London Classic Car Show 2020 Attracts Auction Stars

London Classic Car Show
1961 Aston Martin DB4GT

This year’s London Classic Car Show at the historic Olympia exhibition centre will see over £70 million worth of classic cars from some of the world’s most prestigious marques with many being offered for sale.

The sixth annual London Classic Car Show stars include:
A matching numbers, original Aston Martin DB4GT. One of just 75 cars produced, this DB4 GT was registered in April 1961 and has lightweight 18-gauge aluminium bodywork, Borrani 16″ wire wheels, Girling brakes, twin fuel fillers, a boot-mounted fuel tank and a spare wheel. Having emerged from long-term storage, it heads to Olympia London courtesy of Aston Engineering Ltd. and is expected to sell for around £2.2 million.

A stunning 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, the first of its kind to ever be sold and delivered to the UK, is also amongst the exceptional roster and will be available from Hemmels. It has extremely low mileage with only 36,000 miles recorded on its speedometer and is expected to fetch in the region of £1.3 million.

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

An incredibly rare 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series 5 Vantage in fast road configuration will be on offer. This immaculate model, presented in silver with red leather and red carpets, features the highly desirable flared in front headlamps and matching numbers Special Series engine (3x SUs) together with 15″ wheels and longer body, which later developed into the DB5 model. It has been fully restored by Aston Engineering Ltd., including a rebuild of the 4.2-litre engine, uprated braking system, handling kit and addition of power steering, and has covered just under 2,000 miles since. Estimate: £460,000.

Aston Martin DB4 Series 5 Vantage
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series 5 Vantage – Aston Engineering

A beautiful Mercedes-Benz 190SL will also be offered by Joe Macari Performance Cars. Around 70 per cent of the 190 SLs produced were delivered to the USA, but this 1960 model is in European specification and benefits from a full restoration. It is finished in ivory with red leather interior and is expected to fetch £125,000.

Bas Bungish, The London Classic Car Show Event Director:
“The show is set to be a classic car buyer’s paradise with remarkably rare and sought-after machines headed to Olympia that are sure to make outstanding additions to the most notable of collections. We will have a vast range of marques and models on offer, everything from the incredible through to more affordable models for those looking to make their first investment and start a collection.”

Joining the auction will be specialist auctioneers Coys who will offer 80 remarkable models on Saturday 22 February including:
A right-hand-drive 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi that’s covered just 211 miles will also go on sale. First delivered in October 1983, the car was refinished in Nero black with Pelle Nera black interior at Maranello as specified by the original owners, a notable international royal family (Estimate: £400,000 – £500,000).

London Classic Car Show
Coys Auction Stars

A 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder is one of the finest and rarest in existence. Built to European specification and right-hand drive (one of just four in the world) this Spyder was produced for the 1970 London Motor Show in a striking Fly Yellow intended to catch the public’s imagination. Supervised by Carrozzeria Cremonini, no expense was spared in the well-documented restoration of this car back to its London Motor Show appearance and condition (Estimate: £800,000 – £900,000).

The Italian marque will also be represented by a 1970 Ferrari 246 GT ‘Dino’. Three series were built, with this Series ‘M’ example being part of a short run produced in early 1971 with five-bolt road wheels, an internal rear boot lid release catch, and seat-mounted headrests (Estimate: £200,000 – £300,000).

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