07/07/2012 Artcurial’s 9-million-euro Le Mans Classic sale
Held in a marquee near the owners' club displays on the Bugatti circuit, next to the pre-grid area for the races, Artcurial’s 7 July 2012 auction was its second at the Le Mans Classic. The results were impressive, grossing a total of 9m euros and selling 88 per cent of the motor car catalogue.
Top-selling car was the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB (below), estimated at 1,300,000 euros and selling for 1,540,200 euros. The ex-factory 1991 Peugeot 905 Le Mans car sold for 654,700 euros.
Those in the know tipped the for-restoration, very original 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA to do well. My goodness, it certainly did, selling for an estimate-busting 128,700 euros.
Another ‘barn-find’, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Coupé doubled its 100,000-euro pre-sale guide, selling for 210,900 euros.
Once again it proves that original, unrestored, unmolested cars from the best marques are the top tip right now.
Full report to follow on Classic Driver. You can view a complete list of results HERE.