Coys 'The Excellence of Porsche' 27th August 2006 - Preview

Coys has assembled just over 60 cars for its sale to be held at the Porsche Club GB’s 2006 Festival. Needless to say, the majority of entries are from the Stuttgart manufacturer, including several significant racing cars such as this ex-Fitzpatrick 1983 Porsche 956.

This particular car was not only one of the first privateer cars delivered (in December 1982), but also proof that the company looks after its customers having finished a fantastic fifth at Le Mans in ’83. It’s been raced out of period by the famous collector Dr Brunn, and is highly eligible for latter day Group C racing with the possibility of Le Mans Classic participation in the near future. The estimate is £235,000 - 250,000.

Another ex-Le Mans car is the 1994 Kremer-Porsche K8 Spyder - ex Derek Bell, 6th place 1994 Le Mans at £275,000 - 300,000. And the pure competition machinery does not stop there with the tantalisingly ‘Refer Dept.’ 1966 Porsche 906, a car with period history driven by Robert Buchet that included races at Monthléry and the Rally Bordeaux (remember these were road-registered cars too).

1974 Porsche 911 3.0 Litre Carrera RS - £183,000 - 200,000

1994 Kremer-Porsche K8 Spyder - £275,000 - 300,000

The 911 features large in the entry list and those looking for a car with an active racing history have several examples to choose from. There’s a 1970 Porsche 911 S/T at £180,000-200,000, an original RHD car that had been delivered new to New Zealand, a 1974 Porsche 911 3.0 Litre Carrera RS, £183,000 - 200,000, that was the outright winner of the German Rally Championship in 1975 and ’76, and the very nice looking light ivory 1965 Porsche 911 2.0 Litre, £36,000 - 40,000, a car that has seen action in recent European Regularity rallies.

Of the road cars there’s what is described as an ‘Exceptional Original Car’, a LHD 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Litre Carrera RS that has had just two owners from new, the last since 1976. It’s estimated at £85,000 - 100,000, pretty well on market value but for those with slightly smaller pockets Coys have a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Specification - FIA Papers (and genuine 2.7 RS engine) at £44,000 - 49,000 that would fool most people.

1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Litre Carrera RS - £85,000 - 100,000

1985 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR - £45,000 - 55,000

It’s not all 911s of course and there are 356s aplenty (including a LHD 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster 1600 Super at £75,000 - 85,000), together with a dramatic-looking IMSA - spec 1985 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR, £45,000 - 55,000, the latter including a raft of racing spares and a Brian James four-wheel trailer to transport the beast to the circuits.

Of the non-Porsche entries the highlight must be the 1966 AC MK 111 427 Cobra at £250,000 - 300,000, a car that’s ‘engine has been dyno tested and is producing 520 lbs/ft torque @ 3000-4600 and 411 hp @4600rpm’. In other words - bloomin' quick!

There’s also a 1965 Bentley S3 Saloon, £24,000 - 26,000, a 1973 Rolls-Royce Camargue, £25,000 - 30,000, and a 1966 Jaguar E-Type S1 4.2 Litre FHC at £14,000 - 16,000.

1973 Rolls-Royce Camargue - £25,000 - 30,000

1965 TVR Griffith Competition - £28,000 - 32,000

Prior to the motor car sale Coys will be offering a selection of automobilia an outstanding entry of which is Lot 50, The Original Manuscript of "The Excellence of Porsche" by Karl Ludvigsen. Most people would agree that this is one of the books on the marque and this is a marvellous opportunity for a Porsche enthusiast to add a unique item to his collection.

The Sale will be held at:

Porsche Club GB Festival 2006
Eynsham Hall
North Leigh, on the A4095 between Witney and Woodstock
Click HERE for a map.

Viewing Saturday 26th August 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Automobilia and Collector's Items at 2.00 pm Sunday 27th August
Motor Cars at 4.00 pm Sunday 27th August

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

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Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Coys

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