Porsche 959 and BMW 328 Roadster among the 60-car sale at Coys’ Essen Techno-Classica on 18 April
Coys will offer a selection of 60 classic cars at the Techno-Classica Essen on 18 April, estimated to sell for more than €8million. High-ticket cars include a Porsche 959, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing and BMW 328 Roadster.
The 959 is one of the most accomplished, and technologically brilliant supercars of its era. Even though in comparison to the Ferrari F40 production was very limited, values are still a long way off – although they are catching up. This 1988 ‘Komfort’ model spent some time in the UK before being sold to an Italian collector. Mileage stands at 75,000km, and is offered in ‘excellent condition’.
If you’re in the market for a 300 SL Gullwing, then the servicing and restoration work carried out by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Centre in Stuttgart in 2011 stands this example offered by Coys in good stead. Originally a US car, the Gullwing was sold to an Italian owner in 1987, competing in both the 1988 and 1990 Mille Miglia events shortly after. Estimated at €900,000 to €1,200,000, the SL features an upgraded brake servo and fuel pump to improve usability and reliability.
One other significant car offered at the sale is the 1938 BMW 328 Roadster, estimated at €480,000-€600,000. This particular example was discovered in Germany over ten years ago, before being shipped over to the UK for a full restoration by TT Workshop in London. The seller states that a total of £254,000 was spent on the project, which is now ready for road or race use.
Other interesting lots include a 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9SS Spyder (estimated at €250,000-€300,000), a 1980 BMW M1 (estimated at €275,000€-€350,000) as well as a 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB (€125,000 to €160,000).
Chris Routledge, Managing Partner of Coys, commented: ‘The auction at Techno-Classica Essen is one of the most well established classic car sales in the world and headlines Coys position as the leading international auction brand in Germany. This year we are offering a fabulous selection of historic cars, ranging from a Porsche 959 Coupe, very much the new darling for Porsche collectors and very rare too, through to a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, one of the greatest German cars of all times.’