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Artcurial Paris October 27th, 2019

https://www.artcurial.com/en/sale-3974-automobiles-sur-les-champs

October 27, 2019 at 15:00

Artcurial Private Garage
59 avenue Montaigne
75008 Paris, France

Artcurial are known for hosting periodic motorcar sales through their Paris HQ although these aren’t regular enough to be specifically tracked. The October 2019 sale is highlighted by a Fiat Otto Vu/ 8V, specifically a 1953 Rapi bodied coupe. Fiat decided to launch an upmarket sporty road/ racer in 1952 and Dante Giacosa developed a 105 – 130bhp 2 litre 70° V8 that would be mounted in a Rapi designed tubular chassis and fitted with Rapi coachwork although Vignale and Zagato bodied cars were soon available. Fiat believed that Ford had copyrighted the V8 so the car was named the 8V instead. 62 cars were built by Rapi, 28 to this design and just 13 are known to survive. This particular car was delivered to Turin but ended up in the UK in the early 1960s and passed to various owners before it was restored in 2000 and eventually passed to the vendor in 2009 who had it restored once more. Artcurial note that this 8V is in ideal condition and that it runs like clockwork. 8Vs are excellent cars but lacked the development of contemporary Maserati’s and Ferrari’s and remained unknown until recently. While the very best and prettiest examples are worth up to $2 million, Artcurials €1.1 – 1.3 mil. ($1.21 – 1.43 mil.) estimate is bang on for a car that is cool but ungainly.

1953 Fiat Otto Seen Tipo 106 Sport Berlinetta

Bugatti’s first car was the straight four Type 10 but they soon developed the 16 valve engine and a longer wheelbase for the Type 23 which became the first true production Bugatti. Artcurial are offering an example with Tandem Sport coachwork, a sporty but usable 2 seater in excellent mechanical condition which may be largely original. Regardless of its originality the estimate is very high compared to other Brescia at €550 – 650k ($605 – 715k). Value would likely be somewhere around the $400k mark.

1924 Bugatti Type 23 Tandem Sport

Other highlights are:

  • 1959 Facel Vega HK500 at €100 – 140k ($110 – 154k)
  • 1970 Mazda Cosmo Sport at €75 – 95k ($82 – 104k)
  • 1995 Porsche 911/993 Carrera RS at €230 – 280k ($253 – 308k)
  • 2004 Porsche 911/996 GT3 RS at €125 – 155k ($137 – 170k)

Affordable highlights are:

  • 1950 Simca 8 Cabriolet at €35 – 55k ($38 – 60k)
  • 1992 Alfa Romeo 164 V6 QV at €10 – 15k ($11 – 16k)
  • 2000 Ferrari 456M GTA at €50 – 70k ($55 – 77k)

RESULTS

Even in this year of poor results this was one of the poorest with just 36 of their 70 lots selling for a rather paltry total of just $2.078 million. The top sale was a 1981 Porsche 911 that sold for €143k ($159k), the other two top sales were a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S at €18k ($20k) or 19% above estimate and the 1975 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet at €27k ($30k) or 10% above. Only one other car hit mid estimate and that was a 1976 Ferrari 308GTB Vetroresina at €123k ($136k). Otherwise it was all doom with a 2006 Bentley Azure selling at €67k ($74k) or 35% below its estimate and a 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Convertible €14k ($16k) or 40% below. Among the no sales were the 1953 Fiat 8V at a reported €950k and 1923 Bugatti Type 23 at €460k. Artcurial have their work cut out to do well at Retromobile.

Key – Lot # – Year – Make – Model – Chassis #/VIN – Low > High estimate (EUR) – Gross sale (EUR) – (US$) – N/R = No reserve

205 1972 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S 818630/018861 € 10,000 € 15,000 N/R € 10,728 $11,916 Mid
206 1971 Alfa Romeo 2000GTV AR2420224 € 30,000 € 40,000 N/R € 29,800 $33,099 -1%
207 1981 Porsche 928S WPOZZZ92ZBS840117 € 22,000 € 28,000 N/R Not sold Not sold N/A
208 1974 Porsche 911S 2.7 Targa 911 521 0019 € 50,000 € 70,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
209 1986 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo WPOJB0937GS50775 € 60,000 € 80,000 € 54,832 $60,902 -9%
210 1957 Volkswagen Volkswagen Microbus Samba Deluxe 274460 € 90,000 € 120,000 € 107,280 $119,156 Mid
211 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 194371S105326 € 30,000 € 40,000 N/R € 35,760 $39,719 Mid
212 2002 Lamborghini Murcielago ZA9BC10E02LA12200 € 110,000 € 150,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
213 2005 Ferrari F430F1 140205 € 70,000 € 100,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
214 1972 Maserati Bora AM117/362 € 125,000 € 175,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
215 1970 Mazda Cosmo Sport 10B-10706 € 75,000 € 95,000 € 88,537 $98,338 Mid
216 1970 Honda S800 1007443 € 30,000 € 40,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
217 1937 Delahaye 135M 26809 € 80,000 € 120,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
218 1954 Peugeot 203 Coupe 1360219 € 40,000 € 60,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
219 1950 Simca 8 Cabriolet 868108 € 35,000 € 55,000 € 29,000 $32,210 -21%
220 1935 MG PB PB0330 € 35,000 € 45,000 € 38,144 $42,367 Mid
221 1923 Bugatti Type 23 2146 € 550,000 € 650,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
222 1959 Facel Vega HK500 HKR7 € 100,000 € 140,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
223 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Convertible 20967W313767 € 20,000 € 30,000 N/R € 14,304 $15,887 -40%
224 1975 BMW 3.0CS 4300289 € 30,000 € 50,000 N/R € 30,160 $33,499 Mid
225 1966 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet 111.023-12-75262 € 60,000 € 80,000 € 66,120 $73,439 Mid
226 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe WDB111.026-12-1206 € 60,000 € 80,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
227 1966 Volkswagen Kombi 21 window Samba 256083506 € 85,000 € 105,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
228 1975 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet 1552012032 € 15,000 € 25,000 N/R € 27,416 $30,451 10%
229 1961 Ferrari 250GTE 2339GT € 340,000 € 380,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
230 1960 Cadillac Series 62 Cabriolet 60F059392 € 70,000 € 90,000 € 75,096 $83,409 Mid
231 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E14128 € 100,000 € 150,000 € 103,704 $115,184 Mid
232 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S 8512385 € 10,000 € 15,000 N/R € 17,880 $19,859 19%
233 1992 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4 ZAR16700000042085 € 10,000 € 15,000 N/R € 14,900 $16,549 Mid
234 1992 Alfa Romeo 164 V6 QV ZAR16400006252963 € 10,000 € 15,000 N/R € 10,728 $11,916 Mid
235 1984 Ferrari 400i 47149 € 60,000 € 80,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
236 1976 Ferrari 308GTB Vetroresina 19015 € 110,000 € 150,000 € 122,776 $136,367 Mid
237 2000 Ferrari 456M GTA 116732 € 50,000 € 70,000 € 63,176 $70,170 Mid
238 1973 Ferrari 365GTC/4 15049 € 170,000 € 230,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
239 1991 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II SCAZN02A2MCX35010 € 20,000 € 30,000 N/R € 15,496 $17,211 -29%
240 2006 Bentley Azure SCBDC43H86CX11473 € 90,000 € 110,000 € 66,752 $74,141 -35%
241 2004 Aston Martin Vanquish SCFAC23384B501470 € 70,000 € 90,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
242 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster 1R12032 € 75,000 € 95,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
243 1988 Ferrari Testarossa 78062 € 20,000 € 30,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
244 1953 Fiat 8V Coupe 106*000012 € 1,100,000 € 1,300,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
245 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL WDB1070411A50843 € 40,000 € 60,000 N/R € 41,720 $46,338 Mid
246 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E WDB12403618730810 € 30,000 € 50,000 € 48,872 $54,282 Mid
247 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe WDB1110261707 € 60,000 € 80,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
248 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster WPOZZZ91ZKS151960 € 80,000 € 120,000 € 116,816 $129,748 Mid
249 2006 McLaren Mercedes SLR WDD1993761M1099 € 195,000 € 240,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
250 1976 Porsche 911 3.2 101783 € 40,000 € 60,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
251 1981 Porsche 911 WPOZZZ91ZBS100053 € 125,000 € 165,000 € 143,040 $158,875 Mid
252 2004 Porsche 911/996 GT3 RS WPOZZZ99Z4S690965 € 125,000 € 155,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
253 2008 Porsche 911/997 GT3 Cup WPOZZZ99Z8S798238 € 75,000 € 95,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
254 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible 8T03C221566 € 25,000 € 35,000 N/R € 26,224 $29,127 Mid
255 1999 Shelby Series I 5CXSA1812XL210 € 90,000 € 120,000 € 101,320 $112,536 Mid
256 1969 Renault R8 Gordini 1300 R1135 0202382 € 40,000 € 60,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
257 1981 Renault R5 Turbo VF1822000B686 € 90,000 € 120,000 € 101,320 $112,536 Mid
258 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo 4290034 € 60,000 € 80,000 € 77,480 $86,057 Mid
259 1985 Peugeot 205GTi VF3741C66F5773514 € 18,000 € 26,000 N/R € 16,688 $18,535 -8%
260 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet 128.030-10-002987 € 60,000 € 80,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
261 1957 Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet 63464 € 30,000 € 40,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
262 1992 Porsche 911/964 Carrera RS WPOZZZ96ZNS490953 € 130,000 € 180,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
263 1995 Porsche 911/993 Carrera RS WPOZZZ99ZTS390589 € 230,000 € 250,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
264 1970 Porsche 911S 2.2 Targa 911 031 0343 € 80,000 € 110,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
265 1970 Porsche 911E 2.2 911 020 0472 € 90,000 € 110,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
266 1975 Ferrari 365GT4 18735 € 60,000 € 80,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
267 1999 Ferrari 456M GT 116954 € 60,000 € 80,000 € 77,480 $86,057 Mid
268 1974 Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300 B39/7 545361 € 9,000 € 13,000 N/R € 10,728 $11,916 Mid
269 1969 Austin Mini Mark 1 Deluxe Saloon A-A2S7L-797619A € 10,000 € 15,000 N/R € 7,748 $8,606 -23%
270 1972 Citroen DS21ie 03FA1350 € 15,000 € 20,000 N/R € 21,456 $23,831 7%
271 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 MK III Convertible HBJ8L/41974 € 40,000 € 60,000 € 47,680 $52,958 Mid
272 1948 Jaguar Mark IV 637093 € 80,000 € 100,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
273 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II Coupe 2+2 P1R43089BW € 50,000 € 70,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
274 1982 Citroen CX Tissier HS878294 € 10,000 € 15,000 N/R € 9,536 $10,592 -5%

All information is copyright Auto Auctions Monthly except images which are copyright of Artcurial, Bonhams, Gooding & co., Mecum, RM/ Sothebys, Russo & Steele and Worldwide Auctioneers. All figures are US$ and gross unless specifically stated. All figures are accurate in the home currency for the sale, any figures in other currencies are calculated based on the exchange rate for the date of sale accessed from FxTop.com. Percentages as given are calculated as the % below low estimate or above estimate as noted. All information given for recreational use only and cannot be personally guaranteed for accuracy by the author.

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