'New' 1969 BMW expected to make big money at Ascot

| 1 Oct 2012

A 1969 BMW E3 2800 that has covered just 39km from new is the most eye-catching car in a rarity-packed catalogue for Coys' Ascot Racecourse sale on 13 October.

Coming from a private collection in Germany, the car was mothballed the day it was delivered and has never even been registered.

It is in as-new condition and, as a result, is expected to gross a heady (for the model) £27-32,000.

Two of the other star lots are mid-engined homologation specials: a Peugeot 205 T16 and a Renault 5 Turbo 1.

The Renault is number 572 of the 800 Phase 1 cars built in 1980. Based on 1397cc Gordini power with Bosch fuel injection and a Garrett T3 turbo, the Renault was developed for racing (long before the Group B rally cars) and boasts a manageable 160bhp. It has an estimate of £20-25,000.

The 1985 Peugeot has had just two owners from new and is likely to cost you four times as much.

More rare than either of these is one of just seven surviving Coronet Convertibles. The glassfibre three-wheeled 1958 machine – one of many microcars designed by David Gottlieb – is powered by a 328cc two-stroke engine and will be sold without reserve.

With even fewer built – though rather more survivors – the 1991 Zagato Stelvio is another rarely seen classic.

Produced by Autech and based on a Nissan Leopard, the 3-litre V6 powered 320bhp distinctively styled car is thought to be one of just 104 built and is expected to sell for £24-30,000.

A celebrity flavour is added to the sale by the inclusion of an ex-Jenson Button Ferrari Enzo that carries a guide price of £850-950,000.