Coys has sold a Lamborghini Miura originally bought by Rod Stewart for a total of £909,000 at its first Classic & Sports Car Show sale at London’s Alexandra Palace
A Lamborghini Miura P400S, originally owned by Rod Stewart, became the biggest seller at this year’s Coys Classic & Sports Car Show sale on 29 October – selling for just above its estimate at £909,000.
Bought new by Stewart from Lamborghini Concessionaires Ltd. of Alie Street, London, it was specified in right-hand drive, with air conditioning. He passed the car onto its second owner in 1976, and it was offered by its fourth and most recent owner of the past 20 years.
Another slice of rock history was a 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS – one of only eight right-hand drive examples – formerly owned by U2 drummer Adam Clayton. Offered in outstanding condition, the model set a new world-record for a Ghibli sold at auction, making £303,000.
A very early 1970 Range Rover, actually the 26th model manufactured and believed to be the first car that Land Rover registered on 27 May, sold for £93,000. Other interesting results included a right-hand drive 1974 Dino 246 GT which made £374,000 and a 1977 Ferrari 512 BB 1977 London Motor Show car, which went for £225,000.
Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: ‘The auction was exceptional and clearly shows that the historic motor car market is strong and alive with a world-record price for a Maserati Ghibli, a fabulous result for a 246 Dino and a very encouraging price achieved for the Rod Stewart Miura.’