Artcurial’s 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione Group IV heads the entries at the Le Mans Classic sale, which takes place on 7 July. Chassis 12467, the second of the two prototypes built, was initially campaigned by Luigi Chinetti’s N.A.R.T. – North American Racing Team – with its finest hour being a 5th place overall at the 1971 Le Mans 24 Hours in the hands of Bob Grossman and Luigi’s son ‘Coco’ Chinetti (estimate €6,500,000 – 7,500,000).
Other competition cars include a 1976/1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B, one of 15 308s built by Michelotto to Group B/Group IV spec (estimate €800,000 – 1,000,000); an ex-Harald Ertl 1979 Ford Capri Zakspeed Turbo Group 5 (estimate €550,000 – 750,000); and a 1977 Alpine A110 Group IV " BIS " 1800 VB which has covered just 1,700km since its recent restoration (estimate €220,000 – 250,000).
A brace of Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs are being offered at no reserve following the death of their Swedish owner Gunnar Giermark. The 1963 Roadster which has not been driven since 1972 is a true time-warp machine. Owned by Giermark from new, the car has covered just 1,372km and comes complete with its original Mercedes-Benz wooden crate containing the soft top that has never been removed, plus a wealth of documentation in as-new condition (estimate €1,500,000 – 2,000,000). The 67,470-km 1956 Gullwing was purchased by Giermark in 1968 and driven regularly until it joined the Roadster in dry storage in 1973 (estimate €1,000,000 – 1,500,000).
Monaco Legend Auctions will celebrate the 55th anniversaries of two design icons, the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph and Porsche’s 911, with a sale in the Principality on 19 July.
Highlights among the 19 cars include a restored 1961 Porsche 911 – the 136th built (estimate €750,000 – 1,250,000), and a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR which claimed wins for Clemens Schickentanz in the 1975 European GT Championship (estimate €1,200,000 – 1,800,000).
The 1972 French GT Championship-winning 1970 Porsche 911 2.5 ST, which also finished 3rd overall at the 1971 Tour de France with Claude Ballot-Léna at the wheel, carries a guide of €1,150,000 – 1,600,000.
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