Auction Spot #61: Lamborghini Urraco

The Urraco is probably one of the least known Lamborghinis, it wasn’t all that popular when it was produced and is now quite rare, with only 205 P300 examples like this one being built. Continue reading “Auction Spot #61: Lamborghini Urraco”


Auction Spot #60: 1967 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Competizione

Very few cars have the timeless prettiness of the Alfa Romeo 105, and it can be argued that brand specialist Alfaholics have improved upon the aesthetics of this car as well as the mechanicals. Continue reading “Auction Spot #60: 1967 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Competizione”

Auction Spot #59: Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

In recent weeks I’ve seen a few posts about the Challenge Stradale on social media and I’m pretty intrigued, especially since a few people have called it one of the best sounding cars ever. Continue reading “Auction Spot #59: Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale”

Auction Spot #58 : COYS’ Vanquish S

#58 brings a new title format which lists the car and the auction too, hopefully drawing more people to read and also making it easier to find each individual mini article. As you can see this spot is a lovely 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S with a very clever (if illegal) private number plate that is supposed to spell out ‘Bond’. Continue reading “Auction Spot #58 : COYS’ Vanquish S”

Auction Spot #57

Another spot at the COYS auction on Saturday is this Saab 99 Turbo, which is something of an icon car. The guide price £9,000-£12,500 with a clever quote nearby that states how you cannot put a price on the thrill that driving a 99 Turbo provides.  Continue reading “Auction Spot #57”

Auction Spot #56

For #56 we’re moving from Morris Leslie to the COYS auction which will also be taking place on Saturday, though I will be attending this one. The auction takes place at the London Classic Car Show so if you’re attending the show you can watch the auction and even have a bid should you wish (just note that just watching an auction is pretty boring in general).

Anyway, my first spot for this auction is this lovely MG RV8 which is painted red (quite unusual for one of these). You normally see them in BRG which looks fantastic and has a lovely depth to it but there is something about the red paintwork that makes this car stand out, and I’m curious to see how it affects the price, as the guide of £15k – £20k isn’t all that unusual for one of these. Apparently this car is one of only 43 RHD UK models, which seems awfully low for a British car with a total build figure of close to 2,000. 85,000 miles doesn’t seem as low as COYS would like you to believe but if it is a well presented car it could be a great car (and a fun one) for someone. Follow the link below to see the original listing.

Auction Spot #56

COYS ‘Spirit of Motoring’ October 2017

I went to the ‘Spirit of Motoring’ sale yesterday evening which featured a lot of my first Auction Spots and it was great to see them all in the flesh and see what they sold for. The yellow Ferrari auction spot wasn’t at the auction as it was withdrawn until the December auction. The auction wasn’t hugely attended but there were buyers online and on the phones. There were some real bargains including a couple of Ferrari 355s that sold for around £50k each, which is a lot less than you’ll find them for sale online. A few cars didn’t sell but a full list should be available on the Coys website soon.