Artcurial’s first sale at its Champs-Élysées HQ in 2020 is scheduled to take place on 3 December, headed by a UK-supplied 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing with a guide of €1,100,000 – 1,300,000.
Also set to cross the block is an unrestored, two-owner, 1960 AC Ace Bristol which has spent the majority of its life in storage, with only 18,000km travelled since it was delivered new by Chardonnet in Paris to its first owner, Mr Guerineau (estimate €300,000 – 500,000). Guerineau kept the Ace until 1971, before selling it to his friend who has retained it ever since.
A 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT with Classiche certification which recently emerged from a €140,000 restoration at Ferrari Lausanne carries a pre-sale estimate of €300,000 – 400,000; while the top five is rounded off with a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet 3.5 showing 40,000 miles at €250,000 – 300,000, and a 140,000-km 1996 Porsche 911 RS 3.8 at €185,000 – 235,000.
Home-grown machinery includes a four-owner 1964 Citroën DS 19 Cabriolet by Henri Chapron, presented in its original shade of Carrera White (estimate €160,000 – 190,000), and a one-of-30 1957 Facel Vega FV4, treated to a nut-and-bolt restoration just prior to the consignor’s purchase in 2018 (estimate €150,000 – 180,000).
Paris also plays host to Aguttes’ final sale of the year on 13 December with no fewer than nine Ferraris among the 88-car catalogue. A three-owner 89,000-km 1980 512 BB that has resided with its present keeper since 1985 is the top entry at €200,000 – 230,000; a 1989 328 GTB with only 19,927km from new is €90,000 – 120,000, and a 1983 400i that was repainted and re-trimmed in 2017 is €65,000 – 85,000.
A two-owner 1985 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 that started life as a Peugeot-Talbot Info Rallye car, providing information to spectators during the 1985 rally season, goes under the hammer with a pre-sale estimate of €170,000 – 200,000. It was sold in October 1985 after 8,000km of official duties to SAAG Peugeot in Roanne, remaining on display in the dealership for many years, and regularly exercised by its enthusiastic owner who clocked up a further 31,500km.
Other highlights include ‘PKV 693’, a 1955 Triumph TR2 that was campaigned in period at Goodwood and Oulton Park, and by Gregor Grant in the 1955 Tulip Rally (estimate €180,000 – 220,000); a 1972 Fiat Dino Spider 2400, restored in 2011 (estimate €90,000 – 120,000); and a 26,200-km 1993 Lamborghini Diablo with bills approaching €45,000 since the vendor’s purchase in 2015 (estimate €115,000 – 135,000).
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