Coys specialists in fine historic automobiles
The world’s first ever classic car auction in South Africa, in the stunning private Steyn Estate, North-West of Johannesburg, broke new ground for Coys, the international classic car auctioneers on Saturday, August 11th.
The auction, part of the national concours was sosuccessful that it will be followed up by another auction to be held in 2019.
The event saw fabulous results for a range of cars from a 1973 Renault Alpine to a 1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe.
The Renault Alpine A110 1600S went under the hammer for £86,000. Two years previously in 1971 a similar car won the 1971 Monte Carlo rally with Swedish Driver Ove Andersson.
The rare, 1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe, engineered by Burkhard Goschel with only 20K kms on the clock was auctioned for £47,000.
A 1935 Fox and Nicholl Singer Le Mans Team car will return to the UK for the first time in 80 years, since it was flown out to South Africa in 1938, after being purchased by a UK buyer for £71,000.
A rare modern classic, 1983 Porsche 911SC Cabriolet finished in white with a tobacco brown leather interior was auctioned for an exceptional £47,000.
Chris Routledge Coys MD said: “The auction at South Africa was history making, especially because we had an international audience with registered bidders in the room and over the telephone. Coys has a long association with Africa going back decades and have been genetically associated with all of the great events over the last two decades, all of which we have supported to the hilt. We are very keen on following this up with another auction in South Africa in 2019”.
The auction was supported by Concours South Africa, Nedbank, Motul and many others; the local interest and passion for classic auction also drew a huge support on the private Steyn City Estate.
Some of the other notable cars auctioned were:
1995 Maserati Zagato Spider III Bi-Turbo – £24,000
1991 Porsche 928 S4 – £34,000