Coys at Ragley Hall 9th September 2007 - Preview

Now a regular event, Coys’ 2007 sale in association with the Porsche Club Great Britain will include the ex-Cartier 1982 Le Mans entry; a Kremer Porsche CK5 that ran in 3rd place at one point, being well-known for its phenomenally high top speed (some 207 mph at Le Mans).

The car was born of the FIA’s latest sport car regulations – Group C. The Porsche factory had developed the 956 (that was to result in the many 962 Rothmans and customer cars in years to come), while Ford put big money into the short-lived C100 and Sauber had the BASF-sponsored SHS. Arch Porsche tuners the Kremer brothers duly developed the CK5, an amalgam of 935 motor and front suspension, 917 rear suspension and transaxle, a tubular chassis and GRP bodywork.

Eligible for Historic Group C, £110,000 - 140,000 will put you behind the wheel of a car that, at the famous French 24 Hours race in 1982, was only out-qualified by works Porsches and Lancias. One for the brave.

1966 Porsche 906/Carrera 6 - Refer Department

1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II - £20,000-24,000

As befits the location, many of the other cars are from the Stuttgart manufacturer and another ex-racer is the 1966 Porsche 906/Carrera 6. You will have to ‘Refer Department’ for the price on that one but assuming the Targa Florio car is a little out of your pocket Coys have a couple of excellent former club racing 911s that will get you on the tracks in short order.

The ex-Josh Sadler (and occasionally Tony Dron, who also drove the Kremer CK5 in period) 1978 Porsche 911 3.3L Turbo Race Car is estimated at £18,000 - 25,000, while the 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Sport is a road-legal ‘weekend racer’ for just £12,000-14,000.

1978 Porsche 911 3.3L Turbo Race Car - £18,000-25,000

1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8L S1 Roadster - £32,000-38,000

Of the road cars, £25,000 - 35,000 will buy you some 1980s’ nostalgia with the 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Flatnose by 'DP Motorsport', and fans of early 911s will like the 1967 Porsche 911 2.0 Litre ‘SWB’ for £14,000 - 18,000. Always undervalued, the 1985 Porsche 924 Carrera GT is estimated at £10,000 - 15,000 and surely one day all the ‘experts’ will wonder why we didn’t all buy these when they were so affordable.

It’s not all Porsche, Coys have several classics from other marques and worthy of attention are the LHD 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL for £23,000 - 27,000, a 1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8L S1 Roadster with a brand new monocoque and body from well-known specialist Martin Robey at £32,000 - 38,000, and the very macho 1995 Lamborghini Diablo VT Coupe £55,000 - 70,000.

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo 'DP Motorsport' Flatnose - £25,000-35,000

1986 Ferrari 328 GTS - £20,000-24,000

Finally, it’s one of today's motoring ‘must-haves’ and if you stroll into your nearest Aston dealer the delivery is likely to be well into 2008, but Coys have a low-mileage 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster in the sale. You’ll have to call them for the estimate, but the catalogue promises ‘a tidy saving over the list price’.

Prior to the Motor Cars, the sale also features an extensive selection of Automobilia including a Collection of Porsche 917 Tinplate Clockwork Cars for £60 – 80.

The Coys Excellence of Porsche sale will be held at:

Ragley Hall Alcester, Warwickshire B49 5NJ, UK
Sunday 9th September 2007 Motor Cars at 3.00 pm
Collectors' Items at 1.30 pm
Viewing: 7th September 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm, 8th September 10.00 am - 6.00 pm, on the day of the sale from 9.00 am onwards

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
Photos - Coys

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