Sports Car Auction, Nuremberg - apr,21

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  2. GEt some pics.
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    Coys will be selling 40 classic cars, as well as significant automobilia in Germany later this month. What better ‘featured lot’ than the famous ‘Flügeltürer’ 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL , more commonly referred to as a ‘Gullwing’, estimated at EURO 485,000-520,000.

    The subject of ‘a comprehensive and lengthy bare metal restoration of the coachwork’, the car is finished in the authentic German DB180 silver. Originally sold to Baron von Hirschberg, a member of the Faber-Castell family, its recent history prior to restoration includes American, and then British, then Hong Kong ownership. A nice looking machine and accurately estimated at today’s rarefied levels.

    There are also a couple of Auto Unions. Not – unfortunately – the celebrated pre-War racing cars, but nevertheless interesting little cars from the early 60s, very much ‘Funeral in Berlin’. The 1960 Auto Union 1000S saloon is estimated at EURO 9,000-12,000, while the 1961 Auto Union 1000 Special Cabriolet will cost a likely buyer EURO 22,000-26,000. We like the Metallic Silver Grey/Cognac leather 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3,5 Litre Coupé at EURO 22,000-26,000 too.

    It’s not all home product. There are two Maseratis of note, the 1975 Maserati Indy 4.9 Litre, EURO 29,000-34,000, is a rare beast being more usually seen with 4.2 or 4.7 litre engines, while the 1976 Maserati Bora, at EURO 55,000-65,000, has only got 9.800 kms ‘on the clock’, having had just two owners from new.

    And if you prefer British cars, Coys have a couple of Jaguar XK FHCs, the 1957 XK 150 FHC is estimated at EURO 42,000-52,000, while EURO 50,000-60,000 will buy you the 1956 XK 140 FHC, a RHD car in British Racing Green with brown interior (and FIA Papers). There’s also a rare 1955 Austin Healey 100 M at EURO 45,000-50,000, and a 1966 Jaguar S-Type 3.8 with O/D for EURO 17,000-20,000.

    Highlight of this years COYS Monaco Legende et Passion sale, which is to be held on May 21st, is a 1954 Maserati A6 GCS which is likely to fetch more than $1,000,000

    "This is one of the most important Maseratis that we have ever offered for sale" said Christian Penwilll at COYS, "it has a fantastic pedigree and racing history and has been completely renovated to its original racing condition."

    With matching chassis, and engine number 2065 the car was delivered new by Paris Agent-Garage Meridian to a Mr Roboly. Its racing history reads like a who's who of racing circuits:

    In early 1955 the car was sold to Mr Ioens and entered at the Goodwood Easter meeting. It raced in Helsinki and gained 5th Place in the Swedish Grand Prix. It also raced in the Tourist Trophy at Dundrod in Ulster and won its class.In 1956 it returned to France and won the Coup dAtuo 1st in Class and 9th Overall in the Coup de Salon.

    Between 1958 and 1960 the Car was passed on to Esmin Gaud who took the car Hill Climbing. In the 1960s the car went to Brazil and returned to Europe in the 1990s. It was restored by Maurizio Grazzi between 1996 and 1997 and was back on its wheels in 1998. Between 1999 and 2001 the car was on display at Galleria Maranello. In 2001 Eckart Burg bought the car. It was totally stripped down and went to Ferrari from 2001-2002 to be inspected by Richard Crump. It was completely restored again at the Fiorano factory. The car was fitted with its original Gearbox in 2002

    In 2003-2004 it competed in the Maserati/Ferrari Challenge.

    Also included in the sale are:

    1966 Porsche 906 Ex Le Mans Est. Euro 500,000 to Euro 550,000
    1969 Lamborghini Miura S Est.Euro 175,000 to Euro 225,000
    1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS Est. Euro 150,000 to Euro 180,000.
    1928 Rolls Royce Phantom I Open Tourer Est. Euro 60,000 to Euro 80,000
    1992 Ferrari F1 ex jean Alesi Est. Euro 550,000 to Euro 650,000
    1992 Ferrari F40 Est. Euro 400.000 to Euro 500,000 euros

    The Nuremberg Sale will be held at:

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

    Saturday 21st April 2007 at 2.00

    Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

    complete list of cars incl. some pics:
  4. Coys Auction - The Sports Car Auction
    Zentrum für mobile Klassik
    Klingenhofstr. 72 / Halle 4
    90411 Nürnberg

    Saturday 21st April 2007 at 2.00

    Bugatti was one of the finest car manufacturers of the 1920's and 1930's, but after the death of founder Ettore Bugatti in 1947, the company ceased production. In an attempt to revive Bugatti, Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli acquired the rights to the legendary name and in 1989 he announced its return. No expense was spared in designing the new Bugatti which was to be produced at a new state of the art factory constructed north of Modena in Italy.

    Launched in 1991 on the day of what would have been Ettore Bugatti's 110th birthday the new car was aptly named the 'EB 110' and was designed by Marcello Gandini, the man responsible for the Lamborghini Countach and Lancia Stratos among many other famous sporting cars. Bristling with many unique design features, it had a body of aluminium that was bonded to a carbon fibre monocoque. In fact the EB 110 was the first production sports car to use a monocoque of this construction, this complicated fabrication was actually undertaken by French aviation company, Aerospatiale.

    At its heart is one of the most complex engines ever constructed to power a supercar. A 60 degree 3.5 litre V12 engine, with dual overhead camshafts operating five valves per cylinder, a set up normally confined to contemporary F1 Ferrari's. Performance was enhanced by the fitment of no less than four turbo chargers, giving the EB110 a power out-put of 610 bhp, enough to propel the car to a top speed of 218 mph with a 0 to 60 mph of just 4.3 seconds! All this was mated to a six speed gearbox that governed a four wheel drive system that delivered 27% of the power to the front wheels and the other 73% to the rear. Fortunately stopping power was provided by large ventilated Brembo discs and ABS.

    In all, a very potent package beautifully clothed. It is estimated that some 126 cars were produced before the world economy took its toll on this and other super cars of the era, however the cars remain a fascinating insight to the demand for sports car of this calibre and perhaps it is the EB110 that will prevail as the leading exponent of the cutting edge technology of this time.

    This very well presented example, 1 of only 35 SS models built, came off the production line in 1995. The SS models were lighter and more powerful than the standard GT car. This car is described as in exceptionally good condition and comes with a full service history, 18" super sport alloys, motorized rear spoiler and over 600 bhp make for an exciting package. This rare and very exotic Bugatti is finished in its original colour of silver with a grey interior and blue carpets and has been maintained to the highest standards. It remains one of the finest examples currently on offer.

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