More than £17m-worth of classic cars will go under the hammer at the Coys Techno Classica Essen on March 24.

The auction will feature several classic models from a single-owner collection of cars inspired by legendary films.

One example is a Lamborghini Miura SV, similar to the one that featured in the opening scene of The Italian Job. The car was delivered new to Portugal in 1967 and then converted to SV specification in 1974. It was then fully restored in 2008 and is estimated to sell for between £972,000 and £1,325,000.

Another stand-out car up for sale is a 1928 Bugatti T 44 Fiacre by Gangloff – a very rare model of which only a handful remain. This example was once owned by Uwe Hucke – a well-known Bugatti collector and author. He bought this vehicle in the mid-1960s, before selling it on to racing driver Helmut Schellenberg in 1977. It’s valued at between £442,000 and £486,000.

Coys is also selling a 1936 Brooke E.R.A. Monoposto at no reserve. This historic pre-war racing car has seen action at Brooklands and various Grand Prix races, and even comes complete with its original 1936 Bedford WS race transporter.

There’s also a huge collection of German cars on offer, including a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing” Evocation by Anton “Tony” Ostermeir (£230,000 to £283,000), a 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 (£327,000 to £380,000) and a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre A Speedster 1600 Super Engine (£256,000 to £300,000).

Other models available for purchase include a 1957 AC Ace Competition Car (£265,000 to £353,000), a 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II (£221,000 to £309,000) and a 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 (£221,000 to £265,000).

Chris Routledge, chief executive of Coys, commented: “We are proud to return to Essen Techno Classica for another high quality auction.

“This is one of the world’s most important historic motor car events and, as the leading international auction brand in Germany, we have put together a multi-million euro offering featuring some of the most beautiful cars ever built.”