French auction house Aguttes will hold its second Tour Auto sale on 25 April at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, surrounded by 230 cars lined up for the start of the rally. The boutique auction is headed by an ex-Michael Schumacher Benetton B192 with a pre-sale estimate of €900,000 – 1,200,000. Driven by Schumacher in the 1992 season to 3rd place in the German and Italian Grands Prix, and 4th in Great Britain, chassis 06 comes complete with a Ford HB V8 engine, six-speed sequential gearbox and original livery.
Aguttes’ 1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Le Mans recreation, built from the remains of a Talbot T26 Lago Record touring car, is set to cross the block with a guide of €300,000 – 400,000. Other highlights include a Ford Sierra RS Cosworth Group A that was used by Didier Auriol to win the French Rally Championship in 1987 and 1988 (estimate €180,000 – 240,000) and a time-warp 1987 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 with less than 7,000km from new (estimate €45,000 – 65,000).
Classicbid makes a welcome return to Retro Classics Stuttgart after a pandemic-induced break with a 42-car catalogue dominated by German machinery. A two-owner 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 showing just 24,500km is estimated at €170,000, while the line-up also features a US-spec 1978 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 with 66,500 miles (estimate €97,500) and a two-owner 1980 BMW 323i that was refurbished by BMW Classic (estimate €28,500).
In the UK, a brace of Jensens have been entered for H&H’s first Buxton sale of the year on 27 April; the 1971 FF with a wealth of history and MOTs dating back to 1977 is listed at £60,000 – 80,000 and the 1972 Interceptor SP that was purchased by the consignor from marque specialists Cropredy Bridge for £71,000 five years ago is £50,000 – 60,000.
Stars among the yountimers on offer include a rare UK-supplied 1983 BMW Alpina B2.8 at £30,000 – 40,000. Recently recommissioned after being dry stored from 2006-2021, it is optioned with the desirable five-speed manual transmission and has covered 54,628 miles in the hands of five owners.
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