French auction house Aguttes heads to the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris for the opening day of this year’s Tour Auto Optic 2000 on 30 August, where it will host a seven-car sale among a catalogue that also features works of art and wine. Star attraction is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Recreation which carries a pre-sale estimate of €750,000 – 950,000. Built over a three-year period from 2013-2016 by specialists in Italy using a Ferrari 250 GTE as a base, its aluminium Competizione bodywork was the work of renowned marque experts Bacchelli & Villa, while the interior was entrusted to the equally legendary Luppi.
Also set to cross the block is an 89,000-km 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, guided at €950,000 – 1,150,000. Originally delivered new to the US, it was imported into Belgium in 2006 and emerged from a meticulous restoration in 2010 when owned by Deman Brussels.
With only 1,331 built, Porsche’s 356A Convertible D stands out as being one the rarest versions and Aguttes’ European-spec 356 is also notable for having the more powerful 1600 S engine, producing 75bhp. Purchased new by a GI stationed in Germany, it was ordered painted in Ivory but underwent a colour change to black during its most recent restoration in the early 2000’s (estimate €220,000 – 280,000).
The sale also includes a 1922 Bentley 3 Litre with tourer bodywork fitted in the mid-1950s (estimate €220,000 – 280,000), a three-owner 47,186-km 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (estimate €185,000 – 225,000), a 1986 Renault 5 Turbo 2 Gr. B "Cevennes", recently restored by Ferry Développement (estimate €75,000 – 105,000); and a time-warp 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston, unregistered and with only 9km on the clock (estimate €50,000 – 70,000).
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From leading auction house Aguttes
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