Coys to host largest ever African classic car auction
Coys auctioneers will headline the third annual Concours South Africa with the largest classic car auction ever held on the African continent
Coys auctioneers are set to host the largest ever auction of classic cars in Africa, held at the Steyn City Golf Course complex in Johannesburg on August 11-12.
The auction will see more than 100 classic vehicles heading under the hammer, including the likes of a race-prepared Ford Cortina, original Ford Shelby GT500, Porsche 924 Carrera GT and the oldest surviving South African Jaguar XK120.
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Originally developed as part of the inaugural Concours South Africa event in 2015, the third edition for 2018 has expanded to attract entries from all over Southern Africa.
Chris Routledge Coys managing director said: ‘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.
‘I have worked in Africa now for many, many years developing close associations with historic South African car culture; it is in my bones and in my veins. I am so excited that we are doing this and that the time is now.’
Coys lead auctioneer Nick Wells said: ‘I have been working on this event closely with the organisers of Concours SA and from what was initially a commercial event of modest aspirations we have now created an event for the African classic car market of global relevance of which we are justly proud.’
‘I am very much looking forward to taking this sale – the first of its type in Africa and creating history.’
The auction will also be supported by Rory Byrne, the designer responsible for Ferrari’s F1 comeback with driver Michael Schumacher. He was also called in to help out the with LaFerrari, working as a mentor to chief designer Simone Resta. Byrne will join guests at the headline event, highlighting the Concours’ rich sporting heritage.
One of many auction cars vying for attention includes a 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce, in rare right-hand drive form. Conceived under the management of chief engineer Orazio Satta Puliga, the high-performance Giulietta offered more power from hotter camshafts, bigger valves and twin Webers. This example is presented with red exterior over black interior, having been restored a number of years ago yet used sparingly since.
Other notable cars include:
- 1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+2, red, (1/52 RHD produced)
- 1966 Ford Cortina Mk1 (race car)
- 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT (only 406 produced)
- 1971 Porsche 911T (original, unrestored)
- 1950 Jaguar XK120, (rare Roadster, oldest XK in SA, original)
- 1954 Triumph TR2
- 1968 Ford Shelby GT500 (original, unrestored, 2 owner car)
- 1955 Austin Healey 100 BN1
- 1973 Renault Alpine 1600S (rare)
You can find out more about the upcoming African auction on the Coys website.
Classic Cars for Sale
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