17/07/2003 21st June 2003 Coys at Chiswick House - Review
Coys report the 1930 Alfa Romeo ‘The Baron Franchetti’ 6C 1750 Zagato Spyder achieving the highest price, £230,850, at their recent Chiswick House Auction. We previewed it as being a marathon, but a good proportion of lots are listed as sold, many of which achieving some big figures, such as the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, for £124,687.
Something of a Coys speciality, the 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster achieved £102,337, its slightly lower price compared to its roofed brother reflecting the models greater production run. The 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Fixedhead Coupe sold, for £48,000, but the 1991 Jaguar XJ 220 Pre production prototype did not, they’re becoming difficult cars to sell for good money nowadays.
1966 ex-Jolly Club Alfa Romeo GTA ‘Competizione’ did go, for £20,466 and will restore nicely for historic racing. A 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Open Drive Limousine by Barker raised £147,037 – a good price reflecting the model as one the marque’s greatest. Someone is now enjoying V12 Ferrari ownership for £4,822, that’s the price the 1980 Ferrari 400i finally went for but buyers must be aware at this level the car is going to cost a lot to maintain, just think of this as the down payment…
Coys next sale is in London at the Royal Horticultural Halls on 28/7.