Artcurial has an attractive offer at the “Parisienne” on February 5, 2021 | Double-declutching

As every year, Artcurial would have actually wanted to auction around a hundred cars at the Rétromobile Paris in early February 2021. But in the second Corona year nothing is as usual and so Artcurial postponed the Rétromobile auction into the summer and instead organized the “Parisienne” in the French capital on February 5, 2021. Anyone who would have expected a less attractive offer is pretty wrong. Among the 42 vehicles there are real collector’s raisins and at the same time a great variety from scooter mobiles to Le Mans prototypes.

Alpine-Renault A110 1600 SC / VD (1973) – as lot 04 at the Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: – Courtesy Artcurial

On average, the vehicles, including two two-wheelers, are 52 years old. However, there are no new classics to buy at Artcurial, the youngest car is from 1995, its counterpart at the other end of the scale from 1913.

Fiat 500 Lusso (1971) – lot 03 at the Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: Dirk de Jager – Courtesy Artcurial

All vehicles are together at EUR 29,971,000. per lot this is therefore EUR 711,214. A Fiat 500 Lusso is available for EUR 15,000 to 25,000 and a BMW R 80 G / S Dakar from 1985 for EUR 30,000 to 50,000. A good third of the lots are offered without a reserve price.

The Le Mans winner

The fifth vehicle will be the Matra MS 670 from 1972, estimated at EUR 4 to 7.5 million. Chassis 670-01 won the Le Mans 24 Hours in June 1972, with Henri Pescarolo and Graham Hill behind the wheel. Equipped with a twelve-cylinder with 416 hp at 9800 rpm and a ZF transmission, it survived the rigors of the long-distance race. And not only that, at the end of his career he was also victorious with Pescarolo / Larrousse in the 1000 km race in June 1973.

Matra MS 670 (1972) – as lot 05 at the Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: Philippe Louzon – Courtesy Artcurial

The history of the car reads almost like a thriller. Whether this and the history is enough to justify the price will be seen on February 5, 2021. Hopefully the legendary twelve-cylinder will soon be roaring again on a racetrack.

Group B icons

For almost the same amount as the Matra, you could buy almost half the field of candidates for the Group B World Rally Championship from 1985 to 1986, including a Ford RS 200 and a Peugeot 205 Trubo 16 Evo 2, a Lancia Delta S4, a MG Metro 6R4, a Renault 5 Maxi Turbo, an Audi quattro S1 and a Lancia 037 Rally. The individual evaluations range from EUR 250,000 to 400,000 for the RS200 up to EUR 1 to 1.3 million for the quattro S1.

Audi Sport Quattro S1 (1988) – as lot 09 at the Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: Peter Singhof – Courtesy Artcurial

Incidentally, that is not the end of the evolutionary vehicles, because there is also a BMW M3 Evo 2 from 1988 and a Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evo 2 from 1990 available.

BMW M3 Evo 2 (1988) – lot 13 at the Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: Peter Singhof – Courtesy Artcurial

Even rarer than the two, however, is a street version of the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 from 1984, which is offered for EUR 180,000 to 240,000.

Pre-war contrasts

The most valuable car in the auction is a Bugatti 55 Roadster with Vanvooren body from 1932.

Bugatti Type 55 Roadster par Vanvooren (1932) – lot 31 at the Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: Rémi Dargegen – Courtesy Artcurial

A special history and a high degree of originality make the car with chassis 55204, which once won the Lyon-Charbonnières rally, one of the most expensive Bugattis of all time, at least if the estimated value of EUR 4 to 6 million can be realized.

Brasier 16 HP Limousine panoramique par Marcel Guilloux (1913) – as lot 30 at the Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: Christophe Gasco – Courtesy Artcurial

A Brasier 16 HP sedan from 1913 was the second pre-war car to go under the hammer. Here, EUR 40,000 to 60,000 are sufficient, or even less, because this car is offered without a reserve price.

Dwarfs

Two small automobiles should be just as expensive as the big Brazilian. In addition to a Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet from 1957 (EUR 35,000 to 50,000), the Rollera from 1958 is particularly out of the ordinary.

Brütsch Rollera (French licensed product) (1958) – lot 19 at the Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

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This scooter was developed by Brütsch in Germany, a license was sold to France and so a few dozen scooters were created in France, equipped with the Isard 124 cm3 two-stroke single-cylinder engine, good for around 6 hp.

So you were quite sporty, after all, the profit was low and the frontal area was manageable. Now the rare and completely restored Rollera should cost EUR 30,000 to 50,000.

British classic sports cars

With nine British sports cars, almost everything is offered that can inspire the distinguished gentleman in tweed.

AC Ace Bristol Roadster (1960) – lot 21 at Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: Kevin Van Campenhout – Courtesy Artcurial

Two AC Bristol as Ace and Aceca join five Aston Martin, including an Aston Martin DB5 Short Chassis Volante from 1965 for EUR 1.2 to 1.6 million. There is also a DB5 Vantage and a DB4 GT from 1959 (EUR 1.6 to 2.4 million).

Aston Martin DB4 GT (1959) – lot 27 at Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: Kevin Van Campenhout – Courtesy Artcurial

There is also an extremely rare Bristol 405 Cabriolet from 1955 (EUR 100,000 to 150,000) and an Arnolt Bristol Deluxe Roadster from 1958 (EUR 220,000 to 280,000).

Bristol 405 Drophead Coupe (1955) – lot 29 at Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: Kevin Van Campenhout – Courtesy Artcurial

A Bentley Continental R from 1954, which is on offer for EUR 1.4 to 1.8 million, would have also fit in well.

Italian granturismi

Those who are more fond of Italian GT sports cars don’t have to starve in Paris.

Lancia B24 Spyder America (1955) – lot 36 at the Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: Peter Singhof – Courtesy Artcurial

There are two Lancia Aurelia, one as a B24 Spyder America (EUR 675,000 to 750,000) and once as a B20 GT Series 5 from 1956 (EUR 175,000 to 225,000).

Lamborghini 400 GT 2 + 2 (1967) – as lot 34 at the Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: Dirk de Jager – Courtesy Artcurial

A Lamborghini 400 GT 2 + 2 from 1967 will be sold for EUR 380,000 to 480,000.

Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer (1980) – lot 41 at the Artcurial “Parisienne” auction on February 5, 2021

Copyright / Photographer: Eric Corlay – Courtesy Artcurial

A Ferrari 512 BB from 1980 in the particularly attractive light green paint scheme is to find a new owner for EUR 200,000 to 300,000.

And then there is a very special De Tomaso Pantera from 1975, which impresses with a very special story and extensive documentation that is rarely seen. The car, which was individually built in the factory according to the buyer’s wishes, was estimated at EUR 180,000 to 220,000.

There is more about the individual cars and many pictures on the Artcurial website.

Vehicles offered

The following table lists all the vehicles on offer with estimated prices. The price was converted at the current rate at the time of publication. All statements without guarantee.

Lot vehicle year NoR EUR Est from EUR Est to CHF Est from CHF Est to
01 BMW R 80 G / S Paris-Dakar 1985 Yes 30,000 50,000 32,400 54,000
02 Piaggio Vespa Faro Basso 125 1951 Yes 8000 14,000 8640 15,120
03 Fiat 500 Lusso 1971 Yes 15,000 25,000 16’200 27,000
04 Alpine-Renault A110 1600 SC / VD 1973 90,000 130,000 97’200 140’400
05 Matra MS 670 1972 4,000,000 7,500,000 4,320,000 8,100,000
06 Ford RS200 usine 1986 250,000 400,000 270,000 432,000
07 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 2 1985 600,000 800,000 648,000 864,000
08 Lancia Delta S4 1986 600,000 800,000 648,000 864,000
09 Audi Sport Quattro S1 1988 1,000,000 1,300,000 1,080,000 1,404,000
10 MG Metro 6R4 1985 280,000 360,000 302,400 388,800
11 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo 1985 400,000 600,000 432,000 648,000
12th Lancia 037 1985 500,000 800,000 540,000 864,000
13th BMW M3 Evo 2 1988 Yes 60,000 80,000 64,800 86’400
14th Peugeot 203 Torpédo Tour de France 1954 Yes 60,000 100,000 64,800 108,000
15th Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 1984 180,000 240,000 194,400 259,200
16 Renault Clio Maxi “Kit car” 1995 140,000 180,000 151’200 194,400
17th Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 EVO II 1990 180,000 200,000 194,400 216,000
18th Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet 1957 Yes 35,000 50,000 37,800 54,000
19th Brütsch Rollera (French licensed product) 1958 Yes 30,000 50,000 32,400 54,000
20th Porsche 550A Spyder 1957 3’800’000 4,400,000 4,104,000 4,752,000
21st AC Bristol ACE Roadster 1960 Yes 300,000 350,000 324,000 378,000
22nd AC Bristol ACECA 1960 Yes 100,000 150,000 108,000 162,000
23 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage 1965 Yes 600,000 800,000 648,000 864,000
24 Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante 1965 1,200,000 1,600,000 1,296,000 1,728,000
25th Aston Martin DB2 / 4 Cabriolet 1955 Yes 240,000 320,000 259,200 345,600
26th Aston Martin DB4 1961 Yes 240,000 320,000 259,200 345,600
27 Aston Martin DB4 GT 1959 1,600,000 2,400,000 1,728,000 2,592,000
28 Arnolt Bristol Deluxe Roadster 1958 Yes 220,000 280,000 237,600 302,400
29 Bristol 405 Drophead Coupe 1955 Yes 100,000 150,000 108,000 162,000
30th Brasier 16 HP Limousine panoramique by Marcel Guilloux 1913 Yes 40,000 60,000 43’200 64,800
31 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster par Vanvooren 1932 4,000,000 6,000,000 4,320,000 6,480,000
32 Chrysler ST Special coupe par Ghia 1955 200,000 300,000 216,000 324,000
33 Maserati 3700 Sebring 2 GTI 1966 170,000 190,000 183,600 205’200
34 Lamborghini 400 GT 2 + 2 1967 380,000 480,000 410,400 518,400
35 Bentley Continental R par HJ Mulliner 1954 1,400,000 1,800,000 1,512,000 1,944,000
36 Lancia B24 Spyder America 1955 675,000 750,000 729,000 810,000
37 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Series 5 “Laboratoire” 1956 175,000 225,000 189,000 243,000
38 BMW M5 “Production” ex-Marc Sourd 1985 90,000 140,000 97’200 151’200
39 Ferrari F355 Challenge 1995 140,000 180,000 151’200 194,400
40 De Tomaso Pantera GTS “Prototipo Tony Mantas” 1975 180,000 220,000 194,400 237,600
41 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer 1980 200,000 300,000 216,000 324,000
42 Ferrari 400i 1982 Yes 60,000 80,000 64,800 86’400

All statements without guarantee

Legend:

  • Column NoR = No Reserve (no reserve price)
  • Column S. = Status:
    V = sold, N = not sold
    Z = withdrawn, U = subject to change

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