|Coys Christmas No 1 - Second Year In a Row!|
|BMW 328 achieves highest single vehicle sale price (£494,600) for December Auction sales Coys rounded off a highly successful year with their final auction of 2012, 'True Greats', on December 4th, at Westminster, London, with sale results now nearing £4 million, and many new record auction prices achieved for this year in the UK. Among the many great cars sold, Coys' wonderful BMW 328 achieved a selling price of £494,600, also selling were both their Lamborghini Miuras for £421,800 and £260,000. Achieving a sale price for the the beautiful Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster of £433,000 and £382,600 for an extremely rare Aston Martin DB5 Vantage, to mention only a few of the many notable prices achieved. The very sporting Bentley Mk VI Countryman Woody estate by Radford made £73,480, and the charming Talbot-Darracq offered by Coys directly from the estate of Bill Boddy sold for £18,880. The barn discovery original Fiat 508 Mille Miglia sold to an English collector for £62,280, with the matching number original body Bentley 4 ¼ selling for £100,000. Two final notable results were the sale of one of the finest Riley Imps offered to the market in recent times for £85,200, and a beautiful 4 ¼ Overdrive Bentley with unique continental coachwork, selling for £80,000. In addition to the great prices for motor cars, Coys' bumper collection of rare film posters and the Keeler Collection of fine models and related automobilia achieved over £200,000, nearly 80% over estimate across the board. Coys are delighted to end their 2012 calendar of auctions with such a highly successful sale, and look forward to what they believe will be an even better year in 2013, starting with their sports and racing car auction at the Autosport International show, the largest in Europe, on January 12th at the NEC. Entries are stil invited for this sale.|
|LAGONDA ACHIEVES WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE OF £1.6 MILLION AT BONHAMS GOODWOOD REVIVAL• Bonhams biggest ever Goodwood Revival Sale achieves £15.4 million|
• Lagonda 'EPE 97' sets a new world record, selling at £1,569,500
1930 OM Superba achieves £1,255,900 whilst a Lot 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster sold above estimate at £651,100
A duo of historic Maseratis: the 4CM Single-Seat Vetturetta sold for £427,100; and 6CM Single-Seat Vetturetta sold for £606,300
With 106 motor cars and 172 lots of automobilia, Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale was the most success....
|THE 20TH ANNUAL AMELIA CONCOURS HONORS THE ORIGINAL 'ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE', BMW's IMMORTAL 328 ' . . . a long legged proper sports car.' Sir Stirling Moss|
The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will showcase the legend and legacy of the car that set BMW on its path to become known as the 'ultimate driving machine'.
Experts, enthusiasts and fans of the Bavarian marque consider the BMW 328 the first sports car worthy of the title.
Eight decades ago BMW responded to a national call that Germany should build not only the world's fastest and greatest ....
|1956 Argentine Grand Prix: Least in the Kingdom is GreaterSpeaking of the power of humility, the Bible says the least, within the context of the world, if they follow God's commands, shall be greater than those considered great. |
To say that Luigi Musso was the least within the kingdom of Scuderia Ferrari would be a terrible understatement. Having a reputation for caring more about his cars than those that pilot them, it was certainly true that Enzo held little place in his heart for his fellow Italian. However, in the Roman's very first Formula One....
|Luigi Musso: Talented, Tempting and TroubledFollowing Alberto Ascari's back-to-back titles in 1952 and 1953 there have been no Italian Formula One World Champions. While there has been a great amount of hope throughout the years, Italians have been left without a World Champion. Perhaps, it could be argued, all such hopes died with Luigi Musso on the 6th of July in 1958.|
Since Ascari there have certainly been some notable Italian drivers within Formula One history books. Such names as Michele Alboreto, Elio de Angelis, Alex Zanardi, Ri....
|1958 Targa Florio: Musso Commands the HeightsDuring the invasion of Sicily during the Second World War it would be the mountainous roads around the island that would pose the greatest hindrance to the advance of the British and American forces trying to breakthrough on their way, ultimately, to Italy. A little more than a decade later, these difficult mountainous roads were taking their toll. But, there would be one Italian right at home among the rocky outcroppings. |
The 42nd Targa Florio would go ahead as planned despite the growing c....
|1956 Sebring 12 Hours: Musso Impresses on American SoilHaving more than proven himself within the 2.0-liter category with the factory Maserati team, Luigi Musso makes the short trip west from Modena to Maranello to drive for Ferrari. This would be a big step up in performance, for car and driver. Here Musso's real talent would need to be realized. Otherwise, the Italian would find himself an estranged patriot without a home. But, on American soil, the young Italian would find his place. |
The Roman Musso had had an impressive run with Maserati. Af....
|RARE ALLOY MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL GULLWING WINS THE PUBLIC CHOICE AT THE 2014 CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE◾The results are now all in for the inaugural Public Choice vote for the 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace|
◾A rare alloy-bodied 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is voted the Public Choice winner by visitors to the annual Concours
◾Each Public Choice vote placed by text made a welcome donation to the official Concours charities
For the very first time, visitors to the recent Concours of Elegance – held to great acclaim at Hampton Court Palace from 5-7 September – were able ....
|UNIQUE GOLD ASTON MARTIN DB5 IS PRECIOUS METAL FOR CHARITY8 September 2014, Gaydon - A unique Aston Martin DB5 is going under the hammer for charity later this month in an event created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger – the first James Bond film to feature the now iconic luxury British sports car.|
Bond film creators EON Productions have commissioned a one-off gold-plated third scale replica of James Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5 which global auctioneers Christie's will offer in a special online auction to benefit the NSPCC.