December 4, 2021

Linkage Mag

Geared for the Automotive Life

Artcurial achieves $6.6m at Automobiles sur les Champs

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Classic Sports cars and ever-so-popular Group B rally cars stole the show at Artcurial’s latest Automobiles sur les Champs auction. After two days of preview and one day of auction excitement the sale wrapped with $6,608,473 (€5,682,264) in sales and a sell-through rate of 73%.

Leading the cavalcade of sales was a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider conversion selling for $568,381(€488,720). The black-over-tan Ferrari was believed to have been transformed by Richard Straman Classic Auto Restoration into its current open-top configuration.

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Other notable sales included a British Racing Green 1960 Aston Martin DB4 coupe that changed hands for $457,478 (€393,360). The Aston was aided by the fact it still carried its original engine and, though a Getrag 5-speed had been installed, was accompanied by its original transmission.

Adding to the ever-expanding list of notable Group B rally car prices was a 1986 Citroën BX 4TC Evolution driven in-period by Jean-Claude Andruet. The French monster sold for an impressive $485k (€217k) and was followed by another Killer B in the form of a 1986 Nissan 240 RS. It sold for an all-in price of $250k (€215k).

Up next for Artcurial is the Richard Romagny, Dakar’s Driver. 100 Youngtimer & Popular Cars auction which will be held online from November 4–22.