Coys at Brands Hatch Sunday 27th May 2007

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  1. #1 ajzahn, May 17, 2007
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    Preview

    Held over the UK’s next holiday weekend, in conjunction with the exciting new historic festival at the Kent racing circuit, Coys has assembled a catalogue of predominantly sporting and competition cars, none better than this 1966 Porsche 906/Carrera 6.

    From the era when the Stuttgart marque was regularly bidding for overall, as well as class, victories, the 906 was the start of a series of ever more powerful super-lightweight cars that ended with the magnificent 917. The car that Coys will sell is the ex-Works 1966 Targa Florio, ex-Works 1966 Le Mans Class Winner machine, a chassis that also won the 1967 European Hillclimb Championship. ‘Refer Department’ for price - and I think you know it’s going to be a significant purchase, but think of the eligible events!

    Other 1960s sports racers include the 1968 Chevron B8 - FIA Papers ex-Spa Francorchamps 1,000km at £120,000 - 140,000, a 1966 Lola T70 Spyder MK II, also with FIA Papers, for £210,000 - 240,000, and a 1967 McLaren M1C Chevrolet (£110,000 - 125,000). These are all highly desirable historic racing cars and should appeal to some of the top class competitors racing at Brands Hatch that weekend.

    Interspersed with the top-dollar racing machinery is a selection of popular classics, like the 1972 Jaguar E - Type Series III Roadster for £25,000 - 30,000, and the LHD, Champagne Yellow/Black interior 1963 Porsche 356 C Coupe £20,000 - 24,000, a nice car originally delivered to the USA.

    One of the highlights of the auction will be the 1959 Volkswagen 23 Window Samba Deluxe, a RHD vehicle that featured in the TV series ‘Great Italian Escape’ by the popular British chef Jamie Oliver.

    Offered by Jamie himself, and estimated at £46,000 - 50,000, the immortal Microbus from VW has been extensively modified to include such improvements as front disc brakes and a 2.4 litre VW Porsche-spec engine. There’s also a fully-specified bespoke trailer with a Mick Peart Caribbean Cookers BBQ available separately for £22,000 - 27,000.

    Pre-War cars are slightly thin on the ground, although the 1936 Lagonda Rapier Sports Tourer looks good for £24,000 - 28,000, while the estimate of £62,000 - 70,000 for the well-presented 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Convertible makes the £45,500 paid for a total restoration project at the recent Aston Martin Sale appear expensive. There are a few of other Astons, a 1996 Virage Volante (£34,000 - 38,000), a 1966 DB6 MK I (£50,000 - 60,000), and a 1995 DB7 Volante (£25,000 - 30,000).

    Finally, leafing through an auction catalogue there’s always something about which you’d say “I wouldn’t mind one of those…”.and for me that would be Lot 254, the 1983 Porsche 930 Turbo Group B - 1983 Le Mans Class Winning, only RHD 930, with FIA Papers for £85,000 - 95,000. One of only Group B cars produced for the 1983 season, this is the sort of entry that’s just made for the Le Mans Classic now it has opened its eligibility criteria to later cars.

    Prior to the Motor Cars, Coys will be selling over 70 lots of Automobilia including many items from the man who brought the world the McLaren F1 road car, Peter Stevens.

    The Festival Auction Brands Hatch will be held at:

    The Coys Pavillion
    Brands Hatch Circuit
    Fawkham, Longfield
    Kent DA3 8NG
    Sunday 27th May 2007
    Collectors' Items and Automobilia at at 15.00
    Motor Cars and Motorcycles at 16.30

    Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

    To see the complete lotlisting please click HERE:
    >>> www.coys.co.uk/auctions/lot_list.php?id=62
     
  2. #2 ajzahn, May 17, 2007
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    Porsche 911/996 GT2-R - FIA Homologation - 50 km from New
    Coys Auction - Brands Hatch - 27th May 2007

    Coys Auction
    Sports Racing and Grand Prix Cars
    Brands Hatch, Kent, UK

    Sunday 27th May 2007

    The Porsche 911 is perhaps the most timeless design ever seen in motoring history. The car dominated its class as soon as it was launched in September 1963. Today, albeit very much more developed, it continues to attract adulation from enthusiasts and the motoring press alike.

    In the field of recent motor racing the 911, in increasingly modified form remains a force to be reckoned with. The introduction of Global Endurance GT Series, saw the formation of two classes, GT1 and GT2. The latter was intended to be for cars based more closely on production models, although you are unlikely to meet such a car on public roads.

    This very special GT2-R was built in 2004 by highly respected Porsche tuning and racing specialists PSI Motorsport of Thiminster/Belgium. To date only 11 of the GT2-Rs were finished, each to the different specification as requested by the buyer.

    The specification is set to impress even the most jaded Porsche enthusiast. Based on an original factory Porsche 996 Bi-Turbo, PSI have gone to great lengths to modify nearly every single aspect of the car. Aerodynamics have been improved with the fitment of front and rear fender flares, carbon-kevlar front nose, rear spoiler and under-floor diffusers while the interior has been completely stripped and fitted with a welded-in roll cage over multiple points, the seat has been replaced with a Recaro- racing bucket seat with six-point seat belts and a quick-lock steering wheel replaces the original item.

    Macralon windows in the doors and the rear further help to reduce weight. For quick pit stops, an air-jack system with two cylinders in the rear and one in the front of the car and a 100 litre FT3 safety fuel cell with quick refuelling system have been installed.

    The engine is an uprated Porsche 3.6 litre bi-turbo engine, which, without air restrictors, produces some mind-blowing 720 bhp. This huge amount of power is transmitted via a sequential six speed Hollinger gearbox through an adjustable limited slip differential (40-60%). GT3-RSR drive shafts and an ALCON triple plate racing clutch further add to the impressive specification of this racing Porsche.

    The suspension is of an optimised Mc-Pherson front axle with ball-joints design at the front and an optimised Multi-Link rear axle with ball-joints. The car sits on ATS monobloc specified PSI wheels, measuring 10"x 18" at the front and 13"x18" at the rear.

    Included in the price of this awesome and powerful racing Porsche is a professional instruction and electronic set-up of the car by the qualified engineers who built the car.

    With a price tag of ­ 416,000 incl. VAT when new, this nearly new racing Porsche mus represent an outstanding bargain. Not for the faint heartedÉ.

    Estimate: £155,000 - 180,000
    colour Silver
    drive LHD
    type Coupe
    year 2004

    >>> www.coys.co.uk/auctions/lot.php?auction=62&id=45174
     
  3. #3 ajzahn, May 17, 2007
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    Some other interesting Porsche's:

    1974 Porsche 911/935
    >>> www.coys.co.uk/auctions/lot.php?auction=62&id=45130

    1966 Le Mans Class-Winning Porsche 906/Carrera 6 - FIA Papers - Ex Targa Florio, 1967 European Hillclimb Champion
    >>> www.coys.co.uk/auctions/lot.php?auction=62&id=45137

    1969 Porsche 911S spec Competition
    >>> www.coys.co.uk/auctions/lot.php?auction=62&id=45150

    1982 Porsche-Kremer CK5 Group C
    >>> www.coys.co.uk/auctions/lot.php?auction=62&id=45155

    1983 Porsche 930 Turbo Group B - 1983 Le Mans Class Winning, only right hand drive 930 - FIA Papers
    >>> www.coys.co.uk/auctions/lot.php?auction=62&id=45165
     
  4. #4 ajzahn, May 17, 2007
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    Launched at the 1997 motor show in London, the TVR Speed 12 caused a sensation. Here was a totally outrageous car with power bordering on the obscene. Some pundits said that it was simply too powerful and it would be irresponsible to use one as a road-going car. Ironically, those words were uttered by Peter Wheeler, the then boss of TVR. The original engine design was conceived by Al Melling, the head of a small British company called MCD. Since then, John Ravenscoft, TVR's in-house engine man has developed it dramatically. Raced in the Privilege GT Championship in 1998, it achieved mixed results as TVR experimented with the set-up of the car. Top speed hasn't been made public but the race car was geared for a maximum of 185mph at which point the rev limiter cuts in. It had been intended to run the car in the Le Mans 24 hours. It's not clear why the Speed 12 didn't make it to Le Mans but a contributory factor may be that the FIA governing body required its horsepower reduced to 660bhp from the 1000+bhp being quoted. This car got its name and from a concept engine which was so looney, TVR will never try it again. They decided to mate two of their potent Speed Six engines to a common crank and modify each to full race specification. The resulting 7.7 litre, V12 was so powerful, it broke TVR's dyno. This immense power and the expensive costs to utilize it was the main reason why only very few cars were built with as little as only five engines were created. In 2003, TVR made the unusual step to sell the only road-going Speed 12 made in Top Marques. Registered W112 BHG, this car was fitted with what are called the "mild" cams and conservative ECU mapping which reduced the power to a mere 880 bhp. It was tested by EVO Magazine in 2005, "even the seating position was crazy", the test driver said somewhat nervously, "It's like getting into a normal car and sitting on the floor - in the back." There is a procedure to starting this monster however. An immersion heater warms the engine oil from the mains. Twenty minutes later, press the black button to start the ignition and fuel pumps and again to turn the engine over. Tickle the throttle and BAM. A V12 fed with scaffolding off-cuts and rocket fuel. The four side-exit exhausts banging in turn. Low down torque is flexible though with enough to move off with just the lightest of touch on the throttle. To the un-initiated, forward motion will largely be sideways but the EVO test driver was clearly made of sterner stuff. With the engine on-cam, Northamptonshire was treated to TVR Heaven with Spitfire sound effects. But this is also registered for the road. The local MoT station, used to most things, had real problems when this bowled up. Mike Tyson is not a nice man. Would I let him look after my children? Would I take this on the road? Trees fizzing past at frightening velocity when you're sucking up 2 miles per gallon. And they are remarkably unyielding. I know, I'm a bad skier. W112 BHG has been meticulously restored by the Factory and then specific parts by a dedicated TVR enthusiast. Money has not been an object as; only recently, some £35,000 has been spent on a slightly modified rear end made purely in titanium. The engine has a bespoke "bucket head" design and been hand built from top to bottom. The whole car is now perfect and ready to go. It has also seen a healthy schedule of publicity, appearing in many UK magazines, prominent motor shows and not only Gran Turismo 4 the game but also as the pivotal car for the Sony launch. It is a one off, horribly dangerous and ugly/beautiful as hell. Torque of the Devil.

    Estimate: £130,000 - 160,000
    Registration no: W112 BHG

    >>> www.coys.co.uk/auctions/lot.php?auction=62&id=45056
     
  5. #5 ajzahn, May 17, 2007
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    Coys Auction - Brands Hatch - 27th May 2007

    colour Siver
    drive LHD
    type Coupe
    year 1973
    price P.O.R.
    VAT No
    country United Kingdom
    Coys Auction
    Sports Racing and Grand Prix Cars
    Brands Hatch, Kent, UK


    Sunday 27th May 2007

    This classic and nowadays much sought-after Ferrari was named after Enzo Ferrari's son Alfredino, who died in 1956, aged 24. Enzo Ferrari credits his son with the inspiration for a series of successful small and medium capacity V6 racing engines built by Ferrari from 1956, and in turn the name was given to a new line of mid-engine production Ferrari V6 coupés which first went on sale in 1969 in two-litre form. The definitive 246 Dino, with its 2.4 litre V6, appeared in late 1969 and fewer than 4,000 were built, of which 1,200 were the desirable GTS version. The delightful bodywork was designed by Pininfarina, and was built in steel by Scaglietti. It covered a straightforward chassis of tubular steel which carried wishbone independent suspension at each corner. The compact engine, with four chain-driven overhead camshafts, was mounted transversely above the five-speed gearbox and just ahead of the rear axle line, allowing both a comfortable cockpit and usable boot space. With its flexible engine, uncomplicated chassis and outstanding handling, the 246 Dino is a car to combine the best of both worlds.

    This rare, unusual and extremely eligible car was in prepared in period by Garage Francorchamp for a former owner who competed extensively in the car in a number of hill climbs, sprints, races and other competition events to include Ferrari Club events through the 1970's and 1980's. The car has subsequently featured in two renowned collections of historic race cars, in England and subsequently Spain from where the car has been brought to be offered for sale.

    The car features homologated Colotti close ratio straight cut gearbox with Autobloccante semi oscillating type limited slip differential, up rated AP 4 pot brakes, a Premier safety fuel tank, up-rated anti-roll bar, Koni shock absorbers and perspex windows. The original 6 cylinder engine is fitted with 3 Weber Twin choke 48's through a competition exhaust system - the sound of which can only be described as "a Maranello Symphony"

    This fully rally/race prepared Ferrari has taken part in a numerous club events and is eligible many important international events on the historic calendar.

    Estimate: £68,000 - 75,000

    >>> www.classicdriver.com/uk/find/4100_results.asp?lCarID=1751220&lManufacturer=10042
     
  6. Coys Auction - Brands Hatch - 27th May 2007

    colour Gulf Blue/Orange
    drive RHD
    type Coupe
    year 1970
    price P.O.R.
    VAT No
    country United Kingdom
    Coys Auction
    Sports Racing and Grand Prix Cars
    Brands Hatch, Kent, UK

    Sunday 27th May 2007

    The Porsche 917 Sports Racer (launched at the March 1969 Geneva Motor Show) cost 140,000DM (equivalent to ten 911 road cars). Successfully exploiting a loophole in the contemporary World Championship of Makes' regulations that required just twenty five examples to be made for a design to qualify as a 'production' sports car, it was duly homologated by the CSI (Commission Sportive Internationale) the following month. Derived in part from the 908, the new sports racer was constructed around a tubular aluminium spaceframe chassis equipped with all round coil-over wishbone suspension and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Powered by a longitudinally mid-mounted flat-12 engine of 4.5 litres (later 4.9, 5.0 and 5.4 litres) allied to four or five speed manual transmission, the 917 weighed approximately 800kgs. Project leader, Ferdinand Piech's obsession with weight-saving was so extreme that it led the transmission engineers to fit a Balsa wood gearknob. Unpopular though this blister-inducing component was with the Works drivers, they reserved most of their criticism for the car's wayward handling. So wary of the 917 were they, that Porsche had to hire in privateers David Piper and Frank Gardener when the model made its international debut at the 1969 Nurburgring 1000KM.

    Such was the 917's turn of speed; it had a 30km/h advantage over anything else down the Mulsanne Straight, that suspicion over its unpredictable high-speed behaviour was initially levelled at the featherweight chassis and suspension. However, despite Stuttgart carrying out extensive modifications in these two areas, the problem persisted during the rest of the season. Faced with the prospect of increased competition from the new Ferrari 512, Porsche entered into an agreement with John Wyer and the JWA 'Gulf' Team for 1970. Allowed to participate in the factory's official development programme, it was JWA's John Horsmann who first suggested trading some of the 917's low-drag efficiency for downforce. Experimenting with a new wedge-shaped tail (not dissimilar to that found on the 917 Spyder), he proved that the closed car's stability issues were aerodynamically not mechanically induced. Refined by Porsche themselves, the result of Horsmann's work was the legendary 917K (Kurzheck or Short Tail) that would go onto win Le Mans in both 1970 and 1971 (as well as having a starring role in Steve McQueen's cinematic homage to the great 24-hour race). Scoring no fewer than fifteen victories in the World Championship of Makes between 1969 and 1971, the uber-Porsche then made a successful transition to Can-Am Racing where the combination of Roger Penske (team owner), Mark Donohue (gifted driver) and the turbocharged 917-30 (5.4 litres, 1100bhp) proved unbeatable. Arguably, the most important Porsche competition car yet built, the 917 was responsible for some of the most dramatic racing ever witnessed.

    This homage to the original was specially commissioned from K.D. Motor Engineers of Warrington and this unique road-going 917K Replica is rumoured to have cost well in excess of six figures. It is based on a mid-engined 1970 914-6 donor car, 'ARP 496J' and is both registered and taxed as a Porsche. It is completely road legal and has a current MoT until July 2007 and has covered just 11,618 miles!

    Fed by twin variable-boost GT2 turbochargers, its dry-sump 3.3 litre type 930 flat-six engine also boasts a fully plumbed-in 'wet' nitrous-oxide injection system. Topped by dual intercoolers and a horizontal multi-blade fan, this formidable powerplant is coupled to an inverted manual 911 Turbo gearbox complete with its own oil cooler and oil pump. Intended for both fast road and track use, 'ARP 496J' features highly modified suspension and 911 Turbo sourced disc brakes. Reportedly handmade from blueprints, its lightweight fibreglass bodywork is finished in Gulf Oil's evocative light blue and orange team colours. Sparse but functional, the replica's cabin sports high-backed seats, a centre-mounted instrument binnacle, Camus LCD display screen (a camera shows behind the car with screen in-cabin), in cabin intercom system for communication between driver and passenger, fire-extinguisher pull, ignition cut-out switch and starter button. A truly unique proposition, this incredible left-hand drive Porsche supercar is worthy of the closest inspection as it has some wonderful additions: the tailfin was signed at Brands Hatch in 2006 by Richard Chamberlain, Mark Finsburg, David Piper and Richard Attwood and the seat belts are from the 1996 Championship Williams driven by Damon Hill (with provenance). If you could find an original, the price would start at approx £1,250,000 and go up from there depending on the history! Go on; stand out from the crowd...

    Estimate: £60,000 - 75,000
     

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