Michael Fux's losses could be your gains, if you share his taste for the outlandish.
There are car collectors and then there are car collectors. Michael Fux falls squarely in the latter category, but not even a patron of Europe's most exotic automakers like Fux can hold on to every car he ever buys forever, apparently. So he's selling off a bunch of them this January.
The Cuban-American businessman was born in poverty, but today has a net worth estimated in the hundreds of millions. And he's spent a chunk of his wealth on high-end wheels – some of them painted in outlandish color schemes just for him, and are now up for grabs.
Take, for example, his 2018 McLaren 720S, painted (to match his Rolls-Royce Phantom) in a special shade of purple called Fuxia. Also up for grabs is a McLaren Senna, one of the first to be made and the first delivered to America, its costly visible carbon-fiber bodywork specially tinted in emerald green.
Dig Porsches more than McLarens? Then check out Fux's lime-green 918 Spyder, or his blue-striped white 911 R – the highly symbolic 959th example of 991 units made. There's a pair of Ferrari roadsters, too: a white-over-red 488 Spider, and a red-over-tan F430 Spider – and much more besides.
Like his matching pair of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMGs – a coupe and a roadster, both decked out in the same metallic shade of red with white leather interiors. There's a 40th-anniversary-edition 2008 Mercedes-AMG CL65 with just 122 miles on the clock, a 2018 BMW M5 First Edition, and a 1936 Cadillac Series 70 Fleetwood Convertible.
Fux has consigned all these to Mecum Auctions for its sale in Kissimmee, Florida, this coming January – two years since liquidating his Mercedes-AMG Black Series collection at the same event. But even with all these are sold off, he'll still have a hundred or more cars in his vast garage to choose from.