Greek delicacies: Coys to serve up 130 classics at Athens auction
Coys’ inaugural Athens auction last year saw an array of curiosities go under the hammer, and this year’s sale is equally diverse. How about a Lancia Stratos chassis (€30,000 – €35,000), with a separately sold selection of parts (€20,000 – €25,000)? Or if you prefer your cars intact and restored, the rare Alfa Romeo 1900 AR51 (€14,000 – €16,000) might tempt you. Also carrying a reasonable estimate is a 1965 Panhard CT 24 (€4,500 – €5,500), one of the few cars in the sale not to have Greek provenance.
Konstantinos Karamanlis’ Mercedes 500 SEL
As was the case at last year’s sale, a state limousine can be found in the lotlist. This time it’s an armoured 1988 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL (W126) used by President of Greece Konstantinos Karamanlis in the 1980s. Given the presidential provenance, the estimate seems reasonable – especially given the fact it’s described as being “preserved in immaculate condition.”