Passion for fine Italian classic cars
Montagna D'Oro was founded in 2001 by René Goudberg. Born in the 60s, René has been captivated by the style, technology, and beautiful engine sounds of classic Italian cars from the 60s and 70s from a young age. After obtaining his driver's license, one Italian car after another passed in review, Fiats, Lancia’s, but especially Alfa Romeos. Educated and trained as a meatman, René started his own butcher business, but the car passion remained alive and kicking. He regularly went to visit Italy in search of beautiful classics to buy. After a decade of purchasing and collecting, René had built up a considerable collection around the turn of the century.
From collecting to selling clasic cars
René's classic Italian car collection had grown so far that cars had to be sold again, the hobby had literally gotten out of hand. He decided to handle the sale professionally and started a classic Italian car dealership alongside his butcher business. A business hall was rented as a showroom and Montagna d’Oro was established. René did not have to think long about a company name, his surname ‘Goudberg’ translated into Italian sounds great: Montagna d'Oro! The classic car sales was taken up energetically and in 2005 he decided to sell his butcher business, staying employed as a consultant. In the years that followed, René was scouting for fine classic Italian cars in Italy and other parts of Europe, and was selling the found beauties in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe.
A new showroom with Italian style and class
In 2013 René realized a dream by building new business premises in Oosterwolde with showrooms on two floors. The new showrooms, offices and shop were furnished and decorated entirely according to his own wishes and insights. The sales collection of fine Italian classics is presented in a tasteful environment with Italian style and allure. Walls and all cabinets are ‘piano-tight’ lacquered in famous historic Italian car colours. The classics from the 1950s, 60s and 70s are presented on the ground floor, the ‘young-timers’ from the 1980s up to about the 10s of this century are displayed on the first floor. Also, a wonderful open kitchen has been realized in the centre of the showroom.
Here, cooking workshops and wine tastings are held for small groups. From this kitchen the catering for club events is also provided. In the ground floor showroom, you will find a shop where you can buy Italian car related items and Italian wines. Exclusive Italian ‘Laudoracing’ 1:18 scale car models, new and rare historical car books about Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, and the other brands in the showroom, car care products and sublime Italian wines from the ‘Casetto’ winery on Lake Garda. All visitors and customers receive personal attention from René, as an accomplished ‘barista’ he presents you a perfectly brewed espresso. René has managed to create a company with Italian style and the vibrant feel of the Italian “La Dolce Vita”!
Our motto: “quality, originality, and service”
Under the motto "quality, originality, and service", Montagna d'Oro offers a variety of classic models from the Alfa Romeo, Lancia, and Fiat brands. Beautiful sports cars from Ferrari and Maserati and compact minis from Autobianchi, and Innocenti also find pride of place in the showrooms. Montagna d’Oro mainly sells very original, good quality classics. In their opinion the Holy Grail is factory originality with an exceptionally low mileage, as few traces of use as possible, as few (partial) restorations as possible and superbly maintained. These cars are scarce so you will also find extensively restored classics that have been restored with an eye for originality. All cars purchased by Montagna d’Oro are subject to a comprehensive technical inspection.
Where necessary, the cars are perfected by service partners for the mechanicals, bodywork and interior. The cars are presented as ready as possible (‘turn-key’) in the showroom and on the internet. Ready-to-drive cars can be taken along immediately after payment and transfer if desired. Cars that still require some attention before delivery are prepared as soon as possible to be picked up by appointment or delivered to your home. The classic Italian automobiles are securely delivered globally.
Consignment sales of Italian classic cars
For owners and collectors who wish to sell their Italian classic in excellent condition, Montagna d'Oro offers a consignment sales service. You then use the large network and enthusiasts’ audience of Montagna d’Oro to sell your Italian classic- or sports car. Please contact René Goudberg to discuss the options, conditions, and costs for this service.
Italian car service
Have you purchased a beautiful Italian classic from Montagna d’Oro or do you live in the area as an enthusiast and does your car need repair, improvement, or maintenance? All garage services are provided in collaboration with the various specialized service partners who have been working for Montagna d'Oro for years. You can deliver your classic car at Montagna d’Oro or the car can be picked up at your home. The goal is to unburden you. The work is carried out as quickly as possible, as well as possible, and as agreed with you by the assigned service partner of Montagna d'Oro.