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TVR Speed 12 for sale!

Coys again: Brands auction reveals more gems

By Adam towler / Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Speed 12 goes under the hammer

Speed 12 goes under the hammer

Just when things calmed down in the PH office following yesterday’s argument over the best car in Coys’ Monte Carlo auction, the catalogue for their next sale landed with a β€˜thunk’ on the desk. Oh dear.

It's at Brands Hatch on 27th May, and yes, the quality is equally high for this sale. So if you thought you had your Christmas list sown up after reading yesterday’s story, then today should scramble things for you again. Sorry…

Heading the auction is ‘W112BHG’ the TVR Cerbera Speed 12 described as ‘meticulously restored’. Estimate for this most outrageous of all TVRs is between £130,000 and £160,000. Power? Who knows – 800bhp, 900bhp, name a figure…

Beautiful 906 won '67 hillclimb series

Beautiful 906 won '67 hillclimb series

From there, are favourites list caused plenty of conflict, but we love the delicate and howling 1967 Porsche 906 that won the European Hill climb Championship of the same year. And of course the 1982 Porsche kremer CK5 Group C car: this rare example of an early car of the class came about as Porsche unveiled the all-conquering 956 but had yet to deliver any customer cars.

Rare Kremer CK5

Rare Kremer CK5

Frankly, the spec makes terrifying reading: it uses an alloy space frame chassis developed from 908/936 parentage (we’re guessing there’s not much in the way of frontal impact protection) with an air-cooled twin-turbo 935 engine originally of 2.8 litres but now displacing 3.0 litres. It started life with a four speed 917 transaxle that has since been replaced with a five speed Hewland item, and it uses a mix of 935 and 917 suspension. This loveable and distinctive mongrel is the first chassis made and enjoyed an active Group C competition life from 1982 to 1985, albeit without seeing which way a 956 went. You’ll need between Β£135,000 and Β£170,000 to scare yourself silly with this…

Tweaked Dino for £68-75K

Tweaked Dino for Β£68-75K

Mustn’t forget either the Dino 246 in competition trim, with straight cut β€˜box, slippy diff, AP brakes, and Perspex windows by Garage Franconchamps. Oh, and the Lola T70, the 930 Turbo Group B, and on, and on…

A small selection of what we rate is shown below, or log onto their website for the full listing of lots.

1989 Lambo Countach Anniversary
1989 Lambo Countach Anniversary
1983 930 Turbo Gr B
1983 930 Turbo Gr B
1973 911 2.7 RS Touring
1973 911 2.7 RS Touring
1969 911 E/S race car £16-21K
1969 911 E/S race car £16-21K
1966 Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder
1966 Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder
1967 McLaren M1C Chevrolet
1967 McLaren M1C Chevrolet
This might split opinion though..
This might split opinion though..
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...and as for this...

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