Techno Classica Essen

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

Auction details


Messe Essen
Norbertstraße 2
45131 Essen

Date 24 Mar 2018
Time 1:00 PM

Wednesday 21st March from 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Thursday 22nd March from 9.00am to 6.00pm
Friday 23rd March from 9.00am to 7.00pm

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

Techno Classica Essen 2018 RESULTS

LOT 101

1969 Lotus Europa S2

In the 1960s, Lotus won more F1 World Championships than any other manufacturer. They also produced the Europa a stunning and affordable road going coupe. Designed and...

LOT 102

1971 Triumph Stag

Stylish, fast and practical, the Stag began life as a Triumph 2000-based styling exercise by Italian carrossier Giovanni Michelotti. A 2+2 convertible, Michelotti’s design featured a quad-lamp...

LOT 103

1974 Porsche 911 S

After 1973, it was decided that the 2.4 litre wasn’t really fast enough for the 911, with the impending American emissions standards threatening to slow the model down to...

LOT 104

1958 VW Panel Van

Offered with No Reserve

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...

LOT 105

1985 Nissan 240RS “Group B”

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 were...

LOT 106

1993 BMW 850 CSI

The BMW 850 is a Gran Turismo with classic beauty, calm and balanced. For a long time, the car never got the recognition it deserved, however over recent years...

LOT 107

1965 Alfa-Romeo Giulia 1600

Subject of an extensive mechanical and bare-metal restoration in 2011

Sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pininfarina, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was a huge success and continued virtually unchanged in 1.6-litre Giulia guise when the latter joined...

LOT 108

1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster

Matching numbers engine - Driven c. 4,100km by previous owner of 30 years

Introduced in 3.8-litre form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and a 150 mph top speed. Its design owed much...

LOT 109

1987 BMW E30 M3

The M3 debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1985 with deliveries of this exclusively left-hand drive model commencing a little over one year later. Magazine road...

LOT 110

1977 Range Rover by Alcom Devices

Commissioned for King Juan Carlos of Spain - Ca. 3,300 kilometres recorded from new

The Range Rover was greeted enthusiastically by both press and public on its arrival in 1970, offering comfortable cruising at 90mph and a greater off-road capability than most...

LOT 111

1871 Lamborghini Espada Series II

In 1963 Ferruccio Lamborghini took the motoring world by storm by announcing a brand new high performance gran turismo, the 350GTV.  In production form this outrageous machine...

LOT 112

1989 BMW Z1 Motorsport

Unique example displayed by BMW to celebrate 100 year anniversary

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

LOT 113

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Saloon

The Frankfurt Motor Show in the Spring of 1951 saw the return of Mercedes-Benz to their traditional place in the high quality market with the introduction of the 220...

LOT 114

1963 Ford Thunderbird

Fitted with rare Sports Roadster package

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 of...

LOT 115

1991 BMW Z1 AC Schnitzer

One of 10 produced - Extensive history file

The BMW Z1 is a two-seat roadster developed by BMW inspired by its famous predecessor the 507. It was produced from March 1989 to June 1991 and featured futuristic...

LOT 116

1992 Porsche 964 RS

French delivered example - 45,800km from new

Representing a major step forward in the development of Porsche’s perennial 911, the Carrera 4 and Carrera 2 (‘Type 964’ in factory parlance) had been launched in 1989, the...

LOT 117

1934 Alfa Romeo 6C

The 2300's newly developed six-cylinder 2,309cc engine featured an integrally cast crankcase and cylinder block topped by an aluminium-alloy cylinder head. Two basic specifications were available, the Turismo...

LOT 118

1997 Ferrari 355 B Challenge

Road Legal Example - One of five examples delivered to Germany

The 355 Challenge was launched in 1995 following on from the success of the Ferrari 348 Challenge, and was a one make race series based on the 355 road...

LOT 119

1968 Porsche 911L

Production of the successor to the Porsche 356 began in 1964. It had appeared at the 1963 Frankfurt Show under the '901' banner, however, Peugeot claimed that they...

LOT 120

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300D

Custom built by Mercedes-Benz’s most experienced craftsmen, the 300 was luxuriously appointed and trimmed with materials of the highest quality. Fast and elegant, it was one of very few...

LOT 121

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

The Series 2 E-Type introduced a number of design changes, largely due to U.S. design legislation. The most distinctive feature is the absence of the aerodynamic glass headlight covers,...

LOT 122A

1935 BMW 319 Reutter Convertible

Rare early special bodywork by Reutter - Beautifully restored

From 1935 onwards, the BMW 319 followed the 315, first as sports roadster 319/1, then the 1.9-liter engine also found its way into standard models. as Just like its...

LOT 122

1982 De Tomaso GT 5

Last owner since 1985

Having established himself as a serious automobile manufacturer with the Mangusta coupé, Alejandro De Tomaso commissioned Lamborghini designer Gianpaolo Dallara to produce the chassis for his new...

LOT 123

1994 Porsche 993 Cup Car

993 is the company’s internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between late 1993 and early 1998 (model years 1995-1998 in the United...

LOT 124

1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III

The landmark DB2, considered the first “true” post-war Aston Martin, was introduced in May 1950. The ultimate and most highly refined variant, the DB Mark III, debuted in...

LOT 125

1958 Jaguar XK150 Roadster

'The Jaguar XK150 is undeniably one of the world's fastest and safest cars. It is quiet and exceptionally refined mechanically, docile and comfortable... we do not know of any...

LOT 126

1962 Porsche 356 B

Porsche has always manufactured rewarding cars, beautifully made and totally individual, in many ways the modern equivalent to the pre-war Bugatti.

The 356 was Porsche’s first production car, and hence...

LOT 127

1988 Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’ Evocation by Anton ‘Tony’ Ostermeier

One of 50 hand-built examples by Anton Ostermeier - One of only two fitted with the 3.4L AMG engine

Launched in 1954, the production 300 SL retained the spaceframe chassis and lightweight aluminium-alloy bodywork of the W194 racer while its mechanical underpinnings, like the latter’s, owed much to...

LOT 128

1969 Porsche 911T

‘The 911 is the best Porsche ever – all the vices of the old suspension have been eliminated, and the modern offbeat styling should have a much broader appeal...

LOT 129

1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal

The Alfa Romeo Montreal was designed by Bertone to an attempt of Alfa Romeo to create a competitive Grand Tourer. The V8 engine comes directly from the T33...

LOT 130

1968 Mercedes Benz 280SL Pagoda

If one is looking for the perfect all-around car for rallies, shows and Sunday cruising, this might be the car. With an exquisite history file from Long term ownership,...

LOT 131

1976 Ferrari 208 GT4 Dino

The 308 GT4 and 208 GT4 Dino were mid-engined V8 2+2 cars built by Ferrari. The 308 GT4 Dino was introduced in 1973 and supplemented by the 208 GT4...

LOT 132

1936 Brooke E.R.A Monoposto and 1936 Bedford WS Transporter

Offered at No Reserve

E.R.A - English Racing Automobiles Ltd was founded by Humphrey Cook, Raymond Mays, and Peter Berthon in November 1933 and established in Bourne Lincolnshire, within the grounds...

LOT 133

2007 Porsche 997 GT3 RS

Intended primarily for racing, though still road legal, the Porsche 911 GT3 – first introduced in 1999 – can trace its ancestry all the way back through a...

LOT 134

1972 Porsche 911 T/E

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 135

1976 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo

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...

LOT 136

1952 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Coupe

Comprehensively restored - One of the first one-piece "Bent" windscreen and synchronised transmission examples

Porsche’s Type 356, introduced in 1948, is acknowledged to be one of the world’s great sports cars and in 1951 an aluminium-bodied works car finished first in the 1,100cc...

LOT 137

1992 Lamborghini LM002

One of the most exciting and exclusive off-road vehicles ever conceived, the Lamborghini LM002 resulted from the marriage of the Countach QV supercar’s 5.2-litre V-12 to a functionally –...

LOT 138

1988 Ferrari 328 GTS

No Reserve - Matching Numbers

“If the sublime purity of the original shape has been corrupted, its striking appearance has not. In our book, this is still the most beautiful of all contemporary exotics...

LOT 139

1971 Jaguar E-type II 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe

Matching numbers with a lovely history file

Launched in October 1964, the 4.2-litre version of Jaguar’s sensational E-Type brought with it a more user-friendly all-synchromesh gearbox and a superior Lockheed brake servo along with the bigger,...

LOT 140

1974 De Tomaso Pantera GTS

Having established himself as a serious automobile manufacturer with the Mangusta coupé, Alejandro De Tomaso commissioned Lamborghini designer Gianpaolo Dallara to produce the chassis for his new mid-engined supercar,...

LOT 141

1972 Intermeccanica Indra

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 Reisner....

LOT 143

1929 Bugatti T 44 FIACRE

Offered publically for the first time since over 4 decades, COYS is particularly proud to present this very rare survivor of only a handful remaining Bugatti T 44 FIACRES today. A...

LOT 144

1964 Fiat 2300 Abarth

The Fiat 2300 Coupé was first exhibited as a Sergio Sartorelli design concept on Carrozzeria Ghia's stand at the 1960 Turin Motor Show. It was originally Ghia's intention...

LOT 145

1973 Range Rover Cabriolet

Ordered in period by King Juan Carlos of Spain.

The Range Rover was greeted enthusiastically by both press and public on its arrival in 1970, offering comfortable cruising at 90mph and a greater off-road capability than most...

LOT 146

1971 Datsun 240Z

It soon became apparent during its creation, that the Datsun 240Z represented all the requirements of sports-minded drivers by fulfilling their desires for superb styling, power and...

LOT 147

1994 Mercedes-Benz E500

In 1984 Mercedes-Benz introduced a revised range of seven medium-sized 'E-Class' saloons, all sharing the new W124 body style and with engines ranging from a 2.0-litre four up to...

LOT 148

1983 Ferrari 512i Berlinetta Boxer

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 biggest...

LOT 149

1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera 3,0

Early matching numbers example fully restored in 2016 - Invoices in excess of €30,000

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’ – the...

LOT 150

1982 Porsche 930 Turbo Martini Tribute

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

The Turbo’s characteristic flared wheelarches and ‘tea...

LOT 151

1976 Porsche 911S Targa

After 1973, it was decided that the 2.4 litre wasn’t really fast enough for the 911, with the impending American emissions standards threatening to slow the model down to...

LOT 152

Dodge Viper SRT GTS Coupe

Upgraded to 750bhp - Fitted with $33k carbon package

The Dodge Viper is a supercar manufactured by Dodge (SRT for 2013 and 2014), from 1992 to 2017, having taken a brief hiatus from 2010-2013. The new 2014...

LOT 153

1964 Mercury Comet Caliente

When the Comet first debuted in 1960 as sister to the Ford Falcon, Mercury was experiencing Multiple Personality Disorder. This began with the space-age styling of the 1957 Mercury’s,...

LOT 154

1966 Peugeot 404i

Styled by Pininfarina, the 404 was offered initially in saloon, estate and pickup guises. A convertible was added in 1962, and a coupé in 1963. The 404 had a...

LOT 155

1970 Citroen ID 19B

After 180 years of secret development as the successor to the Traction Avant, the DS19 was introduced on the 5th of October 1955 at the Paris Motor Show. In...

LOT 156

1954 Studebaker Champion


In 1947, Studebaker completely redesigned the Champion and the Commander, making them the first new cars after World War II. The styling included new rear window, flat front fenders,...

LOT 157

1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

The SLs of this era (the 107 chassis) really established themselves as an icon of quality and success on the Continent as well as the Americas. Unlike the previous...

LOT 158

1973 De Tomaso Pantera (Uprated to GT 5 spec)

Having established himself as a serious automobile manufacturer with the Mangusta coupé, Alejandro De Tomaso commissioned Lamborghini designer Gianpaolo Dallara to produce the chassis for his new mid-engined...

LOT 159

1953 Willys Overland Jeep

This Willys Overland Jeep presents itself according to a condition and valuation report from 2017 in an overall condition of 1- and is currently valued at €38,000. Moreover the amount...

LOT 160

1971 Porsche 911 T Targa

No Reserve

Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the...

LOT 162

1963 Maserati Sebring Series I

Introduced in 1962, the Sebring was one of the final manifestations of the landmark 3500GT, which had been the linchpin of Maserati's programme to establish itself as...

LOT 163

1950 Mercedes-Benz 170 SBC Cabriolet

This early post war Mercedes-Benz is a true collector’s item, having been in the current ownership for nearly half a century by the motor vehicle master technician who...

LOT 164

1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

In 1954 Mercedes-Benz had introduced the 300 SL sports car, a 'Gullwing' coupé inspired by the German manufacturer's highly successful 300 Super Leicht series of sports-racers that had...

LOT 165

2001 Mercedes-Benz G 500 L

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, sometimes called G-Wagen (short for Geländewagen, 'cross country vehicle'), is a mid-size four-wheel drive luxury SUV manufactured by Magna Steyr (formerly Steyr-Daimler-Puch) in Austria...

LOT 166

1990 Porsche 928 S 4

 First introduced to the world at the Geneva Salon in 1977, and subsequently voted European Car of the Year in 1978, the 928 was intended as...

LOT 167

1972 Lamborghini Jamara Series I

200km since restoration

Ferruccio Lamborghini's first production car, the Touring-styled 350 GT, was launched at the 1964 Geneva Motor Show featuring a glorious four-cam 3.5-litre V12 engine by Giotto Bizzarrini, which was...

LOT 168

1978 Lamborghini Espada Series III

From The Lamborghini Bull Collection of Dott. Fabio Lamborghini

'Carrozzeria Bertone unveiled one of its motor show sensations at the 1967 Geneva event, the Marzal. This dramatic concept car was seen as an approach to a four-seat Lamborghini......

LOT 169

1975 Citroen SM

From The Lamborghini Bull Collection of Dott. Fabio Lamborghini - 2 owners from new

Combining Citröen's advanced chassis technology and Maserati's engine know-how, the SM (Série Maserati) featured DS-style hydro-pneumatic suspension, power-assisted all-round load-sensitive disc brakes and fully-powered, self-centering steering that allowed the...

LOT 170

Lamborghini Tractor DL20/25

From The Lamborghini Bull Collection of Dott. Fabio Lamborghini

Details of Mr. Lamborghini's tractor production are usually just a side note to the stories surrounding the 400 GT, Miura, Countach, etc. He was, in fact, a very successful...

LOT 171

1967 Lamborghini Miura SV

Upgraded by the factory in period to SV specification

The first “supercar” from Lamborghini, and perhaps the first supercar the world had ever seen, was the P400 Miura. When it was first unveiled at the 1966...

LOT 172

1962 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet

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 173

1968 Mercedes Benz 280SL Pagoda

In the spring of 1963, Mercedes-Benz debuted an all-new roadster to replace the 190SL and 300SL - the 230SL. The 230SL 'Pagoda' was a stunning Paul Bracq designed two-seat...

LOT 174

1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk1

Right Hand Drive Example

The enlargement of its C-Series six-cylinder engine to 2,912cc, and the adoption of Girling front disc brakes, differentiated the new-for-1959 Austin-Healey 3000 from the preceding 100/6. In 3000 form...

LOT 175

1988 Porsche 959 Comfort

Conceived in the early 1980’s as a four-wheel-drive Group B competitor that would showcase Porsche's advanced automotive technology, the 959 was first displayed in 'concept car' form at...

LOT 176

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 177

1962 Mercedes Benz 190SL

In 1954, Mercedes displayed a concept at the New York Auto show of a beautiful two-seat roadster with a removable hardtop. This concept came to market in 1955 as...

LOT 178

1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

It was the need for a production-based engine for the new Formula 2 that had prompted the introduction of a ‘junior’ Ferrari, the Dino 206 GT, at the Turin...

LOT 179

1964 Mercedes 220SE Coupe

Design of a replacement for the two-door Pontons began in 1957; as most of the chassis and drivetrain were to be unified with the sedan, the scope was...

LOT 180

1982 Ferrari 400i Manual

The Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2, 400 and 412 (Tipo F101) are front-engined V12 2+2 grand tourers made by Ferrari between 1972 and 1989. The three cars are closely...

LOT 181

1972 Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF

The introduction of the Fulvia saloon in 1963 maintained Lancia’s reputation for innovation in automobile design. Designed by Antonio Fessia, the boxy-styled Appia replacement featured an all-new, narrow-angle, V4,...