An ex-works Porsche 907 tops the line-up at Artcurial’s two-day Rétromobile sale, estimated to fetch €4,000,000 – 6,000,000. Part of the Ernst Schuster Collection for the past four decades, chassis 031 finished 4th on its debut at the 1968 Nürburgring 1000 Km in the hands of Jochen Neerpasch and Joe Buzzetta, before being sold to Spanish privateer racer Alejandro Soler-Roig who claimed 4th at the 1969 12 Hours of Sebring. A three-time entrant at Le Mans with the Wicky Racing Team in 1970, ’71 and ’72, its competition career came to an end in mid-1973, joining Schuster’s collection 10 years later where it was the subject of a four-year restoration by marque specialists in the 1990s.
Four Ferrari halo cars owned from new by ‘The Ferrari Lawyer’ Maître Étienne Léandri are also set to go under the hammer. Stored in garages under the Monaco defence lawyer’s offices and only exercised on dry days, the 1996 F50 has covered just 1,318km (estimate €2,700,000 – 3,500,000), Léandri’s 2003 Enzo shows 4,760km (estimate €2,200,000 – 2,800,000), the barely used 2013 LaFerrari has less than 1,000km from new (estimate €2,200,000 – 2,800,000), while the 1989 F40 has seen little mileage added since its last service at Ferrari Monaco in 2015, currently displaying 13,284km (estimate €1,300,000 – 1,600,000).
Other big-ticket entries consigned for Artcurial’s headline sale include a 2011 Peugeot 908 HDi V8, driven to victory by Sébastien Bourdais and Anthony Davidson at the 2011 6 Hours of Zhuhai – the final race win for Peugeot in the WEC (estimate €1,800,000 – 2,400,000). An unregistered ‘as new’ 2020 McLaren Elva, one of only 149 examples produced, carries a pre-sale estimate of €1,500,000 – 2,000,000, while another car from Ernst Schuster’s Collection with Le Mans history, an ex-Gelo Racing 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR, is listed at €1,800,000 – 2,400,000.
Paris also plays host to Aguttes’ first auction of 2022, with cars on display at Espace Champerret in the run up to the sale which gets underway on 27 March. A 1927 Bugatti Type 35 C recreation is the star attraction, catalogued at €300,000 – 400,000. Built using an engine and some of the parts salvaged from a Bugatti Type 38 Cabriolet in 1978, it was completed in early 2000 after an engine rebuild at renowned marque expert Ivan Dutton.
A 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II originally owned by Scuderia Ferrari driver Chris Amon will cross the block with an estimate of €275,000 – 350,000. Amon kept the car during his years with the team from 1967-69, after which it spent the majority of its life in California, before joining the consignor’s significant Ferrari collection in France in 2014 where it received a €200,000 restoration.
Citroën’s twin-engined 2CV Sahara is a relatively rare sight at auction with only 694 built. Aguttes’s two-owner example comes with impeccable provenance and just 28,137km on the clock having been laid up in storage since the late 1970s (estimate €60,000 – 100,000).
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