Artcurial's "Parisienne 2021" Produces €18 Mio Auction Result


 

Paris - On Friday 5 February, at the Hôtel Dassault, across Paris and throughout the collectors’ car world, the focus was firmly on competition at Artcurial Motorcars’ Parisienne 2021 sale. The prestigious line-up of automobiles on offer included some of the out-and-out stars in motorsport history.

Following a tense and prolonged battle between bidders in the room and on the telephone, the undisputed star of the sale, the Matra MS 670, winner of the 1972 Le Mans 24 Hour Race, opened the record-breaking results, selling for €6,907,200. It became the most expensive Matra sold at auction to loud applause in the room.  
(Note: all amounts stated are gross, inclusive of V.A.T. and premium!)


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The collection of Group B rally cars was another eagerly-awaited highlight, the first time such a line-up has been offered at auction. The impressive provenance of these cars attracted enormous interest, resulting in some strong results. The 1988 Audi Sport Quattro S1 changed hands for €2,016,600 gross, over twice its estimate and the highest price paid at auction for a rally car worldwide.

Another rally star, the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution found a new owner for €977,440 gross. A record price for a Peugeot 205, attracting further applause.
The 1986 Lancia Delta, a rare factory Group B car in Martini livery, also sold well above estimate, fetching €810,560 gross.

Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director of Artcurial Motorcars, boasted: "All glory to competition! Artcurial held, by itself, the international automobile week in Paris this year. The record price achieved for the Matra is a tribute to the engineers who designed it and Henri Pescarolo and Graham Hill, the drivers that steered it to victory. This race car has left a museum to join a private collection and we expect to see it return to action once more on the track."

Bidders in the room and on the telephone waged a fierce battle over the 1985 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo, with exceptional provenance. The car found a new owner in the room, for €667,520 gross, making it the most expensive Renault 5 ever sold. The 1985 Lancia 037 sold for €548,320 gross and finally, the 1986 factory Ford RS200 changed hands for €381,440 gross.

Amongst British cars on offer, a very rare example of Aston Martin’s most exclusive cabriolet, the 1965 Short Chassis Volante, an original left-hand drive car and the only Volante delivered new in Autumn Gold, sold for €1,158,600 gross. From the same collection, the Aston Martin DB5 Vantage changed hands well above its estimate for €810,560 gross. Eligible for the most prestigious events worldwide, the 1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT in Aston racing green, found a new owner for €1,358,000 gross. Finally, rare, original and sophisticated, the Bristol 405 Drophead Coupé fetched €172,840 gross.

Automobilia / Giuseppe Neri Collection

Almost exclusively dedicated to Ferrari, the Automobilia sale attracted enormous attention from marque enthusiasts and realised €905,554 gross, double its estimate, with 94% of lots selling.

A highlight of the Giuseppe Neri collection was the last F1 V12 engine built by Ferrari at Maranello, which found a new owner for €169,000 gross. A type 056 F1 engine also changed hands for €41,600 gross, well above estimate.

Following a long bidding battle on the internet, the telephone and in the room, one of the two sections of bodywork from Alain Prost’s Ferrari 641 finally sold to a bidder in the room for €143,000 gross, over seven times its estimate.

The Formula 1 models all fetched strong prices of up to €26,000 gross.

The second part of the sale was dedicated to an enthusiast’s collection of workshop memorabilia, comprising spare parts, catalogues and manuals. Many lots fetched prices well above estimates including five pairs of Ferrari mechanics’ overalls that changed hands for a total of €11,050 gross.

 

 

Lot

Description

S/N

Estimates (€)

Price
incl. Buyer’s Premium

01

1985 BMW R 80 G/S

6284595

€30,000 - 50,000
(NR)

Not Sold

02

1951 Piaggio Vespa Faro Basso 125

V30T 112156

€8,000 -
14,000
(NR)

€5,364

03

1972 Fiat 500 Lusso

29511202

€15,000 - 25,000
(NR)

€14,304

04

1973 Alpine Renault A110 1600 SC/VD

A1101600VD
20154

€90,000 - 130,000

€101,320

05

1972 Matra MS 670

670-01

€4,000,000 - 7,500,000

€6,907,200

06

1986 Ford RS200 Groupe B Usine

15

€250,000 - 400,000

€381,440

07

1985 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evo 2

VF3741R76E
5200009

€600,000 - 800,000

€977,440

08

1986 Lancia Delta S4 Groupe B

227

€600,000 - 800,000

€810,560

09

1988 Audi Quattro S1 Groupe B

85 ZGA 905 016

1,000,000 - 1,300,000

€2,016,600

10

1985 MG Metro 6R4 Groupe B

SAXXRWNP7A
0570016

€280,000 - 360,000

€244,360

11

1985 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo

PT 8220E 00001

€400,000 - 600,000

€667,520

12

1985 Lancia 037 Groupe B

ZLA151AR0*
00000412

€500,000 - 800,000

€548,320

13

1988 BMW M3 Evo 2

WBSAK010X
02191811

€60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

€71,520

14

1954 Peugeot 203 Torpédo TdF

1700045

€60,000 - 100,000
(NR)

€58,408

15

1984 Peugeot  205 Turbo 16

VF3741R76E
5100012

€180,000 - 240,000

€250,320

16

1995 Renault Clio Maxi Kit Car

VF1C57M
0512425049

€140,000 - 180,000

€187,144

17

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evo 2

WDB2010361F
737876

€180,000 - 200,000

€196,680

18

1957 Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet

64710

€35,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€35,760

19

1958 Rollera R1

25

€30,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€26,224

20

1957 Porsche 550A Spyder

550A-0118

€3,800,000 - 4,400,000

Not Sold

21

1960 AC Bristol Ace Roadster

BEX1160

€300,000 - 350,000
(NR)

€250,320

22

1960 AC Bristol Aceca

BEX795

€100,000 - 150,000
(NR)

€113,240

23

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage

DB5/1767/L

€600,000 - 800,000
(NR)

€810,560

24

1965 Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante

DBVC/2315/L

1,200,000 - 1,600,000

€1,158,600

25

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Cabriolet

LML1018

€240,000 - 320,000
(NR)

€238,400

26

1961 Aston Martin DB4

DB4/704/L

€240,000 - 320,000
(NR)

€250,320

27

1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT

0138/R

€1,600,000 - 2,400,000

€1,358,800

28

1958 Arnolt Bristol Deluxe Roadster

404X3131

€220,000 - 280,000
(NR)

€174,000

29

1960 Bristol 405 Drophead Coupe

4054515

€100,000 - 150,000
(NR)

€172,840

30

1913 Brasier 16 hp Limousine Guilloux

212

€40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

Not Sold

31

1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet Vanvooren

55204

€4,000,000 - 6,000,000

Not Sold

32

1955 Chrysler ST Special Coupé Ghia

N55*8769

€200,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

33

1966 Maserati 3700 Sebring 2 GTI

AM101/S10
*415*

€170,000 - 190,000

Not Sold

34

1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2

874

€380,000 - 480,000

Not Sold

35

1954 Bentley Continental R, H.J. Mulliner

BC56LC

1,400,000 - 1,800,000

Not Sold

36

1955 Lancia B24 Spyder America

B24-1039

675,000 - 750,000

Not Sold

37

1956 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Série 5 Laboratoire

B20S-1355

175,000 - 225,000

Not Sold

38

1985 BMW M5 Production Ex Marc Sourd

35863173

90,000 - 140,000

Not Sold

39

1995 Ferrari F355 Challenge

101338

140,000 - 180,000

€196,680

40

1975 De Tomaso Pantera GTS Prototipo

7427

180,000 - 220,000

Not Sold

41

1980 Ferrari 512 BB

30717

200,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

42

1982 Ferrari 400i

42519

€60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

Not Sold

 

 

 

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