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Little Classics News: 19 July 2015

Coys Sees £6 Million at Blenheim Palace Classic Car Auction

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe

Classic car auctioneers Coys returned to their annual summer sale and concours in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace on Saturday 11th July achieving over £6 million in sales.

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe interior

One of the highlights of the auction was the very first right-hand drive Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe to be delivered new to Great Britain. This museum quality example is regarded as one of the finest original Daytonas in the world and sold for the UK record auction price of £765,640.

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe through Coys

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner at Coys, said: “It was an exciting day for Coys with high profile cars being sold at record prices. We saw some fierce bidding for many of the cars, especially the Daytona, from all over the world, which shows the international reach of the company.”

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe engine bay

The classic car sale saw some important collector cars going under the hammer, including a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 'Gullwing' that fetched £925,000, a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet that sold for £166,440 and a 1969 Lamborghini Islero S for £165,320.

Captain Nemo's six-wheeled Nautilus car

Captain Nemo's six-wheeled Nautilus car (above) from Sean Connery’s adventure movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen also went under the hammer. This ‘extraordinary’ car was sold for £31,860.

Coys next auction is "43rd Oldtimer Grand Prix" at Nurburgring, Germany, on 8th August 2015.

Visit: www.coys.co.uk



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