Rothmans liveried MG Metro 6R4 to headline 2016 Coys Auction


MG Metro 6R4

A 1985 Rothmans liveried MG Metro 6R4 will be going under the hammer at the 2016 Autosport International show in the the Coys Auction.

The rallying icon – with just 3100 miles on the clock – will be sold to the highest bidder in the auction.

The 6R4 in question was the original Rothmans show car and was never raced or rallied, meaning that it is in pristine condition.

The Metro 6R4 was developed by Williams Grand Prix Engineering to compete in the much-loved Group B rally class in the mid 1980s.

The rally icon came with a 3.0-litre, V6 engine that was naturally aspirated, unlike many of its turbocharged rivals. Unfortunately the Metro would only be available for a couple of years, with Austin  Rover pulling out of motorsport in 1987 due to the demise of the group B class.

The metro is just one of over 60 rare and collectable cars that will be available to buy in the prestigious auction.

Other icons that will be making an appearance include 996 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup which competed in the 2002 Porsche Supercup Challenge.

Driven by Henzler Wolf, the car would take victories at Silverstone and Indianapolis and end the season in fourth position overall.

The car has been dry-stored by its current owner, who has had the car for three years, and is now fully-prepared for a return to racing  – along with a spare set of wheels.

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT (Credit: Autosport International)

Another iconic car which will be included in the auction is a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT which has been a member of the same family for the past 36 years.

The Italian supercar, which comes with a full history file dating back to when the owner’s father bought the car, is believed to worth between £230,000 and £265,000.

A rare 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III which has only had two owners in the past 29 years will also be on offer.

Only 551 of these iconic British cars were built which mean they are highly sort after vehicles and are believed to be worth around £150,000.

This car has been well looked after by its current owner and has had a full rear suspension rebuild courtesy of Feltham restorers, Four Ashes.

The auction will also include the chance to drive away with a 1982 ex-works Vauxhall Chevette HSR DTV which was previously driven by Russell Brookes. The car retired from rallying in 1989 but was fully-restored ten years later.

This auction will take place on Saturday, January 16 at stand 2780 in Hall 20 of the NEC Birmingham Arena. It will begin at 2pm and only available to those with VIP tickets and those who have purchased through the auction catalogue.