The final long-wheelbase Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta 'Tour de France' to be built by Scaglietti heads the catalogue at Bonhams’ annual Zoute Sale, taking place in Knokke-Heist, Belgium on 8 October. Chassis 1401GT was raced extensively in period, including appearances at the Coupes des Alpes and the Tour de France Automobile in 1960. Repatriated with its original engine in 2016 while undergoing a two-year restoration in Maranello, it comes with Ferrari Classiche certification and carries a pre-sale estimate of €5,000,000 – 7,000,000.
Modern exotica set to follow the TdF across the block includes a two-owner 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT with 7,102km that requires recommissioning having been on static display since the consignor’s purchase in 2005 (estimate €800,000 1,200,000); a 12,840-km 1995 Porsche 911 GT2, guided at €1,000,000 – 1,300,000; and a 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder with only one owner and 395km from new (estimate €600,000 – 900,000).
The 100-lot sale also features a one-owner 1987 BMW M3, unmolested and exceptionally original, it’s been cherished by the vendor who has only just retired from driving it at the age of 92 (estimate €120,000 – 160,000). Other motorsport inspired BMWs on offer include a 1973 3.0 CSL Batmobile which has spent the majority of its life in Japan (estimate €350,000 – 450,000), and a four-owner 1974 2002 turbo, restored some 10 years ago (estimate €100,000 – 140,000).
Oldtimer Galerie hosts a sale on 14 October at its Swiss base in Toffen, where one of the highlights among the early entries is a 1972 Lamborghini Espada Series 3 that was purchased by the consignor in 1978, and has been off the road since 1986. Dry stored until August 2023, it shows 24,056km and is described as having been well preserved and movable, but requiring significant recommissioning.
Star attraction at Aguttes’ Peugeot Citroën DS Adventure sale at Sochaux, France on 15 October is a 44,000-km 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16, expected to fetch €270,000 – 320,000. Ordered from new with a customer competition kit, it was entered on the 1984 Rallye du Maquis and the 1985 Tour de Corse, the 5th round of the World Rally Championship. Changing hands and colour scheme thereafter, it was subsequently bought by the first owner’s son in 2017 and restored to its original configuration. More recently it received a €10,000 mechanical overhaul at the Aventure Peugeot workshops, and it still retains its engine modifications giving an increase of power over the standard 197 bhp.
Other notable cars include a 1972 Citroën SM, upgraded to improve usability, with invoices totalling more than €50,000 (estimate €65,000 – 85,000); a 1974 Peugeot 504 Cabriolet V6, in single-family ownership from 1976-2023 (estimate €45,000 – 60,000); and a unique 12,800-km 1993 Peugeot 309 GTi 16 Dimma Compresseur, the only supercharged example built by the tuner Dimma in 1995 (estimate €40,000 – 45,000).
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