extended period of time, this is a car that is becoming less and less common to see with so few miles on it. It should prove worth the time and work spent restoring it to roadworthy condition and it’s hard to argue with 8.0L V10 in such a raw and unbridled form.
Bidding on the 1995 Saleen Mustang S351 Convertible Five-Speed is set to close December 11 at 3:40 PM EST and this is a very interesting car. It’s covered just 732 miles in its lifetime and is powered by a supercharged 5.8L V8 that produces 370 horsepower – just one of the many upgrades made by Saleen.
It was delivered new to George Foreman in 1995 and is well documented as having started life as a Mustang GT Convertible in Canary Yellow paint. It features the optional body-color 18-inch magnesium wheels.
It’s worth noting the odometer was replaced in 1996 when it read 505 miles, which is why it currently reads 227 miles. It has some minor imperfections and will need to be serviced thoroughly due to long-term storage, but for a such a rare car it may not be long before the prices on these start climbing much higher than they currently are.
The Ford GT was regularly selling north of $500,000 for quite some time and a low mileage example such as the one being offered from The George Foreman Collection could be expected to bring a premium, just for not having crossed the 1,000 mile point on its odometer. This one has covered only 792 miles new and is a four-option car.
The CARFAX report and Deluxe Marti Report show that it is a one-owner car and once the requisite mechanical work is completed by the winning bidder this should make for a very exciting addition to any collection. Bidding currently, as of November 21, sits at $304,000 and will no doubt increase, but this represents an increasingly rare opportunity to purchase a low mileage example of the Ford GT.
Bidding will close on the 2005 Ford GT on December 20 at 3:00 PM EST.
Hagerty Marketplace Experience
As noted previously, vehicles within The George Foreman Collection have been stored for an extended period of time and may require additional mechanical attention prior to being driven. Interested collectors should review the section labeled “Additional Documents” for detail about any recent servicing completed to assist in restoring the cars to their proper running condition.
Although some photos may show corrosion of metal elements of certain vehicles that was the result of being exposed to a fire caused by a golf cart battery in 2019, none of them sustained damage from the fire itself. The photos should be inspected carefully prior to bidding so bidders can see any cosmetic effects of the corrosive soot from the aforementioned fire. The descriptions will also note the presence of this, but photos should be examined closely regardless.
As with all auctions the vehicles are being sold as-is so bidders are responsible for performing their due diligence prior to purchasing the cars, but a Car Specialist from Broad Arrow Group is available to assist with that.