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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

1973 PORSCHE 911T TARGA - COYS AUCTIONS TRUE GREATS SALE Royal Horticultural Hall Vincent Square, London SW1P2PE Tuesday 4th December 2018


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1973 PORSCHE 911T TARGA
Registration No: SCW 498L
Chassis No: 9113111029



Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the 356’s VW-based suspension in favour of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement.
In its first incarnation, Porsche’s single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat six displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3 litres and, in turbocharged form, put out well over 300 horsepower. The first of countless up-grades came in 1966 with the introduction of the 911S. Easily distinguishable by its stylish Fuchs five-spoked alloy wheels, the ‘S’ featured a heavily revised engine producing 160bhp, the increased urge raising top speed by 10mph to 135mph. The 911T was added to the Porsche line up in 1968 as the “Touring” form of the 911. It had the 2.0-litre engine, but with a performance output of 110bhp. The T was the base model, costing 10 per cent less than its more powerful brother, the 911S.
A lengthened wheelbase introduced in 1969 improved the 911’s handling, and then in 1970, the engine underwent the first of many enlargements – to 2.2 litres. Tenacious adhesion, responsive steering, very good flexibility, superb brakes, meticulous finish and a solid, unburstable feel were just some of the virtues praised by Motor magazine in its test of a Porsche 911 in 1973.
This beautiful example of the 911T Targa is presented in the original colour of Irish Green (code 1510) as corroborated by the Certificate of Authenticity in the history file. This matching numbers car benefitted from a complete engine rebuild in 2014/2015 by marque specialists RPM in Hertfordshire with invoices totalling approximately £6,000. Furnished with a UK V5C and current MOT, this superb and highly collectable Porsche is ready for a new enthusiast to take to the open road.



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1930 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT ROADSTER 745 - COYS AUCTIONS TRUE GREATS SALE Royal Horticultural Hall Vincent Square, London SW1P2PE Tuesday 4th December 2018


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1930 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT ROADSTER 745
Chassis No: 183412


The seventh series (1930 model) encompassed three sub-series: the Standard Eight, Speedster and Custom & Deluxe Eight (respective references 740 and 745). The latter represented Packard’s top of the range, and were fitted with the largest engine in existence: an in-line eight-cylinder 6.4-litre with side valves, developing a modest 106bhp at 3000rpm, but with generous torque, and impressively quiet.
The bodies of such exceptional cars were, of course, assigned to such leading names as LeBaron, Brewster, Dietrich and Rollston. More than 11 different chassis models were available for the 745, which had front seats and adjustable steering (for clients without a chauffeur), laminated glass windows, and dual-mounted spare wheels, among other luxury fittings.
The 745 Roadster is arguably the most beautifully designed option for the seventh series and fitted with dickie seats in the rear and telescopic windscreen, in many ways, this dashing and well-proportioned style, which was so appropriate to country estates and summer homes, defined the 1930s Classic Era.
This outstanding roadster, with its stunning colours and dedication to authenticity, is a car that gathers its fair share of stares; while also offering the ultimate experience on any tour.
The Packard Company slogan, ‘Ask the man who owns one,’ was never more clearly defined than in this beautiful roadster from Packard’s past.
Offered from a prestigious private Packard collection where it has remained over the past 16 years, this wonderful example has been fastidiously maintained during this time. Its owner, wielding a no-expense-spared mentality when it comes down to the upkeep of his cars, with this one being no exception, enjoys driving his cars!
Attending numerous concourse events and rally’s over the years, including winning National First Prize at the Automobile Club of America in 1975, more recently # 183412 has taken part in several Alpine Rally’s including the renowned Kitzb├╝heler, said to be one of the most beautiful classic car events in the Alps.
Fitted with 6 Firestone Gum F Dipped high-speed heavy-duty tires, and also offered with 4 winter tires, and luggage case on its steel luggage rack. The Packard 745 is a rare car of which just 1,789 produced, with approximately only 50 being roadsters and it’s estimated that less than ten still exist.
1930 was the only year that the 145.5-inch wheelbase Super Eight Packard was produced, making this 745 Roadster one of the most special and iconic cars of all time.




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1938 BMW 328 ROADSTER - COYS AUCTIONS TRUE GREATS SALE Royal Horticultural Hall Vincent Square, London SW1P2PE Tuesday 4th November 2018


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1938 BMW 328 ROADSTER
Chassis No: 851188


Bayerische Motoren Werke grew from the merger of two aero engine manufacturers during World War I. The post-war rules forbidding the manufacture of aeronautical machinery forced the company to look in a different direction. Initially concentrating on motorcycles and heavy trucks, the first automobile design was a licensed version of the British Austin Seven, acquired with the purchase of Dixi-Werke of Eisenach with the BMW badge applied for the first time in January 1929.
Larger automobiles followed, including the Type AM in 1932, the Type 303 in 1933 and the Type 315 of 1934. The 326 introduced at the Berlin Motor Show in 1936 was a significant development as it was the company’s first four-door saloon and its two litres, 50 horsepower engine would go on to be the basis of one of the most iconic powerplants of the period either side of the Second World War.
It was the 328 which garnered the most attention however as it featured a new crossflow cylinder head with state of the art hemispherical combustion chambers and an ingenious arrangement of horizontal pushrods operating the exhaust valves which gave twin cam performance with less complexity and lower cost. So highly regarded was this engine that the design was obtained by Bristol Cars after the war and with little modification, it went on to power cars built by Bristol and AC amongst others with great success into the 1960s.

The shortened twin-tube chassis of the 328 featured a glorious streamlined two-seat body which allowed the standard car to achieve a top speed of 96 miles per hour through a lightweight prototype and with a higher compression engine was clocked at over 100 mph at Brooklands in the hands of renowned British driver Sammy Davis.
The racing potential of the 328 was soon demonstrated with a 2-litre class win in the 1938 Mille Miglia and again at Le Mans in 1939 and an outright victory at the Mille Miglia in 1940. Only 462 328’s were built before production ended in 1939 making them a rare and highly collectable sports car with an exceptional racing pedigree.
Chassis 85188 was discovered as a project in Germany approximately a decade ago and was brought over to the UK and restored utilising the specialist services of TT Workshop in London, one of the world’s leading 328 specialists and Bristol Engineering in Wiltshire. Both highly regarded bespoke restorers where a total of over £254,000 was spent between 2009 and 2011. Completed in 2012, no corners were cut to bring this rare German 1930s sports car to the condition that it is in today.
The bodywork is finished in white with the dash featuring contrasting elegant cream dials. New trim is fitted throughout including a new hood, wet weather gear to keep the elements at bay, new carpets and seats fully retrimmed in black leather. The car is complete with a UK registration document and also a FIVA passport.
There is also a large file of bills and receipts from the aforementioned restorers as well as assorted correspondence and a large photographic file of the work carried out.
The 328 really is one of the great driving pre-war cars, often considered to equal many of the post-war sports cars for their handling and speed.
Whether you want to race, rally or simply enjoy it on the road at the weekends, there are few greater and more versatile sports cars in which to do it.




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Monday, 26 November 2018

1959 FACEL VEGA HK500 - COYS AUCTIONS TRUE GREATS SALE Royal Horticultural Hall Vincent Square, London SW1P2PE Tuesday 4th November 2018


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1959 FACEL VEGA HK500
The advertising slogan for the Facel Vega HK500 put it in a nutshell: “For the Few, Who Own the Finest”. The few included Pablo Picasso, Ringo Starr, Tony Curtis, Ava Gardner, Joan Fontaine and Maurice Trintignant. Stirling Moss spurned air travel in favour of driving his HK500 from race to race. Costing more than a Mercedes Gullwing and three times as rare, the HK500 exuded opulent exclusivity from every stunningly handsome pore.
The brainchild of French industrialist and designer Jean Daninos, the Facel Vega marque was born in 1954 in a bid to keep Paris on the map as a centre of automotive excellence at a time when great French marques like Delahaye, Delage, Talbot Lago and Panhard were being driven to the wall by punitive government taxes on high-performance vehicles.
Aimed squarely at the export market and launched in 1958, the HK500 was the most powerful Facel yet, initially fitted with a 5.9-litre Chrysler V8 that was soon supplanted by an even bigger 6.3-litre unit that pumped out a colossal 360bhp and 425 lbs-ft of torque.
Tested by Motor magazine, the car topped out at 145mph, hit 60mph in 8.4 seconds and ran the quarter mile in 16.3 seconds.
Styled by Daninos, engineered by Jacques Brasseur and with a chassis developed by Lance Macklin of HWM racing fame, the HK500 went as well as it looked with a fit and finish that was second to none. Rust-resistant stainless steel was used for brightwork, while a lavish passenger cabin was trimmed in the finest leathers with a fabulous aircraft-like dashboard that looked like wood but was in fact painted stainless steel. Only 490 examples were made before production was phased out in 1961 to make way for the Facel II.
This example of the Facel Vega HK500 recently uncovered and fresh to the market from long-term single family ownership, is finished in maroon with brown interior. The car is a unique barn find having been out of circulation for many years having been purchased by the current vendor's father before being subject to long-term storage. This example of the stunning French Grand Routier certainly a prospect any serious collector looking for a worth-while project





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