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UK Restored 1938 BMW 328 in €8 million Classic Car Auction

Published 31 March 2015

A 1938 BMW 328 Roadster restored by TT Workshop in London and Bristol Engineering in Wiltshire features in the Coys auction at Techno Classica, Essen on 18th April. It is estimated at €480,000 to €600,000.

Coys have lined up a superb selection of over 60 classic cars at Techno Classica. 

They include a 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9SS Spyder (estimated at €250,000 to €300,000), a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE (€285,000 to €350,000) and a 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe by H.J. Mulliner (€240,000 to €300,000).

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner of Coys, and star of Channel 5's Classic Car Show said: “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.”

The 1988 959 Coupe truly is a collector's item and will be a highlight in any important Porsche collection. This model was - and still is - a milestone in the truest sense of the marque’s history. Out of a limited edition of just 250 cars, it is offered in excellent condition in all respects. 

A 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is in superb condition after benefitting from factory servicing and restoration work with a thorough mechanical check at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Centre in Stuttgart in 2011. This could be regarded as one of finest examples available for sale nowadays, making it a special opportunity and a must have for any serious fine car collection. It is estimated at €900,000 to €1,200,000. (Another 1955 300SL Gullwing recently sold at Bonham's Mercedes auction, Stuttgart for £771,375 (€1,080,000 @ €1.4/£)

Other important lots include a 1980 BMW M1 (estimated at €275,000 to €350,000), a 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB (€125,000 to €160,000), a 1971 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 (€140,000 to €180,000), a 1963 Maserati Sebring (€120,000 to €150,000) and a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster (€50,000 to €60,000).

Auction:    Saturday 18th April 2015 at 3:00pm

Viewing:    Wednesday 15th April from 2.00pm to 8.00pm

                 Thursday 16th April from 10.00am to 6.00pm
                 Friday 17th April from 10.00am to 7.00pm

Location:    Hall 11 Gallery, Messe, Essen, Germany.

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