Coys at Brands Hatch Sunday 27th May 2007 - Preview

Held over the UK’s next holiday weekend, in conjunction with the exciting new historic festival at the Kent racing circuit, Coys has assembled a catalogue of predominantly sporting and competition cars, none better than this 1966 Porsche 906/Carrera 6.

From the era when the Stuttgart marque was regularly bidding for overall, as well as class, victories, the 906 was the start of a series of ever more powerful super-lightweight cars that ended with the magnificent 917. The car that Coys will sell is the ex-Works 1966 Targa Florio, ex-Works 1966 Le Mans Class Winner machine, a chassis that also won the 1967 European Hillclimb Championship. ‘Refer Department’ for price - and I think you know it’s going to be a significant purchase, but think of the eligible events!

1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Convertible - £62,000 - 70,000

1936 Lagonda Rapier Sports Tourer - £24,000 - 28,000

Other 1960s sports racers include the 1968 Chevron B8 - FIA Papers ex-Spa Francorchamps 1,000km at £120,000 - 140,000, a 1966 Lola T70 Spyder MK II, also with FIA Papers, for £210,000 - 240,000, and a 1967 McLaren M1C Chevrolet (£110,000 - 125,000). These are all highly desirable historic racing cars and should appeal to some of the top class competitors racing at Brands Hatch that weekend.

Interspersed with the top-dollar racing machinery is a selection of popular classics, like the 1972 Jaguar E - Type Series III Roadster for £25,000 - 30,000, and the LHD, Champagne Yellow/Black interior 1963 Porsche 356 C Coupe £20,000 - 24,000, a nice car originally delivered to the USA.

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Competitzione - £68,000 - 75,000

1959 Volkswagen 23 Window Samba Deluxe Right Hand Drive ex Jamie Oliver - £46,000 - 50,000

One of the highlights of the auction will be the 1959 Volkswagen 23 Window Samba Deluxe, a RHD vehicle that featured in the TV series ‘Great Italian Escape’ by the popular British chef Jamie Oliver.

Offered by Jamie himself, and estimated at £46,000 - 50,000, the immortal Microbus from VW has been extensively modified to include such improvements as front disc brakes and a 2.4 litre VW Porsche-spec engine. There’s also a fully-specified bespoke trailer with a Mick Peart Caribbean Cookers BBQ available separately for £22,000 - 27,000.

1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS Touring - £105,000 - 120,000

1962 Jaguar E - type Lightweight - £85,000 - 100,000

Pre-War cars are slightly thin on the ground, although the 1936 Lagonda Rapier Sports Tourer looks good for £24,000 - 28,000, while the estimate of £62,000 - 70,000 for the well-presented 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Convertible makes the £45,500 paid for a total restoration project at the recent Aston Martin Sale appear expensive. There are a few of other Astons, a 1996 Virage Volante (£34,000 - 38,000), a 1966 DB6 MK I (£50,000 - 60,000), and a 1995 DB7 Volante (£25,000 - 30,000).

Finally, leafing through an auction catalogue there’s always something about which you’d say “I wouldn’t mind one of those…”.and for me that would be Lot 254, the 1983 Porsche 930 Turbo Group B - 1983 Le Mans Class Winning, only RHD 930, with FIA Papers for £85,000 - 95,000. One of only Group B cars produced for the 1983 season, this is the sort of entry that’s just made for the Le Mans Classic now it has opened its eligibility criteria to later cars.

1966 Lola T70 Spyder MK II - FIA Papers - £210,000 - 240,000

2000 TVR Cerbera Speed 12 - £130,000 - 160,000

Prior to the Motor Cars, Coys will be selling over 70 lots of Automobilia including many items from the man who brought the world the McLaren F1 road car, Peter Stevens.

The Festival Auction Brands Hatch will be held at:

The Coys Pavillion
Brands Hatch Circuit
Fawkham, Longfield
Kent DA3 8NG
Sunday 27th May 2007
Collectors' Items and Automobilia at at 15.00
Motor Cars and Motorcycles at 16.30

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

To see the complete lotlisting 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
Photos - Coys

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