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Coys readies its biggest, tastiest all-Porsche auction in England


This 1970 Porsche 911S was used as a daily driver by racing great Vic Elford | Coys photos

What’s being billed as the world’s largest and most-exclusive auction of historic Porsches will be held at an English castle next month.

Coys will offer 60 of what the auction house calls “the finest and most rare examples of the Stuttgart manufacturer” in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Porsche 356 Carrera during its annual The Excellence of Porsche sale September 6 at Hedingham Castle in Essex.

The auction, which will take place during the Porsche Classics festival, will include everything from a small Porsche farm tractor to the latest Porsche Carrera GT, with special emphasis on pre-1974 cars that have strong histories of competition or ownership.

A high-speed pursuit Porsche 911 used by the Dutch police will be offered

“Coys have long been the market leaders in the auction sale of historic Porsches and hold the longest established single Porsche sale in the market, The Excellence of Porsche,” Chris Routledge, managing partner at Coys, said in a news release. “This year our prestigious auction is being held at one of the world’s most exclusive Porsche events, and we have lined up a selection of cars with remarkable history and associations with some of the marque’s greatest moments and personalities.”

Among the featured Porsches at auction are a 1966 FIA Porsche 911 SWB ex-Roy Lane with racing history as a British Hillclimb champion, estimated at £95,000 to £120,000 ($150,000 to $190,000); an original right-hand-drive 1960 Porsche 356 B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet, estimated at £140,000 to £160,000 ($220,000 to $252,000); a 1959 Porsche 356 A Convertible D, estimated at £130,000 to £160,000 ($205,000 to $252,000); and a 1982 Porsche 911 3.0 SC ‘Rijkspolitie’ Dutch Police, a high speed pursuit vehicle estimated at £80,000 to £100,000 ($126,000 to $158,000).

One of the auction stars is the 1970 Porsche 911S known as the Vic Elford “Quick Vics” 911S. London-born Vic Elford was one of the fastest drivers of the 1960s and ’70s and became a Porsche legend, earning the nickname “Quick Vic.” This 911S was assigned to him by Porsche KG Stuttgart as his daily company car. No value estimate was given.

Among the more valuable cars in the sale is also the most recent, a 2006 Porsche Carrera GT European Specification with only 6,300 miles from new and estimated at £500,000 to £550,000 ($788,000 to $867,000).

For more information, see the auction website.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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