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Artcurial Motorcars at Le Mans Classic … A Pair of Untouched 300 SL Mercedes


1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster / 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Papillon

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster / 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Papillon

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB_4 Daytona Gr.IV s_n 12467  Estimate_ €6,5mio – 7,5mio _ $8,0mio – 9,3mio

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB_4 Daytona Gr.IV s_n 12467 Estimate_ €6,5mio – 7,5mio _ $8,0mio – 9,3mio

 

Paris, 1st June, 2018

A pair of highly original Mercedes 300 SL motor cars, owned for over fifty years by a Swedish collector, and practically unused during that time, will star in Artcurial Motorcars’ next sale at Le Mans Classic on 7 July.

The 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (estimate €1,5mio – 2,0mio / $1,8mio – 2,4mio) and the 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (estimate €1,0mio – 1,5mio / $1,2mio – 1,8mio) had been in storage for decades when Gunnar Giermark died in 2011. He bought the Roadster new in July 1963, and drove it very little. Remarkably, the mileage stands at just over 1,380 km today!



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The cars are being sold by the Swedish Inheritance Fund, a Government-regulated non-profit making organisation that supports young and disabled people using unclaimed inheritance. Both 300SLs will be offered with no reserve.

Artcurial Motorcars will present approximately 100 cars in the 2018 edition of the biennial sale held on 7 July during the prestigious Le Mans Classic historic racing weekend.

Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director, Artcurial Motorcars

“With just 1380 km from new,this practically untouched 1963 300 SL Roadster, the rarest model, must be totally unique ! To appear in the same sale with its sister car, the Gullwing, that has the same provenance,is an exceptional event !»

Gunnar Giermark, was a well-respected dental surgeon from Sweden, with a dental clinic in the most affluent part of Stockholm. He was an avid collector of jewellery, silver, watches and furniture, as well as cars. An eccentric and private man who rarely invited friends into his home, his collecting extended to less valuable objects including newspapers and bottles. If items were available in different versions or colours, he would buy one of each. Unwilling to dispose of anything, he soon ran out of space in his flat and bought a second home outside Stockholm that also quickly filled up.

The most valuable items Giermark collected were the two Mercedes-Benz 300SLs offered in the sale ...

Estimate: €1,5mio – 2,0mio / $1,8mio – 2,4mio

1,380 km from new

This car was sold new in Sweden to Gunnar Giermark on 7 July 1963. He only drove the car occasionally and when he moved it into storage at his country house, it had covered a mere 1,380km – the mileage it has today! The car was last taxed in 1966 and has been hidden away, untouched for decades.

This is a highly original example of the last and most highly sought-after version of the Roadster, with disc brakes and aluminium engine block. Just 57 examples were built in 1963, making it particularly rare. In extraordinarily original condition, well preserved from humidity, it comes with its hard-top and all the original manuals and paperwork.

Estimate: €1,0mio – 1,5mio / $1,2mio – 1,8mio

Giermark acquired this 1956 Gullwing in March 1968, importing it from Portugal where it had been delivered new on 21 July 1956. The mileage today stands at 62,000km and the car comes with all its original manuals. Research is currently being carried out to discover details of its Portuguese past.

When Gunar Giermark died in 2011 without heirs, security was put in place by his friends to protect the cars. Over the next five years several people came forward with a claim to the cars but, in each case, the court ruled against the claimants. In 2017 the Swedish government-regulated fund for unclaimed inheritance took ownership of both cars, and have appointed Artcurial Motorcars to offer them for sale in July 2018 at Le Mans. The fascinating story of Gunnar Giermark and his Mercedes 300SLs has been broadcast in a Swedish TV documentary.

Also starring in the sale will be:

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Gr. IV s/n 12467

Estimate: €6,5mio – 7,5mio / $8,0mio – 9,3mio

Sold by the factory directly to Luigi Chinetti in April 1971, this Gr. IV Daytona finished 5th overall in the 1971 Le Mans 24 Hours driven by Chinetti/Grossman, and won the 1971 Energy Index.

A stunning private collection of nine modern supercars will be lining up to tempt enthusiasts. The collection comprises:

2012 Aston Martin One-77 Q-Edition est. €1,9mio – 2,3mio
2010 Lamborghini Murcielago SV est. €280,000 - 340,000
2014 Lamborghini Aventador est. €250,000 - 300,000
2012 Lamborghini Gallardo est. €130,000 - 180,000
2011 Ferrari FF est. €140,000 - 180,000
2013 Ferrari F12 est. €160,000 – 220,000
2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom est. €260,000 – 220,000
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith est. €180,000 – 220,000
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S est. €110,000 – 130,000 

With Le Mans Classic 2018 celebrating the 70th anniversary of the first Porsche with a Porsche-only race, there will be a selection of highly desirable Porsches on offer, including
a 1973 Porsche Carrera 2,7 RS estimate €500,000 – 700,000 / $600,000 – 840,000,
a 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera 3.8 RSR estimate €800,000 – 1,0mio with just 4 000 km from new that has never been raced and
a 1965 Porsche 911 SWB estimate €140,000 – 200,000 € / $168,000 – 240,000 that is eligible for the new Peter Auto race, the 2 Litre Cup.

A trademark feature of Artcurial Motorcars’ sales, there will be many cars on offer that are fresh to the market. Other notable lots amongst the wide-ranging selection to come under Maître Poulain’s hammer will be:

1996 Venturi 400 GT est. €180,000 – 240,000
1975 Lamborghini Countach Periscopio est. €900,000 – 1,0mio
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 est. €800,000 – 1,0mio
1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Groupe B est. €800,000 - 1,0mio
1954 DB Monomil ex-Bernard Consten est. 25,000 – 35,000
1960 DB HBR5 coach surbaissé, 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours test day, 1960 and 1961 Tour de France Auto est. €80,000 – 100,000


 

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Lot

Year Make ModelDescription

Chassis #

Estimates

Result

001

Circa 1930 Exceptionnel panneau kilométrique
Michelin - Circuit permant de la Sarthe

€8,500 - 12,000

 

002

JIDÉHEM (Jean De Mesmaeker dit)
1935 - 2017 Jaguar type E

€4,000 - 6,000

 

003

JIDÉHEM (Jean De Mesmaeker dit)
1935 - 2017 Bentley 4.5 Blower

€4,000 - 6,000

 

004

JIDÉHEM (Jean De Mesmaeker dit)
1935 - 2017 Ligier JS 2

€4,000 - 6,000

 

005

PORSCHE DESIGN Chronotimer series
Rennsport reunion V Limited edition - 25 exemplaires

€6,000 - 9,000

 

006

DRAPEAU DU DEPART
DES 24 HEURES DU MANS 1967

€1,000 - 1,500

 

007

1966 Morris Mini Traveller

841356

€20,000 - 30,000
(NR)

 

008

1956 Fiat 600 Multipla 4/5 places

100.108*
006624

€24,000 - 32,000
(NR)

 

009

1967 Fiat 500 F

1508606

€8,000 - 13,000
(NR)

 

010

1965 MG B cabriolet

GHN3L/58158

€10,000 - 20,000
(NR)

 

011

2005 Ford Mustang GT

1ZVHT82H
455201063

€20,000 - 30,000
(NR)

 

012

1966 Datsun 1600 sports " Fairlady "

SPL31100686

€25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

 

013

1959 Triumph TR3A - Préparation Rallye

TS51185L

€35,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

014

1965 Ford Anglia " préparée course "

BB2265J60758

€15,000 - 25,000
(NR)

 

015

1963 Jaguar Type E 3,8 L Série 1 coupé

888261

€125,000 - 150,000

 

016

1961 Jaguar Type E Série 1 3,8L Roadster flat-floor

876369

€200,000 - 240,000

 

017

1937 Citroën Traction 11BL Cabriolet

372149

€105,000 - 125,000

 

018

Circa 1956 Peugeot triporteur type 57TM

667982

€2,500 - 3,500
(NR)

 

019

1966 Sovam 1100 VS

1100A1015

€8,000 - 12,000
(NR)

 

020

1960 DB HBR5 Coach Surbaissé

1204

€80,000 - 100,000

 

021

1954 DB Monomill Ex-Bernard Consten

536

€25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

 

022

1955 Jaguar XK140 COUPE "MC"

S814680DN

€65,000 - 85,000
(NR)

 

023

1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

671245

€90,000 - 130,000
(NR)

 

024

1972 Jaguar Type E V12 Roadster

1S20848BW

€65,000 - 80,000

 

025

1955 Jaguar XK 140 Maurice Gomm Special

804418DN

€300,000 - 360,000

 

026

1966 Mini Marcos Gt 1300

6034

€40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

 

027

2001 Marcos Mantis GT3 FIA

SCXXVYB05332

€60,000 - 100,000

 

028

1965 Lamborghini 2R

17056

€22,000 - 30,000
(NR)

 

029

1985 Lamborghini Jalpa

ZA9J00000FLA
12250

€65,000 - 85,000

 

030

1968 Lamborghini Miura P400

# 3649

€800,000 - 1,100,000

 

031

1966 Lamborghini 350 GT par Touring

0355

€480,000 - 540,000

 

032

1989 Mercedes-Benz 190 2.5 16S

WDB2010351F
630975

€28,000 - 38,000
(NR)

 

033

2002 Porsche 996 GT2

WPOZZZ99Z2S
695270

€80,000 - 120,000
(NR)

 

034

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L RS

911360902

€300,000 - 400,000

 

035

1993 Porsche 964 RSR 3.8L

WPOZZZ96ZPS
496086

€800,000 - 1,000,000

 

036

1973 Porsche 911 2,4L S Targa

9113310863

€120,000 - 160,000

 

037

1971 BMW 2002 Tii Groupe 2

2703860

70,000 - 90,000

 

038

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL avec Hard-Top

113.044.12.
005217

€55,000 - 70,000
(NR)

 

039

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

198.042.10.
003222

€1,500,000 - 2,000,000
(NR)

 

040

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL "Papillon"

198.040 65.
00180

€1,000,000 - 1,500,000
(NR)

 

041

1983 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL avec Hard-Top

WDB1070461A
005450

€30,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

042

1983 Porsche 911 SC

WPOZZZ91ZDS
101218

€50,000 - 70,000
(NR)

 

043

1976/1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Groupe B Michelotto

18869

€800,000 - 1,000,000

 

044

1970 Dino 246 GT L

01106

€280,000 - 340,000

 

045

1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

11409

€180,000 - 220,000

 

046

1985 Ferrari Testarossa

57271

€120,000 - 150,000

 

047

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L RS

9113600473

€500,000 - 700,000

 

048

1991 Ferrari Mondial T Coupé

92005

€30,000 - 45,000
(NR)

 

049

2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello

119560

€70,000 - 90,000
(NR)

 

050

1973 Porsche 911 2.7L RS Lightweight

9113600994

€1,000,000 - 1,200,000

 

051

1968 Fiat Shellette par Michelotti

09566001

€25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

 

052

1968 Fiat 500 Gamine par Vignale

110F1768057

€18,000 - 24,000
(NR)

 

053

1967 Fiat 500 F

110F1368738

€10,000 - 15,000
(NR)

 

054

1970 Autobianchi Eden Roc

110F/B5*009256

€18,000 - 24,000
(NR)

 

055

1961 Jaguar Type E Serie 1 3.8L Roadster

875246

€280,000 - 320,000

 

056

2013 Ferrari F12

197284

€160,000 - 220,000

 

057

2011 Ferrari FF

185269

€140,000 - 180,000

 

058

2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale

ZHWGE71J5CLA
11847

€130,000 - 180,000

 

059

2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversario

ZHWED2ZD9ELA
02549

€250,000 - 300,000

 

060

2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV

ZHWBA81H4ALA
04037

€280,000 - 340,000

 

061

2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

UX77591

€180,000 - 220,000

 

062

2014 Porsche 991 Turbo S

WP0ZZZ99ZES
161084

€110,000 - 130,000

 

063

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé

UX76038

€260,000 - 340,000

 

064

2012 Aston Martin One-77 Q-Edition

SCFGFXXX4BGS
17734

€1,900,000 - 2,300,000

 

065

1999 Bentley Continental SC Targa

SCBZZ22E9XCX
65057

€85,000 - 95,000

 

066

2004 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider

135623

€40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

 

067

2015 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG Hamilton Edition #19

WDDJK7EAXFF
037013

€180,000 - 220,000

 

068

2014 Mercedes Benz SLS GT AMG coupé Final Edition

WMX1973781A
011329

€460,000 - 540,000

 

069

2014 Mercedes Benz SLS GT AMG Roadster Final Edition

WMX1974781A
011124

€500,000 - 600,000

 

070

1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider Conversion par Bacchelli & Villa en 1974

12799

€500,000 - 700,000

 

071

2001 BMW Z8

WBAEJ11060AF
79027

€175,000 - 225,000

 

072

1982 Renault 5 Turbo

B0000729

€100,000 - 120,000

 

073

1977 Alpine Renault A110 Gr IV "BIS" 1800 VB Compétition Client

20304

€220,000 - 250,000

 

074

1998 Venturi 400 GT

VK8TRY61195CE
0004

€180,000 - 240,000

 

075

1992 Porsche 964 Turbo 3,3L

WPOZZZ96ZMS
471291

€80,000 - 120,000

 

076

1995 Porsche 993 Turbo XLC 450 ch

WPOZZZ99ZTS
370323

€90,000 - 140,000

 

077

1994 Porsche 993 Cup-Sport

WPOZZZ99ZRS
398075

€150,000 - 200,000

 

078

1991 Porsche 964 Carrera RS

WPOZZZ96ZNS
490443

€130,000 - 180,000

 

079

1959 Triumph TR3A

TS40928E

€35,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

080

1965 Triumph TR4A IRS

CTC59121

€35,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

081

1964 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet

160634

€110,000 - 150,000

 

082

2003 Ferrari 575 M Maranello F1

131736

€90,000 - 120,000

 

083

1968 Iso Rivolta IR300 coupé

410389

€85,000 - 105,000

 

084

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione Groupe 4

12467

€6,500,000 - 7,500,000

 

085

1962 Austin Healey 3000 MKII BT7

HBT7L18666

€70,000 - 90,000

 

086

2008 Porsche 997 GT3 RS

WPOZZZ99Z7S
790881

€95,000 - 130,000

 

087

1987 ADA C2

03

€280,000 - 340,000

 

088

2007 Aston Martin DBRS9 GT3

DBRS9/016

€200,000 - 250,000

 

089

1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

1G1YZ23J8P
5800172

€35,000 - 45,000
(NR)

 

090

1992 Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD Edition limitée "Carlos Sainz"

JT164STJ
500018723

€20,000 - 30,000
(NR)

 

091

1991 Toyota Celica ST 165 TC 4-55

JT1LST16
500010089

€150,000 - 180,000

 

092

1968 Maserati Mistral 4000

AM109 A1 1584

€140,000 - 180,000

 

093

1968 Maserati Ghibli 4.9L

AM115/49/1486

€180,000 - 240,000

 

094

1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 par Touring

0595

€390,000 - 430,000

 

095

1975 Lamborghini LP400 Countach "Periscopio"

1120062

€900,000 - 1,000,000

 

096

2006 Maserati Gransport Trofeo Light GT3 FIA

ZAMBC38B0000
23406

€150,000 - 300,000

 

097

1989 Mitsubishi Pajero L040 Paris-Dakar

JMBL141GVKJ
500494

€40,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

098

1975 Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight Half Tone

95401316A

€15,000 - 25,000
(NR)

 

099

1976 Porsche 914 2L Préparée GT

4762902580

€30,000 - 40,000
(NR)

 

100

1965 Lancia Flavia Sport Zagato 1.8L

815532001422

€60,000 - 80,000

 

101

1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet

160021

€100,000 - 150,000

 

102

1964 Lotus Elan S1

2G346

€45,000 - 65,000

 

103

2001 Lotus Esprit V8 GT

SCCDB08281HD
10211

€45,000 - 55,000

 

104

1966 Porsche 911 SWB Coupé

304113

€140,000 - 200,000

 

105

1970 Porsche 914/6

9140432188

€70,000 - 90,000

 

106

1967 Alfa Romeo Sprint GT Veloce

AR*252632

€50,000 - 70,000

 

107

1972 Porsche 911 2.4L S

9113301322

€130,000 - 180,000

 

108

1979 Ford Zakspeed Capri Turbo

ZAK-G5 C002/79

€550,000 - 750,000

 

109

1973 BMW 3.0L CSL

2285404

€150,000 - 180,000

 

110

1963 Jaguar type E Série 1 Coupé 3.8L Configuration Lightweight FIA GTS-Class

887169

€100,000 - 150,000

 

111

1977 Porsche 911 recréation 2.8L RSR

9117201249

€80,000 - 120,000

 

112

1979 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

HR4DCALAL
186175

€40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

 

113

1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL

113.042.10.
011150

€80,000 - 100,000

 

114

1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL avec Hard-Top

WDB1070411A
0808755

€28,000 - 38,000
(NR)

 

115

1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL avec Hard-Top

WDB1070451A
028162

€30,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

116

1996 Porsche 993 Turbo

WPOZZZ99ZTS
371642

€95,000 - 125,000

 

117

1969 Porsche 911 E Targa Soft window

119210690

€120,000 - 140,000