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Little Classics News: 23 April 2015

€8 Million of Classic Cars Change Hands in Germany

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Renowned classic car auctioneers Coys has achieved some hefty results in excess of €8 million (£5.7million) at their Techno-Classica auction in Essen, Germany, on Saturday 18th April.

The auction, held at the largest classic car show in Europe, featured vehicles such as a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (top), which finally sold for €1,088,405 (£780k), with a 1988 Porsche 959 Coupe (below) not far behind at €904,500 (£647k).

1988 Porsche 959 Coupe

A further highlight sales came from a 1938 BMW 328 Roadster (below), which finally saw the hammer drop at €556,170 (£398k).

1938 BMW 328 Roadster

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner of Coys, said: “Yet again our residency at Techno-Classica Essen has proved that we are one of the leading international auction houses in Germany. Both the market in general and ourselves were truly hearted to the great response to our high quality catalogue, with all but a handful of cars selling to a large array of international buyers.”

Other classic car highlights of the auction included:

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE sold for €368,888

  • 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE sold for €368,888 (£264k) (above)
  • 1980 BMW M1 sold for €461,765 (£330k)
  • 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT sold for €355,460 (£254k)
  • 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9SS Spyder sold for €319,652 (£229k)
  • 1969 Porsche 911 S 2.2 Targa sold for €120,200 (£86k)
  • 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL sold for €131,660 (£94k)
  • 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe by H.J. Mulliner sold for €284,963 (£204k)

Coys next auction is ‘Ascot Racecourse’ in Ascot, United Kingdom, on 16th May.

Complete Techno-Classica Essen results:


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