Coys Sports Car Auction Nürnberg 22nd July 2006 - Preview

Coys will be selling over 50 predominantly Italian sports cars at their forthcoming German auction. One of the star lots is this 1960 Ferrari 250GT re-bodied in 1964 by specialist Italian coachbuilders Neri & Bonacini in delightful, faux ’64 GTO, coupé bodywork.

The first model produced by Ferrari for ‘full-scale’ production, the 250 GT Coupé was launched in 1958, and it gave additional credence to the red-hot competition cars like the 250 SWB and immortal GTO. Chassis 1623 GT was one of two such cars (the other a convertible) that was delivered to Neri & Bonacini in 1964 for conversion into more sporting ‘race-replicas’ of the time, complete with 250 HP competition-tuned V12s. A rare, attractive version of Ferrari’s most important model of the late ‘50s early ‘60s, you’ll have to contact Coys for the estimate.

Fans of the 250 GTE as an elegant Gentleman’s carriage will be surprised at Lot 259, the 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE - FIA Papers. At EURO 80,000-90,000 this car has seen quite a bit of action on the current historic racing scene and would be a good choice for any of the extensive events in Italy. There’s also a more traditional 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE in full road trim for EURO 55,000-60,000, and one of the earlier GTs, a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano for EURO 300,000-350,000.

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano - EURO 300,000-350,000

2003 Maserati 4200 Spyder - EURO 56,000-60,000

The Ferrari Boxer is long-overdue a renaissance and with Daytona prices edging ever skywards (Coys have a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupé in the sale for EURO 170,000-200,000) the hardy flat-12 may well be the way to go. Coys have two 512 BBs entered, a 1981 car for EURO 60,000-66,000 and a 1979 for EURO 60,000-70,000, and there’s also its later incarnation, the 1987 Ferrari Testarossa at a reasonable EURO 38,000-42,000.

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe - EURO 170,000-200,000

1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 - EURO 70,000-80,000

Of the other cars in the sale mention must be made of the 1955 Lancia B24 S America Spyder, at EURO 165,000-200,000. Having only covered 100,000 kms form new, the red example in the sale is German-registered and is catalogued as ‘a stunning example of one of the rarest and most desirable motor cars from the Lancia stable’. There’s also a 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet C at EURO 450,000-550,000 for pre-war enthusiasts and a nice-looking 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I FHC flying the British flag, for EURO 42,000-50,000.

1966 Maserati Sebring Coupe Series II - EURO 65,000-70,000

1992 Ferrari F40 - EURO 210,000-250,000

The Sale will be held at:

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

Automobilia at 2.30 pm Saturday 22nd July
Motor Cars at 4.00 pm Saturday 22nd July

Auction contact numbers from 19 - 24 July: Telephone 0049 (0) 911 521 8218, Fax 0049 (0) 911 521 8219.

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

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237 - 241 Lower Mortlake Road
London TW9 2LL

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Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Coys

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