Prestigious Collectors’ Car to Feature at Artcurial’s “Parisienne 2021” in February


 

Artcurial Motorcars will launch the New Year with an exceptional sale: Parisienne 2021, on 5 February. Starring in the sale will be the Matra MS 670 chassis 001, winner of the Le Mans 24 Hour Race in 1972. Wearing race number 15, it was driven to victory in the most famous race in the world by two renowned drivers, Henri Pescarolo and Graham Hill, and greeted by a rapturous crowd at the finish. It is presented today in the configuration of the similar car that won the 1973 Le Mans 24 Hour race. It is estimated at 4 M € to 7,5 M €.

Also starring in the sale will be a superb 1957 Porsche 550 A Spyder chassis 0118. Sporting a design of great purity, this agile and powerful car was an early mid-engined competition Porsche, with a lightweight tubular frame unlike the solid chassis of its predecessors. Chassis 0118 was delivered new in Florida in March 1957 and participated in SCCA races until 1962. Imported into Germany at the end of the 1990s, it has been in the hands of its current owner for the last 19 years. The car was sympathetically restored 20 years ago, retaining the battle scars of its sporting past. This Porsche 550 A has matching numbers and has kept a large part of its original bodywork and mechanical elements. The authenticity and originality of this 550A, along with its excellent performance, will allow it to take part in the biggest historic race events. It is estimated at 3,8 M € to 4,4 M €.

“On 5 February, Artcurial Motorcars will celebrate the brilliant history of motor racing and Grand Touring, in presenting an exclusive selection of the highest quality automobiles!” boasts Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director of Artcurial Motorcars.

French Collection of 7 Group B Cars

The Artcurial Motorcars team is proud to present an exceptional collection of seven Group B cars. They have been brought together by two motor racing enthusiasts, Michel Hommell, founder of the Manoir de l’Automobile in Lohéac, and Olivier Quesnel, the former director of competition departments at Peugeot and later Citroën. This collection was formed shortly after Group B came to an end in 1986. The cars, with undisputed authenticity, have been carefully conserved at the museum.

With impressive racing provenance, these machines have been driven by the greatest drivers of the day: Walter Röhrl in the Audi Quattro S1, Didier Auriol in the MG Metro 6R4, Carlos Sainz in the R5 Turbo, Bruno Saby in the Peugeot 205 T16, Fabrizio Tabaton in the Lancia 037...

This is the first time that such an important collection of Group B cars has been offered at auction. They represent rallying at its peak and are synonymous with an era of freedom, performance and commitment.

“Only British”, Coming from a French Collection

Behind this collection is an elegant man, an aesthete, who has spent his life driving British cars, out of preference for the elegance and performance of these superb machines. Having accumulated a spectacular collection of Vincents that were sold a few years ago, it is now the turn of nine cars, nearly all Aston Martins, to come under Maître Poulain’s hammer. The star of the collection is a rare and powerful DB4GT, a model that provided competition for the Ferrari 250 in the 1960s, along with one of just 12 left-hand drive examples of the Volante Short Chassis, and the only one to be gold from new. Also in this collection is the ex-1965 Paris Motor Show DB5, a DB4, a DB2/4 MkII cabriolet, a Bristol 406 Cabriolet, a AC Bristol ACE Roadster, a AC Bristol Aceca and a Arnolt Bristol Roadster.

 

Lot

Description

S/N

Estimates (€)

Price
incl. Buyer’s Premium

01

1985 BMW R 80 G/S

6284595

€30,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

02

1951 Piaggio Vespa Faro Basso 125

V30T 112156

€8,000 -
14,000
(NR)

 

03

1972 Fiat 500 Lusso

29511202

€15,000 - 25,000
(NR)

 

04

1973 Alpine Renault A110 1600 SC/VD

A1101600VD
20154

€90,000 - 130,000

 

05

1972 Matra MS 670

670-01

€4,000,000 - 7,500,000

 

06

1986 Ford RS200 Groupe B Usine

15

€250,000 - 400,000

 

07

1985 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evo 2

VF3741R76E
5200009

€600,000 - 800,000

 

08

1986 Lancia Delta S4 Groupe B

227

€600,000 - 800,000

 

09

1988 Audi Quattro S1 Groupe B

85 ZGA 905 016

1,000,000 - 1,300,000

 

10

1985 MG Metro 6R4 Groupe B

SAXXRWNP7A
0570016

€280,000 - 360,000

 

11

1985 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo

PT 8220E 00001

€400,000 - 600,000

 

12

1985 Lancia 037 Groupe B

ZLA151AR0*
00000412

€500,000 - 800,000

 

13

1988 BMW M3 Evo 2

WBSAK010X
02191811

€60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

 

14

1954 Peugeot 203 Torpédo TdF

1700045

€60,000 - 100,000
(NR)

 

15

1984 Peugeot  205 Turbo 16

VF3741R76E
5100012

€180,000 - 240,000

 

16

1995 Renault Clio Maxi Kit Car

VF1C57M
0512425049

€140,000 - 180,000

 

17

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evo 2

WDB2010361F
737876

€180,000 - 200,000

 

18

1957 Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet

64710

€35,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

19

1958 Rollera R1

25

€30,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

20

1957 Porsche 550A Spyder

550A-0118

€3,800,000 - 4,400,000

 

21

1960 AC Bristol Ace Roadster

BEX1160

€300,000 - 350,000
(NR)

 

22

1960 AC Bristol Aceca

BEX795

€100,000 - 150,000
(NR)

 

23

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage

DB5/1767/L

€600,000 - 800,000
(NR)

 

24

1965 Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante

DBVC/2315/L

1,200,000 - 1,600,000

 

25

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Cabriolet

LML1018

€240,000 - 320,000
(NR)

 

26

1961 Aston Martin DB4

DB4/704/L

€240,000 - 320,000
(NR)

 

27

1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT

0138/R

€1,600,000 - 2,400,000

 

28

1958 Arnolt Bristol Deluxe Roadster

404X3131

€220,000 - 280,000
(NR)

 

29

1960 Bristol 405 Drophead Coupe

4054515

€100,000 - 150,000
(NR)

 

30

1913 Brasier 16 hp Limousine Guilloux

212

€40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

 

31

1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet Vanvooren

55204

€4,000,000 - 6,000,000

 

32

1955 Chrysler ST Special Coupé Ghia

N55*8769

€200,000 - 300,000

 

33

1966 Maserati 3700 Sebring 2 GTI

AM101/S10
*415*

€170,000 - 190,000

 

34

1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2

874

€380,000 - 480,000

 

35

1954 Bentley Continental R, H.J. Mulliner

BC56LC

1,400,000 - 1,800,000

 

36

1955 Lancia B24 Spyder America

B24-1039

675,000 - 750,000

 

37

1956 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Série 5 Laboratoire

B20S-1355

175,000 - 225,000

 

38

1985 BMW M5 Production Ex Marc Sourd

35863173

90,000 - 140,000

 

39

1995 Ferrari F355 Challenge

101338

140,000 - 180,000

 

40

1975 De Tomaso Pantera GTS Prototipo

7427

180,000 - 220,000

 

41

1980 Ferrari 512 BB

30717

200,000 - 300,000

 

42

1982 Ferrari 400i

42519

€60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

 

 

 

 

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