Announcement: COYS Techno Classica Essen Auction — 24th March 2018

Melvyn Teillol-Foo

Upcoming Classic Car Auction

  • Over €20 Million Worth of Classic Cars at Upcoming COYS Techno Classica Auction
  • 1967 Lamborghini Miura SV could fetch €1,500,000

International auctioneers COYS are putting 115 classic cars worth over €20 million under the hammer at their Techno Classica Essen auction on 24th March 2018 in Germany.

Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “We are proud to return to Essen Techno Classica for another high quality auction. This is one of the world’s most important historic motor car events and as the leading international auction brand in Germany we have put together a multi-million euro offering featuring some of the most beautiful cars ever built.”

‘The Italian Job’ movie

The auction features a number of classics from an important single owner collection inspired by legendary films, including an exceptional Lamborghini Miura SV like the one in ‘The Italian Job’ movie.

1967 Lamborghini Miura SV

1967 Lamborghini Miura to SV Specification

The 1967 Lamborghini Miura SV was delivered new to Portugal in 1967 and subsequently converted by the factory to full SV specification in 1974. The conversion is documented with period correspondence and invoices. The Lamborghini was fully restored in 2008 with further works being completed by a marque UK specialist in recent times. Finished in Arancio orange, this beautiful example of the genre-defining supercar of the 1960s is estimated at €1,100,000 to €1,500,000.


1928 Bugatti T44 Fiacre By Gangloff

1929 Bugatti T 44 Fiacre

The sale also features a 1928 Bugatti T44 Fiacre By Gangloff, a very rare survivor of only a handful remaining models, which was once owned by the well-known collector and author of many Bugatti books, Mr Uwe Hucke. He kept Chassis No. 441141 until 1977 when he sold it to Mr. Helmut Schellenberg, the famous 1930’s Bugatti racing driver (€500,000 – €550,000).


1936 Brooke E.R.A. Monoposto and 1936 Bedford WS race transporter

1936 Brooke E.R.A. Monoposto

For the historic racing collector, Coys are offering at no reserve, a 1936 Brooke E.R.A. Monoposto. This hugely famous pre-war racing car with Brooklands and Grand Prix history comes complete with the original 1936 Bedford WS race transporter and a comprehensive spares package.



1955 Porsche 356 Pre A Speedster 1600 Super engine (€290,000 – €340,000)

1955 Porsche 356 Pre A Speedster 1600 Super Engine


1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ Evocation by Anton ‘Tony’ Ostermeir (€260,000 – €320,000)

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing


1989 Porsche 911 Speedster (€150,000 – €200,000)

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster


2011 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0 (€370,000 – €430,000)

2011 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0


2013 Mercedes Benz SLS Roadster AMG (€180,000 – €200,000)

2013 Mercedes Benz SLS Roadster AMG


1952 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Coupe

1952 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Coupe

One of the German gems on offer is a 1952 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Coupe. This model was comprehensively restored and is one of the first examples with one-piece “Bent” windscreen and synchronised transmission (€250,000 – €300,000).



  • 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Cabriolet (€150,000 – €200,000)
  • 1957 AC Ace Competition Car with period race history in the United States and Germany (€300,000 – €400,000)
  • 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 recently restored left hand drive (€250,000 – €300,000)
  • 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II in rare Rosso Cordoba (€250,000 – €350,000)
  • 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT (€250,000 – €300,000)
  • 1978 Lamborghini Espada Series III (€110,000 – €150,000)

1978 Lamborghini Espada Series III


Event: Essen Techno Classica Auction

Location: Messe Essen, Norbertstraße 2, 45131 Essen, Germany

Date: Saturday 24th March 2018, 1:00pm

Wednesday 21st March from 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Thursday 22nd March from 9.00am to 6.00pm
Friday 23rd March from 9.00am to 7.00pm

Full catalogue: [CLICK] Coys Techno Classica Essen Auction


Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)

Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
He is also a moderator on horology discussion fora. He blends his scientific medical objectivity from the pharmaceutical industry with purist passion, in his musings about watches, travel, wine, food and other epicurean delights.
His travelogue ‘Lazing’ and feasting ‘Grazing’ series of articles have now passed into “mythic legend” on the original ‘’ website. Those were the halcyon days when he was “rich and famous” that he remembers with bittersweet fondness.

Dr Teillol-Foo is a quoted enthusiast on the watch industry, appearing in feature articles and interviews by Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Sunday Times (London), Chronos (Japan), Citizen Hedonist (France) and other publications. He has authored articles for magazines like International Watch (iW) – both U.S. & Chinese editions, ICON (Singapore), August Man (Singapore), Comfort (China) and The Watch (Hong Kong).

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