Coys to Host Unmissable Classics-Fuelled Weekend at Blenheim Palace

9th July 2019

Celebrity items to go under the hammer as three important automotive events come together for a showstopper weekend.

International auctioneers COYS are kicking off the automotive calendar this summer against the backdrop of Blenheim Palace by hosting an unmissable weekend of dual auction extravaganza as well as a Concours judged by classic car TV personality, Alex Riley.
Enthusiasts and collectors from around the globe are set to attend Blenheim Palace weekend as demand in the classic car market was shown by COYS previous 100% sale rate auction at Chiswick House in May.
Important collectors’ items once owned by Legends, Rock Stars, and Sports Personalities will be among the awe-inspiring lots for sale at auction. A car famous in its own right and expected to sell for between an estimated £600,000 and £700,000 is a 1 of 7 Special Edition 2016 McLaren MSO HS competition inspired model in Right Hand Drive – the only finished in Heritage Green Livery. This ultra-rare car embodies McLaren’s capabilities, being the son of the 90s modern supercar legend – the McLaren F1.
The sale will also feature a Range Rover once owned by David Beckham. The 2007 4.2-litre Supercharged Sport with Kahn styling and a uniquely customised interior would have cost around £200,000 when new (including modifications), and estimates suggest it will go for £20,000 to £30,000.

Other important cars on offer include Sir Elton John’s previous Maserati Quattroporte, a car that so clearly has been an important catalyst for sporting saloons today. The rocket car for a rocket man is estimated to fetch £25,000 to £30,000.
On the morning of Saturday 29th June, COYS will be dropping the hammer on the first sale of the day, a personal item from the private collection of the late Hugh Taylor. This will be followed by his many other no reserve items including auto memorabilia, motoring art, awards and trophies, aeronautical components, and numerous original mechanical components typical to sporting marques of the last century.
It will be a one-off moment to access and acquire items from the collection of a gentleman who is acknowledged to have been one of the greatest collectors of the modern era. Donations of the auction proceeds will be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, and the entire collection will be offered at No Reserve.
Adjacent to the auction is the long-established Concours d’Elegance which displays a broad selection of some of the finest and most important classic motor cars in the country such as the rare Ferrari 550 Zagato, one of just a handful in the world. The Concours d’Elegance has seen a wide array of celebrity guest judges in the past and this year will see Alex Riley taking the stage. Mr. Riley is star of the BBC’s The One Show, The Classic Car Show on Channel 5, and currently appears on your screens on The Car Years on ITV.

Coys’ “Blenheim Palace” auction takes place on Saturday 29st June 2019 at 10am at the Blenheim Palace Woodstock OX20 1PP UK

Viewing is available Friday 28th June from 9:00am to 6:00pm and on the day of the sale from 9:00am to start of sale.