Historic Cars at Coys’ Athens Auction

    car-auctionThe British auction house Coys will include in this year’s auction about 130 classic cars and motorcycles mostly from the 1970s, some of them belonging to government officials such as the late Greek President of the Republic, Konstantinos Karamanlis.

    The auction includes a Lancia Stratos chassis estimated at 30,000 to 35,000 euros, with a separately sold selection of parts (€20,000 – €25,000), a rare Alfa Romeo 1900 AR51 estimated at 14,000 to 16,000 euros and a 1965 Panhard CT 24, one of the few cars in the sale not to have Greek provenance, at 4,500 to 5,500 euros.

    The lotlist also includes an armored 1988 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL (W126) used by the late President of the Greek Republic, Konstantinos Karamanlis in the 1980s. The historic vehicle is estimated at 20,000 to 25,000 euros which is a rather reasonable estimate given its presidential provenance and the fact it’s described as being “preserved in immaculate condition.”

    Coys’ Athens auction will be held on June 14, 2014 at the Astir Palace Resort in Athens, Greece.