Messerschmitt more than doubles its estimate at Coys


A 1962 Messerschmitt KR200 that had been valued at €12-15,000 went for €33,166 at Coys’ inaugural Greek sale in Athens on 15 June.

The microcar was a one-owner example that had spent much of its life in storage, before being completely rebuilt.

It was a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket that led the sale, though, making €103,583.

The American-built Royce featured coachwork by Brewster, an overhead-valve, six-cylinder engine displacing 7668cc and had been subject to a full restoration in 2002.

It was one of four top-end lots that included a 1968 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 (€99,653), a 1964 Citroën DS 19 Décapotable by Chapron (€101,899) and a 1969 Jaguar E-type Series 2 roadster (€103,022). The latter had covered just 5000 miles from new.

A 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow that had been used by Konstantinos Karamanlis (when he was Greece’s Prime Minister) made strong money at €77,193.

A 1973 Maserati Indy America also boasted a celebrity connection: it had belonged to Peter Monteverdi (as in the car maker) and sold for €47,380.

Coys’ next auction, where a Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona is set to star alongside a Mini once owned by late Beatles manager Brian Epstein, will be at Blenheim Palace on 29 June 2013.

View all the lots going under the hammer on Coys’ website.

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