Did you know that the Matra MS 670, winner of the 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans, sold for nearly € 7 million! And the Artcurial Motorcars team is in the process of bringing together around a hundred more cars, each one more remarkable than the others, in order to offer them soon at auction including:
1984 Peugeot 205 T16 Pioneer
Estimate: 240,000 – 300,000 €
Among the first cars to join the Monaco sale, the unique Peugeot 205 T16 will be presented in the Pioneer blue and white livery, the last 205 Turbo 16 approved for the road produced.
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Estimate: 400,000 – 600,000 €
The Artcurial Motorcars team has discovered a real nugget here: an Aston Martin DB5 untouched for 42 years! The owner got married in 1980 in this car and has so far stored it in the back of his garage. This emblematic DB5 delivered new with a rare automatic transmission has therefore only known two owners, the last of which for 42 years. It is one of the few DB5s to have been preserved in its original condition. With its Silver Birch Metallic dress, identical to that of James Bond, this iconic car will turn heads in admiration with its elegant 3,996 cc inline 6-cylinder engine and its timeless line signed Carrozzeria Touring.
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400
Estimate: 850,000 – 1,200,000 €
Another fabulous model that completes this very first glimpse of this Monegasque sale, a Lamborghini Miura P400, but not just any, the one that belonged to Paul Bouvot. Delivered new in France on 03/30/1968 with the registration 8 US 75, the white Miura with black interior joined the collection of designer and artist Paul Bouvot in 1969. Following the sale of his Ferrari 250 California SWB, Paul Bouvot acquired this legendary Lamborghini Miura, designed by the very talented Marcello Gandini for Bertone. See as well Bouvot’s rare Lamborghini Islero S, his charming Maserati Bora and also his bewitching Ferrari 512 BB – all presented at the Monaco 2021 auction by Artcurial Motorcars.
The appointment is on Monday July 19, 2021 at the Hôtel Hermitage in Monaco. Billed as the most anticipated car auction of the summer. Contact Artcurial for any free and confidential estimate request in order to register your automobile or your collection in this sale.
Princes Car Collection
Located on the Terraces of Fontvieille, car enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that this exhibition, unique to Monaco, will be reopening on the 17 May. Perfect timing, as it just so happens that the Formula 1 Grand Prix will begin that week too. A real car fanatic, Prince Rainier III began this classic car collection at the end of the 1950s. Since then, Prince Albert II has continued to enrich the collection with new additions. Horse-drawn carriages, cabriolets, racing cars and more, there is something from every era.
The Prince of Monaco’s car collection is open from 10am until 5.30pm. Adult tickets cost €8 and children aged 6 to 17 and student tickets cost €4.