Coys at the Nürburgring, Saturday 14 August 2010 - Preview



1963 Maserati 3500 GT Sebring Series 1 - 65,000 - 75,000 euros

For a sale in the heart of the German historic racing world, Coys’ 2010 Oldtimer GP catalogue lists a surprising number of... Italian cars.

And some pretty good ones, too, such as this 1963 Maserati 3500 GT Sebring Series 1. Carrying an estimate of 65,000 - 75,000 euros, the green with mushroom leather GT looks an attractive buy at half the price of an equivalent DB4. As far as the Trident goes, there’s also a Grigio 1973 Maserati Indy 4.7 Coupé at 35,000 - 40,000 euros and a more recent, 1992 Maserati Karif Coupé by Zagato for 12,000 - 16,000 euros.

Arch-rival Ferrari is represented by no fewer than five cars, including a ‘Refer Dept.’ 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour de France and two 308 GTBs. One of the latter is a rare vetroresina (glassfibre) car at 38,000 - 45,000 euros, and there’s another Classic Driver office favourite: the 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 (58,000 - 70,000 euros).



1962 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb Cabriolet - 55,000 - 62,000 euros


1959 Arnolt-Bristol Deluxe Competition - 115,000 - 135,000 euros

Another couple of interesting Italian entries are the 1972 De Tomaso Pantera Group 4 (an ‘FIA Papers’ car for 145,000 - 165,000 euros) and the 1989 Lamborghini Countach Anniversary at 120,000 - 140,000 euros.

Moving back a little in time – and northwards over the Alps to Sindelfingen – one of the finest cars in the 2010 Oldtimer GP sale is the magnificent, dark red over beige 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Kabriolet C. A ‘Refer Dept.’ (read “expensive”) entry, the RHD cabriolet oozes pre-War performance from its straight-eight engine and imposing vertical grille.



1972 De Tomaso Pantera Group 4 - FIA Papers - 145,000 - 165,000 euros

Other home-grown machinery includes a 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ at 105,000 - 120,000 euros, a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 330 SC Roadster (‘Refer Dept.’) and a well-executed 1984 Porsche 911 to RSR specification for 38,000 - 42,000.



1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Kabriolet C - 'Refer Dept.'


1956 Cooper Climax Type 39 'Bobtail' - 130,000 - 170,000 euros

Classic racing enthusiasts will appreciate the 1960 Marlborough Six Hours-winning 1959 Elva Mk V (58,000 - 65,000 euros) and the 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4 to race specification for 95,000 - 120,000 euros. And don’t forget the very event-eligible 1956 Cooper Climax Type 39 ‘Bobtail’ (130,000 - 170,000 euros) or the 1959 Arnolt-Bristol Deluxe Competition at 115,000 - 135,000 euros.



1974 BMW 2002 Turbo - 20,000 - 25,000 euros


1955 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupé - LHD, European Specification - 90,000 - 100,000 euros


1959 Elva Mk V - 1960 Marlborough Six Hours Winner - 58,000 - 65,000 euros


1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4 to Race Specification - 95,000 - 120,000 euros

Finally, how about bidding 35,000 - 40,000 euros for the 1999 Renault Clio V6 racing car? This car, when run by legendary German preparer Zakspeed, was a class winner at the Nürburgring 24 Hours and is catalogued as ‘race-ready’. Go on, you know you can handle it (and it’s a future classic, too).

Prior to the motor cars, Coys will sell a variety of automobilia including A technical drawing of a detail of the [Ferrari] F1 375 and F2 500, by famous engineer Lampredi. Estimated at 200 - 300 euros.

The Coys Nürburgring Sale 2010

Saturday 14 August

Motor Cars: 16:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

To see the complete lotlisting please click HERE, or to view all the cars in the Classic Driver car database, please click HERE.

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

Coys
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237 - 241 Lower Mortlake Road
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London TW9 2LL
UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 8614 7888
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Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Coys


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