International auctioneers COYS will hold a major classic and sports car auction at this year’s Paris Motor Show – Mondial de L’Automobile, the biggest motor show in the world, on 8th October in Paris.


The renowned auction house will be putting a selection of the most sought-after and iconic classic, modern and sports cars under the hammer at the international biennial event, also the world’s leading motor show in terms of visitor numbers with 1,253,513 people in attendance in 2014.


The Show will open its doors to the general public from the 1st to16th October 2016, from 10 am to 8pm, with late night openings on Thursdays and Fridays. It takes place at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, a venue in the very heart of the French capital.


Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “We are delighted to announce our presence at the Paris Motor Show as exclusive auction partners – this is the beginning of a very interesting new feature for the Show.


“We are so excited about this possibility and feel as an international auction brand that our association with the Show is in symmetry with the global nature of our auctions, attracting interest from all over the world. COYS auction at the Paris Motor Show will be a ground-breaking one.”


Jean-Claude Girot, General Commissary of the Paris Motor Show, said: “The Paris Motor Show is much more than just a great car show, it is a spectacular, exclusive and personalised experience through the automotive world.


“We are delighted to welcome such a renowned auction house as COYS.  Their participation as a piece of feature content with a blend of new world motor cars and old world motor cars will delight our visitors.”


Catalogue, full details and exact date of the auction will be revealed over the coming months.