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1955 “Gullwing” to Lead 65 Lots at Artcurial's “Automobiles sur Les Champs”


1960 AC Ace Bristol Roadster, est. €300,000-500,000

1960 AC Ace Bristol Roadster, est. €300,000-500,000

 

Paris - Artcurial Motorcars’ Automobiles sur Les Champs sales have become highly anticipated events. Over the course of a weekend, la plus belle avenue du monde becomes the backdrop for a tempting array of collectors’ automobiles, barnfinds and highly sought-after Youngtimers.

Heading the line-up this autumn will be a superb 1955 Mercedes 300 SL “Gullwing”. This wonderful example has had limited owners, and was one of the first examples to be sold new in England. In fact there is an amusing anecdote about its original purchase. Sir Jeremy Boles, a motor-racing enthusiast who was just 23 years old at the time, was in the process of ordering this car at the 1954 London Motor Show when his friend, the celebrated racing driver Mike Hawthorn, made a last-minute attempt to dissuade him from buying a non-British car! This intervention was unsuccessful however and a few weeks later, in early 1955, Jeremy Boles took delivery of his new car at Brooklands of Bond Street in London, liveried in silver grey metallic, with leather and blue-checked fabric interior; est. €1,100,000-1,300,000.


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“Following the success of the Trigano and Lurton sales in September, Automobiles sur les Champs will present an eclectic choice, with something for all budgets! This will be a great event and we are looking forward to seeing collectors once more!” promises Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director of Artcurial Motorcars.

Over the last ten years, Artcurial Motorcars has established itself as the specialist for barnfind discoveries. Starring in this sale will be a stunning 1960 AC Ace Bristol Roadster, sold new by Chardonnet, the famous Parisian importer. This car has had just two owners from new, having been acquired by the current owner from his best friend in 1971. The story surrounding the purchase of this car is extraordinary, resulting from a competition held by the newspaper Ouest-France. The current owner came up with the answers to the competition and gave these to his best friend who entered and ended up winning all the major prizes. He promptly sold the French cars he had won in order to buy the motor car of his dreams, this AC Ace Bristol Roadster! Eleven years later, in gratitude, he sold the AC Ace for a token price to his best friend who has kept it ever since, without ever really driving it. As a consequence, this amazingly original example has covered just 18 000 km from new! The car has been conserved without ever being restored and still has its original paintwork. There is a complete history file including the original order and invoice and various pieces of correspondence dating back to the 1960s and 1970s. It is estimated to fetch between €300,000 and 500,000.

Another rare vehicle, a 1928 Chenard & Walcker Type Y8 “Tank” will also be offered in the sale. This lot was owned for a long time by the curator of the Royal Belgian Cine-ma. It passed to the current family when he died in 1988, and has spent many years in the Brussels area. Despite missing its engine, this example represents an exciting restoration project, being a rare and historically important model. The body appears to be complete and shows signs of an earlier restoration, the dashboard still has its two large O.S. dials, and the car has retained its gearbox; est. €20,000-30,000, no reserve!

A collection, belonging to Hubert André, a Parisian enthusiast for American and unusual cars, will also be presented in the sale. Amongst the curiosities in the collection is a 1973 Bond Bug three-wheeler equipped with a 1000cc Yamaha engine, estimated at €15,000-20,000, a wonderful 1973 De Tomaso Pantera GTS complete with its factory file, estimated at €100,000-130,000, a fully restored first generation Range Rover V8 , estimate €30,000-50,000, two motorcycles and a Lambretta scooter. The majority of the vehicles in this collection will be offered at no reserve.

Viewing
Saturday, 31 October, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, 1 November, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Sale
Sunday, 1 November, at 4:00 PM

Lot List

Lot

Year Make Model

S/N

Estimate ()

01

≈1970 Solex Flash

 

400800 (NR)

02

≈1970 Solex Flash

 

400800 (NR)

03

1961 Lambretta 175 TV2

224921

50007000 (NR)

04

1991 Harley-Davidson 1340 Springer

1HD1BKL1XMY
015142

8,00012,000 (NR)

05

1972 Kawasaki 750 H2

H2F01160

14,00018,000 (NR)

06

1973 Bond Bug 1000cc Yamaha

BB62368

20,00030,000 (NR)

07

1978 BMW 633 CSi

04387426

8,00012,000 (NR)

08

1972 Fiat 130 V6 3200 Coupé

0843

15,00020,000 (NR)

09

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

WPOZZZ95ZJN
101769

30,00040,000 (NR)

10

1933 Ford Model B V8 Hot Rod

187653261

20,00030,000 (NR)

11

1981 Range Rover Vogue V8 3.5L

LHABV2AA
108186

40,00060,000

12

1972 De Tomaso Pantera GTS

03135

100,000150,000

13

1965 Sunbeam Tiger V8 MkI

65B9470164

45,00065,000

14

1975 Fiat 500 R

110F5228977

15,00025,000 (NR)

15

1956 Jaguar Mark VII M Berline

BW729758

15,00025,000 (NR)

16

1968 Jaguar Mark I 2.4L

3242192

30,00040,000 (NR)

17

1964 Jaguar Type E Coupé 3.8L

890001

80,000120,000

18

1960 AC Bristol ACE Roadster

BEX1064

300,000500,000

19

≈1928 Chenard & Walcker Type Y8 Tank

38005

20,00030,000 (NR)

20

1934 Lancia Belna Berline

F311895

10,00015,000 (NR)

21

1951 Peugeot 203 A Berline Découvrable ND3Y

1218965

25,00035,000

22

1939 Talbot Baby T15 Cabriolet

191245

60,000120,000

23

1938 Citroën Traction 11BL Cabriolet

416745

90,000120,000

24

1948 Delage D6 3L Cabriolet Milord par Guilloré

880117

120,000160,000

25

1957 Facel  Vega FV4

FVS-NY-275

150,000180,000

26

1964 Citroën DS19 Cabriolet par Henri Chapron

4272102

160,000190,000

27

1967 VW Camper Type 2 Westfalia

237134798

50,00070,000

28

1965 Sunbeam Tiger V8 260

B9470947LRXFE

70,00090,000

29

1972 Porsche 911 2.4L T/E

9112101652

80,000100,000

30

1964 Jaguar Type E 3.8L Cabriolet

 889675

90,000130,000

31

1973 Jaguar Type E V12 Cabriolet

1S22747

80,000120,000

32

1956 Austin Healey BN2 100M

160567

70,00090,000 (NR)

33

1960 Porsche 356 B Coupé

110921

20,00030,000 (NR)

34

1963 Porsche 356 B

122.219

65,00085,000 (NR)

35

1979 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3L

9309700670

60,00080,000

36

1996 Porsche 993 RS

WPOZZZ99ZTS
390630

185,000235,000

37

2009 Lotus SC Clark Type 25

SCCZC11179HP
30027

3800048000

38

1991 Honda NSX 3.0L

JHMNA11500T
000223

50,00070,000

39

2003 Mercedes-Benz CL600

WDB21537514

12,00015,000 (NR)

40

1976 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL

116.033.12.
052536

20,00030,000 (NR)

41

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5L Cabriolet

111.027.12.
003629

250,000300,000

42

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Papillon

198.040.55.
00037

1,100,0001,300,000

43

1993 BMW 850i

WBAEG21010CB
08752

20,00025,000 (NR)

44

1992 BMW 850i BVM6 Compresseur Albrex

WBAEG11080CB
14204

30,00060,000 (NR)

45

1990 Alpine GTA V6 Turbo Mille Miles

VFAD50105
00023115

35,00055,000

46

1992 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4

ZAR 167000000
42085

10,00015,000 (NR)

47

1999 Ferrari  F355 Spider

115299

60,00080,000

48

2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello

131767

75,00095,000

49

1972 Dino 246 GT

3826

300,000400,000

50

1972 Maserati Bora 4700

AM117 *344

150,000200,000

51

2003 Maserati 4200 GT Coupé Cambiocorsa

ZAMBC38B
000009837

30,00040,000 (NR)

52

1995 Maserati Quattroporte IV 2.OL

ZAM337B
0000330435

25,00035,000 (NR)

53

1963 Land Rover Série IIA 88’ Hardtop

 

35,00045,000

54

1987 Porsche 911 3.2L Cabriolet Turbo Look Usine

WPOEB0912HS
170548

60,00080,000 (NR)

55

1968 Jaguar Type E S1 4.2L Coupé

 1E21771

70,00090,000

56

1973 Porsche 911 2.4L S

9113300639

100,000120,000

57

2008 Porsche 997 GT3 RS

WPOZZZ99Z8S
791264

120,000150,000

58

1957 Porsche 356 A T1 1600

56702

90,000110,000

59

1960 Porsche 356B 1600S Roadster

 88606

135,000185,000

60

1966 Porsche 911 2.0L SWB

303837

120,000160,000

61

1961 Austin Healey 3000 MkI BN7

HBN7-L/10185

50,00070,000

62

1964 Fiat 2300S Coupe by Ghia

158072

35,00050,000

63

1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

AR824960

40,00060,000

64

1973 VW  Combi T1 1500

BH285424

40,00060,000

65

1972 VW Combi T1 1500 Samba 23 Fenêtres

BH250977

70,00090,000