Screen and Rock Legends’ Cars to Go Under the Hammer

By Paul Joseph

Cars owned by both silver screen and rock legends will go under the hammer at the Coys Interclassics Maastricht Auction in the Netherlands this weekend.

A 1958 Facel Vega Excellence supplied new to the legendary American actress Ava Gardner is one of the ten ‘1st Series’ ever built and was directly delivered from the factory in September 1958 to the famous actress.

It is one of the cars to be completed with Chrysler’s high performance 6.4 litre ‘Hemi’ V8 engine and comes with a pre-auction estimate of €150,000- €180,000. 

Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “We have had considerable interest in this car. It is great opportunity to own one of the fastest and certainly most glamourous cars of the 1950’s.” 

A 1959 Austin A35 previously owned by the musician Phil Collins who was also a member of the rock band Genesis is being offered at no reserve. The car comes with registration documents, bills and correspondence to confirm the ownership, and has an estimate of €7,000- €10,000. 

Also going under the hammer is an early Maserati 3500 GT, which is a rare carburetor example presented in desirable Rosso with Chiaro interior. The car comes with a Maserati certificate and is supplied with German road papers and sensibly reserved, with an estimate of €145,000-€155,000. 

A 1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Roadster 745 which was maintained in a private collection for the past 16 years is another highlight of the auction. It has attended numerous concourse events and rallies over the years, including the renowned Kitzbüheler and has an estimate of €170,000-€190,000. 

Finally, a beautiful 1967 Lamborghini Miura is also being sold. It was dispatched new in P400 specification to Oporto, Portugal and was sold via the Lamborghini dealer Vecar. The car is refinished in Arancio Orange and comes with original Portuguese Livrete and invoices. It is an ultimate version of Lamborghini’s supercars.

The Coys Interclassics Maastricht Auction will take place on 11-12 January.

By Paul Joseph