Coys does nearly $9.4 million at Blenheim Palace sale

Coys does nearly $9.4 million at Blenheim Palace sale

Coys recent classic and collector car auction in conjunction with the Blenheim Palace Concours d’Elegance posted sales of nearly $9.4 million, led by a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing.”

1970 Daytona sells for a UK auction record of nearly $1.2 million | Coys photos

1970 Daytona sells for a UK auction record of nearly $1.2 million | Coys photos

Coys recent classic and collector car auction in conjunction with the Blenheim Palace Concours d’Elegance posted sales of nearly $9.4 million, led by a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing” coupe that went for more than $1.4 million and a 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe that sold for more than $1.194 million, a record for such a car at an auction in the UK.

“It was an exciting day for Coys with high profile cars being sold at record prices,” Chris Routledge, Coys managing partner, said in a news release after the sale. “We saw some fierce bidding for many of the cars, specially the Daytona, from all over the world.”

A 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 cabriolet went for nearly $260,000 and a 1969 Lamborghini Islero S for just shy of $258,000.

Another highlight of the sale was Captain Nemo’s six-wheeled Nautilus car driven by Sean Connery in the movie, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The car sold for nearly $50,000.

At the concours, a 1972 Porsche 914/6 was awarded the Spirit of Motoring trophy and a 1957 Bentley S1 Continental convertible won the Churchill Trophy as the best car of the day.

Coys next auction is scheduled for the 43rd Oldtimer Grand Prix, August 8 at Nurburgring, Germany.

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