Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 9142330017
To offer a vehicle of such importance and rarity in a public auction, is certainly a chance any auction house will be proud of and so is Coys. Only 11 of these iconic sports cars - all prototypes - were made. The first five of these cars were sent to the Porsche family for their own personal use. Car no 0017, which we are proud to offer here today, is, we are told, one of these very special cars.
After being sold by Dr. Michael Piech (of the Porsche dynasty) to Pericles Embiricos of Greek shipping magnate family, Mr. Embiricos had the car registered in Switzerland on 5th June 1972, as a copy of the Swiss registration document shows. From there the car later found its way back to Germany, and was saved by a German collector in 1997 who understood its importance to the company’s history. The car was t