Gorgeous Alfa Romeo tops Coys' Essen sale

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A stunning 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C-2500SS led the way at Coys’ 13 April sale making €316,295 during Techno Classica.

The coupé, which was delivered new to South America, was brought to the UK in 1992 and was fully restored.

Following in the wake of its elder sibling was a showroom-condition 1956 1900 CSS Series 3 SWB that made €165,230.

While a 1956 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT, one of C&SC’s all-time favourites, appeared a relative steal at €80,305.

The 1953 Siata Gilco 750 Siluro may not have shared the universal visual appeal of its Italian sisters but, thanks to its GILCO chassis, the car is eligible for numerous historic events, which helped boost it to €70,115.

A 1939 BMW 327 Sport Cabriolet that was delivered new to Suhl made more, though, when it was snapped up for €166,349.

Hidden away during Communist rule, it later re-emerged unscathed to be brought back to factory condition.

Porsches also featured at the event, with a 1967 911S making €89,138 in the model’s 50th anniversary year.

Meanwhile, two 356s – a 1962 B Super Cabriolet and a ’62 Super 90 coupé – made €126,065 and €45,000 respectively.

A 1969 Mercedes-Benz Pagoda, with the desirable 280 engine and an auto ’box, was scooped up for €60,044, while a 1937 230 Roadster doubled that at €120,470.

Two Aston Martins, a 1958 DB MkIII and a 1935 1.5-litre MkII, flew the flag for Britain, the latter going for €120,200 while the former made €114,875.

Other cars that found new owners included a 1962 Volvo PV 544 ‘Buckel’ (€16,499), plus US classics in the shape of a 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 (€58,925) and a 1931 Ford Model A Custom Pick-Up ‘Grasshopper’ (€40,069).

A reproduction of the Embiricos Bentley that was tipped to top the auction, failed to reach its estimate of €350-400,000.

Coys’ next sale is at Ascot on 27 April.

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