Euro coupes headline Silverstone Classics auction

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1957 BMW 3.0 CSi is among the featured vehicles | Silverstone Classics photos

European coupes from the mid-1960s to mid-’70s will be featured May 11 when Silverstone Classics stages a collector car auction at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire, England.

Among the featured cars are a, a 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb, a 1965 Mercedes 600 SWB (which is not a coupe but a limousine), 1973 BMW 3.0 CSi, a 1975 BMW 3.0 CSi (E9) and a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5.

1973 BMW 3.0 CSi

The ’75 BMW is the 43rd of only 207 produced with right-hand drive during the car’s final two years of production, Silverstone Classics points out. The ’73 CSi has left-hand drive and was sold new in Berlin.

1964 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb

The ’65 Mercedes was delivered new to Australia and apparently remained there until being registered in the UK in 2008. It is believed to be one of only 273 produced with right-hand drive.

The ’71 280SE at one point was owned by Gary Mavers, a British actor who did some restoration work on the car, Silverstone said. Additional restoration was done in 2017, the auction company added.

Also on the docket are a 2001 Porsche 911 GT2 Clubsport and a 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello. The Ferrari originally was owned by the director of the Newcastle United football (soccer) club.

 

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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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