75 Collectors' cars went under the hammer on the Champs-Elysées
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75 Collectors' cars went under the hammer on the Champs-Elysées
75 Collectors' cars went under the hammer on the Champs-Elysées
75 Collectors' cars went under the hammer on the Champs-Elysées
75 Collectors' cars went under the hammer on the Champs-Elysées
75 Collectors' cars went under the hammer on the Champs-Elysées
75 Collectors' cars went under the hammer on the Champs-Elysées
75 Collectors' cars went under the hammer on the Champs-Elysées
75 Collectors' cars went under the hammer on the Champs-Elysées
75 Collectors' cars went under the hammer on the Champs-Elysées
75 Collectors' cars went under the hammer on the Champs-Elysées
75 Collectors' cars went under the hammer on the Champs-Elysées
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Paris, 31 October, 2016

Having attracted a large crowd as they appeared on the Champs-Elysées on Friday evening, 75 collectors' cars went under the hammer on Sunday 30 October, in a sale held by Maître Hervé Poulain, aided by Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director of Artcurial Motorcars. La plus belle avenue du monde featured as a backdrop to this 10th edition of Automobiles sur les Champs, drawing collectors and enthusiasts from around the world. Each lot was described in detail to a packed saleroom by Pierre Novikoff and the sale realised a total of 3 855 673 €;/4 202 684 $ with 80% of the lots selling.

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Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director, Artcurial Motorcars
« It was wonderful to see longstanding clients and enthusiasts come together at this anniversary sale to view and buy special models all presented with attractive estimates. The end of this 10th edition of the sale was an emotional moment! With iconic Ferrari, rare Lotus models, competition cars such as the incredible Hommell Vaillante and the indispensable barnfind...this was a perfect illustration of Artcurial Motorcars' expertise !


Although outnumbered in the sale by Italians, the delicately styled British models on offer, such the 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8L Coupé (lot 120), performed well. With known history and just two owners since 1973, the Jaguar achieved double its estimate, selling for 107 300 € / 116 957 $ including premium. A highlight of the sale was lot 121, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, (the model that starred in the James Bond film of the same year, Goldfinger), which sold above estimate to a European collector for 667 500 € /727 675 $ including premium.

It was no surprise that the reputation of the Artcurial Motorcars' team was highlighted by a barnfind, another British car, the 1948 Jaguar MK IV Cabriolet (lot 102). This magnificent automobile sold for 38 100 € / 41 529 $ including premium, double its estimate 55 000 25 000 €), following a lively battle between bidders in the room and on the telephone.

Competition cars also featured strongly in the sale. The 1964 Alpine M64 Berlinette (lot 130), with excellent racing provenance, changed hands for 369 500 € / 402 755 $ including premium, selling to an American buyer. A superb example of the legendary rally car, the 1992 Lancia Delta Evo 1 Martini HF (lot 113) sold above estimate for 104 900 € /114 341$ including premium. The 1976 Porsche Carrera 3.0L prepared as an RSR 74 GR V car sold for 226 500 € / 246 885 $ including premium.

The Youngtimer models were also in great demand. The rare 1999 Hommell Vaillante « Grand Défi » (lot 164), inspired by the work of comic book artist Jean Graton, achieved double its estimate, selling for 104 900 € /114 341 $ including premium.

The two ex-Italian police cars, stars of the screen and TV, both found new owners, ensuring they will continue to attract attention. Lot 147, the 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfetta, changed hands for 13 100 € / 14 279 $ including premium and lot 148, a 1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI, sold for 21 500 € / 23 435 $,

Sale total : 3 855 673 € / 4 202 684 $
80 % sold by lot                1€ = 1,09 $
Sale estimate : 4 505 000 € / 4 955 500 $



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