Princess’s Quattroporte among Coys auction highlights

1967 Maserati Quattroporte formerly owned by Princess Aly Khan | Coys photo
1967 Maserati Quattroporte formerly owned by Princess Aly Khan | Coys photo

One of only eight such cars built with right-hand drive, the 1967 Maserati Quattroporte owned for 25 years by Princess Aly Khan, will be among the vehicles offered for sale Tuesday at Coys Spring Classics sale at the Royal Horticultural Society in London.

The Quattroporte was ordered by French importer Agency Maserati and delivered to Prince Karim Aga Khan in Paris in January 1968, but was then sent to Princess Aly Khan at 76 Eaton Square, London. She owned the car for 25 years, though it shows only 28,300 miles on its odometer. While she owned the car, the princess married the 2nd Viscount Camrose, former chairman of the Daily Telegraph newspaper, and became known as Lady Camrose. She sold the car to its second and current owner in 1993, Coys said.

“This is certainly the rarest, most important and stunningly original Quattroporte,” Chris Routledge, managing partner of Coys said in a news release.“The extraordinary low mileage and detailed history file along with ownership history from one of the most evocative names of the 20th century make this not only an exceptional Quattroporte but also a fine investment opportunity that should not to be missed.”

The pre-auction estimated value of the car is $58,000 to $64,000.

Another features of the sale include a 1919 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost; a 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera with a history in long-distance rallying and has made five appearances in the Goodwood Festival of Speed; a 1970 Lotus 59 that was a Team Lotus works racer and also was used in the movie Rush.

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