Porsche and the Nürburgring - two evocative names inextricably linked after numerous victories for the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer at the daunting track in the Eiffel mountains. Coys will be hoping for similar successes for the many Porsche entries at its forthcoming Nürburgring sale.
Of the eight Porsches in the catalogue, the highlights must be the 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6, at Euro 400,000 - 450,000, and the two 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS Tourings a white one for Euro 157,500 - 180,000, and a 'Gulf' Blue one at Euro 160,000 - 190,000 . There’s also a rare 1992 Porsche 959 that once belonged to the Schumacher brothers’ manager Willi Weber, and has been uprated to ‘S – Spec’, the flat-six turbocharged engine now producing ‘in excess of 500bhp’. Regularly maintained at the Porsche factory since, the red car (repainted at the Stuttgart works) is estimated at Euro 290,000 - 320,000.
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione - Refer Department
1968 Lamborghini Miura LP400 - Euro 250,000 - 300,000
As the auction is held at the Oldtimer Grand Prix meeting at the ‘Ring, the Porsche 906 isn’t the only competition car in the catalogue. The 1966 Lola T70 Spyder Mark II – a car with FIA Papers and estimated at Euro 315,000 - 360,000 – was originally delivered to Jim Hall in the USA via the country’s Lola importer John Mecom. The bright yellow machine comes with a plethora of spares and would appear to be a strong entry in one of the many historic racing series worldwide.
For competitors looking for a closed, GT, alternative there’s the ‘blue chip’ 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione. You will have to ‘Refer Department’ for the price of this one, but it’s a car that has been raced and rallied extensively, and comes complete with a new fuel cell and FIA standard rollover cage, ‘to bring this Ferrari up to a highly competitive specification’.
1966 Lola T70 Spyder Mark II - FIA Papers Ex John Mecom and Jim Hall - Euro 315,000 - 360,000
1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupe - Euro 42,000 - 50,000
We also like the good ‘starter’ historic racing saloons both with FIA Papers; the 1965 BMW 1800 TI for Euro 17,000 - 23,000 and the 1965 Lancia Fulvia 1300 Competition at Euro 24,000 - 28,000, and another ‘refer Department’ car, the 1979 Ferrari 308 Carma FF Porsche 935-beater ran by Carlo Facetti in the late ‘70s that I seem to remember seeing in-period. It was dramatic…
Racing machinery and Porsches apart, what else is there in the 50+ car catalogue to catch the eye? There’s a 1963 AC Cobra 289 (‘Refer Department’), a rare in LHD 1960 Bentley S2 Continental "Flying Spur" by Mulliner for Euro 140,000 - 170,000 (a car originally supplied new to HRH Prince Varanand of Siam), a 1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam (Euro 23,000 - 26,000, and LHD too) and a 1968 Lamborghini Miura LP400 at Euro 250,000 - 300,000.
Finally, for those ruing the ever-rising prices of DB Astons, how about an Italian equivalent for a third of a DB4 or 5? The 1963 Maserati 3500 GTi Sebring is estimated at Euro 47,000 - 55,000 and is an elegant 2 + 2 with the classic straight-six (re-engineered for Webers, although the original PI is included in the sale) engine and Vignale coachwork. A nice partner for a new GranTurismo in the Classic Driver garage.
Prior to the motor cars Coys will sell over 100 lots of automobilia.
1959 Ferrari 250 Pininfarina Coupe - Euro 170,000 - 200,000
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cup to RSR Specification - Euro 85,000 - 100,000
The Coys Nürburgring sale will be held at:
The Nürburgring circuit
Saturday 11th August 2007 Motor Cars at 5.00 pm
Memorabilia at 3.00 pm
Viewing: 10the August 10.00 am - 8.00 pm
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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