1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sprint – Le Mans Berlinetta
1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sprint – Le Mans Berlinetta

Royalty, rarities, award winning cars and more

International auctioneers COYS present a spectacular line up for their inaugural auction at Schloss Dyck, in Germany, with over 80 classic and sports cars going under the hammer this Saturday 6th August.

The new international auction in COYS calendar, to be held at what is now Germany’s most glamorous and well-respected historic motoring event, features a number of highly sought after collectors cars, including a 1972 Ferrari Daytona with only 500kms since a comprehensive restoration, a 1954 Porsche 356 Pre A Cabriolet once owned by the Swedish Royal Family and a 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sprint – Le Mans Berlinetta, which won Best in Show at SPA Italia 2015.

Chris Routledge, CEO of COYS, said: “Classic Days at Schloss Dyck has become one of the most important events in the German historic motoring calendar. As one of the leading international auction brands in Germany, we have a very exciting range of vehicles on offer which have already attracted interest from collectors from all four corners of the world.”

The 1971 Ferrari Daytona was the subject of a substantial “nut and bolt” restoration between 2009 and 2014, covering every aspect of the car from the chassis up. Only the interior was deemed to be in excellent condition, and so was left to retain its wonderful patina. With approximately only 500 kilometres since restoration, this incredible example really is the best of the breed. It is estimated at €700,000 to €800,000.

The stunning 356 Cabriolet was delivered new to the Swedish Royal family in 1954 and was meticulously looked after until it was acquired by a Spanish car collector. Before changing hands, the engine was upgraded to the favourable 1600 Porsche engine. It was then sold to a German dealership in Stuttgart and underwent complete restoration. Today the car is in excellent condition. The cabriolet specification is without a doubt the most sought after variation of the 356 series, making it not only a joy to drive but also a solid investment. Estimated at €320,000 to €350,000.

The Alfa Romeo 6C was one of only a handful of cars produced during 1942 to 1945 due to the obvious production constraints of wartime Italy. Production records indicate that this was in fact car No. 3 of the Tipo Supersport 6C 2500 models. The current touring style Le Mans Berlinetta coachwork was fitted during the early post-war years, and is inspired by the beautiful 1938 Le Mans touring Berlinetta, which competed in the 24hr classic before the outbreak of the war. it is a true exotic vehicle from the era of thoroughbred sports cars and one which would grace any collection. Estimated at €580,000 to €680,000.

One of the rarities going under the hammer is a 1959 Messerschmitt KR 200 Cabin Scooter, which was the result of the company being banned in the post-war from producing aircrafts. Messerschmitt had turned its resources to producing other commodities and produced this sought-after, fun micro car, estimated at €33,000 to €38,000.

The auction will also feature a 1934 Aston Martin 1 1/2 Litre Long Chassis Tourer (€190,000 – €220,000), a 1967 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Limousine (€70,000 – €100,000), a 1963 Maserati 3500 GT Sebring Series II (€200,000 – €230,000) and a 1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet A (€110,000 – €130,000).

Other important lots include a 2006 Porsche Carrera GT (€550,000 – €625,000), a 1927 Lagonda 2.0 Litre High Chassis Tourer (€95,000 – €115,000), a 1973 Maserati Bora 4.9 – one of 275 4.9 litre cars, Maserati Classiche (€170,000 – €200,000), 1956 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS (€250,000 – €275,000).

Classic Days at Schloss Dyck

Address:          Schloss Dyck, 41363 Jüchen, Germany
Auction:          Saturday 6h August at 2:30pm
Viewing:         Thursday 4th August from 12.00am to 6.00pm

Friday 5th August from 9.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 6th August from 9.00am to the start of the auction

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