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Little Classics News: 1 May 2014

Coys Have Their Best Ascot Classic Car Auction

1969 Aston Martin DB6International auctioneers COYS broke two world records at their Ascot sale on Saturday 26th April when they sold a white 1969 Aston Martin DB6, for £180,000, and a 1973 Porsche 911 2.4S, for £170,000.

They also raised in excess of £5,500 on behalf of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity by auctioning a two-day experience for five people at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Lympstone.

The classic Aston Martin DB6 sold was in great condition throughout and had only two owners from new. It came with the original ‘build sheet’ that showed it has factory fitted power steering, which was a rarity for that era, amongst other features.

The Porsche 911 2.4S marked the end of the “long-hood, thin-bumper” period of Porsche design. The model’s new front chin spoiler reduced the front-end lift at speed by a claimed 40%, helping pin the car to the pavement. This was so effective that Porsche soon adopted the part across the 911 line. This car in particular, according to the vendor, was never restored but all works needed have been done on an ongoing basis so the car was in extremely good condition overall.

1973 Porsche 911 2.4SChris Routledge, Managing Partner at COYS, said: “We had our best ever Ascot sale, breaking two world records, supporting the Marines during their 350th anniversary year and raising money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.”

Hilary Jukes, Regional Fundraising Coordinator at the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, said: “We’re thrilled at the success of the weekend’s auction at Ascot and are grateful to COYS and all of the bucket collectors for making it possible. The money raised will go towards improving the lives of serving and ex-serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their families.

“This year is especially important for acknowledging the hard work of our amphibious fighting force, the Royal Marines, as they celebrate their 350th birthday. We’re sure that the prize of a Royal Marines experience day out at Lympstone will be a fitting reminder of how hard these guys work for us all!”

Coys also auctioned an Aston Martin DBR1 Half-Scale Wall-Mounted Relief, hand manufactured by Evanta Motor Cars, which raised £3,000 for the Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice Care.


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