International auctioneers Coys attained a strong volume of sales at their Spirit of Motoring auction, held at the famous Ascot racecourse on 10th October 2015.
The wonderful 1937 Jaguar SS 100 2 ½ litres on offer sold for £309,800. This impressive car was in excellent restored condition, suitable to grace the most precious Jaguar collections in the world or any concours event it might be entered into. The car has always performed well at concours events throughout the UK, receiving trophies at most events it attended, and this success is destined to continue under its new ownership.
Among other lots sold was a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet Right Hand Drive, one of only 20 Produced, which went for £47,720, a 1986 Porsche 930 Turbo SE Flatnose that sold for £77,960 and a 1994 Porsche 964 Speedster, one of just fourteen right-hand drive cars produced, which sold for £141,800.
Chris Routledge, Managing Partner at Coys, said: “Held at a true British sporting establishment, Ascot was a great auction that deserved to host only the most exemplary selection of racing cars. We were delighted to see such an exquisite list of collectors cars go under the hammer. Both collectors and the historic motor trade were pleased with the results, not only with the prices achieved, but also with the strong volume of sales.”
Other prolific sales included Clay Regazzoni’s 1966 Tecno Formula 3 racing car, which sold for £29,500, a 1962 Austin Healey MkII, for £35,400, and a 1955 Bentley Series 1 Sports Saloon by Hooper – the 1956 Earls Court Motor Show Car, for £28,320.
Coys’ next auction will be “True Greats”, on 1st December 2015, at The Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Hall, London, United Kingdom.