Coys’s Autosport auction focuses on racing cars

Kimi Raikkonen won Formula Renault title in this car in 2000 | Coys photos

Kimi Raikkonen won Formula Renault title in this car in 2000 | Coys photos

The car that Formula One racer Kimi Raikkonen drove to the 2000 British Formula Renault UK championship is among the cars to be offered at a Coys’ auction being held January 10 in conjunction with the annual Autosport International racing car show in England.

The Tatuus Formula Renault was driven to victory in seven of 10 races in 2000 by Raikkonen. The Manor Motorsport team continued to campaign the car but rebuilt it in 2005 with its original engine, gearbox and monocoque.

Several Grand Prix, touring and rally cars will be offered at the auction, including a 1998 Honda British Touring Car Championship racer built by POro-drive POro correct? and raced by Peter Kox for the Honda Sport team.

“Coys Autosport auction is a unique opportunity for buyers and motor racing enthusiasts to purchase a piece of British motor racing history, with important cars on offer such as Kimi’s first championship winning car or Peter Kox’s Honda,” Coys’ managing partner Chris Rutledge said in a news release.

The docket also includes a 1970 Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF Rally Fanalone with its original Group 3 Fanalone arches and still ready for endurance rallies, and a Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500, the 479th of 500 produced and wearing a rare moonstone blue color.

“There will also be seven motor cars present from the hit television production ‘For the Love of Cars,’ featuring car-fanatic Philip Glenister and internationally renowned car designer Ant Anstead,” Rutledge added.

Other offerings include a 1985 Austin Mini Mayfair, with only 3,241 miles from new, offered at no reserve and a 1952 MG TD Mk II, one owner from new, estimated at £20,000 to £30,000 ($31,000 to $46,500).

Seasick Steve's VW Camper
Seasick Steve’s VW Camper

Also being featured in the sale is a 1967 Volkswagen Splitscreen Camper that previously belonged to former-American Blues artist Seasick Steve. The camper has been refined with twin carburetors for the flat-four engine, gearing for highway-speed cruising and with varnished-wood cabinets, leather seats and a fold-away double bed and table.

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