Coys at Ascot Racecourse 20th October 2007
Coys will sell over 50 motor cars at its next UK sale, based at the Ascot racecourse near London. Among the thoroughbred entries is this 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO estimated at £210,000 - 240,000.
Delivered new to renowned Swiss Ferrari collector Albert Obrist, the car has covered just 8,549km, and comes complete with a comprehensive history file, tax discs back to 1994, the original handbook (in the correct Ferrari wallet) and a complete tool kit. Rarer than an F40, the 288 GTO was the first of the mid-engined ‘super’ Ferraris that culminated in the Enzo.
Coys has several other cars from Maranello, including an excellent ‘starter’ 1981 Mondial 8 for £10,000 - 14,000, a 1990 Testarossa at £30,000 - 35,000, and a 1996 Ferrari 456 GT, finished in the discrete Metallic Blue/Black hide colour combination, for £25,000 - 30,000.
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixedhead Coupe - £20,000 - 28,000
1955 Jaguar XK140 Fixedhead Coupe - £30,000 - 40,000
Italian sporting motoring does not start and finish at the famous factory gates at Maranello. The (rare RHD) 1964 Maserati 3500 GTi Sebring, at £24,000 - 28,000, is a very elegant machine, more modern-looking than the earlier cars, and look at its estimate compared with a DB Aston Martin of the period... like the equally red 1961 DB4 (£90,000 - 120,000), let alone the ‘Refer Dept.’ 1965 DB5 in ‘Sean Connery Silver’.
Alvis produced some elegant cars in the late 50s/early 60s. The car of choice for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the TE series were practical alternatives to a Bentley, Jaguar or Aston without any arriviste connotations. Coys’ example is a 1965 TE21 Drophead Coupe, £50,000 - 60,000, that has starred on British television, and is finished in the colour that is to Alvis what Rosso Corsa is to Ferrari: Light Metallic Blue.
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe - Refer Dept.
1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Drophead Coupe - £11,000 - 14,000
The final word on British classics in the Ascot sale must go to the several Jaguars, a selection that includes a couple of nice XK Fixed Head Coupés; a 1955 XK140 for £30,000 - 40,000, and a 1954 XK120 at £35,000 - 45,000. There’s also a white ex-South African (so RHD) 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 FHC for a reasonable £20,000 - 28,000.
1964 Maserati 3500 GTi Sebring - £24,000 - 28,000
1936 Jaguar SS Tourer - £60,000 - 68,000
Looking at some of the other entries, historic racers will like the 1957 Elva Mk. II (£38,000 - 50,000), while the pre-War fraternity has the pick of a 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Limousine at £56,000 - 62,000, a Refer Dept. 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Open Tourer or the £60,000 - 68,000 1936 Jaguar SS Tourer.
Prior to the motor cars Coys will sell a quantity of automobilia that includes rarities such as An unusual Aston Martin Zagato desktop aluminium paperweight, estimate £40 - £70, and a selection of sporting guns (from Coys’ recently-formed department) such as a Holland & Holland 12-Bore Sidelock, for £4,000 - 5,500.
The Coys Spirit of Motoring Sale will be held at:
Ascot Racecourse Ascot Berkshire SL5 7JX, UK
Saturday 20th October 2007
Admission by catalogue only - admits two to auction.
To see the complete lotlisting of the COYS sale please click HERE, or CLICK HERE to see all entries on the Coys website, and HERE to see all the entries in the Classic Driver car database.
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Text - Steve Wakefield
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