1965 Matra-Bonnet Djet V32.000-48.000 EUR - Estimate

Matra-Bonnet Djet V

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The 25th Djet V built !
- Recent paintwork and rebuilt engine
- Known history
- First milestone in Matra's history

Reference Number 668991

as of 10/7/2021

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Lot 32

Artcurial - Automobiles sur les Champs  Contact  Location
59, avenue Montaigne  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Paris
75008 Paris  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
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Car 1965 Matra-Bonnet Djet V
VIN MB8 - 10025 
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Known History

Developed using René Bonnet's experience in sports and race cars, the Djet first appeared in 1962. In 1964 the marque and model were bought by Matra who continued to market the car until 1968. The first cars produced under the Matra era carried the name Matra-Bonnet and the example on offer was the 25th to be built. Registered in France on 9 February 1965, this Djet was later registered in Yvelines in 1967 before passing into the hands of an enthusiast in the Eure in 1979 who kept the car for nearly 38 years. It then passed into the hands of a German collector while still in totally original condition. A small logbook noting maintenance work and mileages had been started in January 1967 when the car had covered 39110km. The engine was replaced in July 1969 at 66800km. The last entry dates from July 2010 with a mileage of 99645 km ! The slender, sporty fibreglass body had recently been repainted in a dark red hue, echoing the previous, patinated colour. When it arrived in Germany, the engine in the car (a type 369-02 which will be supplied) was replaced by a Volvo unit using a completely rebuilt Renault Cléon engine block. This has an intake via a Ferry hose and a Weber 40 DCOE carburettor. The silentblocs and ball joints have been replaced, the braking system overhauled, and the cooling system has been inspected and cleaned. Preserved in lovely condition and benefitting from extensive recent work, this Djet comes with its period repair and spare parts manuals. The interior conforms to the original and has the addition of a tripmaster. Here is a particularly interesting example coming with detailed history attractive to connoisseurs.