1935 Bugatti 57 Atalante Découvrable Estimate: 1 M€ – 1,5 M€ / 1,1 M – 1,6 M$
Jean Bugatti, Ettore’s son, was responsible for the superb design of the Bugatti 57 Atalante. The model
presented is one of just six examples with a folding roof and was exhibited on the Bugatti stand at the 1935
Paris Motor Show. This example, with known history, has always been in France and has been part of the
Hervé and Martine Ogliastro Collection for over 30 years.
1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Roadster by Figoni & Falaschi Estimate : 1 M€ – 1,5 M€ / 1,1 M$ – 1,6
This car started its life as one of six given a coupé body by renowned coachbuilders Figoni & Falaschi on a
Delahaye 135 Competition chassis. It was modified at the end of the 1940s into a cabriolet that highlighted its
exceptionally fluid design. Exhibited in the early 1990s at the Centre International de l’Automobile, in Pantin,
this important automobile has been part of the Hervé and Martine Ogliastro Collection since 1992.
1936 Talbot T150 C Estimate : 1 M€ – 1,5 M€ / 1,1 M$ – 1,6 M$
This magnificent Talbot from 1936 is a factory car that took part four times in the Le Mans 24 Hour Race
(1937, 1938, 1939 and 1949) driven by such well known drivers as Chiron, Chinetti, Levegh and Rosier. It also
participated in the 1937 Mille Miglia and numerous Grands Prix races, competing until 1950. With known
history, this car represents the essence of pre-war French racing cars and is eligible for most international
historic race events.
1957 Osca 273 S Spider Estimate : 500 000 – 800 000 € / 535 000 – 856 000 $
The Osca 273 S was the archetypal Italian racing car of the 1950s, and just six were built with a 273 S
engine. Low powered and lightweight, the car was capable of reaching 200km, a remarkable feat at that time.
This car took part in some fifty races between 1957 and 1965, achieving notable successes including class
wins in the Sant’Ambroeus Cup at Monza in 1958 and 1961, and a class win at Mont Ventoux in 1960.
Other highlights in the sale
1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa Scaglietti
This 166 Spyder Corsa was the 7th competition-client Ferrari to be built. Delivered new with an Ansaloni body
on a long wheelbase chassis, the car was raced by leading drivers of the day, including Giuseppe Farina,
Giampiero Bianchetti and Raymond Sommer, and won outright at Reims in 1948. In 1949, its chassis was
shortened and engine re-bored to 2.3-litres, making it more competitive. It continued to shine on the race
track until 1956 when it was given a splendid new body, styled by Scaglietti, that prefigured the design of the
iconic 500 TR and 750 Monza. This is an important part of Ferrari’s early history, still fitted with its original
engine, and is eligible for all prestigious historic motor racing events.
The Renault 5 Turbo of Jean Ragnotti - winning car of 1982 Tour of Corsica Estimate : 300 000 - 500
000 € / 324 000 - 540 000 $
Few drivers in the history of motor racing can match the skill and success of Jean Ragnotti. A champion rally
driver, he became known by the nickname << acrobat >>. A driver for Renault, he has competed alongside
the biggest names in the sport in such epic events as the Monte Carlo Rally and the Le Mans 24 Hour Race.
One of the most emblematic cars of his career will be offered in the sale : the Renault 5 Turbo 2 in which the
driver won the 1982 Tour of Corsica, after a heroic battle with the Ferrari 308 of Andruet-Biche. It was his skill
at handling the car in the wet that made the difference, giving Renault a decisive victory in one of the key
stages of the World Championship. Ragnotti also drove this car in the 1982 Ivory Coast Bandama Rally. Later
used by Renault for promotional purposes, the car was offered to Ragnotti by the company in 1995, at a Paul
Bocuse dinner to mark his 50th birthday. This car has everything a collector desires : exceptional racing
history, indisputable authenticity and unique provenance !
1939 Delahaye 135 MS - ex La Môme Moineau Estimate : 1,2 - 1,6 M€ / 1,3 - 1,7 M$
This remarkable Delahaye cabriolet, chassis number 60173, was bodied by Figoni & Falaschi. It was ordered
by the Puerto Rican oil magnate Felix Benitez-Rexach, for his wife Lucienne, better known by her stage name
<< la Môme Moineau >>. On delivery, the car took part in the concours d’élégance de L’Auto in the Bois de
Boulogne on 9 June 1939 and won 3rd in class for << convertible 2-door cars with a removable hood, 11 bhp
and over >>. The car also starred in the 1950 film by Réné Clément Le Château de verre, starring Jean Marais
and Michèle Morgan. Following a top-level restoration, this stunning Delahaye took part in the most recent
concours at Pebble Beach. Much admired by jury and spectators, the car was awarded third in class for a
pre-war Delahaye and also won the prestigious French Cup.
Images ... Peter Singhof
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