Artcurial - Automobiles sur les champs 8

Artcurial organized another auction in Paris, which showed a total of 72 attractive cars. The unexpected surprise was maily due to one very special Bugatti ...

The auction took place at 22. 6. 2015 in Rond-Point theater in Paris. Out of 72 items, 59 were sold, only 13 cars left unsold. Total proceeds from the auction amounted to nearly 11.5 million euro. In a very sensitively constructed catalog this time not dominated by the Ferraris, but you could even find a variety of interesting cars: for example, in 1974 Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300 without reserve sold for 11,920 euros or 1957 Fiat 600 for 10,728 euros - even small cars already achieve high values. Decent selling price reached 1972 Fiat Dino Spider 2400 version, which has found a new owner for 188,336 euros (no reserve). Its increasing potential shows an eight-cylinder 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal, which amounted to 58,408 euro (no reserve). 1989 Lamborghini Countach Anniversary 25e changed hands at 274,160 euros, while a year older model Quattrovalvole 5000 was sold for 393,360 euros.

Several cars have been sold above expectations: for example 1968 Alfa Romeo GT Junior 1300 for 53,640 euros (with racing upgrades) and 1994 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo 2 (series Giallo Ginestra) for 66,752 euros and finally, in 1971 Maserati Mexico 4.7 for 149,000 euros.

What car was the most expensive? Again, this is one of Ferrari, this time youngtimer F40 supercar. Auctioned car had just two owners and had traveled only 8000 km. 1991 Ferrari F40 found a new owner for 1,013,200 euros. The second most expensive car became the 1970 Porsche 911 S/T Rallye 2.3 with the price of 905,920 euros (completely renovated factory racing model, owned by W. Röhl).

The big surprise was 1925 Bugatti Type 13 Brescia with bodywork Maron, Pot et Cie. This unique, rare car is one of only 12 survivors. From 1953 it was stored in the family and is now the last of the family collection of the French brand cars, which appeared on the market (the other three cars from collection were sold in the 70's). Completely original car was not in any way altered or renovated. Sitting on a shortened chassis (wheelbase is two meters) and is equipped with dual ignition engine. Compared to the original estimated 150 000 to 250 000 euros (no reserve), due to the huge interest of collectors, it finally managed 834,400 euros! Also worth noting is an interesting race car from the 60s - 1966 Alpine A201 Berlinette Le Mans, which has a complete racing history ever since its inception and has participated in a number of races, including Le Mans Legends, Richard Paul Classic and Goodwood Festival of Speed. The circuit racing car (carefully serviced) shown great interest, which was reflected in the price reaching almost to the upper limit of the estimate. The car was sold for 476,800 euros.

Text: BBI Classic Investments

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Standing: Year: Model: Price (€):
1 1991 Ferrari F40 1 013 200
2 1970 Porsche 911 S/T 2.3 Rallye coupé 905 920
3 1925 Bugatti Type 13 Brescia 834 400
4 1964 Porsche 356 C Carrera 2000 GS 596 000
5 1966 Alpine A210 berlinette Le Mans 476 800
6 1959 Aston Martin DB4 Série II 476 800
7 1962 Lancia Flaminia Sport Zagato 464 880
8 1962 Maserati 3500 GT par Frua 447 000
9 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage 441 040
10 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV 393 360
11 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 351 640
12 1981 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer 321 840
13 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25e Anniversary 274 160
14 1976 Maserati Khamsin 274 160
15 1971 Dino 246 GT Serie E 268 200

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