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Barn-find Bentley an auction highlight

AUCTIONEERS Coys are back in town with 50 classic and sports cars worth millions going under the hammer at their long-established Spring Classics sale at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on April 24.

Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “Our Spring Classics auction has for decades been a prelude to motoring season. This year we have a stunning selection 50 fine historic and classic cars, ranging from three original-bodied pre-war Rolls Royces through to a genuine barn-find 1960s Bentley S3 Continental Coupe by Mulliner.”

Pictured below, the barn-find 1963 Bentley Continental Mulliner Park Ward S3 is one of the highlights of the auction and, although it is being offered at no reserve, it could fetch £40,000 on the hammer.

The car was retired in the early 1990s in expectation of a future restoration, which never happened, and has turned into a genuine time capsule. It remains in original factory specification and comes with a comprehensive history file, including a letter confirming the original build information, original buff log book and tool kit as well as bills and receipts of maintenance work.

The Rolls-Royce trio features a 1920 40/50hp Silver Ghost by Barker (£60,000 – £80,000), a 1938 25/30 Sports Saloon by Thrupp and Maberly (£25,000 – £30,000) and a 1934 20/25 Sports Saloon by Hooper (£20,000 – £25,000).

The catalogue also boasts a number of classic Jaguars, including an original right-hand drive 1963 E-Type Series I 3.8 Litre Roadster (£100,000 – £130,000), a highly original 1962 E-Type Series 1 ‘Flatfloor’ Roadster (£120,000 – £150,000), a 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe (£90,000 – £110,000) and a 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster perfect for continental touring in the summer (£90,000 – £110,000).

Other highlights include a Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ Evocation by Anton ‘Tony’ Ostermeier (£200,000 – £250,000), a 1983 Ferrari 512 BBI (£220,000 – £280,000), a 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Custom “Cad Attack” by Greg Westbury (£30,000 – £50,000), a 1955 Austin Healey 100/M (£100,000 – £125,000) and a 1938 Lancia Aprilia Monoposto (£35,000 – £45,000).

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One thought on “Barn-find Bentley an auction highlight

  1. Wow, that is a great looking Bentley!

    Posted by Classic Nation | April 17, 2018, 7:35 pm

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