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Historic Racer is Top Lot at Bonhams Sale ... Gordini is Chatelaine of Chantilly


Lot 26 - 1952 Gordini Type 15S Barquette s_n 018 Est. €700,000 - €1,000,000 - Sold €690,000

Lot 26 - 1952 Gordini Type 15S Barquette s_n 018 Est. €700,000 - €1,000,000 - Sold €690,000

 

Chantilly, Chateau de Chantilly, 30 June, 2019

An ultra-rare 1952 Gordini Type 15S Barquette (Sport Barchetta), proved to be the Chatelaine of Chantilly and the top lot in today's Bonhams sale taking place at the prestigious Arts et Elegance concours, in the grounds of the famous Château.

Following extensive national interest prior to the sale and a bidding battle, the Gordini 15S sold for an impressive total of €708,000 to a European buyer in the room, who earned applause from the chic visitors attending the motoring garden party.




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The purchaser, a private collector and historic racer, is now the proud owner of a rare and important piece of French motoring and motorsport history, with his new acquisition being one of only two four-cylinder barchettas built by the legendary French sports car manufacturer. The other belongs to the renowned Schlumpf Collection in France's national motor museum in Mulhouse.

This remarkable motor car also has a fascinating history of competing in two top motorsport series – firstly as one of only five 'Type 11' single-seater 'monopostos' built in 1947 by the legendary Amédée Gordini for his Grand Prix racing team, driven, among others by the great Juan-Manuel Fangio, Jen Behra, Robert Manzon, Prince Bira of Siam and Aldo Gordini.

In 1952 the car was transformed, by Gordini himself, into a two-seat barchetta, known as '15S', within 11 months an 'Équipe Gordini' challenger in the legendary Le Mans 24 hours race and leading sports car series.

Following an extensive restoration in the early 2000s, as a patriotic act by collector and former director of Renault Formula 1, Jean Sage, the 15S competed in the Mille Miglia tribute rally, Monaco Historic Grand Prix and Le Mans Classic event, until 2009.

Philip Kantor, Bonhams Head of European Motoring, said: "We are delighted that the Gordini will remain in Europe and we look forward to perhaps seeing it displayed at Chantilly in the near future!"

Other highlights from the Bonhams Chantilly Sale include:

• 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark 1, first owned by the Belgian Baron Maurice Solvay, realised €212,400.
• 1962 Citroën DS Décapotable, a rare and highly-desirable early 'ashtray' model, achieved €182,900.
• 1965 Fiat 500 Elégance Beach Car, built by Carrozzeria Savio and displayed at the 1965 Turin Motor Show, achieved €87,320.
• 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Coupé, designed by Bertone and offered in stunning condition, realised €89,680.
 
Bonhams' next European motor car sales will be The Bonmont Sale in Geneva on 29 September and The Zoute Sale on 11 October.


 

Lot

Description

S/N

Estimates (€)

Result


01

1989 Citroën 2CV6 Charleston

VF7AZKA00KA
326827

€25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

€18,400

02

1956 Volkswagen Type 2 Combi Van

20138061

€30,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€14,375

03

1954  MG  Midget TF Roadster

TF2280

€40,000 - 60,000

Not Sold

04

1955 Austin-Healey  100M Roadster

BN2-L/228308

€110,000 - 150,000

Not Sold

05

1960 Lancia Flaminia GT Cabriolet

82 404 1176

€120,000 - 160,000

Not Sold

06

2001 BMW  Z8 Roadster

WBAEJ11041A
F79478

€180,000 - 240,000

Not Sold

07

1962 Citroën DS19 Décapotable

4200446

€170,000 - 200,000

€178,250

08

1955  Alfa Romeo  1900C Super Sprint

AR1900C 10481

€200,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

09

1959 Alfa Romeo  2000 Spider

AR1020401128

€100,000 - 150,000

Not Sold

10

1932 Invicta 12/45 4½-Litre Tourer

L66

€300,000 - 400,000

€276,000

11

1954 Salmson 2300 Sport Coupé

85126

€50,000 - 70,000

€50,600

12

1955 Mercedes-Benz  190 SL Cabriolet

121.042-55.
00065

€90,000 - 140,000

€95,450

14

1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 litre coupé

115.2392

€160,000 - 220,000

Not Sold

15

1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina

18889

€150,000 - 200,000

Not Sold

16

1947 Alfa Romeo  6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet 'Extralusso'

915335

€250,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

17

1954 Arnolt-Bristol DeLuxe Roadster

404/X/3097

€290,000 - 330,000

Not Sold

18

1913 Rolls-Royce  40/50hp London-Edinburgh Silver Ghost

2371

€650,000 - 750,000

Not Sold

19

1956 Jaguar  XK140 Drophead Coupé

819165

€75,000 - 95,000

€88,550

20

1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car

872263

€75,000 - 105,000

€85,100

21

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

CSX3276

€850,000 - 950,000

Not Sold

22

1961 Alfa Romeo  Giulietta Spider

AR169591

€60,000 - 80,000

Not Sold

23

1963 Mercedes-Benz  220 SEb Cabriolet

111.023.12.
040134

€75,000 - 95,000

€82,800

24

1935 Bentley 3½-Litre Drophead Coupé

B65BN

€150,000 - 200,000

€144,900

25

1936  Rolls-Royce  Phantom III Drophead Coupé

3AZ72

€150,000 - 250,000
(NR)

€115,000

26

1952 Gordini Type 15S

18

€700,000 - 1,000,000

€690,000

28

1962 Porsche  356B T6 Super 90 Coupé

211 549

€60,000 - 90,000
(NR)

€62,100

29

1960 Porsche  356B T5 Super Cabriolet

154385

€130,000 - 160,000

Not Sold

30

1961 Alfa Romeo  Giulietta SS Coupé

AR101 2000551

€70,000 - 100,000

€87,400

31

1991 Porsche  964 Carrera RS

WP0ZZZ96ZNS
490908

€140,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

32

1995 Porsche  993 Carrera RS

WP0ZZZ99ZTS
390135

€230,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

33

1959  BMW 507 3.2-Litre Series II Roadster

70223

€1,800,000 - 2,200,000

Not Sold

34

1973 Intermeccanica Indra Fastback Coupé

100025414

€60,000 - 90,000
(NR)

€43,700

35

1983 Ferrari 308 GTSi Quattrovalvole

45673

€65,000 - 85,000

€73,600

36

1964  Mercedes-Benz  230 SL Convertible

113.042.10.
006621

€90,000 - 120,000

Not Sold

37

1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 'Mark I' 2.6-Litre Sports Saloon

LML/526

€190,000 - 240,000

€207,000

38

1936  Peugeot 402 Eclipse E4 Coupé Cabriolet Project

601504

€100,000 - 150,000

Not Sold

39

1964  Maserati  Sebring Series I Coupé

101.01975

€60,000 - 90,000
(NR)

€89,700

40

1959  Mercedes-Benz  220 S 'Ponton' Cabriolet

180.030.10.95.
09259

€80,000 - 120,000

Not Sold

41

1965 Volkswagen Type 2/T1 Samba 21-Window Microbus

245 122 891

€100,000 - 130,000

€103,500

 

 

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