Coys Auto Moto d'Epoca - Padova October 28th 2006 - Preview

Held at the Auto e Moto d’Epoca exhibition at Padova in Northern Italy, Coys' next sale inevitably has an Italian feel to it with no less than 11 Ferraris entered, including two special-bodied 250 GTs, one in the style of the immortal ‘Californian Spyder’.

Based on a Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina, the ‘recreated’ car is high quality homage to one of the most desirable convertibles ever made. Its estimate of EURO 285,000 - 320,000 represents a fraction of what a genuine car is worth (EURO 1m+...). Also in the sale is a similarly well-executed 1963 Ferrari 250GT Alloy Berlinetta in the style of a Short Wheelbase for EURO 240,000 - 250,000, and a 1995 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Replica at EURO 185,000 - 220,000, both the latter cars having been bodied by Giovanni Giordanengo of Cuneo, an expert ‘artisan’ well known for his exacting replicas of competition and road-going Ferraris and Alfa Romeos.

1969 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona Plexiglass - EURO 190,000 - 220,000

1963 Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Berlinetta - EURO 240,000 - 250,000

Very much original Maranello production are the two Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ models in the catalogue, the Swiss-registered early yellow 1969 ‘Plexiglass’ car is estimated at EURO 190,000 - 220,000, while the Grigio metallizzato 1973 model, with the later ‘pop-up’ headlamps, is EURO 140,000 - 160,000, and benefits not only from a stylish colour scheme but also factory a/c.

There is also another Swiss-registered (so EU taxes payable if exported) car, a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS that you can ‘Refer Department’ for price.

Moving northwards, in addition to the TZ2, Milanese manufacturer Alfa Romeo is represented by a 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S for EURO 90,000 - 110,000. Like so many cars from Alfa it was originally exported to South America (Argentina) when new, but has subsequently had just two more owners, the present enjoying its capabilities as a long-distance tourer for international rallies. Among the other Alfas is a 1966 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato prepared for modern historic competition for EURO 42,000 - 45,000.

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE - EURO 85,000 - 90,000

1979 Ferrari 512 BB - EURO 85,000 - 90,000

The 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, EURO 275,000 - 300,000, looks nice in its classic silver/red leather combination, while enthusiasts for rare, road-going race cars will like the 1970 McLaren M6 GT, chassis BMR M6 GT2, for EURO 330,000 - 350,000. There’s also a solitary Aston Martin amongst the plethora of Italian exotica, a 1991 Virage for EURO 50,000 - 53,000, and keeping it in good company is the 2000 Bentley Continental T at EURO 125,000 - 132,000.

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Group 4 3.0 Litre Rally Car - EURO 125,000 - 133,000

1970 McLaren M6 GT - EURO 330,000 - 350,000

Finally, away from all the high performance machinery, spare a thought for the entry of uniquely Italian small-capacity motor cars that give such a lot of enjoyment for little outlay. Cars like the 1968 Fiat 1500 Osca Spyder at EURO 18,000 - 20,000, or the 1964 Autobianchi Bianchi Cabriolet for EURO 9,000 - 11,000, or your writer’s favourite, the 1968 Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica Lusso (a ‘luxury’ version of the Fiat 500 Giardiniera) for EURO 4,500 - 5,500.

Prior to the motor car sale Coys will be offering a selection of automobilia including several items of race clothing worn by Rubens Barrichello and various scale models, photographs and paintings.

The Sale is held in conjunction with the Auto e Moto d’Epoca exhibition at Padova in Northern Italy. Please CLICK HERE for further information.

The Sale will be held at:

Exhibition Centre
Padova Fiere
Via N.Tommaseo, 59
35131 Padova, Italy

Viewing 27th October 10.00 am - 7.00 pm and on the day of the auction, 10.0 am - 2.30 pm.
Automobilia and Collector's Items at 2.30 pm on Saturday 28th October.
Motor Cars at 4.00 pm on Saturday 28th October.

To see the complete lotlisting please click HERE, or CLICK HERE to see all entries on the Coys website.

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

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Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Coys

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