International auctioneers COYS return to the famous Ascot racecourse with more than 50 classic and sports cars going under the hammer at their long-established auction on Saturday 16th April.
Chris Routledge, CEO of COYS, said: “Ascot promises to be a great auction. Held in the grounds of the Ascot Racecourse, a true British sporting establishment, we have lined up a fine selection of historic and sports cars with everything from Jaguars and Aston Martins to Bentleys and Ferraris.”
Top 10: COYS at Ascot
2000 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible: First assigned to the Rolls Royce works with the famous registration plate RR1, which is historically used for press cars. The car then went into long term single family ownership before being recently acquired by the current vendor. Estimated at £90,000 to £105,000.
1964 Gordon Keeble: This car is one of only 99 built and is fitted with the desirable manual gearbox. It underwent a £100,000 restoration, has been recently presented at the Cartier and Goodwood concourse and is offered with FIVA papers. Appearing as it did back at the launch in 1960, this is a true collector’s piece with an exacting restoration to the highest detail. Estimated at £70,000 to £80,000.
1959 Jaguar XK150 RHD: With only 39,000 miles from new, this exceptional XK150 must have one of the best documented histories of any Jaguar sold by COYS in a long time. The car has been continually serviced and looked after by a motoring engineer who is a close friend of the vendor. Estimated at £100,000 to £120,000.
1985 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV: One of just 610 QVs produced and one of 350 with 6 Weber Carburetors. This car is in excellent condition throughout and arguably is ‘the’ poster car of the last 40 years. There is no better time to buy into the Lamborghini legacy with this timeless classic. Estimated at £320,000 to £380,000.
1936 Bentley-Royce 8 Litre V12 Supercharged Special: One of two ever made, making it a covetable historic road rally car. It has been successfully campaigned with wins at Prescott, Shelsley Walsh, Brighton Speed trials and Santa Pod, with a notable win on the Isle of Man in 1998, where it won all four events. This stunning car gathers crowds wherever it appears and sounds superb as only an 8 litre supercharged V12 could! Estimated at £130,000 to £160,000.
2009 Ferrari 16M: Built to commemorate Ferrari’s 16th victory in the Formula 1 Constructor’s World Championship in 2008, this is one of a mere 37 cars designated for the UK market, with only 7,500 miles on the clock. Offered with all relevant Ferrari books and manuals, a UK V5, UK MoT certificate and the all-important Ferrari Classiche, this is an immensely talented and rewarding Ferrari also offers gilt-edged investment potential for the future. Estimated at £300,000 to £320,000.
1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe Adaptation by H.J. Mulliner: This is an extremely rare and desirable Rolls Royce, with unimpeachable provenance. Formerly the property of Sir Felix Dennis, one of the richest men in Britain, it is in excellent condition throughout, supplied with its original Rolls Royce owners manuals, copies of build and test sheets, a thick file of invoices from the present day back to the mid 1970s, 14 UK MoT certificates (including the current MoT), and a UK V5 registration document. Estimated at £330,000 to £360,000.
2007 Mclaren SLR 722 Edition: As two of the most successful teams in motorsport, people tend to take notice when Mercedes-Benz and McLaren work together. The ‘722’ Edition celebrates the victory by Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the starting number 722 (indicating a start time of 7.22am) at the Mille MIglia in 1955. This is a car for the Mercedes Benz connoisseur. Estimated at £330,000 to £380,000.
1932 Bentley 4-Litre Saloon with Coachwork by Thrupp & Maberly: One of 12 in existence, this car featured in Ray Roberts’ Bentley Specials and Special Bentleys Vol 2 (page 524). It is a superb example of the last of the Cricklewood-built models and comes with a large history file containing bills; period photos; original factory blueprints; and copies of several articles written about it. Estimated at £130,000 to £160,000.
1968 Aston Martin DB6: This DB6 has been the subject of a bare metal restoration which finished in 2015, it has formed part of a significant collection from the South of England and has been wonderfully cared for. As the popularity of Aston Martins continues to reach new peaks, this DB6 could be a wonderful opportunity to join an elite club of Aston Martin owners. Estimated at £300,000 to £350,000.
One to watch:
1973 Range Rover: Built to be luxury, practical farm vehicles, there is no doubt these Range Rovers were a revelation back in the 1970s. This iconic example has undergone a full body restoration, including genuine Land Rover old stock rear quarter panels and front wings. Its V8 3528 litre engine still pulls very well with that unmistakable V8 growl as it accelerates. It is a great opportunity to buy into one of the best of British 4×4 ever made. Estimated at £20,000.
COYS at Ascot auction takes place on Saturday 16th April at 12:00pm at Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX. Viewing is available on Friday 15th from 12.00pm to 6.00pm and on the day of auction from 10.00am.
Location: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX.