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Artcurial Motorcars Achieves a Record Result for an Auction at Le Mans €12,6mio / $14,7mio


Lot 039 - 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster s/n   198 042 10 003222 Est. €1,500,000 - 2,000,000 (NR) - Sold €3,143,000 / $3,695,000

Lot 039 - 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster s/n 198 042 10 003222 Est. €1,500,000 - 2,000,000 (NR) - Sold €3,143,000 / $3,695,000

 

Le Mans 7 July, 2018

The 5th edition of Le Mans Classic by Artcurial Motorcars began just after 14.00 on Saturday 7 July, with sunshine pouring into a packed saleroom at le Circuit de la Sarthe. This biennial auction is held as part of the prestigious historic motor racing event Le Mans Classic, attracting enthusiasts and collectors from around the world.





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On the rostrum, Maitre Herv้ Poulain was accompanied by his magnificent duo, Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff.  They had worked with their team to present an exceptional programme, comprising a range of popular classics, sports cars and icons of automobile design.  Lasting over four hours, with 13 lots changing hands for over €200,000 €, including two over €1,0mio, with 4 world record prices, the sale realised €12,6mio / $14,7mio - the best sale result for any auction held at Le Mans.

Bidding battles started early in the sale, with lot 6, a rare flag used to start the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1967. Offered with an estimate of €1,000 - €1,500, a telephone bidder finally outbid someone in the room, to win the flag for €32,500 / $38,200 !

Mercedes was the indisputable star of the sale, and in particular lot 39, the 1963 Mercedes 300SL Roadster. This automobile was exceptional for having covered a mere 1 380 km in the hands of just one owner from new. This lot attracted serious and sustained bidding and finally changed hands for €3,143,000 / $3,695,000, over double its estimate, establishing a new world record for this model at auction! Its sister, the 1956 300 SL Gullwing (lot 40), sold to an European enthusiast for €1,013,000 / $1,190,000. This provided double satisfaction for Artcurial Motorcars, having been commissioned by the Swedish government to sell these automobiles to raise funds for a charity supporting the education of children in need. 

Two other descendants of the 300 SL, the SLS AMG Coup้ (lot 68) and Roadster (lot 69), both from 2014, found new owners for €488,700 / $574,000 and €554,300 / $651,000 respectively. 

And the Italians? Lamborghini shared the limelight, starting with the 1965 tractor (lot 28) which sold above the high estimate for €35,800€ / $42,000 including premium. There were also some classic models including lot 30, the 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 which sold for €834,400 / $981,000, and lot 95, the stunning 1975 LP400 Countach ซ Periscopio ป, an icon of 1970s design that joined a private European collection for €977,400  / $1,149,000.

Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director Artcurial Motorcars
"This Le Mans sale, in which we have achieved the world record price for a Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster, has been hugely rewarding! An exceptional atmosphere that Artcurial Motorcars alone has the secret for, with superb results allowing Artcurial to celebrate victory amongst the greatest champions at Le Mans!"



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Lot

Year Make ModelDescription

Chassis #

Estimates

Result

001

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

€8,500 - 12,000

 

002

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

€4,000 - 6,000

 

003

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

€4,000 - 6,000

 

004

JIDษHEM (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)

€17,880

008

1956 Fiat 600 Multipla 4/5 places

100.108*
006624

€24,000 - 32,000
(NR)

€22,648

009

1967 Fiat 500 F

1508606

€8,000 - 13,000
(NR)

€8,940

010

1965 MG B cabriolet

GHN3L/58158

€10,000 - 20,000
(NR)

€14,304

011

2005 Ford Mustang GT

1ZVHT82H
455201063

€20,000 - 30,000
(NR)

Not Sold

012

1966 Datsun 1600 sports " Fairlady "

SPL31100686

€25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

Not Sold

013

1959 Triumph TR3A - Pr้paration Rallye

TS51185L

€35,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€41,720

014

1965 Ford Anglia " pr้par้e course "

BB2265J60758

€15,000 - 25,000
(NR)

Not Sold

015

1963 Jaguar Type E 3,8 L S้rie 1 coup้

888261

€125,000 - 150,000

Not Sold

016

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

876369

€200,000 - 240,000

€232,440

017

1937 Citro๋n Traction 11BL Cabriolet

372149

€105,000 - 125,000

Not Sold

018

Circa 1956 Peugeot triporteur type 57TM

667982

€2,500 - 3,500
(NR)

€2,980

019

1966 Sovam 1100 VS

1100A1015

€8,000 - 12,000
(NR)

€11,920

020

1960 DB HBR5 Coach Surbaiss้

1204

€80,000 - 100,000

€115,624

021

1954 DB Monomill Ex-Bernard Consten

536

€25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

Not Sold

022

1955 Jaguar XK140 COUPE "MC"

S814680DN

€65,000 - 85,000
(NR)

€60,792

023

1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

671245

€90,000 - 130,000
(NR)

Not Sold

024

1972 Jaguar Type E V12 Roadster

1S20848BW

€65,000 - 80,000

Not Sold

025

1955 Jaguar XK 140 Maurice Gomm Special

804418DN

€300,000 - 360,000

Not Sold

026

1966 Mini Marcos Gt 1300

6034

€40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

€35,760

027

2001 Marcos Mantis GT3 FIA

SCXXVYB05332

€60,000 - 100,000

€52,000

028

1965 Lamborghini 2R

17056

€22,000 - 30,000
(NR)

€35,760

029

1985 Lamborghini Jalpa

ZA9J00000FLA
12250

€65,000 - 85,000

€73,904

030

1968 Lamborghini Miura P400

# 3649

€800,000 - 1,100,000

€834,400 / $984,592

031

1966 Lamborghini 350 GT par Touring

0355

€480,000 - 540,000

Not Sold

032

1989 Mercedes-Benz 190 2.5 16S

WDB2010351F
630975

€28,000 - 38,000
(NR)

€23,840

033

2002 Porsche 996 GT2

WPOZZZ99Z2S
695270

€80,000 - 120,000
(NR)

Not Sold

034

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L RS

911360902

€300,000 - 400,000

Not Sold

035

1993 Porsche 964 RSR 3.8L

WPOZZZ96ZPS
496086

€800,000 - 1,000,000

Not Sold

036

1973 Porsche 911 2,4L S Targa

9113310863

€120,000 - 160,000

€143,040

037

1971 BMW 2002 Tii Groupe 2

2703860

€70,000 - 90,000

Not Sold

038

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL avec Hard-Top

113.044.12.
005217

€55,000 - 70,000
(NR)

€57,216

039

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

198.042.10.
003222

€1,500,000 - 2,000,000
(NR)

€3,143,000 / $3,695,000

040

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL "Papillon"

198.040 65.
00180

€1,000,000 - 1,500,000
(NR)

€1,013,000 / $1,195,576

041

1983 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL avec Hard-Top

WDB1070461A
005450

€30,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€30,992

042

1983 Porsche 911 SC

WPOZZZ91ZDS
101218

€50,000 - 70,000
(NR)

€59,600

043

1976/1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Groupe B Michelotto

18869

€800,000 - 1,000,000

Not Sold

044

1970 Dino 246 GT L

01106

€280,000 - 340,000

€298,000

045

1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

11409

€180,000 - 220,000

Not Sold

046

1985 Ferrari Testarossa

57271

€120,000 - 150,000

€129,928

047

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L RS

9113600473

€500,000 - 700,000

Not Sold

048

1991 Ferrari Mondial T Coup้

92005

€30,000 - 45,000
(NR)

€32,184

049

2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello

119560

€70,000 - 90,000
(NR)

€73,904

050

1973 Porsche 911 2.7L RS Lightweight

9113600994

€1,000,000 - 1,200,000

Not Sold

051

1968 Fiat Shellette par Michelotti

09566001

€25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

€38,100 / $44,958

052

1968 Fiat 500 Gamine par Vignale

110F1768057

€18,000 - 24,000
(NR)

€21,456

053

1967 Fiat 500 F

110F1368738

€10,000 - 15,000
(NR)

€10,728

054

1970 Autobianchi Eden Roc

110F/B5*009256

€18,000 - 24,000
(NR)

€22,648

055

1961 Jaguar Type E Serie 1 3.8L Roadster

875246

€280,000 - 320,000

Not Sold

056

2013 Ferrari F12

197284

€160,000 - 220,000

€178,800

057

2011 Ferrari FF

185269

€140,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

058

2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale

ZHWGE71J5CLA
11847

€130,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

059

2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversario

ZHWED2ZD9ELA
02549

€250,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

060

2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV

ZHWBA81H4ALA
04037

€280,000 - 340,000

Not Sold

061

2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

UX77591

€180,000 - 220,000

€244,360

062

2014 Porsche 991 Turbo S

WP0ZZZ99ZES
161084

€110,000 - 130,000

€133,504

063

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coup้

UX76038

€260,000 - 340,000

Not Sold

064

2012 Aston Martin One-77 Q-Edition

SCFGFXXX4BGS
17734

€1,900,000 - 2,300,000

Not Sold

065

1999 Bentley Continental SC Targa

SCBZZ22E9XCX
65057

€85,000 - 95,000

Not Sold

066

2004 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider

135623

€40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

€73,904

067

2015 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG Hamilton Edition #19

WDDJK7EAXFF
037013

€180,000 - 220,000

€256,300 / $302,434

068

2014 Mercedes Benz SLS GT AMG coup้ Final Edition

WMX1973781A
011329

€460,000 - 540,000

€488,700 / $576,666

069

2014 Mercedes Benz SLS GT AMG Roadster Final Edition

WMX1974781A
011124

€500,000 - 600,000

€554,300 / $654,074

070

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

12799

€500,000 - 700,000

€584,100 / $689,238

071

2001 BMW Z8

WBAEJ11060AF
79027

€175,000 - 225,000

€196,680

072

1982 Renault 5 Turbo

B0000729

€100,000 - 120,000

Not Sold

073

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

20304

€220,000 - 250,000

Not Sold

074

1998 Venturi 400 GT

VK8TRY61195CE
0004

€180,000 - 240,000

Not Sold

075

1992 Porsche 964 Turbo 3,3L

WPOZZZ96ZMS
471291

€80,000 - 120,000

€95,360

076

1995 Porsche 993 Turbo XLC 450 ch

WPOZZZ99ZTS
370323

€90,000 - 140,000

Not Sold

077

1994 Porsche 993 Cup-Sport

WPOZZZ99ZRS
398075

€150,000 - 200,000

Not Sold

078

1991 Porsche 964 Carrera RS

WPOZZZ96ZNS
490443

€130,000 - 180,000

€154,960

079

1959 Triumph TR3A

TS40928E

€35,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€35,760

080

1965 Triumph TR4A IRS

CTC59121

€35,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€53,640

081

1964 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet

160634

€110,000 - 150,000

€149,000

082

2003 Ferrari 575 M Maranello F1

131736

€90,000 - 120,000

Not Sold

083

1968 Iso Rivolta IR300 coup้

410389

€85,000 - 105,000

Not Sold

084

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione Groupe 4

12467

€6,500,000 - 7,500,000

Not Sold

085

1962 Austin Healey 3000 MKII BT7

HBT7L18666

€70,000 - 90,000

€97,744

086

2008 Porsche 997 GT3 RS

WPOZZZ99Z7S
790881

€95,000 - 130,000

€109,664

087

1987 ADA C2

03

€280,000 - 340,000

wdn

088

2007 Aston Martin DBRS9 GT3

DBRS9/016

€200,000 - 250,000

€220,520

089

1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

1G1YZ23J8P
5800172

€35,000 - 45,000
(NR)

Not Sold

090

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

JT164STJ
500018723

€20,000 - 30,000
(NR)

Not Sold

091

1991 Toyota Celica ST 165 TC 4-55

JT1LST16
500010089

€150,000 - 180,000

€166,880

092

1968 Maserati Mistral 4000

AM109 A1 1584

€140,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

093

1968 Maserati Ghibli 4.9L

AM115/49/1486

€180,000 - 240,000

Not Sold

094

1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 par Touring

0595

€390,000 - 430,000

€429,100 / $506,338

095

1975 Lamborghini LP400 Countach "Periscopio"

1120062

€900,000 - 1,000,000

€977,400 / $1,153,332

096

2006 Maserati Gransport Trofeo Light GT3 FIA

ZAMBC38B0000
23406

€150,000 - 300,000

€166,880

097

1989 Mitsubishi Pajero L040 Paris-Dakar

JMBL141GVKJ
500494

€40,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€38,144

098

1975 Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight Half Tone

95401316A

€15,000 - 25,000
(NR)

€14,304

099

1976 Porsche 914 2L Pr้par้e GT

4762902580

€30,000 - 40,000
(NR)

€28,608

100

1965 Lancia Flavia Sport Zagato 1.8L

815532001422

€60,000 - 80,000

Not Sold

101

1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet

160021

€100,000 - 150,000

Not Sold

102

1964 Lotus Elan S1

2G346

€45,000 - 65,000

Not Sold

103

2001 Lotus Esprit V8 GT

SCCDB08281HD
10211

€45,000 - 55,000

€50,064

104

1966 Porsche 911 SWB Coup้

304113

€140,000 - 200,000

€143,040

105

1970 Porsche 914/6

9140432188

€70,000 - 90,000

€83,440

106

1967 Alfa Romeo Sprint GT Veloce

AR*252632

€50,000 - 70,000

€52,448

107

1972 Porsche 911 2.4L S

9113301322

€130,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

108

1979 Ford Zakspeed Capri Turbo

ZAK-G5 C002/79

€550,000 - 750,000

Not Sold

109

1973 BMW 3.0L CSL

2285404

€150,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

110

1963 Jaguar type E S้rie 1 Coup้ 3.8L Configuration Lightweight FIA GTS-Class

887169

€100,000 - 150,000

Not Sold

111

1977 Porsche 911 recr้ation 2.8L RSR

9117201249

€80,000 - 120,000

Not Sold

112

1979 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

HR4DCALAL
186175

€40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

€38,144

                 

113

1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL

113.042.10.
011150

€80,000 - 100,000

Not Sold

114

1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL avec Hard-Top

WDB1070411A
0808755

€28,000 - 38,000
(NR)

€29,800

115

1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL avec Hard-Top

WDB1070451A
028162

€30,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€53,640

116

1996 Porsche 993 Turbo

WPOZZZ99ZTS
371642

€95,000 - 125,000

wdn

117

1969 Porsche 911 E Targa Soft window

119210690

€120,000 - 140,000

Not Sold