Henrik Frederiksen

Henrik Frederiksen (born 1943/1944) is a Danish businessman and vintage car collector.

Henrik Frederiksen
Born1943/1944 (age 76–77)[1]
NationalityDanish
Occupationbusinessman
Known forCar collection
Spouse(s)Vivi Frederiksen (died 2015)
A 1956 Bentley S1 drophead coupe
A Maybach Zeppelin

Frederiksen has been called "one of Denmark's wealthiest men".[2]

Frederiksen grew up in Virum and began his career as a student in Matas. As a 27-year-old, he became an independent materialist, and in the following years bought eight more Matas stores.[3] When Matas was sold to CVC Capital Partners in 2007, Frederiksen was among the largest shareholders.[4]

In 2015, Bonham's auctioned his collection of 48 cars, mostly pre-war, including Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Lagonda and Maybach, at his home Lyngsbækgård, a 16th-century manor house built for the Danish royal family, close to Ebeltoft on the eastern coast of Jutland.[5][2][1] The sale was expected to raise $25–40 million.[1][2] His cars included a Bentley S1 Drophead Coupé, first owned by John D. Rockefeller Jr.[6]

Frederiksen was married to Vivi until her death in Spring 2015.[2] Her favourite car was a 1937 Maybach SW38 Zeppelin Special Roadster.[2] They had built the car collection together and had never sold a car, but her death led to him selling the entire collection.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "The ultimate garage sale". ft.com. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Bonhams auction legendary $40M private car collection - CNN Style". cnn.com. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  3. ^ Bakalus, Silla (2018-06-19), Matas-millionær har købt nordsjællandsk slot: Nu drømmer han om at bringe det tilbage til fordums tid (in Danish), retrieved 2019-08-05
  4. ^ "CVC Announces Acquisition of Matas". www.cvc.com. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  5. ^ "Bonhams : THE FREDERIKSEN COLLECTIONBONHAMS ANNOUNCE EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CAR AUCTION FOR HISTORIC SINGLE-OWNER SALE". www.bonhams.com. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Sampling success in John Rockefeller Jnr's Bentley S1 Drophead". www.classicdriver.com. Retrieved 23 April 2018.