Auction, Events, News, Sports Car

Ex-Rod Stewart Lamborghini Miura up for auction at Alexandra Palace

Cars owned by Sir Rod Stewart and Adam Clayton from U2 will be among 60 classics for sale at a Coys auction at The Classic & Sports Car Show next week.

A 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S delivered new to Maggie May singer Stewart, who was knighted just this month, carries an estimate of between £800-900,000 at the show’s inaugural auction, which takes place at 3pm on Saturday 29 October in the Panorama Room at Alexandra Palace in North London.

The musical theme continues with the offering of a 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9SS formerly owned by U2 bassist Clayton. One of only eight right-hand drive versions of this model, it is expected to fetch between £240-280,000.

More than 60 classic cars will be offered at the sale, with viewings beginning at 10am on Friday 28 October after the show is opened by legendary Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis OBE.

Other highlights include a 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe carrying an estimate of £70-80,000; a RHD 1974 Ferrari 246 GT E Series with coachwork by Scaglietti (£280-325,000); a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 with one owner from new (£525-625,000); two Ferrari 512 BBs, including the 1977 London Motor Show car (£225-275,000); and a veteran campaigner in club and historic motor racing, a Marcos 1800 GT which among its many accolades collected the 1981 and ’84 HSCC Classic and Sportscar titles in the hands of Roger Ealand.

James Elliott, Group Editor, Classic & Sports Car magazine, said: “The addition of a classic car auction to the second annual Classic & Sports Car Show is an exciting development. Coys have gathered a wonderfully eclectic selection of classics for the sale and we’ll all be glued to the Panorama Room on the afternoon of Saturday 29 October to see what prices cars such as the ex-Rod Stewart Lamborghini reach.”

Chris Routledge, CEO, Coys, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the first auction at The Classic & Sports Car Show and we’re proud of the variety we will present for sale at Alexandra Palace. It promises to be quite an occasion.”

Admission to the auction is by catalogue only (admits two). The sale and the supercar theme will be just two of many displays at the event that will feature more than 300 classic cars from world-famous collections and specialist retailers. 

Visitors will be treated to the sight and sound of some of the world’s most iconic historic cars as they take part in a host of on-road parades in the Palace grounds against a stunning central London backdrop.

Other highlights include a feature showing the restoration of a unique Jaguar XK120 by Pininfarina by Classic Motor Cars (CMC) in association with Total and a Live Interview Stage presented by Goodwood Road & Racing. The latter will see World champion on two and four wheels, John Surtees CBE and Jaguar test driver, Norman Dewis OBE thrill visitors with entertaining stories from their illustrious careers. They will be joined by John Fitzpatrick, Simon Taylor, Steve Soper, Alain de Cadenet and Nick Padmore, with many more names to be announced.

A range of ticket packages are available to purchase via The Classic & Sports Car Show website.