More than 65 classic cars to be auctioned at upcoming Coys event


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International auctioneers Coys are to auction over 65 classic and sports cars at their Spirit of Motoring event this week. It is held at the Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire.

Featuring a varied range of cars, the auction is a regular event for Coys. Cars vary from a 1991 Rover Mini with an estimate of between £7,000 and £10,000, to a 1966 Tecno Formula 3 racing car with a valuation of between £35,000 and £45,000.
The Mini has a particularly large amount of history attached to it – as it was formerly owned by 1960's actress Britt Ekland. Ekland owned the car for 5 years, and it still has the original V5 and service record book.

Chris Routledge, managing partner of Coys said in a statement: "Ascot promises to be a great auction with over 65 high quality and interesting classic and sports cars. Held in the grounds of the Ascot Racecourse, a true British establishment, we have lined up an exemplary selection of racing cars as well as a range of Ferraris, Jaguars and Merecedes-Benz, amongst other important collectors' cars."

One of the highlights of the auction is a 1976 Ferrari 365 Barchetta Daddario, which has an incredible estimate of between £250,000 and £300,000. With a 4.4-litre engine producing 320bhp, it can go from 0-60mph in 7.2 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 152mph. The body is made completely out of aluminium, and the entire build is said to have taken 6000 hours, completed by the Daddario brothers of Turin.
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