17/11/2011 Coys at the Essen Motor Show, 30 November 2011: Preview
1964 Porsche 911: 135,000 - 155,000 euros
Among the hurly-burly of the modern tuning industry stands at this year’s Essen Show will be an oasis of good taste and understated elegance: Coys will offer 38 classic and modern collectors’ cars at an auction to be held on 30 November.
This will be the second time the London-based company has travelled to Essen this year. In April it was for the annual Techno Classica, now it’s mid-way during the Essen Motor Show.
Unsurprisingly, a significant proportion of the catalogue is of German manufacture. There are five collectors’ Porsches, ranging from the 1971 911T Targa (40,000 - 50,000 euros) to the car you see above, the 1964 911, a rare, real ‘survivors’ early 911 for 135,000 - 155,000 euros.
1952 Delahaye 235 MS ex-Pebble Beach winner: 'Refer Dept.'
1938 Jaguar SS 100 3 ½ Litre: 275,000 - 325,000 euros
Mercedes-Benz is represented by three cars. The 1941 320 B Cabriolet (250,000 - 300,000 euros) was Swiss-delivered when new – despite its somewhat ‘Where Eagles Dare’ demeanour – and for those searching for a brand-new bargain there’s a 2010 SLS AMG estimated at 155,000 - 165,000 euros. The estimate of 55,000 - 60,000 euros for the 1971 280 SE 3.5 Coupé shows how far these previously underappreciated cars have come – but this does look a nice example in Moss Green with Magnolia hide.
Of the older cars, in addition to the 1940s Mercedes there’s a 1938 Jaguar SS100 3 ½ Litre (275,000 - 325,000 euros) a ‘Refer Dept.’, ex-Duke of Windsor 1938 Daimler Sports Saloon and a 1947 MG TC, reasonably estimated at 24,000 - 28,000 euros.
1988 Ferrari Testarossa: 62,000 - 68,000 euros
1950 Delahaye 135M Coupé by Guillore: 100,000 - 120,000 euros
And moving into that always-interesting, immediate post-War period the two Delahayes stand out. The 'Refer Dept.' 1952 235 MS has won awards at Pebble Beach, while the 1950 135M Coupé by Guillore (100,000 - 120,000 euros) is quite the most perfect ‘Grand Tourer’.
Elsewhere in the catalogue, BMW enthusiasts will like the 40,000km, silver 2000 Z8 for 99,000 - 115,000 euros, and the 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL: a genuine car complete with BMW Heritage Certificate, which has seen some light competition action but nevertheless is keenly estimated at 45,000 - 55,000 euros.
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupé: 55,000 - 60,000 euros
1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series 2: 110,000 - 120,000 euros
Finally, do have a look at Lot 110, the 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn 'Ex-DuPont Car'. Delivered new to a scion of the famous American chemical company family, the LHD, gold (what else?) manual-gearbox car is a wonderful relic of a booming US economy enabling its industrialists to buy exotic European cars with ease. Maybe the estimate of 40,000 - 50,000 euros is easy enough for you – you better be there on the day.
Auction: Wednesday 30 November at 15:00
Viewing: Tuesday 29 November 10:00 - 18:00
Location: Essen Motor Show, Essen, Germany
To see the complete lotlisting of the Coys 30 November, Essen Motor Show sale, please click here, or you can see all the cars in the Classic Driver Marketplace.