Artcurial Motorcars, in seamless collaboration with the prestigious international show Rétromobile, has ignited the automotive world’s anticipation by announcing a spectacular series of auctions slated for February 2nd and 3rd, 2024.
This forthcoming event promises to be a testament to the History of the Automobile, with a meticulous curation of iconic and rare models that will captivate the most discerning collectors and enthusiasts alike.
A Stroll Through Automotive History: February 2nd Highlights
On the opening day, February 2nd, Artcurial Motorcars will orchestrate a symphony of automotive history, showcasing a carefully selected array of iconic and rare models. This curated collection is a homage to the evolution of automobiles, celebrating their significance in the tapestry of time.
Under this category, a Ferrari 275 GTB, meticulously restored and boasting its Ferrari Classiche certification, takes the spotlight. Valued between €2,200,000 and €2,700,000, this masterpiece holds a historic pedigree, having participated in the Roses Rally and the Var Rally in 1966.
Additionally, a Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pininfarina series 2, beautifully restored by Italian artisans and also Ferrari certified, is set to grace the stage with an estimated value ranging from €1,600,000 to €2,700,000.
The lineup further includes a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing in Concours condition, a true automotive myth, valued between €1,200,000 and €1,500,000.
Representing the elegance of the 1980s, a collection of BMWs from a brand dealership will be up for grabs. Notable among them is a 1981 BMW M1, a gem with a price tag ranging from €500,000 to €600,000, showcasing its impeccable provenance by remaining in the hands of the same owner since its delivery brand new in France.
Racing, Flying & Yachting Extravaganza: February 3rd Showcase
The second day of the auction, on February 3rd, will witness a distinct shift to the world of speed and adventure with the Racing, Flying & Yachting sale. This segment promises an eclectic mix of items, including vintage posters and children’s cars, elevating the auction to a broader audience.
A standout among the competition models is the 1975 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT12, an exceptionally rare gem that epitomizes the ultimate evolution of the Alfa 33, the World Championship winner in 1975.
With a unique history marked by victories in the Interseries, this collector’s piece, with drivers D. Bell and J. Mass, boasts recent bodywork, showcasing a commitment to preserving its authenticity. The engine of this Alfa Romeo resonates with the golden age of prototypes, creating a symphony of power and history.
Timeless Elegance: The Pre-War Extravaganza
The auction also pays homage to the golden era of automotive design with a splendid selection of pre-war models. Iconic brands such as Voisin, Hispano, Delahaye, and the revered Bugatti will take centre stage.
A standout from a Scandinavian Collection, the Bugatti 40 Roadster by Gangloff, discovered in a barn about a decade ago, has been masterfully restored and will be part of the auction. Additionally, a Bugatti 57 Galibier stands out as one of the best-preserved pieces of this model.
Bugatti aficionados are in for a treat with an iconic replica of the Bugatti 35 Grand Prix de Lyon. Crafted with precision by the renowned Bugatti expert, Gilles Fournier, this reproduction incorporates many original parts, showcasing a passion for pre-war racing cars.
In a display of generosity characteristic of the automotive community, this exceptional piece will be sold for charity without reserve, supporting the association France Parkinson.
Conclusion: A Symphony of Heritage and Generosity
Artcurial Motorcars’ collaboration with Rétromobile promises an unforgettable journey through automotive history, culminating in an auction that not only celebrates rare gems but also embodies the spirit of generosity within the automotive community.
As the gavel falls on each lot, it echoes not only with the value of history and craftsmanship but also with the charitable essence that defines this exceptional event. Stay tuned as Artcurial Motorcars takes the stage, curating an experience that transcends mere transactions, inviting all to witness the fusion of heritage, passion, and benevolence.