Techno Classica, Essen

An Important Auction Of British & Continental Sports & Touring Motor Cars

Auction details


Norbertstraße 2,
45131 Essen,

Date 08 Apr 2017
Time 1PM

Wednesday 5th April from 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Thursday 6th April from 9.00am to 6.00pm
Friday 7th April from 9.00am to 7.00pm
Saturday 8th April from 09.00am

Location Essen, Germany
Admission Admission by Catalogue (Admits Two)
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business

Techno Classica, Essen 2017 RESULTS

LOT 101

1991 Alfa Romeo 75

The 75 was introduced in May 1985 to replace the Giulietta (with which it shared many components), and was named to celebrate Alfa’s 75th year of production. The...

LOT 102

1968 Lamborghini Tractor 340 3R Super

We all think of Lamborghinis as beautiful, sexy sports cars from the Miura to the Countach and forward to the current range of supercars like the Murcielago, Gallardo...

LOT 103

1958 Vespa 400 Microcar

Fiat had total domination over the Italian small car market and would not allow an incursion into their territory by an upstart car manufacturer. Piaggio had a sister...

LOT 104

1993 BMW Alpina B10 Allrad

One of only 64 produced worldwide

The second generation of the Alpina B10 were based on the BMW E34, based on the BMW 525ix, 535i or 540i. From 1988 to 1996, 1215 units were...

LOT 105

1969 Porsche 911 T

The Porsche 911 first appeared at the 1963 Frankfurt Show as the ‘901’, but shortly after production commenced in 1964 it had become the ‘911’ following Peugeot’s complaints...

LOT 106

1965 Volvo P 130 Amazone

Named after the formidable female warriors of Greek mythology, the Volvo Amazon was unveiled in 1956, and was a marked departure in appearance from its fastback siblings, the...

LOT 107

1963 Mercedes Benz 220 SB 

Semi-Works Period Rally Car

This 3 owner and totally matching numbers 220 SB is a semi-works rally car and

was modified at the MB  “works”  immediately after it was ...

LOT 108

1967 Jaguar D-Type Evocation

The original 1955 Jaguar D-Type was a milestone in  automobile  history and won the most important endurance race - the 24 h Le Mans - 3 years in...

LOT 109

1959 Heinkel Kabine Micro-car

Perhaps the biggest mystery concerning Ernest Heinkel’s Kabine Cruiser is how its creator got away with producing a design outwardly so similar to BMW’s Isetta.

Launched in 1956,...

LOT 110

1977 Autobianchi 500 Giardiniera Special

The Autobianchi 500 Giardiniera was the Autobianchi version of the Fiat 500 Giardiniera, whose assembly was transferred to the house of Desio from 1966.

Compared to the original...

LOT 111

1985 Porsche 911 Turbo

‘It offers the finest blend of ultimate performance and refinement I have ever come across...’ – Paul Frère on the Porsche 911 Turbo.
Much of the Porsche...

LOT 112

1968 Porsche 911S 2.0-Litre ‘SWB’ Coupé

Porsche’s long-running and much loved 911 sports car first appeared at the 1963 Frankfurt Show as the ‘901’, but shortly after production proper commenced in 1964 had become...

LOT 113

1963 Triumph TR4

The Triumph TR4 was introduced in 1961 to follow its very successful predecessors, the TR2 and TR3. Code named ‘Zest’ during development the body was given a more...

LOT 114

1993 Porsche 928 GTS

Rare Manual Gearbox

The Porsche 928 is a luxury GT car produced by Porsche AG of Germany from 1978 to 1995. Originally intended to replace the company’s well-known and famed 911,...

LOT 115

1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

Circa £50,000 Restoration

‘We claimed 120 mph (for the XK 120), a speed unheard of for a production car in those days’ - William Heynes, Chief Engineer, Jaguar Cars.

Conceived and constructed...

LOT 116

1972 BMW 3.0 CSi

Comprehensive Restoration Recently Completed

With BMW looking to push the marque further upmarket, the combination of their barn-storming six cylinder engine and a pretty but underpowered Coupé in its portfolio, it was...

LOT 117

1964 Fiat 1500 Spider

The Fiat 1500 Coupe and Convertible, bodied by Pininfarina, are sports cars produced by Fiat between 1959 and 1966 and derived from the 1200 Granluce Convertible.

In the...

LOT 118

1968 Porsche 912 Targa 

Rare Soft Window Example

The introduction of the Porsche 911 in 1964 represented a watershed in the company’s history as it had hitherto built its road car reputation on the flat-4 engined...

LOT 119

1967 Jaguar E Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster

Upon its introduction at the 1961 Geneva Salon, Jaguar’s E Type was an immediate hit, with its sleek design backed up by staggering performance. The newcomer’s appearance owed...

LOT 120

1995 Porsche 993 Turbo

The 993 is the company’s internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between late 1993 and early 1998, replacing the 964. Its...

LOT 121

1972 Intermeccanica Indra Spider

One of Only 60 Produced

Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica is an automobile manufacturer founded by Frank Reisner initially based in Italy but subsequently moving to Canada. It is currently headed by Frank’s son, Henry...

LOT 122

1963 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet

Fresh From Body Off Restoration

Porsche’s Type 356, introduced in 1948, and is acknowledged to be one of the world’s great sports cars. Over a 15-year production run, the handsome and durable 356 evolved...

LOT 123

1998 Ferrari 456 GTA

The Pininfarina designed original 456 was available in GT and (from 1996) GTA forms. The difference in name signifies the transmission: the former has a six-speed manual and the latter...

LOT 124

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

When Mercedes redesigned its famed SL in 1971, there was a lot of equity be- hind it – after all, when the incomparable 300SL Coupe and Roadster were built...

LOT 125

1985 Citroen 2CV Special

Two Owners From New

The Citroën 2CV or ‘deux chevaux’ (two horsepower) was an economy car produced by the French car maker Citroën from 1948-1990. It was technologically advanced and innovative but with uncompromisingly...

LOT 126

1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider

The Spider first broke cover at the 1961 Turin Motorshow, though production did not commence until 1966. The pretty two-seater Roadster, then known as the ‘Duetto’, is said to...

LOT 127

1956 Jaguar XK140 SE Fixed Head Coupe

2 owners from new

The XK120 set new standards in car design and manufacture, but some of Jag- uar’s suppliers needed time to catch up – they were not used to making lights...

LOT 128

1965 Porsche 911

€165,000 restoration recently completed

The 911 traces its roots to sketches drawn by Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche in 1959. The Porsche 911 was developed as a more powerful, larger, more comfortable re- placement for...

LOT 129

1957 Mercedes 190SL

Recently Restored To Original Specification

Alongside its hyper-expensive race-bred sports car – the 300SL – Mercedes-Benz offered the less exotic but no less refined 190 SL. Announced in 1954 and based on the...

LOT 130

1972 Citroen SM

One Owner From New - Offered With No Reserve

‘Project S’ emerged from Citroën’s requirement to develop a sports variant of the revolutionary DS. As was customary for the quirky French firm, many running concept vehicles were...

LOT 131

1999 Ferrari 355 Spider

Two Owners From New

Despite its prodigious performance the F355 was no mere ‘racer on the road’, but a thoroughly modern automobile employing state-of-the-art technology, in the form of computer-controlled variable damping, to...

LOT 132

1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL

€120,000 Restoration

Christened ‘pagoda top’ after their distinctive cabin shape, these SL models were amongst the best-loved and most capable sports-tourers of their day, and continue to be highly sought after...

LOT 133

1923 Delahaye Typ 87 Torpedo

One of the world’s first automotive manufacturers, Delahaye Automobile was founded in Tours in 1894 by Emile Delahaye, and was initially involved in production of belt-driven cars with...

LOT 134

1961 Jaguar MK II 3.8 l 

The 2.4 saloon of 1955 – retrospectively known as the Mark 1 - had been a major step for Jaguar, marking as it did the change from a...

LOT 135

1955 AC Aceca  

The Ace Ferrari-style open two-seater was followed in 1954 by the Aceca coupe which we see today - a beautifully proportioned early example of a G.T. type body....

LOT 136

2011 BMW M3 GTS – Limited edition  

Since its introduction in 1985 – and throughout its various incarnations - the BMW M3 has always remained resolutely a driver’s car, with a focus on high performance,...

LOT 137

2013 Mercedes-Benz AMG – SLS Roadster

Although the relationship between Mercedes-Benz and AMG goes back 50 years, and they have been official partners for almost 25, the SLS-AMG was the first car designed in-house...

LOT 138

2001 Porsche 996 GT2

Based on the 993 generation of the 911 Turbo, the Porsche GT2 debuted in 1993 and, intended as a customer GT racer, it replaced the 964 Carrera RSR....

LOT 139

1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupe

It was at the 1948 London Motor Show that Jaguar virtually threw the sports car world into turmoil with its stunning XK120. Here was a car with incredible...

LOT 140

1947 Allard K 1 Roadster  

The Allard Motor Company had been formed in 1945 by charismatic designer, racing driver, hillclimber and inveterate “special builder”, Sydney Allard. From his very early days, Allard had...

LOT 141

1983 Nissan 240 RS Group B

Ex Acropolis Rally 1983-1987

Often referred to as the ‘golden age of rallying’, the Group B regulations introduced in 1982 would produce the fastest, most sophisticated rally cars of all time. There...

LOT 142

2003 BMW Z8

European Specification And Delivery

“That this new car, the Z8, is scorchingly fast comes as no surprise. It employs the potent 400 bhp M5 powertrain, which endows the M5 sedan with the...

LOT 143

1968 Maserati Ghibli Spyder

Maserati needs no introduction. Already a legendary racing marque before the war, the company turned to the limited production of sports cars for the road in the 1950s....

LOT 144

1972 Porsche 911 T Coupe 2.4

The 911T was added to the Porsche line up in 1968 as the base level 911, effectively replacing the 912. Equipped with the same basic 2.0 liter engine...

LOT 145

1969 Citroen 2CV AK350 Van

The 2CV Van was launched in 1950 as the AU. In 1954 the engine was uprated from 375cc to 425cc, and the model renamed AZU. This model was...

LOT 146

1979 Ferrari 400 GT

Rare Manual Gearbox and Weber Carburettors

The 400GT was a larger engined version of the 365GT4 2+2 that it replaced. The 4823cc V12 engine provided the new 400 GT with much improved performance over...

LOT 147

1985 Porsche 928S

Porsche’s intended replacement for the 911 may not have achieved that goal, but it wasn’t for a lack of performance or technological wizardry. An alloy V8 was attached...

LOT 148

1972 BMW 2002 Tii

“It’s here at long-awaited last . . . with all of the high-priced, understated functionality of a Hardy Amies hair shirt. The BMW 2002 tii, exquisite penance for...

LOT 149

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

4,700 KMs from new

In 1989 Porsche reintroduced one of their most iconic body styles – the Speedster. This uncompromising variant had not been offered since 1959 – at a time when...

LOT 150

1988 Lancia Delta Integrale

Between 1987 and 1992, the Integrale utterly dominated its branch of motor sport, winning 46 rallies and six constructors’ championships outright. And to keep the rally car at...

LOT 151

1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Ex Hoffman, Mille Miglia Elegible

Designed by Pininfarina on a modified Sprint Coupe chassis that had been shortened by five inches, the Alfa Giulietta Spider was the company’s second post-war model. The little...

LOT 152

2001 Mercedes SL 7.2 Lorinser

Current Owner For 14 Years

The Mercedes-Benz R129 automobiles were produced from 1989 through to 2002 and were sold under the SL-Class model names. The R129 replaced the R107 SL-Class in 1989 and...

LOT 153

1990 BMW Z1

The first BMW Z1 (Z standing for Zunkuft, German for future) was shown at the 1987 Frankfurt Motor show. Initial demand was so strong that 5,000 orders were...

LOT 153

1990 BMW Z1 Copy

The first BMW Z1 (Z standing for Zunkuft, German for future) was shown at the 1987 Frankfurt Motor show. Initial demand was so strong that 5,000 orders were...

LOT 154

1969 Ford BOSS 429 Mustang

Comprehensive Restoration Recently Completed

In the late 1960s, facing stiff competition in NASCAR from Chrysler, Ford developed a new 429-cubic inch V-8 with all-new free-flowing cylinder heads, an aluminum high-rise intake manifold,...

LOT 155

2004 Mclaren Mercedes Benz SLR

1,945 km from new

Manufactured between 2003 and 2010, their new supercar allowed Mercedes-Benz and its then Formula 1 partner McLaren to showcase their collective experience in the development, construction and production...

LOT 156

1989 Ferrari Testarossa

Two Owners From New

Pininfarina has pulled off many master-strokes in its time, but few compare with its styling of the Testarossa. Those long ‘egg slicer’ grilles down the side of the...

LOT 157

1963 Porsche 356 S BT6 Convertible        

There are numerous reasons why the 356 series came into being, and also why Porsche became a major sports car manufacturer; the main one is that Professor Porsche...

LOT 158

1973 Lamborghini Jarama 400 GTS

1 of 152 GTS examples. 9,000 miles from new

Lamborghini first introduced the Jarama at the Geneva Auto Show in March of 1970. In order to comply with American safety and emission regulations, it was deemed necessary...

LOT 159

1987 Porsche 959 Speedster – Unique Open 959

Only 8,000 Km from new

‘This is a ferociously fast machine once the engine wakes up. It emits a lovely wail which is never intrusive, and through the mountains the Porsche feels fast...

LOT 160

1956 Austin-Healey 100M

Desirable Le Mans Specification from New

Automotive developer and racer Donald Healey, looking to reach a broader sports car market, developed this iconic British sports car in 1953 using a 4-cylinder Austin A90 engine....

LOT 161

2002 BMW Z8

37,000 KM From New

In recent times many motor manufacturers, particularly those with a significant sporting heritage, have felt the need to reference iconic models from the past when launching their latest....

LOT 162

1963 Volvo PV544 Sedan

Volvo is Latin for “I roll”. The first examples were built in the late 20’s, showing the visual identity which all Volvos, from sports cars to Class Eight...

LOT 163

1988 BMW M3 / AC Schnitzer S3 2.5

Pre-production prototype #0000

Although it looked pretty much like a standard E30 3-Series from a distance, the M3 shared only the bonnet with its less-exotic sibling. The most obvious difference was...

LOT 164

1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5

The Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 were produced from 1965 through to 1972, and a total of 383,361 units were manufactured.

The car was premièred in 1965, and the...

LOT 165

1964 VW T1 Splitscreen Panel Van

Recent No Expenses Spared Restoration

The first generation of the Volkswagen Type 2 with the split windshield, informally called the Microbus, Splitscreen, or Splittie among modern fans, was produced from 8 March 1950...

LOT 166

1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6

32,000 miles from new

Upon its release in 1989, the Porsche 964 marked the biggest change to the 911 in its 25 year history, with the engineers in Stuttgart claiming that 85...

LOT 167

1978 Aston Martin V8 Saloon

The acquisition of Aston Martin by Company Developments in 1972 brought with it a change of name for the V8-engined cars: out went ‘DBS V8’, in came ‘AM...

LOT 169

1963 Citroen DS Cabriolet by Chapron

Recent Detailed Restoration

Just as it had done 21 years previously with the revolutionary ‘Traction Avant’, Citroën stunned the world again in 1955 with the launch of the strikingly styled ‘DS’....

LOT 170

1994 Porsche 928 GT

18,000 KM from new

Unveiled at the Geneva Salon in 1977, and voted Car of the Year for 1978, the 928 was intended as an upmarket replacement for the long-running 911, but...

LOT 171

1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500S Cabriolet

Like most great Alfa Romeos, the 6C 2500 was designed by Vittorio Jano, one of the greatest automotive engineers in history, and it derives from the 6C 2300...

LOT 172

1994 Porsche 993 Turbo

An important landmark in the Porsche 911’s continuing development arrived for 1994 with introduction of the Type 993, destined to be the last to use the air-cooled engine...

LOT 173

1963 Ford Thunderbird

In private ownership for 45+ years

By the time Ford dispensed (at least temporarily) with the Thunderbird moniker in 2005, the model had progressed through no less than 11 generations, the combined production total...

LOT 174

1983 Ferrari BB 512i

Recent Mechanical Overhaul

Ferrari’s newest Berlinetta Boxer model was introduced at the 1981 Frankfurt Salon and although it appeared to be very similar to the outgoing model from a distance, its...

LOT 175

1966 Lancia Flaminia Touring 2.8 GT

At the 1957 Geneva Motor Show the replacement for the legendary and highly successful Lancia Aurelia was revealed. Named the Flaminia, after a famous Roman road (just as...

LOT 176

1976 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 

Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built before F.I.A approval for international racing was granted, led to the creation of ‘Project 930’ –...

LOT 177

1971 Jaguar E Type 4.2 Roadster 

Since its introduction in 1961, the Jaguar E type set new standards for performance, roadholding and aesthetic appeal. It was, in the truest sense of the word, a...

LOT 178

1964 Maserati 3500 GT

In 1957 Maserati enjoyed its most successful season in motor racing when Fangio won the World F1 Championship in a lightweight 250F and the mighty 450S sports-racer came...

LOT 179

1938 BMW 328 Roadster 

In Single Ownership For The Last Five Decades

Arguably one of BMW’s most significant designs – and one steeped in competition success - the 328 made its debut at the 1936 Eifelrennen at the Nurburgring, with...

LOT 180

1989 Porsche 930 Turbo

“It offers the finest blend of ultimate performance and refinement I have ever come across...” – Paul Frère on the Porsche 911 Turbo.

Much of the Porsche 911’s development...