Coys offers royal Rolls, coachbuilt Alfa at upcoming auction

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Specially bodied Alfa Romeo TZ | Coys photos

A 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud originally owned by Prince Chula of Thailand is on the docket for Coys auction scheduled for Saturday at the auction company’s Chiswick House in London.

The prince and his cousin, Prince Bira, were well-known car enthusiasts and racers.

The royal Silver Cloud

“We have had considerable interest in this car from collectors and dealers around the world,” Chris Routledge, Coys chief executive, was quoted in the company’s news release. “This is a great opportunity for someone to acquire a fabulous car which has a unique Royal connection.”

Another car on the docket that Coys said has been attracting pre-sale interest is an Alfa Romeo TZ by Giordanengo. 

“This rare Alfa Romeo has the original style fiberglass bodywork, a 2,000cc twin-spark engine and is ready for the road,” the company said, adding that for the past 40 years, the car was housed in the telecommunications museum in Milan, Italy.

The docket also includes a 1984 Ferrari 512 BBI sports car, one of 42 built and with only 30,300 miles on its odometer, and an early Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon formerly owned by movie director Stanley Kubrick.

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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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