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Little Classics News: 24 May 2015

Coys Sees Two World Records at Ascot Auction

1984 Jaguar XJ6 SIII

Classic car auctioneers Coys smashed two world records by selling a 1984 Jaguar XJ6 SIII (top) for £31,860 and a 1972 Saab 96 V4 (below) for £16,800 at their Ascot auction on Saturday 16th May.

The Saab featured in the Channel 4 television programme ‘For The Love of Cars’ and was offered at no reserve with all proceeds going to the Brain Tumour Research Fund at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) Charity, which funds equipment, research and training.

1972 Saab 96 V4

The auction, held at the Ascot Racecourse, featured vehicles such as a 1948 Veritas RS Ex-Björn Öwre (sold for £240,000), a 1956 Lotus Eleven Series 1 Le Mans specification (below) (£102,600) and an Alfa Romeo TZ2 by Giordanengo (second below) (£125,000).

1956 Lotus Eleven Series 1 Le Mans

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner at Coys, said: “We have been holding sales at Ascot for over ten years, but this one was the most successful ever, achieving two world records.”

Alfa Romeo TZ2 by Giordanengo

Other highlights of the classic car auction included a 1960 Maserati 3500GT (below) (£110,000), a 1918 Bianchi Sport (£72,000), a 1948 Fiat 1100S Berlinetta (£57,800), a 1992 Ferrari 512TR (£117,160) and a 1935 Riley Imp 9HP (£75,720).

1960 Maserati 3500GT

Coys next auction is on July 11th at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.


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