RM Sotheby’s will host its inaugural St. Moritz sale on 17 September at the Kempinski hotel, held in association with the Bernina Gran Turismo during International St. Moritz Automobile Week. The 24-lot boutique sale is headed by an ex-Kimi Räikkönen/David Coulthard 2002 McLaren MP4 17D with a guide of CHF2,000,000 – 2,500,000. Chassis MP4-17A-06 was used throughout the 2002 season, with Räikkönen taking 2nd at the French Grand Prix before Coulthard claimed victory at the following year’s Australian Grand Prix.
Blue-chip 1950s classics include a matching-numbers 1958 BMW 507, the subject of a four-year restoration by marque specialist Hans Theil from 2005 to 2009 (estimate CHF2,000,000 – 2,200,000); a 1953 Fiat 8V that emerged from a body-off restoration in 2014 is listed at CHF1,300,000 – 1,600,000; and a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, restored by renowned experts Kienle in 1990, is CHF1,300,000 – 1,500,000.
A trio of iconic Porsches are also set to go under the hammer led by a 1988 959 Komfort with a pre-sale estimate of CHF1,500,000 – 1,700,000. Owned from new by a member of Qatari royal family, it was recommissioned by Porsche Centre Geneva at a cost of some CHF130,000 in 2019 and now shows only 961km. Joining the 959 is a one-owner 3,697-km 2015 918 Spyder, optioned with the 'Weissach' performance package (estimate CHF1,150,000 – 1,400,000) and a one-of-20 1996 911 GT2 Clubsport with 18,527km (estimate CHF1,100,000 – 1,300,000).
Aguttes’ annual Peugeot Citroën sale will take place this year at the Citroën Conservatory in Aulnay-sous-Bois on 19 September. The auction features 67 vehicles, where the star attraction is the ex-Sébastien Loeb 2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi, estimated at €600,000 – 700,000. Loeb picked up third place overall at the 2019 Dakar, winning 4 of the 10 stages, with the car running under the PH Sport banner.
Aguttes set a new auction world record for a Citroën 2CV at its recent Tour Auto sale, an unregistered Charleston with just 9km fetching an incredible €141,960. The same owner has now consigned his remaining two examples, also unregistered and in time-warp condition, one with 9km and one 18km – each estimated at €50,000 – 70,000.
Classic car auction price estimates for: McLaren | BMW | Fiat | Mercedes-Benz | Porsche | Peugeot | Citroën
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