Coys readies for Essen auction

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1967 Lamborghini Miura headlines upcoming Coys auction in Germany | Coys photos

Coys expects the 1967 Lamborghini Miura SV offered at its Techno Classica Essen auction on March 24 to fetch as much as €1.5 million ($1.84 million). That single vehicle represents a large chunk of what the auction house hopes will be a
€20 ($24.6 million) sale.

“We are proud to return to Essen Techno Classica for another high-quality auction,” Chris Routledge, chief executive of Coys, was quoted in the company’s news release. “This is one of the world’s most important historic motor car events and as the leading international auction brand in Germany, we have put together a multi-million euro offering featuring some of the most beautiful cars ever built.”

The 1967 Lamborghini Miura SV originally was sold in Portugal but in 1974 was converted by the factory in Italy to full SV specification, Coys said. The car was restored in 2008 in England and comes from a collection whose owner was inspired to gather together cars like those that appeared in motion pictures, for example, there’s a Miura SV in The Italian Job, Coys noted.

1928 Bugatti has coachwork by Gangloff

Also on the docket is a 1928 Bugatti T 44 Fiacre by Gangloff, a survivor car that once was part of the collection of Bugatti author and collector Uwe Hucke, who sold the car in the mid-1960s to Helmut Schellenberg, a Bugatti racer in the 1930s. The car, chassis No. 441141, is valued at €500,000 ($615,000).

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Being offered with no reserve is a 1936 Brooke E.R.A. Monoposto with Brooklands and Grand Prix history and with its 1936 Bedford WS transporter and a comprehensive group of spare parts.

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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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