Major auction success for COYS

COYS had a hugely successful sale at Techno Classica in Essen with all of its highlighted cars selling extremely well.

Hundreds of people attended the sale on Saturday march 29th and saw top prices being paid for a broad collection of cars that had been gathered from across Europe and the rest of the world.

Top billing went to a 1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SLR Gullwing from the Kemp Museum which sold for €410,000.

Managing Director of COYS, Chris Routledge said: “ We had a fantastic sale with all of our top cars selling very well. With the current state of the Euro against Sterling a number of the UK entries represented very good value for money.”

He added: “ Once again we were delighted to be partnered with Techno Classica and we will return again next year.”

Other highlights included €325,000 for a 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental close coupled sports coupe by Gurney Nutting and €320,000 for a 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spyder which had originally be supplied to the United States.

A 1964 Aston Martin DB4 Series II sold for €260,000 while a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona sold for €230,000.

A 1988 Porsche 959 with only 5,300 Kilometres on the clock sold for €210,000, a 1937 Bentley 4¼ litre Sedanca Coupe sold for €132,000 and a 1931 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Close Coupled sports saloon that saw its debut at the Brussels motor show sold for €130,000.

A 1935 BMW 319 Sport which had been completely restored in 2006 sold for €123,000.

Automobilia totaled of over €11,000 from 75 lots. Highlights were €1,200 for a Louis Vuitton America’s Cup wrist watch and €800 for a Mr Bibendum figure.