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The Coys auction at Olympia Historic Automobile Fair & Auction will see a selection of fine historic automobiles go under the hammer. Access to the auction is included in all general show tickets.

Visitors to the Champagne Preview on Friday 17th February (6-9pm) will be able to enjoy an exclusive preview of the cars going to auction.

Auction starts at 1pm, Satuday 18th February.

To book your tickets please click here.

To give you a taste of what to expect this weekend we’ve compiled a list of some of the best cars going to auction. For a full list, visit Coys.


ESTIMATE £450,000-£500,000

Intended to fill a gap in Ferrari’s line-up between the four-seat 330GT 2+2 and the racer-on-the-road 275GTB, the two-seat 330GTC debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1966 and was essentially a closed version of the 275GTS. Pininfarina’s understated coachwork combined elements of the latter at the rear with touches of the 500 Superfast at the front.

This original unrestored example was exported to California earlier in its lifetime, which has greatly assisted in preserving the car in the condition presented today. During its Californian ownership the 330 was placed into storage from the late 1990s until last year, at which point it was purchased by our current vendor and repatriated into Europe.

Finished in the highly attractive combination of Blue Metallizzato with Nero leather and fitted with the desirable Campagnolo wheels, this wonderful 330 offers the prospect of a superb 1960s GT to use and enjoy.

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Having established its reputation by winning the Moscow – St. Petersburg Reliability Trial of 1910 with a 30hp six, Lagonda concentrated mainly on the production of light cars before reverting to sporting and luxury models in the mid-1920s with the introduction of the 14/60. This four-cylinder, 2-litre model was joined in 1929 by the first of Lagonda’s own sixes – the 3-Litre – but by the mid-1930s the Meadows-engined cars were seen as the way forward. Introduced at the 1933 Olympia Show and based on the preceding ZM 3-Litre model, the M45 deployed Meadows’ 4½-litre, twin-plug six to good effect, saloons being capable of reaching 90mph and tourers the ‘ton’ under favourable conditions.

On July 17th 1936 London agents Kevill Davies & March of Berkeley Square, London, placed an order for chassis #12146, which was duly delivered to Freestone & Webb on 2nd September 1936. Freestone & Webb then fitted Razor Edged Body #1215, debuting the car at their stand at The Olympia Motor Show in London in October that year.

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This Vauxhall Astra is the last car used in the Clarkson-era Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment of BBC Top Gear, and it’s seen its share of celebrity drivers. As per Top Gear tradition the Astra was initiated with a star-studded barbeque, featuring well known celebrities such as the comedian Jimmy Carr, the actor Warwick Davis, also singers Brian Johnston and Joss Stone. After a decent lunch, the celebrities tested their mettle on the track. Following the abrupt end of Series 22 as a result of Clarkson’s dismissal from the show, the Astra was returned to Vauxhall, who have kindly provided the car to Coys for charity auction.

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ESTIMATE £130,000-£160,000

#409306 is one of very few genuine RHD examples ever made by the factory and was first registered in London on October 25 1938. Believed to have been the 1938 London motor show car, the body has been finished in its original factory specification of maroon with tanned leather.

Fitted with all of the extras that you would expect to see on the London motor show car, #409306 has recently undergone an extensive nut-and-bolt 5-year restoration to the exact factory specifications and to a very high standard. Every single part on the car has been either restored, or is new. The body was soda blasted and meticulously restored. Lead was used to straighten the body before the paint job. The electrics of the car still operate on the original 6V system. 6 brand new wide white wall Firestone tires correctly sized tyres have been fitted to the car.

The result of a having benefited from a professional no-expense-spared restoration to a very high standard, #409306 may well be the best specimen of this model in existence. Ready to attend any concourse event or to be enjoyed by its new owner.

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ESTIMATE £280,000-£300,000

The definitive 246 Dino, with its 2.4 litre V6, appeared in late 1969 and fewer than 4,000 were built (about 1,200 of them the detachable roof Spyder version) before introduction of the slightly larger, and completely re-styled V8 engined 308 Dino in 1973.

Chassis Number 03534 has had just three owners from new. The second owner purchased the car in 1990 from the first owner through a Ferrari Dealership in Eindhoven Holland. After he purchased the car, the Ferrari Dealer stripped the engine and rebuilt the unit with all new gaskets and rubber rings.

In 2005 the car was subject to a cosmetic restoration. Work included renewing the leather interior (although the original dashboard was retained) and a repaint in the stunning colour of Argento Auteil Silver.

The car changed hands again in 2015, and has since formed part of a significant UK collection in the South of England.

Supplied with its original US title, books, warranty cards , bill of sale from 1990 at Ferrari Eindhoven and a variety of maintenance bills, this has one of the to be the lowest ownership and indeed lowest mileage Ferrari Dinos on the market today.

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1978 FERRARI 308 GTB

ESTIMATE £65,000-£75,000

The car on offer today is an original Maranello supplied Right hand drive dry sump 308GTB from 1978 and is finished in arguably the best colour for a 308-  the stunning shade of Azurro Blue with Pelle crème leather . The car also benefits with the desired chin spoiler and air conditioning.

This stunning UK right hand drive 308 offers an opportunity to acquire a rare and excellent example of Ferrari’s iconic sports car.

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1957 BMW 503 COUPE

ESTIMATE £120,000-£140,000

Incredibly only three examples of the BMW 503 Coupe were produced in Right Hand Drive layout, and this is one of two surviving examples worldwide. This 503 has the floor gear change and front Dunlop disc brakes (with servo), making it the most desirable spec offered on a 503. This extremely rare car enjoyed the custodianship of just one family from 1961 to 2010, and is currently owned by a BMW enthusiast and engineer by trade.

Having recently made two long continental trips, this is a hugely rare and significant car for the BMW connoisseur, and one not to be missed.

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ESTIMATE £220,000-£250,000

Chassis No BC71CZ is one of just 71 examples built to design number 7514 in right hand drive by H.J. Mulliner. The coachwork was constructed entirely of aluminium at their West London works, completed to order for each individual customer in the bespoke fashion that Bentley Continental owners had become accustomed to. BC71CZ was completed in February of 1962 and supplied by the Rolls-Royce agent in Geneva Garage L’Athenee to its first owner Mr Otto Streicher of Zurich.

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ESTIMATE £90,000-£110,000

Often called the most beautiful production car of all time, the E-Type remains an automotive icon of design, engineering and speed. With spare parts readily available, a number of marque clubs to join and many driving and concours events to attend, the E-Type is an excellent, widely admired collector car.

This UK supplied right hand drive 3.8 has had just three previous keepers on the V5, and has covered a believed 795 miles in the last 20 years.

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1964 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES 1

ESTIMATE £200,000-£240,000

Replacing the 250 GTE 2+2 and the limited-production 330 America was the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, which made its first public appearance at the Brussels Salon in January 1964. The 330 GT 2+2 remains one of Ferrari’s finest four-passenger touring cars. With its 300-horsepower, 4.0-litre engine, it is powerful yet easy to drive around town, while its luxurious appointments make it as ideal for today’s road tours and events as when it was new.

This well preserved matching numbers example was first registered in 1964 in Austria, and has had now only five owners from new. The 330 was stored in a private Austrian collection for over 30 years, until being brought into the UK recently. Supplied with Austrian registration papers and a documented history file, the 330 shows a delightful patina often missing on freshly restored examples.

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For more information on the cars in the auction, visit www.coys.co.uk/coys-olympia-2017