Porsche 908 Offered for Sale at Artcurial Le Mans Classic 2012
Porsche 908 Offered for Sale at Artcurial Le Mans Classic 2012

Artcurial Le Mans Classic 2012 – Auction Preview

The Artcurial Motorcars Le Mans Classic auction will be staged Saturday 7th July 2012 at the Le Mans 24 Hours Circuit in France. Artcurial assembled a selection of 130 collector and competition motor cars for their 2012 Le Mans Classic auction, with 70% of the lots offered at no reserve.

The Artcurial Le Mans Classic 2012 sale has a strong competition bias and features cars that have participated – and in many cases won – highly prestigious races. With estimates between €1,300,000 and €1,600,000, collectors will have the choice of a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTC which won the 1966 Nurburgring 1000km, a Porsche 908, winner at Zellweg, or the only world champion Audi R10 TD1 factory prototype in private hands. Peugeot is well represented, with a 1938 Darl’mat 402 and a 1991 905 which participated in the Le Mans 24 Hour race for three consecutive years (no reserve).

Additional highlights of the Artcurial Le Mans Classic 2012 include:

• Four Ligier cars, including the 1974 JS2 which won the 1974 Tour de France and came second in the 1975 Le Mans 24 Hour Race (estimate €750,000 – 1,100,000), the 1970 JS1 with excellent racing provenance (€450,000 – 650,000) and the 1978 F1 11/15 which won the 1980 Hockenheim GP, driven by Laffite (€200,000 – 250,000).

• 1966 AC Cobra 427 (estimate €500,000 – 600,000).

• Collection belonging to Claude Le Guézec, former Matra race director.

• Collection belonging to Michel Pignard, who has participated in the Le Mans 24 Hour race 11 times and was runner-up in the French hillclimb championship.

• Heuliez Collection comprising 40 prototypes offered at no reserve, and presented in a separate catalogue.

Matthieu Lamoure, Director of Artcurial Motorcars, commented, “What other sale can proudly present at least ten cars that have won legendary races, a manufacturer’s collection of prototypes (Heuliez), several collections of GT cars, and offer 70% of these at no reserve!”

Artcurial Le Mans Classic 2012 – Auction Information
Sale: Saturday 7 July 2012
Preview: Friday 6 July to Saturday 7 July
Location: 24 Hours Le Mans Circuit – France

For more information, visit www.artcurial.com or contact +33 (0) 1 42 99 20 56.

Artcurial Le Mans Classic 2012 – Auction Preview

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competition for sale
1966 Ferrari 275 GTC – Estimate €1,300,000 – €1,600,000. Chassis 08457; one of three 275 GT Competition examples built; Class winner in the 1966 Nürburgring 1000 Km; continuous history; full restoration; ready to drive with FIA papers.
1966 ASA RB Type 613 1300GT for sale
1966 ASA RB Type 613 1300GT – Estimate €300,000 – €350,000. Ex-NART, participated in 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours; one of three examples.
2007 Audi R10 TDI for sale
2007 Audi R10 TDI – Estimate €1,300,000 – €1,600,000. Ex-factory R10 TDI; first of its kind to appear at auction; chassis participated twice in the Le Mans 24 Hours, once at Sebring (1st in class), and once in the Petit Le Mans.
1974 Ligier JS2 for sale
1974 Ligier JS2 – Estimate €750,000 – €1,100,000. Winner of 1974 Tour de France Automobile; Second in the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans; driven by Pescarolo, Chasseuil, Lafosse, Laffite, Jaussaud, Migault, Cerpaggi, Darniche, Nicolas, Beltoise, Jarier and Larrousse.
1991 Peugeot 905 EV13 for sale
1991 Peugeot 905 EV13 – Estimate €700,000 – €1,200,000. Offered at no reserve; 1992 World Champion; Pole position in 1992 Le Mans 24 Hours (believed finished 3rd).
1938 Peugeot 402 Darl'mat Roadster for sale
1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Roadster – Estimate €280,000 – €360,000. One of 20; delivered with its rare softop; imminently event eligible.
1968 Porsche 908 short tail for sale
1968 Porsche 908 – Estimate €1,300,000 – €1,600,000. Winner, 1968 500 km de Zeltweg with Jo Siffert and 1968 Prix des Nations at Hockenheim with Hans Hermann; eligible for Classic Le Mans and Tour Auto.

[Source: Artcurial Motorcars]

Show Comments (3)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. 275 GTC? I never heard of that type. I once owned a 275 GTB/C, which is a competition version of the 275 GTB (11 of them made in 1966). There was a more famous 275 GTB/C in 1965 that competed at the Nurburgring. It was a 9/10-scale “cheater” version of the GTB. Very few made, maybe only one or two…
    But 275 GTC? Looks like a Standard 275 GTB with 330 GTC wheels that a privateer raced. Not a factory race car.