Movie star and rocker cars on Coys docket

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This Facel Vega Excellence was delivered new to actress Ava Gardner | Coys photos

Cars formerly owned by actress Ava Gardner and by rocker Phil Collins are on the docket for the Coys InterClassics Maastricht auction scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Netherlands. 

Gardner was the first owner of a 1958 Facel Vega Excellence that was one of the first 10 cars in that series, Coys said, adding that her ownership is confirmed by chassis records. The car is equipped with a 6.4-liter Chrysler Hemi V8 and is expected to sell for €150,000 to €180,000 ($170,000 to $205,000).

Phil Collins owned this Austin

Also on the docket, though with a pre-auction estimated value of only €7,000 to €10,000 ($8,000 to $11,500) is a 1959 Austin A35 owned by Collins when he was a member of the band Genesis. The car comes with registration documents confirming Collins’ ownership, Coys noted.

Also part of the sale are an “early” Maserati 3500 GT, a 1930 Packard Deluxe Eight roadster 745 and a 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400. 

The auction is held in conjunction with the InterClassics Maastricht ’19 classic car show that features 35,000 vehicles and 300 exhibitors.

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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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