Coys Auction - Padova, Italy 27th Oct 2007 - Preview

Coys has a bumper catalogue for its forthcoming Italian sale, held in conjunction with the Auto Moto d’Epoca show at Padova near Venice. A high proportion of the entries are Italian cars, including the 700bhp 1979 Ferrari 308 Carma FF, estimated at EUR 350,000 - 400,000.

This was the car developed by veteran Italian racing driver and works development engineer Carlo Facetti as an alternative to the all-conquering Porsche 935s of the period. Despite many promising showings it never really took the race to the German cars; however, as a precursor to the racing F40s it has its place in Ferrari history.

Other cars from Maranello include a 1975 Ferrari Dino 246GT for EUR 95,000 - 120,000, and two highly desirable V12s as late entries; a 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' and a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS. Both are finished in Giallo Fly yellow, and you will have to ‘Refer Department’ for their prices.

1967 Maserati Quattroporte - EUR 19,000 - 23,000

1975 Maserati Indy 4.7 - EUR 28,000 - 33,000

Of course, Italian car collecting is not all about Ferrari. Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Fiat have always made some desirable cars and the Padova sale includes a fair few of them. There are entries such as the unusual 1967 Lancia Fulvia Zagato Sport Competizione for EUR 55,000 - 65,000, or the potent 1965 Abarth 1300 OT at EUR 180,000 - 220,000, a nice little car in which to enter one of the many Italian car events like the Vernasca Silver Flag hillclimb.

1962 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 Cabriolet - Refer Dept.

1971 Maserati Ghibli SS - EUR 70,000 - 90,000

There are three more Abarths in the sale, one of which being a 1956 Allemano-bodied Abarth 750 Cabriolet carrying an estimate of EUR 95,000 - 120,000, and open-air enthusiasts will also like the light metallic green 1966 ASA 1000 GT Spyder at EUR 140,000 - 160,000. This is a car that has appeared at the famous Villa d’Este concours, gaining an award for its original condition.

It’s not an exclusively Italian car sale, and the catalogue also has some significant Porsches and several Mercedes-Benz SLs. Top billing must go to the 1960 Porsche 356 B Carrera 1600 GT 'Four Cam' EUR 220,000 - 260,000, one of just twenty examples of these production racing cars believed to survive. Hard on the heels of the ‘Four Cam’ is the almost as rare 1962 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 Cabriolet, a ‘Refer Dept.’ car for price.

1967 Lancia Fulvia Zagato Sport Competizione - EUR 55,000 - 65,000

1960 Porsche 356 B Carrera 1600 GT 'Four Cam' - EUR 220,000 - 260,000

Finally, for those running historic Italian cars at the Le Mans Classic or Goodwood Revival next year, Coys has the perfect tender: the 1955 Fiat Multipla Abarth. It’s estimated at EUR 18,000 - 23,000 and is sure to raise an ‘Aaah, how sweet!’ to accompany the ‘Cor, look at that!’ engendered by the accompanying Ferrari 250GT SWB.

Prior to the motor cars Coys will sell a quantity of automobilia that includes an Italian poster advertising The Italian Job (EUR 480 - 500) and a 1/12 hand-built model by MG of the #11 Ferrari TR 59/60 that was driven to victory by Olivier Gendebien and Paul Frère at the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours. It's estimated at EUR 800 - 1,000.

The Coys Auto Moto d'Epoca Sale will be held at:

Auto Moto d'Epoca
Fiera di Padova
Hall 5B
Saturday 27th October 2007
Collectors' Items at 12.30pm
Motor Cars at 2.30pm

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.

To find out more about Coys auctions and showroom sales, please read the Classic Driver Profile.

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Text - Steve Wakefield
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