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Little Classics News: 4 October 2015

Strong Classic Car Sales at Frankfurt Motor Show

1959 Facel Vega HK 500

Classic car auctioneers Coys achieved some outstanding results at their inaugural auction at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show on Saturday 26th September, with a fabulous and varied selection of classic and sports cars.

One of the highlights of the auction was a 1959 Facel Vega HK 500 (top), supplied new in 1959 to one of Hollywood's golden era most famous leading actresses Ava Gardner. This iconic celebrity car sold for €103,685.

Porsches had an outstanding performance at their home country with a 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo SE Flachbau selling for €90,000, a 1994 Porsche 964 Speedster for €123,500 and a 1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster by Reutter for €232,370.

Other important results included a 1966 Maserati Quattroporte I, which sold for €64,520, a 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Litre Roadster for €130,000, a 1984 Aston Martin V8 Volante for €122,000, a 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman for €182,015 a 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 for €81,305 and a 1994 Ferrari 512 TR for €154,040.

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner at Coys, said: “The superb selection of cars of offer appealed to the truly international audience present at the show, who queued 150 metres out of the door and round the corner to attend on auction day - with cars predictably selling to all four corners of the globe.”

Coys next auction is The Spirit of Motoring, held at the seat of the British sporting establishment, Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire.


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