June 04, 2013

First major classic car auction to be held in Athens

COYS to hold the first ever major classic car auction in Athens, Greece, on June 15.

The auction will include a £1,000,000 plus collection of Rolls Royce's at no reserve as well as more than 100 lots of exotic cars and motorcycles.

"We have always been at the forefront of
developing new classic car markets," said Chris Routledge. "We wanted to give classic car collectors in Greece the opportunity to sell to an international marketplace."

"The developments in the Greek economy has seen a number of interesting vehicles emerging from Greek collectors but more importantly these collectors have realised that classic cars, which have out performed even gold in terms of investment can be an important part of a new Greek economy."

"We have spent months looking for suitable cars for the auction which has attracted vehicles from both Greece and adjoining countries," he further added.

"Amongst the cars on offer is a 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 sprint with rare Bertone bodywork estimated at €12,000 to €18,000; a 1962 Amphicar estimated at €18,000 to €30,000; A Lamborghini Urraco P200 estimated at €25,000 to €30,000; A 1969 LanciaFulvia 1.6HF original Fanalone estimated at €35,000 to €45,000; A 1935 Adler Trumpf Junior, estimated at €15,000 to €20,000; A 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina, estimated at €30,000 to €40,000 and a 1993 Lancia Delta Intergrale World Acropolis rally winning car estimated at €60,000 to €70,000

Rolls Royce's include a 1929 Phantom 1 Ascot Tourer, a 1929 Phantom 1 'Newmarket' and a 1927 Phantom 1 'Huntingdon'."

" This is an eclectic collection of cars, said Chris. "Putting on the auction in Greece has already attracted worldwide attention particularly from North America as well as countries surrounding Greece. It is a market place that we are sure is going to grow and we are already looking at putting in place other auctions in the region."


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