2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss - Limited-run edition evoking the great driver's Mille Miglia-winning Merc 300SLR. Note lack of windscreen; make doing 217mph top speed interesting! Extreme in every way. This one is in rare spec and has never been registered. Regularly maintained, though. No estimate given
Coys has unearthed some extremely interesting lots for its True Greats sale, held in London on 1 December.
Seems like every car in the catalogue either has a story to tell and/or is inherently interesting. Only Motors trawled through to pick its favourites.
1936 Bentley Special – Well-known racing special based on ’36 chassis with 8.0 V12 Rolls Phantom engine and added supercharger. Huge fun, very fast and sounds awesome. A real crowd-pleaser. Est: £130,000 – £170,000
1961 Maserati 3500GT – The car that saved Masser and one of the finest grand tourers, ever. Delicious looks, soulful engine, sharp handling and serious speed. This one has been fully restored and is begging for a blast down to Monaco. Est: £200,000 – £220,000
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray – Just look at those exhausts! More like drain pipes, really. They are attached to a monstrous 8.4(!) V8. At least 600bhp, we reckon. Everything uprated to cope in full, body-off resto. Stunning. Est: £40,000 – £60,000
1966 Mini Cooper 1071 S – Very special ex-works rally used by Makinen and Hopkirk on several big events, but usually retired with minor mechanical issues. Now in very good, original condition; most have been bashed about and restored, but not this one. Sure to draw invites to the best events. No estimate given
1979 Bentley T2 Shooting Brake – We wonder how much this cost new? Rare conversion by Panelcraft with a usefully large boot. Still usable today, we reckon. Recently restored to very nice condition. Deeply cool. Est: £45,000 – £55,000
1984 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S – The supercar pin-up in all-white as seen on a million Athena posters. 5000 S possibly the best version. This one has one owner, low miles and a thick wad of bills. Cast-iron investment that will upstage any modern hypercar. Est: £280,000 – £320,000
1988 Maserati 222E racer – One of only 5 Group A cars built by Maserati for touring car racing. Campaigned in BTCC in ’88; showed speed but had little success. Unused since so highly original. Loads of places to race it now. Est: £60,000 – £75,000
1994 Lamborghini Diablo SE30 – We’ve had a white Countach, so why not a black Diablo? This rare model was lighter, more powerful and faster. In fact, it might just be the best RWD Diablo. Low miles and looks gorgeous. Est: £95,000 – £110,000
1999 – Ferrari F355 Berlinetta – Stunning late exampe with F1 gearbox and Fiorano handling pack. BBS split-rim wheels really set it off nicely. Est: £50,000 – £60,000
2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss – Limited-run edition evoking the great driver’s Mille Miglia-winning Merc 300SLR. Note lack of windscreen; make doing 217mph top speed interesting! Extreme in every way. This one is in rare spec and has never been registered. Regularly maintained, though. No estimate given