International auctioneers Coys returned to their annual summer sale and concours in the grounds of
International auctioneers Coys returned to their annual summer sale and concours in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, achieving more than £6million in sales.
One of the highlights of the auction was the very first right—hand drive Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe to be delivered new to Great Britain. This museum quality example is regarded as one of the finest original Daytonas in the world and sold for the UK record auction price of £765,640.
Chris Routledge, managing partner at Coys, said: “It was an exciting day, with high—profile cars being sold at record prices. We saw some fierce bidding for many of the cars, especially the Daytona, from all over the world.”
The July motor car sale saw some important collector cars going under the hammer, including a 1956 Mercedes—Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ that fetched £925,000; a 1938 Mercedes—Benz 320 Cabriolet that sold for £166,440; and a 1969 Lamborghini Islero S that went for £165,320. Captain Nemo’s six—wheeled Nautilus car from Sean Connery’s adventure movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen also went under the hammer. This “extraordinary” car was sold for £31,860.
Other important results included a 1962 Jaguar E—Type Series I 3.8—litre Semi—Lightweight, which sold for £222,440; a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring (472) that went for £427,400; a 1954 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT sold for £57,800; and a barn—find 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports Saloon Coachwork by Tickford One fetched £136,200.