Coys of Kensington

Coys Auctions are acclaimed leaders in the global classic car market, notorious for achieving record results for their clients. Coys attain a full calendar of international auctions throughout the UK and Europe. They also host preview auctions at their showrooms in London, enabling customers to view motor vehicles at their convenience in a relaxed environment and bid at auction with complete confidence. Coys’s years of experience, wide network of overseas advisors, and their vigilantly researched international client database ensures that their sophisticated auction catalogues are circulated in every major market in the world.

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1938 Ford Tudor Stockcar – Ex Rod Long NASCAR museum. Ex Neil ‘Soapy’ Castles.

American stock car racing as a sport developed out of the need for fast and efficient delivery of illegal alcohol. The pride associated with turning out fast cars, needed to outrun the Police, developed from initial rivalry between gangs to organised races in fields or on horse tracks. The early Stock Cars were practically standard road cars, and drivers competed in hard, rough-and-tumble action. During the early years of the sport – the professional drivers would tow their ‘Sportsman’ class cars from town to town, racing up to five times a week. All the rural track surfaces were dirt – as mostly these provincial circuits doubled as horse racing venues. Whilst the cars appeared ‘stock’, outwardly running full bodywork, a black art quickly emerged that produced faster cars from the clever manipulation of standard parts. From these early racers, more sophisticated tuning techniques were developed and after-market tuning parts in the form of twin-carburettor set-ups, aluminium cylinder heads and quick-change rear axles were to be seen on the more professional ‘team’ cars. As there was a severe shortage of new cars in post-war America, such race cars were built from pre-war cars. Weapons of choice were coupes and two-door (Tudor) saloons. Carrying less superfluous tinwork than their four-door sedan counterparts, these smaller-bodied models were in great demand by racers – and the casualty rate for such cars was atrociously high – therefore true survivors are very rare. Many of the great stars of NASCAR started out in these self-built cars: Lee Petty, Curtis ‘Crawfish’ Crider, Fonty Flock, Wendell Scott – as did the hard man of NASCAR: Neil “Soapy” Castles.Read more

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Coys of Kensington
Manor Court
Lower Mortlake Road
United Kingdom

Telephone Number: 0044 (0) 208 614 7888
Fax Number: 0044 (0) 208 614 7889
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Elisabethstr. 4,
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