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Coys breaks records in its London spring auction

Published 19 March 2014

Coys has announced that it broke three world auction records at its Spring Classics auction in London on 11 March, which will be shown as part of a unique television event with Channel 4. Leading the way was a 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS, which made £177,640.

The other two cars reaching what Coys says are auction records were a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 and a 1950 Series 1 Land Rover 80-inch, both part of the new Channel 4 series Cars (that's the working title) with Philip Glenister and restorer Ant Anstead – prices for these cars will be revealed later this summer when the show goes on air.

Other important cars that went under the hammer included the former manager of The Beatles Brian Epstein’s 1964 Bentley S3, which sold for £31,000, a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that sold for £360,000 and a 1926 Rolls Royce 20HP Barrel sided Tourer that sold for £103,720.

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner at Coys, said: 'It was an exceptional event, a buzzing evening with celebrities and a great crowd. The six Channel 4 cars sold really well, including two world records, but you will have to watch it on TV this summer to know how much they went for!'

He added: 'It was the first time for an auction company in Europe to do something like this. The experience was excellent, clients really enjoyed it and we were delighted to be associated with the production, which gave collectors the opportunity to purchase genuine celebrity television-featured cars that have been restored effectively regardless of cost.'

Coys’ next auction will be held on 29 March at the Techno-Classica show in Essen, Germany - more information can be found at Coys' website.

1972 Maserati Ghibli SS Sold For Record £177,640_Coys Spring Classics

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