26/02/2003 3rd March 2003 - Auction Preview - Coys at the London Business Design Centre
Text- Steve Wakefield
A 1952 Allard J2X is expected to fetch £75,000 – 80,000 at Coys first London sale of the year at the Business Design Centre, Islington. This, together with a mix of lots ranging from racing cars to a 1960 Austin Healey restoration project will provide suitable fodder for those wishing to pick up a classic for the summer months.
One of the features of the sale is the wholesale auction of one historic racer’s collection to finance ‘a big step in his historic racing plans’. Vehicles include a John Chatham prepared works replica 1965 Healey Mk III in ‘works’ green/white livery (Est £30,000 – 38,000) and three Jaguars, a 1964 Mk II 3.4 (Est £14,000 - 18,000), a 1962 E-type 3.8 FHC (Est £20,000 - 26,000) and a restoration project 1958 XK150S (Est £20,000 - 25,000). Coys are not letting on the exact nature of the vendor’s ‘big step’ however once must presume the success of the sale will decide.
On the racing front a 1968 Brabham BT31, as driven by ‘Black Jack’ himself is ‘refer dept’ – so we shall have to wait for the results to see what this achieves.