Interesting news about Coys on the Evoke Classics blog
Keith Belcher, our Pricewatch volunteer, has spotted a thread on the Evoke Classics website - see alongside. When you click on the Evoke "upcoming auctions" link a notice pops up saying "No upcoming auctions to show, please check again soon".

Who are Evoke Classics?
The "About Us" links says at Evoke, we know that classic cars are a subject of passion. We also know that passion flows in different ways for different enthusiasts.
We are proud to admit that we like all aspects of the classic car world and the Evoke team are themselves owners, drivers, restorers and customisers who live and breathe classic motoring. Our mission is to make available to you a diverse range of historically significant motor cars, all the best example of type you will find for the given model and price point.

On the Evoke Blog they say "the auctioneer, Coys of Kensington has collapsed into Administration. We take a look under the bonnet. What seemed like a short blog about the collapse of an classic car auction house has turned into an investigative exercise that heroic Hercule Poirot would be proud of. We are no Hercule, as you’ll realise as you read on, but we did uncover some interesting information.

First off, will the real ‘Coys’ please step forward. From records at Companies House there are a few variations of the Coys name, that in itself revealed some interesting details. So, which Company has collapsed? According to Companies House it is Coys of Kensington Automobiles Limited, company number 4627057. Not to be confused with Coys Croup Ltd 04626262 or Coys Automobiles Ltd 11092191 or any other of the Coys companies still operating". Read more on an extraordinary blog 200708
Coys reported as in administration and then sold
In May 2020 the Daily Telegraph and the Honest John website reported the classic car auction house Coys had gone into administration. The administrators appointed on 17th April 2020 by the High Court of Justice are FRP Advisory Trading of London. Recently we have seen on the FRP website that a sale of the assets of the "well renowned London based international classic and historic automobile auctioneers, Coys of Kensington Automobiles Limited" has been agreed "subject to contract".

One wonders who are the buyers?

The Piston Heads forum raises concerns over the situation. More

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