If you’re into cars, get to know the Keno brothers. Leigh and Leslie Keno are world-renowned for having discovered and sold numerous masterpieces in the fields of art, antiques, and vintage cars. However their new venture specifically explores their passion for automobiles. They have a lifetime of knowledge collecting, judging, auctioning, and racing vintage and historic cars; and now the passionate siblings have created Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctioneers.
Over the past 40 years, Leigh and Leslie Keno have become known for their eye for beautiful design, exquisite craftsmanship, and impeccable provenance. Now, after decades of maintaining a private interest for fine automobiles, the Keno Brothers have put their experience to work as they establish Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions.
Their inaugural event, Rolling Sculpture, will take place on November 18-19, 2015, at Skylight Clarkson Sq in Soho, New York City. Within this spectacular space, a multi-sensory experience will be created, highlighting the beauty and history of dozens of fantastic, limited-edition automobiles on offer.
“Our goal as a company is to channel the trust, integrity, and knowledge that we have cultivated throughout our entire lives into every aspect of this new auction house,” said Leigh Keno, Co-CEO and Founder of Keno Brothers. “Our inaugural sale will offer a unique selection of several dozen of the most highly-coveted vehicles from around the world. Each offering, whether a race car- purpose-built to go extremely fast, or a touring car, designed with fanciful curves and sensual lines, has a distinct story to tell.”
Here are examples of some haute automobiles that will be featured at their inaugural auction:
-1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S: Strikingly original paint and Boars Hide interior. Est: $800,000-$1.6mm
-1965 Aston Martin DB5: James Bond’s Finest Weapon. Est: $950,000-$1.6mm
-1953Ferrari 212 Inter: Custom made for Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands. Est: $1.3mm-1.9mm
-1965 Gerhard-Ford Indianapolis: 1st pl- Milwaukee 200, 4th pl-1966 Indy 500, driven by G. Johncock. Est: $600-800,000
-1932 Stutz Custom LeBaron Coach: Winner, Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance Preservation Class, 2012. Est: $130-270,000
-1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT: Very Rare “Head-Turner.” Est. $500,000-$800,000
Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions has enlisted a number of marque specialists around the world, including: Tom Yang, noted Ferrari expert, Jason Castriota, Former Designer Pininfarina, Bertone, Jim Stranberg, Bugatti restoration expert, and Geoffrey Reis, Jaguar automobiles expert.
Simon Hope will be the sale’s auctioneer, whom during his 35-year career was a proprietor of his own auction house. Hope will bring an additional flair and educational resource to this auction, and those to come.
Sale Date: Thursday, November 19 at 5 PM sharp. Doors open for preview Wednesday morning, November 18, at 9:00 a.m.