The French auction house Leclere has consigned a unique 1937 Simca 8 Gordini for its Vente de l’Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS on 16 September (estimate €700,000 – 800,000).
The first of three Simca 8s constructed by Amédée Gordini, ‘726-RL8’ features one-of-a-kind bodywork and was driven by its creator to victory in its inaugural race, the 1938 Bol d’Or at Montlhéry. Further success followed, including a class win the same year for Jean Breillet at Donington Park’s Tourist Trophy race.
Other competition cars include an ex-Neuville/Sordo/Kubica Citroën DS3 WRC (estimate €320,000 – 400,000); a 2016 Peugeot 208 World Rallycross estimated at €230,000 – 270,000; and a two-time Dakar veteran 1991 Citroën ZX Rallye Raid at €160,000 – 190,000.
A 1957 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet 'Chapron' Tour de France is listed at €60,000 – 70,000, while no fewer than nine Peugeot 504s are entered – headed by a 1977 Coupe 'Rallye-Raid' example with an estimate of €35,000 – 40,000.
The following weekend sees Stanislas Machoïr host its 62-lot sale during the Salon Auto-Moto Classic in Toulouse. Highlights among the ten De Tomasos set to cross the block include a 1976 Pantera Group 3 which was converted by the factory to Group 4 spec in 1979 (estimate €100,000 – 150,000); a 26 890-km 1991 Pantera SI – one of 41 produced (estimate €100,000 – 150,000); and a recently restored 1978 Longchamp (estimate €60,000 – 80,000).
Classic car auction price estimates for: Simca | Peugeot | Citroën | De Tomaso
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