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2018-03-17 07:54

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Germany - International auctioneers Coys are putting under the hammer 115 classic cars worth over €20 million at their Techno Classica Essen auction on March 24th in Germany.

Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “We are proud to return to Essen Techno Classica for another high quality auction. This is one of the world's most important historic motor car events and as the leading international auction brand in Germany we have put together a multi-million euro offering featuring some of the most beautiful cars ever built.”

The Italian Job

The auction features a number of classics from an important single owner collection inspired by legendary films, including an exceptional Lamborghini Miura SV like the one in The Italian Job.

The 1967 Lamborghini Miura SV was delivered new to Portugal in 1967 and subsequently converted by the factory to full SV specification in 1974. The conversion is documented with period correspondence and invoices.

The Lamborghini was fully restored in 2008 with further works being completed by a marque UK specialist in recent times. Finished in Arancio orange, this beautiful example of the genre-defining supercar of the 1960s is estimated at €1 100 000 to €1 500 000.

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The sale also features a 1928 Bugatti T 44 Fiacre By Gangloff, a very rare survivor of only a handful remaining models, which was once owned by the well-known collector and author of many Bugatti books, Mr Uwe Hucke, in the mid 1960`s. He kept Chassis No. 441141 until 1977 when he sold it to Mr. Helmut Schellenberg, the famous 1930’s Bugatti racing driver (€500 000 - €550 000).

For the historic racing collector, Coys are offering at no reserve a 1936 Brooke E.R.A. Monoposto. This hugely famous pre-war racing car with Brooklands and Grand Prix history comes complete with the original 1936 Bedford WS race transporter and a comprehensive spares package.

German marques feature heavily in the catalogue with high quality entries such as a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 'Gullwing' Evocation by Anton 'Tony' Ostermeir (€260 000 - €320 000), a 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0 (€370 000 - €430 000), a 2013 Mercedes Benz SLS Roadster AMG (€180 000 - €200 000), a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster (€150 000 - €200 000) and a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre A Speedster 1600 Super engine (€290 000 - €340 000).

One of the German gems on offer is a 1952 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Coupe. This model was comprehensively restored and is one of the first one-piece "Bent" windscreen and synchronised transmission examples (€250 000 - €300 000).

Other cars going under the hammer include a 1957 AC Ace Competition Car with period race history in the United States and Germany (€300 000 - €400 000), a 1978 Lamborghini Espada Series III (€110 000 - €150 000), a 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Cabriolet (€150 000 - €200 000), a 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II in rare Rosso Cordoba (€250 000 – €350 000), a recently restored left hand drive 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 (€250 000 - €300 000) and a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT (€250 000 - €300 000).

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