Artcurial Paris Sur Les Champs 2011 – Auction Results

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing for saleArtcurial held its Motorcars Sur Les Champs 2011 auction on 30 October at the Marcel Dassault Hotel in Paris, resulting in sales of €2.7 million and a 85% sell-through rate.

Artcurial offered a total of 68 motor cars a the 2011 sale, led by Maitre Herve Poulain and Matthieu Lamoure, director of Artcurial Motorcars. More than 500 people–including 330 registered bidders–packed into the makeshift saleroom in the garage of the hotel.

Top sale at Artcurial Paris sur les Champs 2011 went to the 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing, estimated at €420-460,000, that sold for €531,400, followed by a 1963 Facel Vega HK2 that fetched a world record €204,500 (€80-120,000 estimate) and a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 RHD that brought €137,006 (€90-130,000 estimate).

Other notable results included world record prices for the 1967 Renault 8 Gordini that sold for €52,400 versus a €30-50,000 estimate and the 1960 Cadillac Series 62 Cabriolet that changed hands for €71,500 against a €40-45,000 pre-sale estimate.

Artcurial Paris sur les Champs 2011 – Top Five Auction Results
1. 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing – €531,400
2. 1963 Facel Vega HK2 – €204,500
3. 1966 Aston Martin DB6 RHD – €137,006
4. 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano – €131,050
5. 1955 Jaguar XK 120 roadster – €111,988

Artcurial offered 68 cars for sale, with 58 finding new owners, reflecting an 85% sale rate. The total sales volume was €2,688,474 and the average price per car sold was €46,353.

For more information, including complete auction results, visit www.artcurial.com.

[Source: Artcurial]