Mercedes set to star at Coys’ July sale

| 4 Jul 2012

A 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (£400-500,000 and shown above) is expected to be the star when Blenheim Palace host’s Coys’ bumper sale on 14 July.

It will be Jaguars that dominate, however, with a Semi Lightweight 1965 E-Type (£110-120,000) joining a 1936 SS Tourer (£90-110,000), a 1959 XK150 estimated at £40-50,000 and a show-stopping SS100 2.5-litre (below), which could be yours for £175,000-200,000.

Roll-Royces will also be out in force with a 1944 4.1/4-litre (£85-100,000), Phantom II Three-position Drophead Coupe (POA) and a 1927 Phantom I Playboy Roadster (£110-130,000) all up for grabs.

Supercar thrills can be found in the form of the auction-house-obligatory 1994 Ferrari 512TR and a 1987 Testarossa going for £55-65,000 and £35-40,000, respectively, or a buy-it-if-you-dare 456 could be in your hands for as little as £18,000.

More affluent thrill seekers will no doubt be attracted to the 1992 Schuppan 962 CR- Prototype (Chassis Number One shown below), with POA it boasts around 600bhp and is said to be based on the Le Mans-winning Porsche 962 Schuppan raced.

But, if only a real race car will do, an ex-Gerhard Berger 1985 Barclay Arrows A8’s is yours for £90-110,000 or, in ex-Thierry- Boutsen form, only £38-£45,000.

Meanwhile, oddities galore come courtesy of various three-wheelers including (shown below) a 1957 Brutsch Mopetta (for an eye-watering £40-50,000), a 1962 Peel P50 Prototype, which featured at 1962s Earls Court Motorcycle Show (£22-26,000) or a pretty – and in this company affordable – 1957 Coronet Convertible for £5-7000.

Finally a Clio Williams (below) offered at no reserve looks like a tempting soon-to-be-classic.

The sale’s full catalogue can be viewed on Coys’ website.