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Artcurial Motorcars Dominates the Week of Paris Auctions With €42mio Retromobile Sale


Retromobile by Artcurial Motorcars ... Kevin Van Campenhout

Retromobile by Artcurial Motorcars ... Kevin Van Campenhout

 

Paris, 11 February, 2019

Artcurial Motorcars once again dominated the annual week of collectors’ car sales in Paris with the auction Rétromobile 2019 by Artcurial Motorcars. Taking place over three days from 8 – 10 February, the sale realised 42 304 574 € / 47 804 169 $, up 31 % on the previous year, with 10 new auction record prices.

Maître Hervé Poulain, accompanied by Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff, brought the hammer down on three lots over one million euros and 43 lots over 100 000 €, with 76% of all lots selling. A truly international event, buyers from over 20 countries outside France accounted for some 84% of the sale total.



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The undisputed star of the week was the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Touring Berlinetta that changed hands for nearly 17M€ / 19M$ including premium, to become the third most expensive pre-war car ever to sell at auction. Having been in the same family ownership for the last 43 years, this imposing and highly desirable automobile was bought by a private collector from the US.

The highly anticipated auctions dedicated to automobilia and F1 memorabilia, offering over 300 lots of F1 drivers’ helmets and racesuits from a private collection, realised 2,2 M€ / 2,5 M$.

 

« The hard work of my exceptional team of specialists at the most prestigious classic car show in the world has been rewarded after three marathon days of sales. With a sale total of 42 M€, Artcurial Motorcars remains firmly positioned as the European market leader. Prestige, history, rarity, these are the ingredients of the sale’s success, thanks to the skill and special camaraderie of our House. »

Matthieu Lamoure,
Managing Director, Artcurial Motorcars
 

Pre-war cars triumph Star of the sale, the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Touring Berlinetta (lot 20), made its entrance to rapturous applause just after 15.00. As the minutes passed, the suspense grew with several bidders fighting over the car, both on the telephone and in the room. A private collector from the US succeeded in winning the car for 16 745 600 € / 18 922 528 $ including premium. This exceptionally beautiful car became the third most expensive pre-war car ever to be sold at auction worldwide. It is the highest price by far of any car sold during this week of collectors’ car sales in Paris. The car’s previous owner, a Dutch collector, who was sitting in the front row of the saleroom, was delighted to know that his automobile would be joining the collection of another passionate enthusiast. His father had bought the car for around 10 000€ some 43 years ago, and it had remained in the family since then.

Another Italian masterpiece, this time a rare competition spyder with unique history, the 1966 Serenissima Spyder (lot 85), sold well above its high estimate at 4 218 800 € / 4 767 250 $. It was one of three Serenissima cars entered in the auction by Count Volpi, the man who set up the marque and ran a racing team with the same name. With several collectors bidding in the room and on the telephone, the bids soon rose above the pre-sale estimate of 1.3M€ - 1.8M€, and the car was bought by a private collector from the US.  This special Spyder was the only surviving example of two built, and the only Serenissima ever to take part at Le Mans. It competed in the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hour Race, driven by Jean-Claude Sauer and Jean de Mortemart.

Four other pre-war cars discovered in a Belgian barn also attracted interest, selling for close to 1M€ in total:  lot 29 – a 1929 Bugatti Type 40 (estimate 100 000 € - 130 000 € sold for 190 700/ / 215 500 $ including premium €;  lot 20 – a 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet by Graber(estimate 400 000 - 600 000 € ) sold for 500 600 € / 565 678 $ ; lot 31 – a 1932 Bugatti Type 49 Vanvooren , (estimate 150 000 -200 000 €), sold for 196 700 € / 222 300 $ ; lot 32 – a c.1925 Citroën 5HP (estimate 10 000 -15 000 €) sold for 21 500 € / 24 300 $. Other highlights of the sale included a splendid 1927 Citroën DS21 Cabriolet (lot 72), which changed hands for 244 400 € / 276 200 $, lot 111, a 1974 De Tomaso Pantera Group 4 spec, which sold for twice its estimate at 202 600 € / 229 000 $ and a 2009 Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss Edition (lot 131) which fetched 2 617 000 € / 3 000 000 $. Finally the 1971 Porsche 916 Prototype «Brutus» (lot 124) sold for 953 600 € / 1 077 568 $, one of the ten record auction prices achieved by Artcurial this week.

The sale on Saturday 9 February was dedicated to the iconic Italian motorcycle marque MV Agusta, with an extraordinary collection of nearly 90 classic machines, believed to be the biggest of its kind. Amassed by a family of enthusiasts in Italy over the last fifty years, this comprehensive selection of rare and sought-after machines provided a wonderful overview of the Italian marque’s history, dating back to 1945. Motorcycle enthusiasts were thrilled to witness the first lot being driven into the saleroom by none other than Giacomo Agostini, the Italian motorcycle racer who won 15 world championships and made his name racing for MV Agusta. After the sale he signed lot 254, the 2017 MV Agusta F4 1000 that sold for 42 100 € / 47 600 $ including premium. Lot 214, the 1972 MV Agusta 750 S ex-Arturo Merzario achieved the highest price of the sale, selling for 96 300 € / 108 800 $. Lot 252, the 1951 MV Agusta 500 CM3 4C Cardano Corsa changed hands for 84 300 € / 95 300 $.

 

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"The Official Sale" Lot Listing

 

Lot

 Description

SN

Estimate (€)

Price incl. Buyer’s Premium

001

1956 Citroën 2cv AZ " Rallye "

253480

18,000 - 28,000
(NR)

€15,496

002

1980 Citroën Mehari 4x4

00CE0514

25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

€38,144

003

1930 Alvis 12/70 Special Open Tourer Ex Jacques Potherat

656304

60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

€65,560

004

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider

AR*379303

60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

€71,520

005

1957 Jaguar XK 140 3.4 L SE Cabriolet

S 818466 DN

80,000 - 120,000
(NR)

€83,440

006

1959 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII RHD

AM300/3/1824

120,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

007

1929 Voisin C16 " Hétérozygote " carrosserie Ottin

35 026

90,000 - 130,000

€113,240

008

1928 Voisin C11 Cabriolet " Valse bleue " carrosserie Simon Pralavorio

26913

90,000 - 130,000

Not Sold

009

1926 Voisin C3 L " Queen Mary " carrosserie Simon Pralavorio

3031

70,000 - 100,000

€53,640

010

1928 Voisin C11 "Bijou " carrosserie Achard et Fontanel

26915

60,000 - 90,000

€44,104

011

1929 Hispano-Suiza H6B Coupé de ville transformable par Billeter et Cartier

12206

150,000 - 200,000

€216,944

012

1922 Voisin C3 C " Queen Alexandra "

969

70,000 - 100,000

Not Sold

013

1936 Panhard et Levassor Dynamic 140 (X77) Coach 4/5 places

99869

50,000 - 80,000

€42,912

014

1928 Voisin Type C7 en châssis

18590

10,000 - 20,000
(NR)

€15,496

015

1952 Dick tricycle à moteur Ducati

135 57 75

10,000 - 15,000
(NR)

€10,728

016

1932 Voisin C14

28824

275,000 - 325,000

Not Sold

017

1911 Rochet Schneider 12 HP Torpedo 10 200

10247H5

35,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€30,992

 

018

1938 Fiat 2800 Limousine par Pinin Farina

2800-000012

20,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€36,384

019

1925 Bugatti Type 23 " Brescia " cabriolet par Michel Bigatti

2615

280,000 - 450,000

€301,576

020

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Touring Berlinetta

412024

16,000,000 - 22,000,000

€16,745,600

021

1934 Citroën Traction 7C cabriolet

55217

120,000 - 150,000
(NR)

€125,160

022

1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport berlinetta Touring

915462

275,000 - 325,000

Not Sold

023

1908 Mercedes-Simplex 35/45HP Recreation

7040 / 6635

90,000 - 120,000
(NR)

€174,032

024

1944 Volkswagen 166 " Schwimmwagen "

7-013475
(S-4760)

90,000 - 120,000
(NR)

€119,200

025

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500 K cabriolet B

130901

600,000 - 800,000

Not Sold

026

1926 Hispano Suiza H6B Double-Phaëton par Million-Guiet

11647

450,000 - 550,000

Not Sold

027

1929 Bugatti Type 44 Roadster par Frugier

441125

320,000 - 420,000

€333,760

028

1932 Bugatti Type 49 Cabriolet

49469

400,000 - 600,000

Not Sold

029

1929 Bugatti Type 40

40719

100,000 - 130,000
(NR)

€190,720

030

1937 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet par Graber

57500

400,000 - 600,000
(NR)

€500,640

031

1932 Bugatti Type 49 Berline 2/4 portes Vanvooren

49487

150,000 - 200,000
(NR)

€196,680

 

032

ca.1925 Citroën 5 HP Cabriolet

29123

10,000 - 15,000
(NR)

€21,456

033

1955 Peugeot 203C cabriolet - Préparation Pékin-Paris

1746310

70,000 - 90,000
(NR)

€65,560

034

1938 Bugatti Type 57 C cabriolet Gangloff

57596

800,000 - 1,200,000

Not Sold

035

1939 Bentley Royale Sedanca de Ville 16 cylindres

B160EX1

300,000 - 500,000

Not Sold

036

1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet Aluminium par Pininfarina

915.536

500,000 - 700,000

Not Sold

037

1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport roadster Corsica

8513049

900,000 - 1,400,000

€977,440

038

1931 Bugatti 51 Grand Prix

51128

4,000,000 - 4,500,000

Not Sold

039

1936 Bugatti 57 Atlantic modifiée Erik Koux

57654

800,000 - 1,200,000

€852,936

040

1934 Aston Martin MkII Ulster by Bertelli

F4452/L

350,000 - 550,000

Not Sold

041

1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIII

AM300/3/1342

180,000 - 260,000

€238,400

042

1963 Jaguar Mk2 Tour de France

223101DN

270,000 - 360,000

€298,000

043

1968 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior

AR 775774

160,000 - 200,000

Not Sold

044

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

AR825611

40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

€41,720

045

1959 Jaguar XK150 S 3.4 Coupé

T836158DN

80,000 - 100,000
(NR)

€65,560

046

1962 Jaguar Type E Série 1 3,8L Roadster with Hard Top

876479

170,000 - 230,000
(NR)

€203,832

047

1948 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet par Letourneur et Marchand

801182

150,000 - 200,000

€150,192

048

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Touring Série 2

1900C01828

250,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

049

1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Platé Spéciale

P-002

400,000 - 500,000

Not Sold

050

1939 Citroën Traction 11BL Cabriolet par Clabot

406676

250,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

051

1954 Panhard Dyna X87 Junior cabriolet

857486

15,000 - 20,000
(NR)

€23,840

                             

052

1957 Panhard Dyna Cabriolet Grand Standing (Z15)

1150107

40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

€41,760

 

053

1954 Panhard X86 Dolomites par Pichon Parat

481837

100,000 - 130,000

€95,360

054

1953 Renault Frégate Ondine Cabriolet par Ghia

24 34 085
(étude 741)

80,000 - 100,000
(NR)

Not Sold

055

1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1

E57S100774

50,000 - 70,000
(NR)

€77,480

056

1956 Citroën DS 19

1778

25,000 - 30,000
(NR)

€27,416

057

1963 Citroën ID 19 cabriolet Palm Beach by Chapron

3281581

230,000 - 330,000

€226,480

058

1956 Porsche 356 A cabriolet 1600

61350

150,000 - 200,000

€178,800

059

1964 Volkswagen Type 24 Combi "21 windows"

245030968

100,000 - 150,000

€143,040

060

1952 Volkswagen Type 11C "Bretzelfenster"

10326120

30,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€41,720

061

1957 Messerschmitt KR200 Convertible

63464

30,000 - 40,000
(NR)

€35,760

062

1963 Messerschmitt KR200

79571

30,000 - 40,000
(NR)

€35,760

063

1959 BMW Isetta 300

317441

20,000 - 30,000
(NR)

€40,528

064

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

198.042 8500282

1,100,000 - 1,300,000

Not Sold

065

1957 Porsche 550 A Spyder

550A-0126

3,800,000 - 4,800,000

Not Sold

066

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

188.010.35.
00280

380,000 - 430,000

€476,800

067

1958 Talbot T14 barquette America

140 071B

140,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

068

ca.1936 Talbot-Lago T120 Cabriolet by Graber

85543

190,000 - 270,000

€216,030

069

1971 Citroën SM carburateurs

00SB0637

50,000 - 80,000
(NR)

€53,640

070

1969 Peugeot 504 Cabriolet

1009546

25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

€28,608

071

1937 Peugeot 402 DS Darl'Mat Sport roadster

705551

300,000 - 400,000

€321,840

072

1967 Citroën DS21 Cabriolet

4376057

160,000 - 180,000

€244,360

073

1980 Alpine A310 V6

VFA2700VA
00047475

25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

€41,720

074

1974 Alpine Renault Berlinette 1600 SC

A1101600VD
20211

70,000 - 100,000
(NR)

€133,504

075

1973 Alpine A 110 1800 Factory Gp4

18290

300,000 - 500,000
(NR)

€369,520

076

1989 Citroën AX Sport

2ZL7483

15,000 - 25,000
(NR)

Not Sold

077

1984 Citroën Visa 1000 Pistes

VF7VDVR0000VR
9752

20,000 - 30,000
(NR)

€29,800

078

1991 Citroen BX 4 TC

0XL 3021 

60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

€58,408

079

1968 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior

AR 775898

170,000 - 210,000

Not Sold

080

1960 Aston Martin DB4 series 1 " Competition "

DB4/228 R

200,000 - 250,000

Not Sold

081

1983 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 S

1121422

230,000 - 280,000

€256,280

082

2019 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake

SCFNMCUZXKGJ
54490

800,000 - 1,000,000

Not Sold

083

1984 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ 46 pick-up 8-seater

JT1P0BJ4600
911377

45,000 - 65,000
(NR)

€54,832

084

1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

1J4GS5879LP
503992

50,000 - 70,000
(NR)

€50,064

085

1966 Serenissima Spyder

005

1,300,000 - 1,800,000

€4,218,800

086

1968 Serenissima Ghia GT

GT001

400,000 - 600,000

€452,960

087

1967 Serenissima Agena

EX001

400,000 - 600,000

€441,040

089

1966 ASA 1000 GT cabriolet

11020

90,000 - 130,000
(NR)

Not Sold

088

1966 ASA 1100 GT coupé

01202

140,000 - 180,000

€119,200

090

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

9839

480,000 - 560,000

€536,400

091

1953 Maserati A6GCS by Fiandri

2053

3,750,000 - 4,500,000

Not Sold

092

1962 Maserati 3500 GTi coupé

AM101.2462

160,000 - 240,000

Not Sold

093

2010 Alfa Romeo 8C Spyder

ZAR92000000
053830

240,000 - 320,000

Not Sold

094

1991 Alfa Romeo SZ coupé

ZAR16200003
000503

65,000 - 85,000
(NR)

€65,560

095

1968 Lancia Flavia 1800 Coupé

8153300
16357

20,000 - 30,000
(NR)

€23,840

096

1970 Maserati Ghibli 4,9 L SS

AM115/49/1624

160,000 - 220,000

€220,520

097

1960 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale

AM101*1033*

600,000 - 700,000

Not Sold

098

1962 Aston Martin DB4 Série V SS

DB4/1212/L

900,000 - 1,100,000

Not Sold

099

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB

08465

2,300,000 - 2,600,000

Not Sold

100

1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L " Lusso "

5525

900,000 - 1,300,000

€977,440

101

1992 Ferrari 512 TR

94514

120,000 - 150,000

€125,160

102

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

875650

220,000 - 280,000

Not Sold

103

1961 Renault 4CV R1062 Jolly Beach car

3607765

45,000 - 65,000
(NR)

€39,795

104

1961 Fiat 500 Jolly

147636

60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

Not Sold

105

1969 Fiat 500 Gamine par Vignale

110F1775905

18,000 - 24,000 (NR)

€17,880

106

1982 Fiat 595 Barchetta by Simpatico

8042175

12,000 - 18,000 (NR)

€17,880

107

1990 Renault Super 5 GT Turbo "Alain Oreille" series

VF1C40505
02418029 

20,000 - 30,000 (NR)

€27,416

108

1975 BMW 2002 Turbo Groupe 2 tuned

4291167

70,000 - 100,000 (NR)

€95,360

109

1984 BMW 635 CSI Group A

E24 RA2-40

250,000 - 350,000 (NR)

€220,520

110

1980 BMW M1

WBS000000
94301096

425,000 - 500,000

Not Sold

111

1973 De Tomaso Pantera Gr.4 tuned

5300

100,000 - 150,000 (NR)

€202,640

112

1984 Ferrari Testarossa

53081

175,000 - 225,000

Not Sold

113

1974 Ferrari 365 GT4/BB

17561

250,000 - 320,000

Not Sold

114

1994 Ferrari 348 GTS

99152

55,000 - 75,000 (NR)

€72,712

115

1988 Ferrari 328 GTS

78578

80,000 - 100,000 (NR)

€96,552

116

1996 Ferrari F355 Spider

105034

70,000 - 90,000 (NR)

€77,480

117

1993 Ferrari 348 Spider

99222

50,000 - 70,000 (NR)

€83,440

118

2008 Lamborghini Gallardo GT3

ZHWGE12N481A
07116

50,000 - 80,000 (NR)

€46,140

119

1961 Lamborghini 5C Ercole crawler tractor

5261

30,000 - 40,000 (NR)

€35,760

120

1974 Lamborghini LP400 Countach "Periscopio"

1120030

900,000 - 1,100,000

Not Sold

121

1968 Lamborghini Espada Série 1

7120

150,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

122

1953 Porsche 356 1500 Super Pré A Cabriolet

60205

230,000 - 270,000

Not Sold

123

1970 Porsche 911 2.2L S

9111300396

100,000 - 130,000

€104,400

124

1971 Porsche 916 "Brutus" prototype

9141430195

800,000 - 1,200,000

€953,600

125

1982 Ferrari 512i Berlinetta Boxer

43561

180,000 - 220,000

€238,400

126

2008 Ferrari 599 GTB

162945

300,000 - 400,000

Not Sold

127

2004 Aston Martin Vanquish V12 2+2

SCFAC233X3B
501050

130,000 - 160,000

Not Sold

128

1993 Jaguar XJ 220

SAJJEAEX8AX
220685

350,000 - 550,000

wdn

129

2006 Porsche Carrera GT

WPOZZZ98Z6L
000221

750,000 - 850,000

Not Sold

130

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster

198.042.75.
00328

1,100,000 - 1,200,000

Not Sold

131

2009 Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss Edition

WDD1999761M
900056

2,250,000 - 2,500,000

€2,617,200

132

2014 Mercedes Benz Mc Laren SLS GT AMG Roadster Final Edition

WMX1974781A
011236

280,000 - 320,000

€324,224

                          

133

1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6,3L

109.018.12.
002011

45,000 - 65,000 (NR)

€41,720

134

1994 Mercedes-Benz 500E Limited

WDB1240361C
2137896

40,000 - 60,000 (NR)

€35,760

135

1993 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo 1

ZLA831AB000
568864

55,000 - 85,000 (NR)

€73,904

136

1989 Ferrari 328 GTB

80879

90,000 - 110,000 (NR)

€89,400

137

1978 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer

25999

250,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

138

1983 Ferrari 400i

40977

50,000 - 70,000 (NR)

€54,832

139

1990 BMW Z1

WBABA91030AL
04049

40,000 - 50,000 (NR)

€59,600

140

1993 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L

WPOZZZ96ZPS
470164

180,000 - 240,000

€232,440

141

2018 Porsche 991 Turbo S Exclusive

WPOZZZ99ZJS
151488

280,000 - 380,000

€266,587

142

1960 Porsche-Diesel Type 218 Standard

8862H

15,000 - 25,000 (NR)

€15,496

143

1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351

1F02R135694

70,000 - 90,000 (NR)

€65,560

144

1972 Ford Capri 2600 RS

GAECMR50573

35,000 - 50,000 (NR)

€45,296

145

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2,7L

9114600739

130,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

146

1964 Maserati 3500 GT Série II Touring " Superleggera "

1012348

170,000 - 200,000

Not Sold

147

1994 Rover Mini 1.3i Cabriolet

SAXXNNBYNBD
083146

20,000 - 30,000 (NR)

€26,224