International auctioneers COYS are kicking off the automotive calendar this summer against the backdrop of Blenheim Palace by hosting an unmissable weekend of dual auction extravaganza as well as a Concours judged by classic car TV personality, Alex Riley.
Enthusiasts and collectors from around the globe are set to attend Blenheim Palace weekend as demand in the classic car market was shown by COYS previous 100% sale rate auction at Chiswick House in May.
Important collectors’ items once owned by Legends, Rock Stars, and Sports Personalities will be among the awe-inspiring lots for sale at auction.
Among important cars on offer include Sir Elton John’s previous Maserati Quattroporte, a car that so clearly has been an important catalyst for sporting saloons today. The rocket car for a rocket man is estimated to fetch £25,000 to £30,000.
Maserati has always been synonymous with producing luxury sports and performance cars with Italian styling flair. Meaning ‘four doors’ in Italian, the Maserati Quattroporte, is a luxury saloon car of which there have been six generations, the first one being launched in 1963.
This particular car is a fifth generation example of the Quattroporte penned by the famous Italian design house Pininfarina. Making its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 9th September 2003, the Quattroporte boasted an impressive 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 171mph continuing the Maserati tradition of producing luxury performance cars.
This exceptional Quattroporte was ordered new by Sir Elton John with Verde paintwork perfectly complimented by the Biscuit leather interior with rosewood veneer. The list of extras is no less than extensive including rear DVD player and screen, games input, two headphones, remote control and six CD autochanger. A copy of the V5 shows Sir Elton John, with the current number plate, as the original owner, registered to his London address.
There is also the original Maserati welcome letter to ‘Mr John’ together with an unused personal 24 hour concierge member’s card with Sir Elton’s name on it. The car garnered extensive national press at the time of sale in 2010, after five years of ownership by the legendary artist and the press cuttings are also included in the history file. With approximately 28,000 miles indicated, the car is described to be in excellent condition throughout. Certainly this car would be the boon of any motoring or musical enthusiast’s collection.
On the morning of Saturday 29th June, COYS will be dropping the hammer on the first sale of the day.
Adjacent to the auction is the long-established Concours d’Elegance which displays a broad selection of some of the finest and most important classic motor cars in the country such as the rare Ferrari 550 Zagato, one of just a handful in the world. The Concours d’Elegance has seen a wide array of celebrity guest judges in the past and this year we will see Alex Riley taking the stage. Mr. Riley is a star on the BBC’s The One Show, The Classic Car Show on Channel 5, and currently appears on your screens on The Car Years on ITV.
COYS’ Blenheim Palace auction takes place on Saturday 29th June 2019 at 10am at Blenheim Palace Woodstock OX20 1PP UK. Viewing is available Friday 28th June from 9:00am to 6:00pm and on the day of the sale from 9:00am to start of sale.
Address: Blenheim Palace Woodstock OX20 1PP UK
Time: 10:00 AM (Collectors Items) – 2:00PM (Motor Cars)
Viewing: Friday 28th June from 9.00am to 6.00pm
On the day of the sale from 9.00am to start of sale