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Coys starts 2015 with two auctions in one day


Ex-Raikkonen Tatuus racer sells for $15,780 | Coys photos
Ex-Raikkonen Tatuus racer sells for $15,780 | Coys photos

British auction house Coys opened its 2015 calendar by staging two sales in the same day in two countries. Earlier this month, Coys held an auction in conjunction with the Autosport International racing car show in Birmingham, England, and another in conjunction with the Interclassics and Topmobiel show at Maastricht, the Netherlands.

“It was an exciting day for Coys with two auctions held simultaneously in different countries,” the company’s managing partner Chris Rutledge said in a news release. “This shows the international reach of the company, achieving some outstanding sales at both events.”

Featured at the sale in England was the Tatuus Formula Renault in which future Formula One racer Kimi Raikkonen won seven of 10 races and the Formula Renault UK championship in 2000. The car sold for $15,780.

Meanwhile, a 1991 Ferrari Testarossa brought more than $200,800, a 1967 Volkswagen Splitscreen camper formerly owned by blues artist Seasick Steve sold for just less than $45,000, a 1989 F3000 Reynard race car brought more than $53,000, a 1933 MG J2 sold for $52,600 and a 1957 Land Rover went for $51,275.

Early Cadillacs featured at sale in The Netherlands
Early Cadillacs featured at sale in the Netherlands

The sale at Maastricht featured cars from the Stasys Brundza collection in Lithuania, including some 35 Cadillacs.

A 1912 Cadillac Torpedo went for $70,140, a 1904 Cadillac Model B 4S got just more than $62,500, a 1905 Cadillac Model C touring brought $57,940, a 1934 Cadillac V12 Fleetwood Imperial sedan sold for nearly $46,000, and a 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville went for more than $38,000.

Elsewhere in the sale, a 1968 Mercedes Pullman 600 sold for $251,565, a 1956 Gaz 12 went for nearly $130,000 and a 1983 Aston Martin Lagonda by Tickford brought nearly $116,000.

The rest of Coys’ calendar for 2015 includes:

March 10: Spring Classics, Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Hall, London
April 18: Techno Classica, Essen, Germany
May 16: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot UK
June TBA
Athena Auction, Anthens, Greece
July 11: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock UK
August TBA
43 Oldtimer Grand Prix, Nurburgring, Germany
October 10: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot UK
December 1: True Greats, Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Hall, London

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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