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Artcurial, 6 February Retromobile sale: Preview gallery

Artcurial, 6 February Retromobile sale: Preview gallery Classic and Performance Car

You’ve seen the barnfind Baillon Collection, but there’s a lot more besides at the 2015 Retromobile sale on 6 February. Gallery here

Artcurial will offer a total of 176 cars at its annual Retromobile sale in Paris on 6 February. The sale has been split up into two sections, the first being the amazing Barnfind Baillon Collection, with the remaining ‘Legendary Motor Cars’ coming up second.

Although the Baillon Collection (see here for the Barnfind gallery) has some of the rarest and most expensive cars in the sale, the French auction also contains some gems not often seen in other sales around the world. Here are some of our favourites.

Renault 5 Turbo

Renault 5 Turbo 1 - Lot 128

Despite being driven just 64,000km from new, this original Renault 5 Turbo has been completely rebuilt by French Alpine and Renault 5 specialists Team FJ. It’s offered in showroom condition, with the fantastic interior, unique to the Turbo 1. It’s offered without a reserve.

€60,000 - €80,000

Jaguar XJ220

Jaguar XJ220 - Lot 165 & 197

Artcurial actually has two XJ220s for sale. The first French registered car (pictured) is showing 11,100km on the clock, and has recently been treated to a €46,000 engine rebuild. The second blue XJ220 is unregistered, and has covered 813km since it was sold new in France.

€160,000 - €200,000 & €260,000 - €330,000

Porsche 911 Targa

Porsche 911 Targa - Lot 101

Patina is something that can’t be faked, and if you prefer your cars well used this Porsche 911 really is something special. Owned by a single Parisian owner since 1973, the Targa has been in daily service, wearing the many scars of a car that has lived in the French capital! It’s recently had some structural repairs carried out underneath, but the aesthetics remain untouched. A fantastic opportunity to own a genuine rat-look Porsche.

€20,000 - €30,000


BMW M1 Group 5 Le Mans – Lot 208

Competition cars from the 1980s don’t just look fantastic, but they’re becoming more popular in historic motorsport. This particular M1 raced at Le Mans in 1981, ending in 16th position, making it eligible for the Le Mans Classic.

€700,000 - €900,000

Renault 4

Renault 4L Beach Car - Lot 208

This Renault 4L Beach Car is a proper five-seater convertible, which was initially converted to beach spec for an advertising campaign. Built as a one-off, it’s survived well over the years, recently being overhauled.

€12,000 - €16,000

Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati Quattroporte III – Lot 108

The Giugiaro-styled Maserati Quattroporte III replaced the previous Citroen SM-based version, and brought in a new 4.1-litre V8 powerplant. Inside it’s as luxurious as they come, with this 1988 example previously being used in the UK and was originally the personal car of the King of Morocco, Hassan II.

€10,000 - €14,000

Aston Martin DB7 Zagato

Aston Martin DB7 Zagato - Lot 168

A limited number of just 99 Aston Martin DB7 Zagatos were ever built, and the iconic coachbuilder’s styling refresh certainly gave the V12 Vantage model a completely different character. Bought new in Germany, car number 009 been driven 1,555km in total.

€220,000 - €250,000 

Citroen CX Prestige

Citroen CX Prestige ‘Honecker’ – Lot 190

There are few more comfortable ways to travel than in a Citroen CX, and this specially extended Prestige model was built specifically for the French President during a visit to the German Democratic Republic in 1989. The car was never actually used for this purpose however, due to the fall of the Berlin wall…

€40,000 - €60,000

To view all the cars fromt the Arcurial auction, including the Barnfind Baillon Collection, click here.

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