2-Million COYS auction at Brands evokes memories of the past and attracts hundreds of people
Evoking memories of the famous COYS Historic Festivals of the past the companys auction that was held at Brands Hatch on Sunday may 25th realised over 2 million with more than 85% of Lots being sold on the hammer.
It was the second year that COYS have held an auction at Brands Hatch as part of the Masters Racing Series weekend.
Managing Director of COYS Chris Routledge said: We had a fantastic sale, the room was absolutely packed ,with spectatorsthree deep viewing the sale through the sides of the marquee.
Highlights of the sale included 180,000 for a 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante Lot number 227, 120,000 for a 1938 Bentley four and a quarter litre cut-Away Door Tourer. Lot 225 and 165,000 for a factory right hand drive 1954 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spyder, Lot number 229 One of the most interesting items in the sale was the 1971 Ferrari 246 Dino GT barn find. The car was recovered from a barn in Northampton in April this year where it had languished for 25 years.
As soon as the sale catalogue was published enquiries from around the World flooded in and on the afternoon of the sale COYS had received dozens of bids on the book. They had received so many requests from people to telephone bid that at one point eight staff were receiving bids on the phone withtwo members of staff dealing with two bidders at once.
The car was eventually knocked down to an enthusiast in Belgium for 38,000. Lot number 223 It just goes to show you that interesting cars are still out there to be found and create huge interest. You can buy a Dino quite easily but to buy a barn find and then re-build it is something special.“ said Chris Routledge
He added: Being at Brands again was great. It evoked memories of the great days of the COYS Historic Festivals we had a great sale and the Masters Series ran a fantastic event over the Bank holiday. We will be back next year as a sponsor of the event and are delighted that Jonathan Palmer has invested in occasions like this, which can only enhance historic motor sport.