International auctioneers COYS broke two world records at its Ascot sale on Saturday 26 April when they sold a white 1969 Aston Martin DB6, and a 1973 Porsche 911 2.4S, raising over £5,500 for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) in the process.

The Aston Martin DB6 sold was in great condition throughout and had only two owners from new. It came with the original ‘build sheet’ that showed it has factory fitted power steering, which was a rarity for that era, amongst other features. It sold for a massive £180,000.

The Porsche 911 2.4S meanwhile, heralded for its pioneering front chin spoiler, sold for £170,000. It is claimed that the model's new frontage, which marked the end of the "long-hood, thin-bumper" designs of old, reduces front-end lift at speed by 40 per cent, helping pin the car to the pavement. This was so effective that Porsche soon adopted the part across the 911 line.

COYS were joined on the day by a troupe of Royal Marines, who dutifully and kindly lent their services to collect donations from members of the public on behalf of the RNRMC.

Their collections, alongside the auction of a two-day experience for five people at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Lympstone, raised over £5,500 for the charity.

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner at COYS, said: “We had our best ever Ascot sale, breaking two world records, supporting the Marines during their 350th anniversary year and raising money for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.”

Royal Marines support

Representing the Corps were: Captain Tom Mobbs (30) from St. Albans, LCpl Aaron O’Brien (24) from Rochester in Kent, Marine Sonny Smith (20) from Brighton and Marine William Corny (20) from Wooton Bassett.

Hilary Jukes, Regional Fundraising Coordinator at the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, said: “We’re thrilled at the success of the weekend’s auction at Ascot and are grateful to COYS and all of the bucket collectors for making it possible. The money raised will go towards improving the lives of serving and ex-serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their families.

“This year is especially important for acknowledging the hard work of our amphibious fighting force, the Royal Marines, as they celebrate their 350th birthday. We’re sure that the prize of a Royal Marines experience day out at Lympstone will be a fitting reminder of how hard these guys work for us all!”

Coys also auctioned an Aston Martin DBR1 Half-Scale Wall-Mounted Relief, hand manufactured by Evanta Motor Cars, which raised £3,000 for the Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice Care.

For full list of results, please visit Coys website - www.coys.co.uk


The Royal Marines at Ascot with Chris Routledge (left) and Nick Wiles (right) from international auctioneers Coys