Mercedes leads £2.6 million Essen sale

| 5 Apr 2011

Coys cashed in on the buoyant German market with a €2.6m sale at the annual Techno Classica show in Essen on 2 April.  Top result among the 34 lots it got away, out of the 63 on offer, was the €440,000 shelled out for a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster over the phone, followed by the €376,750 paid for a1996 Ferrari F50. Also strong was the €231,000 stumped up for a 2 ½-litre 1937 Jaguar SS100 while talk of the sale was a barn find 1967 Iso Grifo on without reserve: it made €61,000. Commanding similar attention was a 1967 Iso Rivolta that had been re-bodied as a Ferrari GTO Breadvan. It failed to shift, despite a bid of €91,000.