Coys at Nuremberg 9th December 2006 Preview

Despite its location, Coys forthcoming sale in Germany has more than its fair share of Italian cars, and none more impressive than this 750 – 900 bhp 1992 Ferrari F40 GTE Michelotto at an estimate of EURO 470,000-550,000.

With the right gear ratios and engine (several versions were built to meet different circuit and fuel-restriction criteria) these cars could pull over 350 kph (217 mph!) and were partly responsible for the resurgence in world class GT racing we are enjoying today. This car comes with a very comprehensive selection of spare parts that includes a gearbox, clutch and three different exhaust systems.

1970 March 701 Formula 1 - Ex Hubert Hahne EURO 140,000-180,000

1981 Ferrari 512 BB EURO 43,000-48,000

1964 Ferrari GTO Replica EURO 260,000-320,000

1965 Ford Mustang Race Car EURO 52,000-62,000

There’s also a road going 1991 Ferrari F40 for EURO 210,000-240,000, and its immediate predecessor, a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO estimated at EURO 290,000-350,000. Other models from Maranello include a 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT (EURO 110,000-135,000, the small-engined version being extremely rare and helping owners with Italian fiscal regulations of the time), as well as a nice metallic dark blue/black hide 1981 Ferrari 512 BB at EURO 43,000-48,000. Coys did very well at Padova recently with a well-executed Ferrari 250GT ‘recreation’ and at Nuremberg they have another, it’s a Ferrari GTO Replica based on a 1964 330GT for EURO 260,000-320,000.

1959 Porsche 356 B/T5 Roadster EURO 56,000-63,000

1964 Austin Healey Healey 3000 MK II EURO 38,000-45,000

Needless to say there are some ‘home-grown’ entries, and these include a 1963 Mercedes-Benz 220/280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, EURO 85,000-105,000, that’s described as “being comprehensively rebuilt to as new condition during the late 1990s”, and also from the famous Stuttgart marque, a 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL EURO 36,000-40,000, the personal car of Countess Katharina Sayn-Wittgenstein. Unusually there is only one Porsche, a 1959 Porsche 356 B/T5 Roadster for EURO 56,000-63,000.

On the British front there’s a 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur (EURO 47,000-52,000), a nice RHD car in silver over dark blue, and a LHD 1995 Aston Martin Virage Volante, EURO 70,000-80,000, as well as a couple of big Healeys and a Triumph TR3A.

1991 Ferrari F40 EURO 210,000-240,000

1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur EURO 47,000-52,000

Finally, an interesting entry is the 1970 March 701 Formula 1, driven in-period by German sports car and F2 ace, Hubert Hahne. The car is estimated at EURO 140,000-180,000, and is catalogued as being a matching number car (amazingly) retaining its original engine and gearbox from 1970! These cars are very usable and with a plethora of events to drive in this represents a nice opportunity for someone to get some real 1970s grand prix action for a not unreasonable price.

Prior to the motor car sale Coys will be offering a selection of automobilia including several Ferrari leaflets, yearbooks and press material, as well as model cars and Ferrari wheels and seats.

The Sale will be held at:

Zentrum für mobile Klassik
Klingenhofstr. 72 / Halle 4
90411 Nürnberg

Automobilia at 2.00 pm Saturday 9th December
Motor Cars at 4.00 pm Saturday 9th December

Auction contact numbers from 7 - 11th December: Telephone 0049 (0) 911 521 8218, Fax 0049 (0) 911 521 8219.

Viewing 8th December 12.00 am - 8.00 pm and on the day of the auction, 10.0 am to the start of the sale.
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. Alternatively CLICK HERE to see all entries on the Classic Driver 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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