Mercedes set to star at Coys’ July sale


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.



All of them lovely but all out of reach. Strangely, the HSH Prince Albert of Monaco castoffs, ahem, reserve collection vehicles have more charm.
Speaking of which, for oneupmanship over Chelsea tractors, a 6X6 you wouldn't be afraid to take to a war zone has to have more class than a Q7 that is styled like a tank but whose drivers are afraid to manouevre in a supermarket carpark.

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