Coys 70-car auction set to shake the ground at the Frankfurt International Motor Show

2nd September 2015

International auctioneers Coys line up 70 classic and sports cars for their ground-breaking inaugural auction at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on Saturday 26th September.

The auction house is the exclusive auction partner of the show, one of Europe’s largest motoring events with over a million visitors.

Vehicles going under the hammer include a 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II (estimated at €350,000 to €380,000), a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320n Cabriolet A (refer department for estimate), a 1959 Facel Vega HK 500 (€100,000 to €120,000) and a 1970 ISO Grifo Seven Litre (€270,000 to €300,000).

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner of Coys, said: “For a number of years now, the historic and modern car worlds have blended, forming an unbroken line of history and heritage together. Historic content at the Frankfurt motor show will be significant in this new era, and Coys auction will be a ground-breaking one as you can expect from Germany’s leading classic car auction brand.”

He added: “There is a fantastic selection of vehicles available from both pre and post-war periods, in keeping with one of the most important motoring events in Europe.”

The 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II on offer is one of just 455 series two cars ever to be made and has an exceptional history, original manuals and German road registration papers. This car combines Italian design, profound European history, German restoration with photo-documentation and a low quantity (Series II), which makes a unique formula for a joyful driving experience as well as increasing the car’s future value.

The 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320n Cabriolet A, presents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a fully restored example of this most desirable pre-war soft-top car. Sold by a well-known German classic car dealer over 20 years ago in an unrestored and original condition, the car underwent the aforementioned restoration within this period and is said to drive wonderfully. This ultra rare specimen is the most sought after within specialist circles.

The 1959 Facel Vega HK 500 was supplied new to one of Hollywood’s golden era most famous leading actresses Ava Gardner, in 1959. This iconic Facel, HK-Z1, appears to be in extremely original condition and would make an excellent project for a true enthusiast to restore a once-great motor car, part of Hollywood’s royalty to its former glory.

The 1970 ISO Grifo Seven Litre was restored between 2002 to 2004, with the motor rebuilt by renowned engine builder Total Performance in Koblenz. The interior was re-trimmed at the same time in tan leather, and still presents very well. Finished in green metallic with a lovely tan interior, this true GT car offers rocket ship performance with the usability and practicality that only a well-tuned American V8 can provide.

The sale will also feature a 1972 Iso Lele (estimated at €90,000 to €110,000), a 1981 Ferrari 308 GTBi (estimated at €70,000 to €80,000), a 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman (€180,000 to €250,000), 1966 Maserati Quattroporte I (€50,000 to €70,000) and a 1984 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S (€400,000 to €500,000).

Other important lots include a 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe (€200,000 to €230,000), a 1938 BMW 327 Cabriolet (€140,000 to €170,000), a 1925 Bugatti T 30 Tourer (€400,000 to €500,000) and a 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 SS (€110,000 to €130,000).

Coys auction will take place on Saturday 26th in Hall 4, viewing available from Thursday 24th.