Coys 'True Greats' London 30th November 2006 - Preview

Back at their familiar Westminster location, Coys’ last British sale of 2006 is packed with entries worthy of the sobriquet ‘True Greats’. The catalogue encompasses cars from Ferrari, Bentley Aston Martin et al as well as several E-types, including this 1963 Series I Roadster for £40,000-45,000.

The early ‘E’s seem to be the most popular nowadays, although you’ll pay for them and later cars can offer much the same Jaguar experience with only slightly less attractive bodywork. The 1967 Jaguar E-Type S I ½ Roadster for example is estimated at £23,000-25,000 and features the earlier bonnet with the later car’s open headlamps and interior. There’s also another Series I Roadster (£40,000-45,000), and a 1973 Jaguar Series III V12 Roadster for £31,000-35,000. Nice cars the E-types undoubtedly are, the earlier 1954 Jaguar XK120 FHC modified by Twyford Moors looks good at £35,000-45,000.

1954 Jaguar XK120 FHC - £35,000-45,000

1959 Aston Martin DB 4 - Refer Dept.

1966 Aston Martin DB6 to Vantage Specification - £45,000-60,000

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Convertible - £58,000-70,000

One tends to mention ‘50s and ‘60s Jaguars and Astons in the same breath and sure enough, Coys have several examples of the Newport Pagnell (and Feltham, for pre-DB4 cars) marque. First off the blocks is the 1962 Aston Martin Lagonda Rapide Saloon for £8,000-12,000 – when Astons make the latest 4-door, DB9-based car owners of the older ones will have something to smile about. Then there’s a nice, early 1959 Aston Martin DB 4 (Refer Department for price) that may well have been made at Feltham, and it’s catalogued as having a lot of work done on it. Estimated at £60,000-70,000, the 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage has had just three owners from new and is finished in an unusually understated (for the period) colour combination of grey with black leather. True ‘Feltham enthusiasts’ will like the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Convertible at £58,000-70,000, part of a well known UK Private Collection.

1963 Bentley Continental Flying Spur by HJ Mulliner - £20,000-30,000

1959 Aston Martin DB 4 - Refer Dept.

We seem to concentrating on classic British machinery but the catalogue dictates the preview and so mention must be made of the 1963 Bentley Continental Flying Spur by HJ Mulliner, £20,000-30,000 (and No Reserve, we like that), the 1955 Bentley R-Type Fastback at £185,000-220,000 , and the pre-war 1935 Bentley 3 ½ Litre Open Tourer by Oxborrow and Fuller at £70,000-85,000.

To finish off, let’s mention some ‘Continental’ cars and motorbikes that include the c1970 Fritz Egli Vincent for £13,000-18,000, the 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2, £11,000-14,000, and the 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT at £45,000-55,000, a RHD car that’s covered just 47,000 miles from new.

1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 - £11,000-14,000

c1970 Fritz Egli Vincent - £13,000-18,000

Prior to the motor car sale Coys will be offering a selection of automobilia including several model cars in 1/12 and 1/18 scale, as well as Formula 1 team clothing.

The Sale will be held at:

The Royal Horticultural Hall
Elverton St
London SW1

Viewing 29th November 12.00 am - 8.00 pm and on the day of the auction, 10.0 am to the start of the sale.
Automobilia and Collector's Items at 5.00 pm on Thursday 30th November.
Motor Cars & Motorcycles at 6.30 pm on Thursday 30th November.

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