Reproduction of the Embiricos Bentley tops Essen sale

| 9 Apr 2013

A faithful recreation of Georges Paulin’s one-off design on a 4¼-litre Bentley will lead a host of desirable classics at Coys’ Techno Classica Sale on 13 April.

Valued at €350-400,000, the exacting replica is based on a 1939 example and is the result of a seven-year project by Bob Peterson.

With a competition-grade aluminium body, the car is said to be in concours condition and comes with an extensive history file detailing its restoration. See C&SC January 2013 for the full story – and track test – of the real deal.

Competing with the Bentley on style grounds is a gorgeous 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C-2500SS Villa d’Este that carries a guide price of €320-365,000.

The car was delivered new to Peru, South America, not making its way to the UK until 1992.

Its restoration began two years later and the car comes with bills and receipts for the work carried out.

A 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster offers up an attractive German option for €170-200,000.

Originally located in California, the car has been repainted and rechromed, while the engine was stripped and parts such as the exhaust, petrol pumps, clutch, shock absorbers and the braking system overhauled.

Among the high-end lots on offer there is the opportunity for a bargain with a host of classics offered at no reserve, including a 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, a 1970 Iso Lele, a 1934 Tatra T52 Limousine and a 1939 ‘Autobahn’ Adler 2.5-litre.

All the lots can be viewed on Coys’ website.