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Little Classics News: 2 August 2014

Coys Heading for another Record Classic Car Auction

1970 911 S-T ex-Walter Röhrl, Coys Nurburgring

Coys Nurburgring international auction will see over fifty classic cars go under the hammer on Saturday 9th August, their second multi-million pound offering in less than a month.

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner at international auctioneers Coys, said: “Nurburgring promises to be a spectacular sale. We are featuring a specialist section, ‘The Excellence of Porsche’, offering some of the finest Porsches available on the market anywhere in the world today, including an ultra-rare and original 1970 911S/T, formerly the property of Walter Röhrl, and a highly genuine Porsche 934 RSR Turbo, triple Le Mans entrant in 76, 77 and 78.”

Arguably the most exciting car in the auction, the Porsche 911 S/T (top) competed with its first owner in 1971 at the Avus Ring in Berlin where it was placed 6th and 7th in the GT class and Group 4 respectively. No expense has been spared in the restoration of this car, achieving the standard exactly as it left Werk 1 in 1970. All the engine parts are original S/T specification and not re-manufactured, there are engine bills amounting to €150,000 and paintwork bills totalling over €25,000.

Estimated at €900,000 to €1,100,000, this car was most significantly in Walter Röhrl's ownership between 2009 and 2011, who is named on its current FIA HTP papers. This is one of the rarest and most sought after 911s in the world and surely worthy of a place in any Porsche museum or to be seen in any significant worldwide motoring event.

1976 Porsche 934 RSR Turbo, Coys Nuburging

Another feature of the specialist Porsche section is the 1976 934 RSR Turbo (above), estimated at €900,000 to €1,000,000, which started at Le Mans in 1976 with drivers Nick Faure and John Goss. The car did not finish the race due to problems with the turbocharger and was subsequently sold to well-known NSU and Porsche tuner Jean-Pierre Gaban. This is indeed one of the ultra-rare (1 of 31 built) Porsche 934 RSR Turbos with documented period race history, FIA papers and race ready, and certainly one of the most significant survivors from this important period of racing.

1974 BMW 2002 competition car

The sale will also feature a very exciting ex-works BMW 2002 competition car (above), originally fitted with a Grand Prix engine by the factory and raced by none other than Jean Todt. This car, estimated at €180,000 to €220,000, was the second of two cars built by BMW Motorsport in 1974/75 and fitted with a modified M12/7 Formula 2 engine. The vendor first remembers seeing the car competing in June of 1975, where won the Donegal International Rally with drivers Warmbold and Davenport.

1958 Porsche 356 Speedster

A Porsche 356 Speedster (above) featured at the auction left the factory in Stuttgart in 1958 and is one of only 552 made that year. As one of the most iconic styled sports cars of all time, this fine example is finished in silver with a stylish black interior and is estimated at €250,000 at €300,000.

1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT

Another stunning example being offered is a 1971 Ferrari Dino 246GT (above), estimated at €270,000 to €300,000. The definitive 246 Dino, with its 2.4 litre V6 appeared in late 1969 and fewer than 4,000 were built (about 1,200 of them had the detachable roof Spyder version). This example underwent a full restoration during 2011 and was then sold to a collector in Spain where it has spent the last couple of years.


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