Bugatti Type 43, Ferrari F40 and Aston DB6 lead Paris sale
The annual Artcurial Motorcars Parisian Automobiles sur les Champs takes place on Sunday April 8, presenting 80 vehicles with two-thirds of cars at no reserve
For the 12th annual Artcurial event, returning to La plus belle avenue du monde in Paris, 'Automobiles sur les Champs XII' will present 80 classic vehicles for sale, including two-thirds at no reserve.
Among the many classic cars, a brand new Alpine A110 will also feature in the sale.
Launched to mark the return of legendary French manufacturer Alpine, the A110 will be the first example ever to be offered at auction – providing a unique opportunity should you have missed out on ordering a factory-fresh variant upon unveiling to the public during 2017’s Geneva Motor Show. Production was limited to 1955 examples.
If the A110 is a tad too new for your tastes, there's a wave of desirable classics waiting their turn under the hammer. Besides a Ferrari F40 and an Aston Martin DB6 Volante, a Bugatti Type 43 is also destined to raise considerable attention.
Scooters at Automobiles sur les Champs
Classic and modern cars won’t be the only stars in this sale, however. For the first time, Artcurial will offer a collection of scooters from a French enthusiast’s amassed collection. There are 17 Lambretta and Vespa models ready to be snapped up.
Rarely ridden by the collector, the current vendor has decided that they should be enjoyed by aficionados other than himself. All scooters are offered at no reserve.
‘The 12th edition of our Automobiles sur les Champs sale will include the models most sought after by our collectors,’ explained Matthieu Lamoure, managing director of Artcurial Motorcars.
‘This year, there will also be an exclusive opportunity to bid on a 2018 Premiere edition Alpine A110.
‘Popular classics will always have pride of place, and there will be a magnificent collection of Vespas included too!’
What’s offered at no reserve?
To name only a few, here are our favourite upcoming auction cars offered at no reserve. You can view the full catalogue on the Artcurial Motorcars website.
- 1962 Fiat Nuova 500 D
- 1966 Austin Mini Deluxe
- 1962 Fiat 600 D
- 2013 Morgan 3-wheeler
- 1974 Porsche 911 2.7L S Targa
- 1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S
- 1970 Jaguar E-type 4.2L cabriolet
- 1982 Range Rover Rallye-Raid
- 1988 Lancia Delta HF Integrale
- 1980 Volkswagen Golf GTI
- 1979 Peugeot 504 cabriolet
- 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS
- 1947 MG TC
- 1989 Jaguar XJS V12 Coupé
- 1950 Bristol 401
- 1965 Princess Vanden Plas 4 Litre R by Harold Radford & Co
Best of the Paris sale
1927 Bugatti Type 43 Torpédo Grand Sport
This example of the legendary pre-war Bugatti 43 has been largely crafted back together from original Bugatti parts. Conforming to heritage guidelines, the 2300cc engine originally constructed in 1927 and then rebuilt in 2009 is said to be in rude health, having enjoyed TLC from Roseau Racing Restauration – claimed to be the best of France’s Bugatti workshops – run by Henri Roseau, who trained at Laurent Rondoni in Carpentras.
Desirability rating: ★★★★★
Facel Vega Excellence 1st series berline 1958
We are proud to present this extremely rare 1958 Facel Vega Excellence 1st series berline. As the last one from only 10 build this wonderful limousine comes with a rather special history. Sold by Bonhams a few years ago the car surfaced now out of Dutch collection. I take the freedom of using part of their description : “This ultra-rare Facel Vega excellence 1st series is made all the moreFor Sale | 22 Nov 2017 | Etten-Leur, Netherlands€ 219,500
1958 Facel Vega Excellence
1958 Facel Vega Excellence. This highly sought-after 1958 Facel Vega Excellence (EX1) in grey prime with creme interior was 1 of 156 produced. It`s likely to be the 20th car manufactured after the first 10 EX models. Believed to be originally gris richelieu (dark grey with a hint of green) which is a very rare original color. Comes equipped with a 361ci Chrysler Wedge engine with an automatic tranFor Sale | 12 May 2018 | Beverly Hills Car Club. 4576 1/2 Worth St. Los Angeles, CA 90063$ 54,500
1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon Coupe
1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon Coupe This 1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon Coupe is an extremely original car for straightforward restoration. Burgundy with black leather interior, this incredibly rare and collectible car has a strong running Chysler V8 engine. It drives well and is very solid overall. The stylish, luxurious, fast, and hand-built FV4 was the top of the line Facel Vega model in 1958. It cFor Sale | 16 Apr 2018$ 117,500
1958 Facel Vega Typhoon
Rare 1958 Facel Vega Typhoon This 1958 Facel Vega Typhoon is an extremely rare find a highly original example. White with original red interior and original Chrysler engine. Complete and ready for straightforward restoration. Top of the line Facel Vega model in 1958. Originally a silver car. Not currently running but was running when last parked and the motor is turning freely. A great buy for onFor Sale | 16 Apr 2018$ 97,500
Facel Vega FV4 1957
Spectacular condition 7 year meticulous, no-expense-spared, body-off-frame restoration completed in 2014 Driven less than 300 miles since restoration Incredibly rare FVS Typhoon Series I Coupe One of only 37 built Numbers matching 354ci Dual Quad HEMI V8 engine Options include: Air conditioning by Vintage Air Disc brakes by Wildwood with electric assist Power steering PowFor Sale | 13 Mar 2018 | St. Louis, MO, USA$ 299,900
1993 BUGATTI EB110 GT
1993 Bugatti EB110GT. Year 1993. Make Bugatti. Model EB110GT. VIN ZA9AB01E0PCD39047. Body No 053. Engine No 061. Gearbox No 053. Front Axle No 020. Rear Axle No 026. Rear Final Drive Ratio “11/35” (3.18:1). Front Final Drive Ratio “11/34” (3.09:1). Completed September 29th, 1993. Production Sequence No 30 of 85. Exterior Color Grigio Scuro Metallico (Dark Grey Metallic, code 954128). InterFor Sale | 16 Apr 2018 | 11425 Sorrento Valley Road•San Diego, California 92121£ POA
1931 Bugatti Typ 55 Roadster
Beschreibung:, Der französische Automobilhersteller aus Molsheim im Elsass zählt zu den traditionsreichsten Automobilmarken und steht für Exklusivität, Luxus und Eleganz. Die von Bugatti in handwerklicher Präzision gefertigten Fahrzeuge standen im Ruf als beste Sportwagen ihrer Zeit und machten die Marke zu einer Legende. Die außergewöhnlichen Konstruktionen und der hohe ästhetische AnspruFor Sale | 16 Apr 2018 | 22763 Hamburg-Othmarschen, Thiesen Hamburg GmbH, Griegstraße 73£ POA
2007 - Bugatti Veyron 16.4 - £1,650,000
Romans are delighted to offer this exceptional 2007 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 presented in `Single Tone Black` Metallic with Cream Leather Interior. This beautiful low mileage example must be one of the best examples in the world with a Full Bugatti Service History, New Tyres Fitted, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and comes with the added benefit of Paint Protection Film (PPF) applied to the front enFor Sale | 16 May 2018 | Brighton Road (A217), Banstead, Surrey, SM7 1AT£ 1,650,000
1957 Facel Vega FV4
Having had lavish amounts of money thrown at it, surpassing the care and attention of a mere service and rebuild, the various owners of this Facel Vega FV4 have ensured the French rarity wanted for nothing. Leaving the factory in July 1957 destined for the American market, undergoing an extensive restoration process based out of Chicago in 2004, the powerful curiosity has found its way back to French soil in search of new abode.
One of just 36 examples made, featuring seldom-seen factory options such as power steering and brakes alongside tinted, electric windows and Robergel wire wheels – this is the definition of a prime investment.
Desirability rating: ★★★★★
1989 Ferrari F40
This 1989 F40 has only had three previous owners and is offered with the original set of factory luggage. Be still your beating heart, it’s only covered 52,718 km (32,757 miles)! Maintained by Modena Motors since 1990 before being acquired by the current owner in 2017, expect this to go for far more than the estimated final price.
A fine example of Enzo Ferrari’s final witnessed project, who doesn’t want one of these in their garage? Get your chequebook out…
Desirability rating: ★★★★★
1968 Aston Martin DB6 MkI Volante
Something of a mystery revolves around this DB6’s time before 1978. Little is known about the Aston Martin’s owners, other than it had only to before 1982, according to the V5 document. Leaving the factory in 1968, presented in Mink with a dark blue interior and hood, this example holds an ace card; being one of the rare models to employ a Borg-Warner automatic gearbox.
Since then, it spent some time in metallic grey before being resprayed in Metallic Pink. Other than this, the car remains remarkable original. After an investment? Look no further.
Desirability rating: ★★★★★
Classic Cars for Sale
We are proud to present this extremely rare 1958 Facel Vega Excellence 1st series berline. As the last one from only 10 build this wonderful limousine comes with a rather special history. Sold by Bonhams a few years ago the car surfaced now out of Dutch collection. I take the freedom of using part of their description : “This ultra-rare Facel Vega excellence 1st series is made all the more
1958 Facel Vega Excellence. This highly sought-after 1958 Facel Vega Excellence (EX1) in grey prime with creme interior was 1 of 156 produced. It`s likely to be the 20th car manufactured after the first 10 EX models. Believed to be originally gris richelieu (dark grey with a hint of green) which is a very rare original color. Comes equipped with a 361ci Chrysler Wedge engine with an automatic tran
1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon Coupe This 1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon Coupe is an extremely original car for straightforward restoration. Burgundy with black leather interior, this incredibly rare and collectible car has a strong running Chysler V8 engine. It drives well and is very solid overall. The stylish, luxurious, fast, and hand-built FV4 was the top of the line Facel Vega model in 1958. It c