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AstaGuru opens auto innings with tepid response to online vintage auction

Many serious car enthusiasts would rather do a face-to-face deal than buy virtually

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Having dabbled in paintings, timepieces and even celebrity memorabilia such as actor Prem Chopra’s pipe, Mumbai-based auctioneer AstaGuru made its online debut of vintage cars on Tuesday. The two-day auction, that ended Wednesday, featured brands such as Rolls-Royce, the Volkswagen Beetle, among others.   "It's a new field for us and so we are a little nervous about how everything is going to play out but we know there are plenty passionate collectors out there, so we see potential," said Vickram Sethi, chairman of AstaGuru and an art dealer. Sethi ...