LONDON • Cars owned by rock musicians Sir Rod Stewart and Adam Clayton from U2 are among 60 classics that will go under the hammer at an auction run by Coys at The Classic & Sports Car Show in London today.
A 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S delivered new to Maggie May singer Stewart, who was knighted this month, carries an estimate of between £800,000 (S$1.37 million) and £900,000 at the show's inaugural auction, at the Panorama Room at Alexandra Palace.
The musical theme continues with the offering of a 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9SS formerly owned by U2 bassist Clayton. One of only eight right-hand drive versions of this model, it is expected to fetch between £240,000 and £280,000.
More than 60 consignments are offered by Coys at the sale, with viewings beginning at 10am yesterday after the show was opened by legendary Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis.
Other highlights of the sale include a 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe carrying an estimate of £70, 000 to £80,000; an RHD 1974 Ferrari 246 GT E Series with coachwork by Scaglietti (£280,000 to £325,000); a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 with one owner from new (£525,000 to £625,000); two Ferrari 512 BBs, including the 1977 London Motor Show car (£225,000 to £275,000); and a veteran campaigner in club and historic motor racing, a Marcos 1800 GT, which among its many accolades collected the 1981 and 1984 HSCC Classic and Sportscar titles in the hands of the late Roger Ealand.
Coys' chief executive Chris Routledge said: "We are delighted to be hosting the first auction at The Classic & Sports Car Show and we're proud of the variety we will present for sale at Alexandra Palace. It promises to be quite an occasion."
Admission to the auction is by catalogue only (admits two). The sale and the supercar theme will be just two of many stand-out displays at the event that features more than 300 classic cars from world-famous collections and specialist retailers.
Visitors to the show will be treated to the sight and sound of some of the world's most iconic historic cars as they take part in a host of on-road parades in the Palace grounds against a stunning central London backdrop.