Mossgreen auctions are offering up a trio of amazing coupes!

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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Only question is, which would you choose?

Mossgreen’s Collectors’ Cars & Automobilia auction, which is taking place on Sunday the 10of December, has some very unique and desirable cars going under the hammer.

There’s myriad paraphernalia, collectibles, cars and even bikes to suit almost every type of enthusiasts, but fans of two door coupes really are spoilt for choice.

Here are our favourite picks from the auction:

1968 Lotus Elan +2

1968 Lotus Elan +2

This sweet looking ’68 Lotus Elan, finished in Porsche Golden Green, is, according to Mossgreen, a rare ‘Black Badge’ Elan +2. The ‘Black Badge’ is a rather contentious talking point of the Elan, as some believe that Lotus deliberately affixed the unique badge to the bonnet of the sportscar to commemorate the death of ex-Lotus driver, Jim Clark. Others believe that Lotus simply ran out of their signature yellow badge and used the black ones, which had been manufactured by mistake, until the next shipment of yellow ones arrived at the factory. All we know is, this Aussie delivered example, complete with a refreshed twin-cam engine, looks bloody marvellous! Mossgreen estimate the Elan will sell for $32,000-$36,000.

1968 Fiat 125 Samantha by Vignale

1968 Fiat 125 Samantha by Vignale

Based on a regular Fiat 125, the Samantha is a coachbuilt beauty designed by legendary coachbuilder Alfredo Vignale. According to Mossgreen, this Samantha has recently undergone a full nut-and-bolt restoration and has been repainted in a striking, period correct metallic brown. Mossgreen add that less than 100 of these Samanthas were built by Vignale, making them as rare as they are beautiful. Mossgreen reckon the unique coupe will sell for $45,000-$50,000.

1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

Last but by no means least, the R32 GT-R needs no introduction, having dominated the local touring car scene Down Under and smashing the competition at Bathurst in 1991 and 1992. This particular R32 is one of the 100 Australian delivered examples, making it a highly desirable example of the sports coupe and a sure-fire investment for the future, if you’re speculatively inclined. In addition, Mossgreen says this vehicle, which is 14 of 100, has travelled a mere 145,000 kilometres from new and has been owned almost exclusively by enthusiast collectors. Mossgreen believe the GT-R will go $60,000-$70,000.   

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