Paris, January 23, 2009
With revenues of € 93.7 million, Artcurial | Briest - Poulain - F. Tajan beats
a sluggish economy and confirms its position among the three big players
in the French art market. The vehicle department represents close to a
10% share of the auction house.
The next sale of collectors’ cars organized by Artcurial | Briest - Poulain - F.
Tajan will take place February 8, 2009 at the Palais des Congrès
convention center during Rétromobile, the show in which the auction
house has participated since its 1976 inception.
A “can’t miss” meetingplace for collectors from around the world for more
of 30 years, the 2009 event will be without precedent due to the exceptional
cars, as well as motorcycles, that will be presented at auction.
Once again this year Hervé Poulain and his team won’t depart from their
high standards, presenting cars chosen for their style, their source, their
elegance or their unique history.
Below a few selected lots:
212 Inter Coupé Pininfarina
Coming from the former collection of Prince Bernhard of Holland, a
recognized Ferrari collector; clear history, eligible to all great historic
Estimate: € 380,000 - 420,000
365 GTB/4 Daytona Special Pininfarina
One-off model known to have been presented at the Salon de Paris 1969,
last order for a special body honored by Pininfarina; Coming from the very
famous collection of the Japanese enthusiast Matsuda.
Estimate: € 1,500,000+
1929 Alfa Romeo
6C 1750 SS
Coachwork by "Carozzerria Sport S.A". Very few Alfa Romeo's 6C 1750 still
exist in original condition.The coachwork by Milan coach builder
"Carrozzeria Sport" is extremely rare. The car still beares its Milanese
Estimate: € 700,000 - 900,000
One of only three built. Winner of the 1000 km of Paris in 1969 with the
Beltoise/Pescarolo crew. Le Mans 1969, with Beltoise/Pierce/Courage
crew. Original, drivable condition.
Estimate: € 1,500,000 +
1972 Alfa Romeo
33 TT/8.3L Sport Prototipo AR 11572 010
One of the four authentic Alfa Romeo's 33 TT8 in the world.
It raced in the 74 and 75 season on all big circuits, such Zolder, Zandvoort,
Hockenheim, Nurburgring and Zeltweg. The 3.0 RSR are an important
milestone in the history of the Stuttgart mark, which that celebrated its
sixtieth anniversary in 2008.
Estimate: € 400,000 - 500,000
Engine completely restored. One of the most efficient cars of its time,
which today dominates the championship of Historic Competition
Estimate: € 750,000 - 900,000
... complete list of lots >>>