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- Paris, Rétromobile 2018 -

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The 2018 edition of RETROMOBILE gathered 105 266 visitors and more than 600 vehicles displayed on 65 000m² remains one of the most successful meeting for car collectors and enthousiasts. Despite the inclement weather conditions, this 43rd edition of the Rétromobile was still a tremendous success, confirming its importance in the international automobile events calendar.

This edition included special exhibit of Abarth from Engelbert Möll collection or McLaren racing successes. It was the occasion of several anniversary like the 120 years of Renault, the 70th anniversary of Porsche or Honda. It was the 70th anniversary for the Citroen 2CV and Peugeot 203 sedan as well as the 50th anniversary for the Citroen Mehari or the Peugeot 504. Retromobile has become a real living encyclopedia where it is possible to discover automobiles from different ages and from different brands.

We have tried to put together a review of classic and historic cars of different famous car manufacturers. We hope you enjoy the visit through these selection of exhibits.

Artcurial Auction sale at Retromobile was once again a success this year. The auction, taken by the acclaimed trio of Hervé Poulain, Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff realised 32 M € /39M$, with 86 % of all lots sold. We have tried here to illustrate the great diversity of the lots sold.

  1. Ferrari
  2. Porsche 70th Anniversary
  3. Saga ABARTH - Engelbert Möll Collection
  4. Ground Effect Endurance Racing Cars -Ascott Collection
  5. Jaguar with D Type production restart
  6. Aston Martin
  7. Bugatti
  8. McLaren
  9. Landspeed Record's cars
  10. Overview of some cars around the alleys

1 - Renault 120 years anniversary

 
 

1898 Renault Type A - Exhibit : Exhibit National Automobile Museum Compiegne

It was in 1898 that Louis Renault at the age of 21 completed his first automobile. It was demonstrated in Paris with some wealthy friends especially at the Rue Lepic. Twelve purchase orders were completed with cash advance. That is how Renault manufacturing started. The automobile in exhibit was donated by Louis Renault at the National Automobile Museum Compiegne in 1929. for further details see Car Review Renault Type A Voiturette 1898
1899 Renault Type A 1899 Renault Type A
1899 Renault Type A 1899 Renault Type A

1899 Renault Type B Coupe de Ville - Exhibit : Renault Classique


The Renault Type B was an improvement of the Type A and was the occasion for a closed version Coupe de Ville presented as the first closed Renault. For further details see Car Review Renault Type B 1899

1899 Renault Type B Coupe de Ville 1899 Renault Type B Coupe de Ville
 

1900 Renault Type C Coupe de Ville -Exhibit National Automobile Museum Compiegne

In 1900 Renault new enterprise produced 179 automobiles with 100 employees. The Renault Type C utilizes the chassis of the Type A but the engine is more powerfull and the closed body is completed by coachwork Labourdette. The engine is a 2 3/4 HP air cooled de De Dion Bouton unit. This particular automobile was donated by Madame Raffard at the Transport Museum of Compiegne in 1927 at the opening of the Museum. For further details on Renault Type C see Car Review Renault Type C voiturette 1900
1900 Renault Type C Coupe de Ville 1900 Renault Type C Coupe de Ville
1900 Renault Type C Coupe de Ville 1900 Renault Type C Coupe de Ville
 

1900 Renault Type C Racing Car - Exhibit National Automobile Museum Compiegne

Three Renault Type C were especially prepared for city to city competition. This car was very light compared to standard automobile and was homologated for less than 400 kg. The engine was a 3.5 HP De Dion Bouton with three speed gearbox and propeller shaft patented transmission. This automobile was driven by Marcel Renault at the Paris-Toulouse-Paris race where the two other Renault were driven by Louis Renault and G. Grus. For further details on Renault Type C see Car Review Renault Type C voiturette 1900

1900 Renault Type C Racing Car 1900 Renault Type C Racing Car
1900 Renault Type C Racing Car 1900 Renault Type C Racing Car
 

1901 Renault Type D -Exhibit National Automobile Museum Compiegne

The Renault Type D was an evolution of the Type C and was equipped with single cylinder Dion Bouton engine that was the first unit by Renault with water cooling system.

  1901 Renault Type D  
1901 Renault Type D 1901 Renault Type D
 

1907 Renault Type V Limousine - Exhibit National Automobile Museum Compiegne

The Renault Type V is part of the line of premium automobile produced between 1905 and 1911. It was produced on an extended chassis of Renault 20/30 HP. Four passengers can sit in the luxury compartment. The engine is at the front and is a four cylinder unit connected to a three speed forward and one rearward gear transmission. The coachwork was completed by Million Guiet & Co that was specialized in horse driven coach since 1857.
1907 Renault Type V Limousine 1907 Renault Type V Limousine
1907 Renault Type V Limousine 1907 Renault Type V Limousine

1909 Renault Type BD Postal Van - Exhibit Renault Classic

This Postal Van was completed on a Renault Type BD extended chassis. It is propelled by a 4.387 cc twin block four cylinder engine and four speed gearbox. Weight is 3.000 kg. The top speed is claimed at 25 kph.

  1909 Renault Type BD Postal Van  
1909 Renault Type BD Postal Van 1909 Renault Type BD Postal Van
 

1910 Renault Type AG1 "Taxi de la Marne"- Exhibit : Renault Classique

The Renault Type AG was propelled by a 1205 cc. twin cylinder engine. The Renault Type AG became the first Renault taxi with 250 cars delivered in 1905, 1000 in 1906 and 1500 two years later. Some 1100 Type AG were also delivered in London by 1906. This taxi became famous during World War I when it was utilized to transport 6.000 soldiers to the war front. The model in exhibit was completed in 1910. For further details see Car Review Renault Type AG1 FL 1905

1910 Renault Type AG1 "Taxi de la Marne" 1910 Renault Type AG1 "Taxi de la Marne"
1910 Renault Type AG1 "Taxi de la Marne" 1910 Renault Type AG1 "Taxi de la Marne"
 

1911 Renault Type CC Double Coupe Limousine - Exhibit Transport Museum Compiegne

This Limousine was built on a Renault Type CC chassis with a twin block four cylinder engine producing 16 HP at 1200 rpm. The body is composed by two cabins and was completed by coachbuilder Kellner. The driver body element has a specific round rear window.

1911 Renault Type CC Double Coupe Limousine 1911 Renault Type CC Double Coupe Limousine
1911 Renault Type CC Double Coupe Limousine 1911 Renault Type CC Double Coupe Limousine
 

1923 Renault Type KJ1 - Exhibit Renault Classique

The 1923 Renault Type KJ1 was propelled by a 951 cc four cylinder engine with three speed gearbox. The weight is announced at 850 kg and claimed top speed is 60 kph.

1923 Renault Type KJ1 1923 Renault Type KJ1
1923 Renault Type KJ1 1923 Renault Type KJ1
 

1933 Renault KZ11 Taxi - Exhibit National Automobile Museum Compiegne

1933 Renault KZ11 Taxi 1933 Renault KZ11 Taxi
The Renault Type KZ11 is a vehicle specially prepared for Taxi utilization and was based on the Vivaquatre KZ9 chassis. The Renault KZ11 was utilized as Taxi during 23 years and allowed space for 4 or 5 customers. The engine is a 2.120 cc four cylinder unit connected with a three speed gearbox. The announced weight was 1.650 kg and the maximum speed is claimed for 100 kph.
 

1933 Renault Vivastella Type PG7 - Exhibit Renault Classique

The line of "Stella" Renault models was reserved to top of the range vehicles. This automobile was propelled by a 3.130 cc six cylinder engine with three speed gearbox. Overall lenght was 4.98 meter for 1.81 meter width and a weight announced at 1.680 kg. The claimed top speed was 110 kph.

  1933 Renault Vivastella Type PG7  
1933 Renault Vivastella Type PG7 1933 Renault Vivastella Type PG7
 

1948 Renault 4 CV- Exhibit : Renault Classic

The Renault 4 CV is the first Renault to be sold in more than one million units. It was propelled by a rear mounted 760 cc four cylinder engine in overhang position and three speed gearbox. The car could carry four occupants and claimed top speed was 90 kph. The weight was 560 kg for an overall lenght of 3.60 meter and 1.43 meter width.
1948 Renault 4 CV 1948 Renault 4 CV
1948 Renault 4 CV 1948 Renault 4 CV
 

1952 Renault Colorale - Exhibit Renault Classic

In 1950 Renault launched what could be called as the first Special Utility Vehicle -S.U.V. capable of moving on different grounds and with different loads. Several body style are proposed according to the utilisation. The engine is a 2.383 cc four cylinder unit driving the rear wheels through a three speed gearbox. The weight is 1.460 kg for an overall lenght 4.38 meter and 1.82 meter width. Claimed top speed was 100 kph.
1952 Renault Colorale 1952 Renault Colorale
 

1964 Renault 8 Gordini - Exhibit : Renault Classic

The Renault R8 Gordini was introduced at the 1964 Paris Motor Show as a high performance version of the Renault _ sedan. The 1108 cc four cylinder engine was prepared by Gordini to produce 95 SAE hp with twin Solex carburetors and hemispheric cylinder head. From 1966, the Renault 8 Gordini was a success in rally with Ragnotti, Darniche, Andruet, Cudini, Jabouille, Jarier and other famous drivers at the wheel.
1964 Renault 8 Gordini 1964 Renault 8 Gordini
 

1974 Renault 5 Electrique - Exhibit Renault Classic

The Renault 5 was produced from 1972 to 1984 at 5.6 million examples and was an iconic car for its time. The model in exhibit is an exclusive electric car produced in two generations with the support of Electric Power Company EDF in 1972 and 1974. This car was part of the second generation and was produced in 13 examples; it was a two seat vehicle with the rear segment occupied by 8 traction batteries. An UNELEC Direct Current motor was driving the front wheels.Claimed top speed was 60 kph.
1974 Renault 5 Electrique 1974 Renault 5 Electrique

1974 Renault 5 Electrique

1974 Renault 5 Electrique

 

1978 Renault Alpine A442 V6 Gordini - Exhibit Renault Classic

The 46th Le Mans 24 Hours saw the black and yellow team to victory, when the Alpine Renault-Elf #2 won one of the world's most prestigious events. Driven by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud - Didier Pironi, the car clocked up more than 5,000 km at over 210 km/h on average. For further details see Car Review Renault Alpine A442 V6 Gordini Le Mans Winner
1978 Renault Alpine A442 V6 Gordini - Exhibit Renault Classic
1978 Renault Alpine A442 V6 Gordini - Exhibit Renault Classic 1978 Renault Alpine A442 V6 Gordini - Exhibit Renault Classic
 

1983 Renault 9 ou Alliance

Introduced in 1981 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, The Renault 9 remains as one of the first "world car".It was produced at 6.300.000 examples in France, USA, Trukey, Colomby, Argentina and Taiwan until 2000. Also known as the Renault Alliance, as it was produced in the Kenosha plant in Wisconsin, USA and distributed by AMC (AmericanMotors Company) until 1987. The car in exhibit is an American version equiped with 1721 cc in line four cylinder engine.
1983 Renault 9 ou Alliance 1983 Renault 9 ou Alliance
 

1985 Renault 4L ( produced 1961 - 1992 ) -Exhibit Renault Classic

The Renault 4L has been produced from 1961 to 1992 in more than 8 million units as a practical and economical automobile easy to maintain. More recently the Renault 4L has been part of famous raid in Northern Africa with young adventurers at the wheel. The four cylinder engine in front wheel drive proposed capacity from original 602 cc up to 956 or even 1.108 cc depending of production date and market.
1985 Renault 4L
 

1993 Renault Twingo -Exhibit Renault Classic

The Renault Twingo 1 was a real success with its innovative small mini van shape and frog eye like front headlamps. It was produced from 1992 to 2007 in over 2,5 million units in different countries (Production sites include Flins, Valladolid, Envigado and Montevideo). The front wheel drive transverse 1149 cc four cylinder engine produce from 55 to 75 hp. The announced weight is 780 to 885 kg.
1993 Renault Twingo 1993 Renault Twingo
 

1998 Renault Scenic- Exhibit Renault Classic

The Renault Scenic was launched in 1996 and was an immediate success as a family dedicated automobile. It introduced a brand new style as mini van in the medium market segment. It follows the idea proposed by the 1991 Renault Scenic Concept.
1998 Renault Scenic 1998 Renault Scenic
 

 

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 2 -Citroen with 70 years 2 CV and 50 years Mehari

Citroen with 70 years 2 CV
 

Citroen 2CV Special 1976 - -Exhibit 2 Cv Clubs de France

The Citroen 2CV was introduced in 1948. 5.114.940 examples were produced between 1948 and 1990 at different sites Levallois and Ivry in France, Vigo in Spain and Mangualde in Portugal. The engine capacity evolved from 435 cc to 602 cc.
Citroen 2CV Special 1976 - -Exhibit 2 Cv Clubs de France Citroen 2CV Special 1976 - -Exhibit 2 Cv Clubs de France
 

Citroen 2 CV Type A 1939 - - -Exhibit 2 Cv Clubs de France

The Citroen TPV (Toute Petite Voiture = very small car) was a project defined in 1936 for a small car capable of transporting four passengers and fifty kilos luggage at 50 kph while protecting them from the rain.   This development prototype wasvery well  hidden during World War II and was only recovered in 1994 in a barn near the Citroen Research Center at Ferté-Vidame. The engine is a water cooled flat twin with 375 cc capacity and producing 8 hp at 3200 rpm. Total weight of the car was 370 kg. Related article Citroen 2 CV prototype 1939

The Citroen TPV (Toute Petite Voiture = very small car) was a project defined in 1936 for a small car capable of transporting four passengers and fifty kilos luggage at 50 kph while protecting them from the rain.   This development prototype wasvery well  hidden during World War II and was only recovered in 1994 in a barn near the Citroen Research Center at Ferté-Vidame. The engine is a water cooled flat twin with 375 cc capacity and producing 8 hp at 3200 rpm. Total weight of the car was 370 kg.
 

Citroen Mehari 50th Anniversary - Exhibit Mehari Club de France

The Citroen Mehari is the first production model equiped with an ABS polymer body. The car was designed by Roland de la Poype and produced by SEAB for Citroen during 19 years. The Mehari was built on a Dyane 6 platform and was essentially a multi-purpose vehicle capable of riding on different soils. It was particularly rust-free and could easily be used near the sea. It was produced between 1968 and 1987 at 144.953 examples. The engine is the 602 cc  air cooled flat twin producing 29 hp.

Citroen Mehari 50th Anniversary - Exhibit Mehari Club de France Citroen Mehari 50th Anniversary - Exhibit Mehari Club de France
Citroen Mehari 50th Anniversary - Exhibit Mehari Club de France Citroen Mehari 50th Anniversary - Exhibit Mehari Club de France
 

Citroen C4F Large 1931 - Exhibit Aventure Citroen

The C4F (9 CV fiscal) version was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1930.The engine is a 1628 cc in line four cylinder producing 30 hp at 3000 rpm connected to a three speed manual gearbox. The car was a rear wheel drive vehicle. The top speed was claimed at 90 kph.
The Citroen C4 was produced between 1928 and 1933 at 121.000 examples with engine capable of operating with gasoline, ethanol or benzol alcohol. Unladden weight varied from 1175 and 1245 kg depending on version. Dimensions Lenght 4,18 m, width 1,58 m, heigth 1,74 m.

Citroen C4F Large 1931 - Exhibit Aventure Citroen
Citroen C4F Large 1931 - Exhibit Aventure Citroen Citroen C4F Large 1931 - Exhibit Aventure Citroen
Citroen C4F Large 1931 - Exhibit Aventure Citroen Citroen C4F Large 1931 - Exhibit Aventure Citroen
 

Citroen Traction Avant 11AL Cabriolet 1935 - Exhibit La Traction Universelle

On April 18th 1934 the brand new Citroen 7 CV Traction Avant was introduced to the Press with a unitary body chassis and front mounted front wheel drive in line four cylinder engine.
In October 1934 a full line of Citroen Traction Avant was unveiled at the Paris Auto Show. There were three models proposed: Legere (4,45 m) Normale (4,65 m) and Conduite Intérieure (4,85 m). The first two models were proposed either sedan , coupé or cabriolet (convertible). The corresponding propulsion corresponded to fiscal power of 7, 11 or 22 CV.
This convertible version of the 11 CV was produced at 4000 examples between 1934 and 1939 at Quai de Javel factory.

Citroen Traction Avant 11AL Cabriolet 1935 - Exhibit La Traction Universelle Citroen Traction Avant 11AL Cabriolet 1935 - Exhibit La Traction Universelle
 

Citroen Traction Avant 11BL Coupé 1938

This coupe produced in 1938 is one of 728 examples produced at the Quai de Javel factory between 1934 and 1938.

Citroen Traction Avant 11BL Coupé 1938 Citroen Traction Avant 11BL Coupé 1938
Citroen Traction Avant 11BL Coupé 1938 Citroen Traction Avant 11BL Coupé 1938
 

1968 Citroen DS21 President Charle de Gaulle - Exhibit DS Heritage

Since 1958 President de Gaulle has always utilised Citroen DS and it is only in 1968 that this presidential limousine DS 21was completed by coachbuilder Chapron. With an overall lenght of 6,53 m this limousine was longer than the special Lincoln for the American President. The presidential DS 21 was equiped with interphone, curved separating window, electric operated windows and additional seat for the interpret.
1968 Citroen DS21 President Charle de Gaulle - Exhibit DS Heritage 1968 Citroen DS21 President Charle de Gaulle - Exhibit DS Heritage
 

1971 Citroen SM - Exhibit SM heritage

This Citroen SM was completed in 1971 and delivered to Line Renaud ambassador for the French Luxury products. The car was propulsed by a 2670 cc Maserali six cylinder engine producing 170 hp at 5500 rpm. It was fitted with air conditioning and seat belts at the back positions. related review : Citroen SM Prototype

1971 Citroen SM - Exhibit SM heritage 1971 Citroen SM - Exhibit SM heritage

 

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 3 -Peugeot with Peugeot 203 70th anniversary and Peugeot 504 50th anniversary

 

1893 Peugeot Type 5 - Exhibit Aventure Peugeot

The Peugeot Type 5 was produced at 14 examples between 1983 and 1984. The Peugeot Type 5 is equiped with a twin cylinder in V engine under Daimler license connected through a four speed gearbox to a chain drive transmission. It was a rear wheel drive vehicle capable of a top speed of 18 kph.

1893 Peugeot Type 5 - Exhibit Aventure Peugeot 1893 Peugeot Type 5 - Exhibit Aventure Peugeot
1893 Peugeot Type 5 - Exhibit Aventure Peugeot 1893 Peugeot Type 5 - Exhibit Aventure Peugeot
1893 Peugeot Type 5 - Exhibit Aventure Peugeot 1893 Peugeot Type 5 - Exhibit Aventure Peugeot
 

1940 Peugeot 402 Darl Mat Roadster

Peugeot dealer since 1923, Emile Darl'Mat wanted to produce "an uncommon car with the reliability and easy upkeep of a standard model". 104 Peugeot 302 and 402 Darl'Mat  were built with the agreement of Peugeot (52 roadsters, 32 convertibles and 20 coupes) from 1937 to 1939. Related article Car Review Peugeot 402 Darl'Mat Roadster 1940.

1940 Peugeot 402 Darl Mat Roadster 1940 Peugeot 402 Darl Mat Roadster
 

1950 Peugeot 203 Sedan - Exhibit Les Amoureux des Peugeot 203 et 403.

The Peugeot 203 sedan was launched in 1948 at the Paris Motor Show. The Peugeot 203 was the first mass produced Peugeot with unitary body. It was propelled by a new 1290 cc in line four cylinder engine with inclined valves connected with four speed gearbox where the last gear was overdrive. With a particular reputation for reliability, the 203 was proposed in six versions as well as utilitary vehicles. 685.828 examples were produced between 1948 and 1960.

1950 Peugeot 203 Sedan - Exhibit Les Amoureux des Peugeot 203 et 403. 1950 Peugeot 203 Sedan - Exhibit Les Amoureux des Peugeot 203 et 403.
 

1962 Talbot Lago Coupe America - Exhibit Aventure Automobiles de Poissy

This coupe designed by Carlo Delaisse and presented in September 1957 was produced in less than twenty examples.
When Simca purchased the Talbot Lago Brand including the factory in 1958, five coupés were awaiting completion and in particular an engine. The were completed with a 2351 cc Aquilon V8 intended for Simca Vedette and connected to a four speed manual gearbox.  The top speed is claimed for 170 kph.

1962 Talbot Lago Coupe America - Exhibit Aventure Automobiles de Poissy 1962 Talbot Lago Coupe America - Exhibit Aventure Automobiles de Poissy
 

1967 Peugeot Cabriolet  - Exhibit Le Club 404

This Peugeot 404 completed in convertible was designed and produced by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina and introduced  at the Paris Auto Show with this rare hard top finish in October 1961. A coupe version is presented one year later at the Paris Auto Show. The proposed engine are the same as the standard sedan version either with carburettor or fuel injection.

The Peugeot 404 Cabriolet shall be produced in 10.387 examples and the coupe versions in 6.837 examples (till 1968).
1967 Peugeot Cabriolet  - Exhibit Le Club 404 1967 Peugeot Cabriolet  - Exhibit Le Club 404
 

1976 Peugeot 504 Berline - Exhibit Amicale 504

The Peugeot 504 goes for its 50th anniversary this year. It was introduced in 1968and produced at over 3.700.000 examples until 1983. The Peugeot 504 pick up was produced until 1996. The styling of this sedan was the result of a collaboration between the Design Studio of Peugeot and the Carrozzeria Pinin Farina.
The car in exhibit at Retromobile has been specially prepared to take part in the historic 2018 edition of the Tour Auto.

1976 Peugeot 504 Berline - Exhibit Amicale 504. 1976 Peugeot 504 Berline - Exhibit Amicale 504.
 

1984 Peugeot 205 GTI 1,6 L -  Exhibit 205 GTI Club de France

The Peugeot 205 introduced in 1983 and brought great benefit to the commercial success of Peugeot.
The Peugeot 205 GTI was introduced in February 1984 with 105 hp 1,6 Litre engine. The reputation was reinforced by the  success of the Peugeot 205 GTI Turbo 16, 1985 and 1986 World Rally Championship winner as well as Paris Dakar victories in 1987 and 1988.

1984 Peugeot 205 GTI 1,6 L -  Exhibit 205 GTI Club de France
1984 Peugeot 205 GTI 1,6 L -  Exhibit 205 GTI Club de France 1984 Peugeot 205 GTI 1,6 L -  Exhibit 205 GTI Club de France
 

2000 - Peugeot 406 Coupe Settant'anni - Exhibit Youngtimers magazine.

The Peugeot 406 Coupe was introduced in 1996 at the Paris Motor Show. The car was designed and fabricated by Pininfarina in its factory at San Giorgio Canavese. 107.631 coupe were produced while the contract with Peugeot was based on 70.000 examples. The production lasted until 2004 including a limited serie called Settant'anni in October 2000 in order to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Pininfarina. 1305 examples of the Settant'anni edition were completed while the original plan accounted for 1200 units. The car is equipped with 210 hp transverse  V6 connected to an option of manual or automatic transmission. Weight of the car is 1485 kg and top speed is claimed for 240 kph while standing 0 to 100 kph is given for 7,8 seconds.(source Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia)
2000 - Peugeot 406 Coupe Settant'anni - Exhibit Youngtimers magazine. 2000 - Peugeot 406 Coupe Settant'anni - Exhibit Youngtimers magazine.
 

2010 Peugeot 90X Prototype - Exhibit TOTAL

In parallel to its 2010 race program with the 908 HDi FAP, Peugeot Sport has been busy designing and developing the prototype that was intended to defend its colours in 2011. Related article Car Review Peugeot 90X Preview for 2011 endurance prototype Le Mans

2010 Peugeot 90X Prototype - Exhibit TOTAL 2010 Peugeot 90X Prototype - Exhibit TOTAL
2010 Peugeot 90X Prototype - Exhibit TOTAL 2010 Peugeot 90X Prototype - Exhibit TOTAL

 

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 4 -Ferrari

 

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Coupé Vignale - Exhibit Gallery Aaldering

One of only 8 ever produced 212 exports with factory supplied berlinetta body designed by Vignale. The car was acquired by Mr. C Wilke who is considered as the first person in the United States to collect Ferraris.  Related article Car Review Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Berlinetta 1951. related review : Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Berlinetta 1951
1951 Ferrari 212 Export Coupé Vignale - Exhibit Gallery Aaldering 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Coupé Vignale - Exhibit Gallery Aaldering
1951 Ferrari 212 Export Coupé Vignale - Exhibit Gallery Aaldering 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Coupé Vignale - Exhibit Gallery Aaldering
 

1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Spider Barchetta Vignale  - Exhibit Axel Schuette Fine Cars

This car with coachwork by Vignale was, between other events, raced in the USA by Phil Hill at Sebring in 1953. Related article Car Review Ferrari 225S Berlinetta Vignale 1952.

1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Spider Barchetta Vignale  - Exhibit Axel Schuette Fine Cars 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Spider Barchetta Vignale  - Exhibit Axel Schuette Fine Cars
1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Spider Barchetta Vignale  - Exhibit Axel Schuette Fine Cars 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Spider Barchetta Vignale  - Exhibit Axel Schuette Fine Cars
 

1953 Ferrari 166 MM - Exhibit EZ

This car with barchetta body by Touring corresponds to a model that accumulated victories at Le Mans and Spa in 1949 driven by Luigi Chinetti. related article Car Review  Ferrari 166 MM Spider 1949.

1953 Ferrari 166 MM - Exhibit EZ
1953 Ferrari 166 MM - Exhibit EZ 1953 Ferrari 166 MM - Exhibit EZ
 

1957 Ferrari 250 Cabriolet Serie 1 by Pinin Farina

This Ferrari 250 Convertible is the first of 40 examples built. It was the show car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1957.

1957 Ferrari 250 Cabriolet Serie 1 by Pinin Farina 1957 Ferrari 250 Cabriolet Serie 1 by Pinin Farina
 

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour de France - Exhibit Lukas Huni

Originally called 250 GT Berlinetta Long Wheelbase, this Ferrari accumulated four consecutive victories at the famous Tour de France race between 1956 and 1959. This dominant race success resulted in the model designation Tour de France. This car, equipped with 3 Litre V12 engine, came with three different body variations 14 louvres, single louvre and three louvres featured behing the side window. This model in exhibit is single louvre version and is part of a private collection. Related article Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Tour de France 1956

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour de France - Exhibit Lukas Huni
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour de France - Exhibit Lukas Huni 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour de France - Exhibit Lukas Huni
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour de France - Exhibit Lukas Huni 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour de France - Exhibit Lukas Huni
 

1962 Ferrari 250 GT Passo Corto Shark Nose by Bertone - Exhibit Lukas Huni

Nuccio Bertone wanted to propose coachwork on Ferrari chassis and adquired the short wheelbase chassis numbered 3269GT. He turned to Giorgetto Giugiaro then a 23 year old designer who would become one of the most influential designer at the time. Giorgetto Giugiaro completed the project with a front end inspired by Ferrari's World Championship winning Grand Prix car the Ferrari 156F1 with signature feature design as shark nose front end treatment. The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Bertone one-off car  became the personal car of Nuccio Bertone.
In 2015 at Pebble Beach Gooding & Company auction sale,  the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale was sold for US$ 16.500.000.

1962 Ferrari 250 GT Passo Corto Shark Nose by Bertone - Exhibit Lukas Huni 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Passo Corto Shark Nose by Bertone - Exhibit Lukas Huni
1962 Ferrari 250 GT Passo Corto Shark Nose by Bertone - Exhibit Lukas Huni 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Passo Corto Shark Nose by Bertone - Exhibit Lukas Huni
 

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB2 - Exhibit Fiskens

The Ferrari 275 GTB designed by Pininfarina was introduced at the 1964 Paris Motor Show. Between 1964 and 1966 650 examples were produced. The 3286 cc V12 produced 280 hp at 7500 rpm. In 1967 an upgraded 275 GTB4 was proposed.

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB2 - Exhibit Fiskens 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB2 - Exhibit Fiskens
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB2 - Exhibit Fiskens 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB2 - Exhibit Fiskens
 

1968 1974 Ferrari 365 GTB4 - Exhibit Atelier des Coteaux

The Ferrari 365 GTB4 was introduced at the 1968 Paris Motor Show and was soon designated Daytona in commemoration of the famous one-two-three victory in 1967 at Daytona 24 Hours involving two Ferrari 330 P4 and a 412P. 1350 examples of 365 GTB4 were produced between 1968 and 1974. The car was equipped with a 4390 cc V12 producing 352 hp at 7500 rpm. Claimed top speed was 280 kph for an unladden weight of 1280 kg.

related review : FERRARI 365 GTB4 Daytona Prototype 1967

1968 1974 Ferrari 365 GTB4 - Exhibit Atelier des Coteaux 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB2 - Exhibit Fiskens
1968 1974 Ferrari 365 GTB4 - Exhibit Atelier des Coteaux 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB2 - Exhibit Fiskens
 

1970 Ferrari 512M - Exhibit Cartique

This Ferrari 512 N°1006 was delivered to Luigi Chinetti Motor Inc. for the North American Racing Team (N.A.R.T.) in March 1970 before the Sebring race. In January 1971 the car finished 2nd overall at Daytona 24 Hours with Bucknum and Adamovicz at the wheel. The 4993 cc V12 delivers 610 hp for a car with dry weight of 815 kg.
related article Car Review Ferrari 512 S/M 1002 Montjuich 1970

1970 Ferrari 512M - Exhibit Cartique 1970 Ferrari 512M - Exhibit Cartique
1970 Ferrari 512M - Exhibit Cartique 1970 Ferrari 512M - Exhibit Cartique
 

1973 Ferrari 365 GTC Group 4 6th overall Le Mans 1973 - Exhibit 24e Sport & Collection

The Ferrari 365 GTB 4 “Daytona” was neither intended nor designed for competition use, but like all Ferraris it had the basic attributes: a powerful and reliable engine, competent chassis with predictable handling and refined aerodynamics. Its speed, power and aerodynamics commended it to the great endurance races of its day, like Le Mans, Sebring and Daytona.

Luigi Chinetti was the first to prove the Daytona’s competition potential with an alloy-bodied example and later chassis no. 12467, which finished fifth overall at Le Mans in 1971. Witnessing the promise of these early attempts, and perhaps feeling the pressure of the increasing costs of prototype competition, Ferrari ultimately chose to begin development on the first series of factory competition Daytonas. Development began in the Assistenza Clienti division in summer 1971 and, ultimately, Ferrari produced three different series with five cars each.
The Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Competizione presented here, chassis no. 16363, was the second of the Series III factory competition Daytonas built, completed on 1 March 1973. A left-hand drive car, it was bought new by French Ferrari importer Charles Pozzi SA in Paris-Levallois Perret, France.
In 1973 ,Pozzi brought the car to Le Mans in June for the famed 24-Hour race with drivers Claude Ballot-Léna and Vic Elford. Chassis 16363 was one of nine 365 GTB 4s on the grid. The Ballot-Léna/Elford Daytona took the lead over the N.A.R.T entry and crossed the finish line in sixth overall, finishing first in the GT class.

(source RM Auction -1973 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione Group IV - May 17th 2009)
1973 Ferrari 365 GTC Group 4 6th overall Le Mans 1973 - Exhibit 24e Sport & Collection 1973 Ferrari 365 GTC Group 4 6th overall Le Mans 1973 - Exhibit 24e Sport & Collection
1973 Ferrari 365 GTC Group 4 6th overall Le Mans 1973 - Exhibit 24e Sport & Collection 1973 Ferrari 365 GTC Group 4 6th overall Le Mans 1973 - Exhibit 24e Sport & Collection
 

1982 Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer -BB LM - EXHIBIT A.D.P. Automobile Department

In 1974, Luigi Chinetti's North American Racing Team (NART) developed a racing variant of the 365 GT4 BB to replace the team's Daytonas for use in sports car racing. NART's car debuted at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1975 before earning a sixth-place finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring two months later. NART continued to use the car into 1978, by which time Ferrari had begun their own development of a racing variant of the updated 512 BB. Ferrari's Customer Assistance Department extensively modified four 512s in 1978, adding wider wheel arches, a roof-mounted aerofoil, and reusing rear wings from Ferrari 312T2 Formula One cars. Power from the flat-12 was increased to 440 hp (328 kW) while the cars' weight was decreased to approximately 1,200 kg (2,646 lb).

The four cars, termed BB LM by Ferrari, were entered by Charles Pozzi, Ecurie Francorchamps, and NART in the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans, but none was able to complete the race.

After the failure of the first batch, Ferrari worked on fixing the BB LM with a second development program in late 1978. The flat-12's carburetors were replaced with an electronic fuel injection system to increase power to 470 hp (350 kW), a system later adapted to the 512 BBi. The production-based bodywork of the first BB/LMs was replaced by a new design developed by Pininfarina which was 16 in (41 cm) longer and carried over none of the original styling cues. The pop-up headlights were now replaced by fixed units integrated into the fascia, while the tail was lengthened to the maximum allowed by regulations. Nine of these revised BB LMs were built by Ferrari in 1979,] while a further refined series of sixteen were built from 1980 to 1982. Amongst the BB LM's best finishes was a fifth overall and first in the GTX class at the 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans. (source Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia)

1982 Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer -BB LM - EXHIBIT A.D.P. Automobile Department 1982 Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer -BB LM - EXHIBIT A.D.P. Automobile Department
1982 Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer -BB LM - EXHIBIT A.D.P. Automobile Department 1982 Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer -BB LM - EXHIBIT A.D.P. Automobile Department
 

1990 Ferrari F40 - Exhibit Movendi

The Ferrari F40 was created and built in 1987 for the commemoration of 40 Years of Ferrari as Automobile Manufacturer Company. Let us remember that the first Ferrari was completed in 1947 with a 1.5 Litre V12 engine of 125 cc unit capacity for each cylinder.
Related article Ferrari F40 and Competition F40 GTE and F40 LM 1987 1992

1990 Ferrari F40 - Exhibit Movendi 1990 Ferrari F40 - Exhibit Movendi

 

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5 - Porsche 70th Anniversary

1954 Porsche 356 1500 Coupe -Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary

1954 Porsche 356 1500 Coupe -Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary

 
1954 Porsche 356 1500 Coupe -Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary 1954 Porsche 356 1500 Coupe -Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary
 

1957 Porsche 356A Carrera 1500 GS Coupe - Exhibit Axel Schuette Fine Cars

 
1957 Porsche 356A Carrera 1500 GS Coupe - Exhibit Axel Schuette Fine Cars
1957 Porsche 356A Carrera 1500 GS Coupe - Exhibit Axel Schuette Fine Cars 1957 Porsche 356A Carrera 1500 GS Coupe - Exhibit Axel Schuette Fine Cars
 

1966 Porsche Carrera 6 - Exhibit Historic Cars

related article Car Review Porsche 906
1966 Porsche Carrera 6 - Exhibit Historic Cars 1966 Porsche Carrera 6 - Exhibit Historic Cars
 

1972 Porsche 911 2.5 ST Le Mans 24 H -Nurburgring - Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary

 
1972 Porsche 911 2.5 ST Le Mans 24 H -Nurburgring - Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary 1972 Porsche 911 2.5 ST Le Mans 24 H -Nurburgring - Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary
1972 Porsche 911 2.5 ST Le Mans 24 H -Nurburgring - Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary 1972 Porsche 911 2.5 ST Le Mans 24 H -Nurburgring - Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary
 

1975 Porsche 911 2.7 L S restaured Porsche Classic - Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary

 
1975 Porsche 911 2.7 L S restaured Porsche Classic - Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary 1975 Porsche 911 2.7 L S restaured Porsche Classic - Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary
 

1975 Porsche 911 Carrera S - Exhibit RM Sotheby

 
1975 Porsche 911 Carrera S Exhibit RM Sotheby 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera S Exhibit RM Sotheby
 

1976 Porsche 934/935 Whittington Brothers 3200 cc  - Exhibit Atlantic Racing

related article Car Review Porsche 935 1976-1984
1976 Porsche 934/935 Whittington Brothers 3200 cc - Exhibit Atlantic Racing 1976 Porsche 934/935 Whittington Brothers 3200 cc - Exhibit Atlantic Racing
   
 

1977 Porsche 934/5 3200 cc Flat 6 bi turbo - Exhibit Atlantic Racing

related article Car Review Porsche 935 1976-1984
1977 Porsche 934/5 3200 cc Flat 6 bi turbo - Exhibit Atlantic Racing1977 Porsche 934/5 3200 cc Flat 6 bi turbo - Exhibit Atlantic Racing
 

1979 Kremer-K3 Le Mans - Exhibit Cartique

The only street legal Kremer K3 racecar in the world. Technically identical to the K3 which won Le Mans in 1979. Engine 3.0 L twin turbo flat 6 producing 740 hp. Car Weight 1025 kg.related article Car Review Porsche 935 1976-1984

1979 Kremer-K3 Le Mans - Exhibit Cartique 1979 Kremer-K3 Le Mans - Exhibit Cartique
 

1980 Porsche 935 JLP Racing - Exhibit Movendi

This car was sold new to JPL Racing and the specifications correspond to Kremer K3.related article Car Review Porsche 935 1976-1984

1980 Porsche 935 JLP Racing - Exhibit Movendi 1980 Porsche 935 JLP Racing - Exhibit Movendi
 

1988 Porsche 958 Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary

related article Car Review Porsche 959
1988 Porsche 958 Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary 1988 Porsche 958 Exhibit Porsche 70th Anniversary
 

2003 - 2006 Porsche Carrera GT - Exhibit Cartique

related article Car Review Porsche Carrera GT
2003 2006 Porsche Carrera GT -Exhibit Cartique 2003 2006 Porsche Carrera GT -Exhibit Cartique
 

 

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6. Saga ABARTH - Engelbert Möll Collection

 
Saga ABARTH

1958 Fiat Abarth 500 GT Coupe Zagato

Engine Rear 2 Cylinder in line (66x70 mm) 479 cc Single Overhead Camshaft 2 valves per cylinder one Weber carburetor 26 MB Air cooling power 26 hp at 5000 rpm 465 kg top speed over 120 kph
Ovido Capelli won 1958 Italian Championship in GT Class up to 500 cc

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1958 Fiat Abarth 500 GT Coupe Zagato
1958 Fiat Abarth 500 GT Coupe Zagato
1958 Fiat Abarth 500 GT Coupe Zagato 1958 Fiat Abarth 500 GT Coupe Zagato  
 

1958 Fiat Abarth 500 Record Pinin Farina

This car did 28.000 km in 10 days and won 23 International Records (27th Sept - 7th Oct and 4th Nov. 1958) Drivers were Poltronieri, Cattini, Giuberti, Guarnieri, Toselli and Baghetti.
479 cc rear mounted in-line twin cylinder producing 36 hp at 6.800 rpm with a single Weber 36/MP carburettor. The weight of the car is announced at 370 kg while top speed is claimed for 180 kph.

1958 Fiat Abarth 500 Record Pinin Farina
1958 Fiat Abarth 500 Record Pinin Farina 1958 Fiat Abarth 500 Record Pinin Farina
1958 Fiat Abarth 500 Record Pinin Farina 1958 Fiat Abarth 500 Record Pinin Farina
 

1959 Abarth 750 Bialbero Record Monza

Giacchino Colombo had constructed the DOHC cylinder head for ABARTH based on the Fiat 600 engine. Winner of its class by Mario Poltronieri in 12 Hours Monza 1959 as well as Coupe du Salon at Monthlery in the same 1959.
The 747 cc rear mounted in-line four cylinder engine produces 57 hp at 7.000 rpm with double overhead camshaft and two Weber 36 DCL4 twin carburettor. The weight is given for 568 kg. The claimed top speed is 175 kph.

1959 Abarth 750 Bialbero Record Monza 1959 Abarth 750 Bialbero Record Monza
1959 Abarth 750 Bialbero Record Monza 1959 Abarth 750 Bialbero Record Monza
 

1962 Abarth 1000 Bialbero Le Mans

This car participated in 1962 at 24 Hours Le Mans (Did nit finish) the 500 km Nurburgring with Eberhard Mahle. The car won its class in 1962 GT World Championship. The same car won the Paris the GT less than 1300 cc Class at 1000 km at Monthlery in 1962 with Hans Hermann and Mauro Bianchi at the wheel. It was also class winner in 1963 Sebring 3 hours.
The 982 cc rear mounted in line four cylinder engine produces 98 hp at 7.100 rpm with double overhead camshaft and two Weber 40 DCOE2 twin carburettor. The weight is given for 570 kg. Top speed is claimed at 205 kph.

1959 Abarth 750 Bialbero Record Monza 1959 Abarth 750 Bialbero Record Monza
 

1963 Abarth 1000 Spider Sport

The Abarth Spider Sport did race from 1961 and 1963 with various displacement of 1000 cc, 1300 cc, 1450 cc and 2000 cc. Tommy Spychiger won in 1963 many races with this car, for instance Avignon/Mont Ventoux, Trento-Bondone, Cesana-Sestriere, Freiburg-Schauinsland, Ollon Villars and also Swiss  Sportscar Champion 1964 and 1965 and many others.
982 cc rear mounted in-line four cylinder engine producing 98 hp at 7.600 rpm with twin overhead camshaft and two Weber 40DCOE2  twin Carburettor . The engine is water cooled. Weight of the vehicle is 405 kg. Claimed top speed is 220 kph.

1963 Abarth 1000 Spider Sport

1963 Abarth 1000 Spider Sport

 

1963 Abarth Simca 1300 GT Corsa

Homologated in October 1962 the Abarth Simca immediately won the GT World Championship in 1963. For instance the 1300 GT was winner of the 1963 Sebring 12 Hours with Hermann, Pilette and Spychiger. This specific car was Engelbert Möll's semi works car, completed 8 races and achieved 8 victories.
The Rear mounted 1288 cc water cooled in line four cylinder produces 128 hp at 7.600 rpm with double overhead camshaft and two Weber 45 DCOE twin carburettors. Weight of the car is quoted at 660 kg. The top speed is claimed at 230 kph.

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1963 Abarth Simca 1300 GT Corsa 1963 Abarth Simca 1300 GT Corsa
1963 Abarth Simca 1300 GT Corsa 1963 Abarth Simca 1300 GT Corsa
 

1963 Abarth Simca 2 Mila 6 gear

19 year old Franco Patria became Europe GT Hillclimb champion in his first season at the wheel of a Abarth Simca 2 Mila. Jochen Rindt had some nice wins at Austrian races on this car as well.
The 1946 cc rear mounted water cooled in line four cylinder produces 208 hp at 7600 rpm with double overhead camshaft and three Weber 58 DCOE3 twin carburettor. The weight of the car is given for 675 kg. The claimed top speed is 240 kph.

1963 Abarth Simca 1300 GT Corsa 1963 Abarth Simca 1300 GT Corsa

 

1964 Abarth 2400 Coupe Allemano - Exhibit FCA Heritage

This 2400 Allemano Coupé is fitted with an aluminium body and was Carlo Abarth personal car for some time.
The front mounted water cooled 2323 cc in line six cylinder engine produces 157 hp at 5.800 rpm with single overhead camshaft and three Weber 38DCOE twin carburettors. The weight of the car is 1075 kg. Top speed is claimed at 200 kph.

1964 Abarth 2400 Coupe Allemano 1964 Abarth 2400 Coupe Allemano
1964 Abarth 2400 Coupe Allemano 1964 Abarth 2400 Coupe Allemano
 

1965 Abarth 2000 Monoposto Record

A couple of world records were achieved in 1000 cc and 2000 cc by Carlo Abarth himself and later by Johanes Ortner such as standing start on 1/4 miles 11,045 sec 130,545 kph and 500 m 12,855 sec 140,023 kph.

Central engine with 1946 cc in line water cooled four cylinder unit fitted with double overhead camshaft and two Weber 58DCO3 twin carburettors producingg 216 hp at 8800 rpm. Total dry weight 500 kg. Claimed top speed 260 kph.

1965 Abarth 2000 Monoposto Record 1965 Abarth 2000 Monoposto Record
 

1966 Fiat Abarth OT 2000 Coupe America

The  Fiat Abarth OT 2000 with its top speed beyond 240 kph was a hidden star at the Torino Race Car Show in February 1966.
Rear mounted 1946 cc water cooled in line four cylinder engine produces 185 hp at 7.200 rpm with double overhead camshaft and two Weber 45 DCOE9 twin carburettor. The car weight is 820 kg. Top speed is claimed at 242 kph.

1965 Abarth 2000 Monoposto Record 1965 Abarth 2000 Monoposto Record
1965 Abarth 2000 Monoposto Record 1965 Abarth 2000 Monoposto Record
 

1968 Abarth 2000 Sport Prototipo

The 2000 Sport Spider (SE010) was homologated for sports car racing and it was successful on racetracks and hill climbs. Works drivers were Arturo Mezzario, Toine Hezemans, Peter Schetty, Johanes Ortner, Ab Goedermans or Edoardo Lualdi.

Rear mounted 1946 cc water cooled in line four cylinder unit fitted with double overhead camshaft and two Weber 58DCOE3 twin carburettors producing 250 hp at 8700 rpm. Total dry weight 575 kg. Claimed top speed 270 kph.

1968 Abarth 2000 Sport Prototipo 1968 Abarth 2000 Sport Prototipo
1968 Abarth 2000 Sport Prototipo 1968 Abarth 2000 Sport Prototipo
 

1968 Abarth OT 2000 Periscopio

Jochen Rindt won some unforgettable airfield races at Innsbruck and Vienne on the OT.

Rear mounted water cooled in line 1946 cc four cylinder unit with double overhead camshaft and two Weber 58 DCOE3 twin carburettors producing 212 hp at 7600 rpm. Dry weight 665 kg. Claimed top speed 270 kph.

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1968 Abarth OT 2000 Periscopio
1968 Abarth OT 2000 Periscopio 1968 Abarth OT 2000 Periscopio
 

1969 Abarth 2000 Sport Spider Prototipo

 
1969 Abarth 200 Sport Spider Prototipo 1969 Abarth 200 Sport Spider Prototipo
 

1970 Abarth 1000 TCR Radiale Gr5

The TCR was a multiple winner of European Touring Car Championships, for example winner of the 1968 Nurburgring 6 Hours with Ab Goedermans and Toine Hezemans

Rear mounted water cooled in line 982 cc in line four cylinder with single overhead camshaft and two Webber 40 DCOE2 twin carburettors producing 108 hp at 8200 rpm. Dry weight 560 kg. Claimed top speed 190 kph.

1970 Abarth 1000 TCR Radiale Gr5

1970 Abarth 1000 TCR Radiale Gr5
 

1971 Abarth 2000 Spider Prototipo

 
1971 Abarth 2000 Spider Prototipo 1971 Abarth 2000 Spider Prototipo

 

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7 Ground Effect Endurance Racing Cars -Ascott Collection

1978 Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP 3000 cc Cosworth - Atlantic Racing

 
1978 Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP 3000 cc Cosworth - Atlantic Racing
 

1981 Lola T600 Chevrolet V8 - Exhibit -Ascott Collection

The  Lola T600 is the very first ground effect prototype foreshadowing the advent of Group C. The car was entered at Le Mans 24 Hiours in 1981 but did not start.
Engine V8 Chevrolet producing 590 hp at 7200 rpm.

1981 Lola T600 Chevrolet V8 - Exhibit -Ascott Collection 1981 Lola T600 Chevrolet V8 - Exhibit -Ascott Collection
1981 Lola T600 Chevrolet V8 - Exhibit -Ascott Collection 1981 Lola T600 Chevrolet V8 - Exhibit -Ascott Collection
1981 Lola T600 Chevrolet V8 - Exhibit -Ascott Collection 1981 Lola T600 Chevrolet V8 - Exhibit -Ascott Collection
 

1985 March Porsche 85G  - Exhibit Ascott Collection

The March Porsche 85G won the IMSA GTP Class at the 1986 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The chassis is unibody and is  made of aluminium with honeycomb elements. Dry weight is given for 900 kg. The Body is made of Kevlar and carbon fibre composite. The engine is a 2.8 Litre Porsche air cooled and with single turbo producing 690 hp at 7200 rpm (with turbo at 1.4 bars).

1985 March Porsche 85G - Exhibit Ascott Collection 1985 March Porsche 85G - Exhibit Ascott Collection
 

1988 Toyota 88C - Exhibit Ascott Collection

Chassis - aluminium unibody with honeycomb elements. Engine: Toyota 3S-GTM L4 4 valves Double overhead camshaft turbo 2140 cc 650 hp. Dry weight 780 kg.
1988 Toyota 88C - Exhibit Ascott Collection. 1988 Toyota 88C - Exhibit Ascott Collection.
1988 Toyota 88C - Exhibit Ascott Collection.S
 

1988 Porsche 962

Chassis: aluminium unibody - Body Carbon fibre and Kevlar - Engine: 2.8 Litre water cooled single turbo engine producing 750 hp at 7200 rpm- Dry weight 900 kg- Related article Porsche 962C 1984 1994
1988 Porsche 962 1988 Porsche 962
 

1989 Spice SE89C Cosworth DFZ

Chassis Aluminium unibody with honeycomb elements- Body carbon fibre and Kevlar - Engine Geoff Richardson DFZ Cosworth 3.5 Litre producing 540 hp at 10200 rpm Dry weight 760 kg.
1989 Spice SE89C Cosworth DFZ 1989 Spice SE89C Cosworth DFZ

 

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8 - Jaguar

Jaguar Classic granted the Retromobile 2018 event with a World Premiere by lauching the production restart of the D- Type.

"Recreating the nine D-type-derived XKSSs was hugely satisfying, and an even bigger technical challenge than the six missing Lightweight E-types, but lessons learned from the XKSS project have given us a head start on the final 25 D-types. Each one will be absolutely correct, down to the very last detail, just as Jaguar’s Competitions Department intended." declared Kev Riches,Jaguar Classic Engineering Manager.

We introduce here a selection of Jaguar in chronological order and exhibited at different stands during the Retromobile 2018.

1954 Jaguar XK120 - Exhibit Fiskens

This Jaguar XK120participated in the 1954 Coupe des Alpes and was class winner with Eric Haddon and Charles Vivian at the wheel.

1954 Jaguar XK120
1954 Jaguar XK120 1954 Jaguar XK120
 

1963 Jaguar E Type Lightweight -Exhibit Fiskens

This Jaguar is one of 12 Lightweight E Type produced and one of only two 'Low Drag' examples. It was modified by aerodynamicist Dr Samir Klat for the 1964 Le Mans 24 Hours. The car was driven by Peter Lindner and Peter Nocker but did not finish the race due to constant overheating.
1963 Jaguar E Type Lightweight 1963 Jaguar E Type Lightweight
1963 Jaguar E Type Lightweight 1963 Jaguar E Type Lightweight
 

1992 - 1994 Jaguar XJ 220 Reborn - Exhibit Jaguar Classic

 
The Jaguar XJ 220 was produced between 1992 and 1994 with the support of Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR). It was produced in 271 examples and sold at the time for £ 470.000. This car with 8.000 km was completely redone at the Jaguar Classic Center at Browns Lane. Related article Car Review Jaguar XJ 220 1988 1994 1992 - 1994 Jaguar XJ 220 Le Mans
 

1993 Jaguar XJ220C Le Mans -Exhibit J.D. Classics

In January 1993, the Auto Sports International Show at the Birmingham NEC saw the public launch of the competition version of the Jaguar XJ220 designated XJ220C. The car was developed by TWR and Jaguar Sport for GT racing. Examples of the XJ220C were to be made available for sale with a price tag of £ 380.000. The twin turbocharged 3.5 Litre V6 engine has been developed to produce over 850 hp on maximum boost.With a weight of approximately 2,300 lbs (1043 kg) this car has a 0-60 mph time of about 2,9 seconds and a topspeed over 220 mph. It is believed that a total of four XJ220c were constructed by TWR and a further six XJ220s road going variants were built.

Three works carss were entered in Category 4 (GT Class) for the 1993 Le Mans 24 Hours Race. This car N°50 was driven by John Nielsen and David Couthard. The Jaguar N)50 finished having completed 306 laps (averaging 173 kph or 102 mph) and was the first car in its class to take the chequered flag.

Despite being the winner, tha car was disqualified several weeks later for an alledged technical infringement relating to the lack of catalytic converters during the race. An appeal by TWR was not accepted on the grounds that it had been lodged out of time.

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1993 Jaguar XJ220 Le Mans - JD Classics 1993 Jaguar XJ220 Le Mans - JD Classics
1993 Jaguar XJ220 Le Mans - JD Classics 1993 Jaguar XJ220 Le Mans - JD Classics
1993 Jaguar XJ220 Le Mans - JD Classics
 

2018 Jaguar Type D as production restarts- Exhibit Jaguar Classic

Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D-type race car in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956. The first Jaguar D-type to be assembled by Jaguar Classic, an engineering prototype, made its world debut at the Salon Retromobile show in Paris this week. 25 cars will be hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire, UK .Shortnose and Longnose bodywork derivatives will be created according to client preference.

In 1955 Jaguar planned to build 100 D-types. With only 75 completed, Jaguar Classic is now fulfilling the company’s original ambition by creating 25 all-new, period-correct sports cars.

The D-type, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours race three times between 1955 and 1957, was powered by the six-cylinder XK engine. Every aspect of the D-types built for clients from 2018 will be created to authentic, original specification.

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2018 Jaguar Type D Reborn 2018 Jaguar Type D Reborn
2018 Jaguar Type D Reborn 2018 Jaguar Type D Reborn
2018 Jaguar Type D Reborn 2018 Jaguar Type D Reborn
 

2018 Jaguar Type E Reborn 1961 - JLR Heritage

Reborn underscores the commitment of Jaguar Classic to keeping the rich past of the Jaguar brand alive. By buying a Reborn vehicle, the client has the opportunity to own a Jaguar comprehensively restored to its exact original specification by a team of dedicated experts. This LHD 3.8 L Fixed Head Coupe is presented in Gunmetal Grey and is the third car to have completed Jaguar Classic's Reborn Restoration Process. Announced prices from £ 295,000.

related article Car Review Jaguar E Type 1961-1975

2018 Jaguar Type E Reborn 1961 - JLR Heritage 2018 Jaguar Type E Reborn 1961 - JLR Heritage

 

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9 - Aston Martin

1934 Aston Martin Speed Long Wheelbase

 
1934 Aston Martin Speed Long Wheelbase 1934 Aston Martin Speed Long Wheelbase
1934 Aston Martin Speed Long Wheelbase 1934 Aston Martin Speed Long Wheelbase
 

1969 Aston Martin DB Mk 1 Vantage fully restored-Exhibit Aston Martin Works

 
1969 Aston Martin DB Mk 1 Vantage 1969 Aston Martin DB Mk 1 Vantage
 

1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage fully restored- Exhibit Aston Martin Works

 
1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
 

1990 Aston Martin Virage fully restored- Exhibit Aston Martin Works

 
1990 Aston Martin Virage 1990 Aston Martin Virage

 

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10 - Bugatti

1931 Bugatti Type 50 - Exhibit Fiskens

 
1931 Bugatti Type 50 - Fiskens 1931 Bugatti Type 50 - Fiskens
1931 Bugatti Type 50 - Fiskens 1931 Bugatti Type 50 - Fiskens
 

1933 Bugatti Type 54 GP - Exhibit Lukas Huni

 
1933 Bugatti 54 GP - Lukas Huni 1933 Bugatti 54 GP - Lukas Huni
1933 Bugatti 54 GP - Lukas Huni 1933 Bugatti 54 GP - Lukas Huni
 

1934 - Bugatti Type 51 -Exhibit RM Sotheby

 
1934 - Bugatti Type 51 - RM Sotheby 1934 - Bugatti Type 51 - RM Sotheby
1934 - Bugatti Type 51 - RM Sotheby 1934 - Bugatti Type 51 - RM Sotheby
 

1934 Bugatti Type 59 GP works prototype - Exhibit Lukas Huni

 
1934 Bugatti Type 59 GP works prototype - Lukas Huni 1934 Bugatti Type 59 GP works prototype - Lukas Huni
1934 Bugatti Type 59 GP works prototype - Lukas Huni 1934 Bugatti Type 59 GP works prototype - Lukas Huni
 

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet Gangloff - Exhibit Bugatti

 
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet Gangloff 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet Gangloff
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet Gangloff 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet Gangloff
 

2007 Bugatti Veyron - Exhibit Bugatti

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2007 Bugatti Veyron

 

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- 11 McLaren

 

1966 McLaren M2B V8 Ford 2994 cc 321 HP F1

Formula One - V8 Ford 2994 cc 321 hp ZF gearbox - Racing pilots Chris Amon , Bruce McLaren
participated in 9 F1 races First race at Monaco GP

1966 McLaren M2B V8 Ford 2994 cc 321 HP F1 1966 McLaren M2B V8 Ford 2994 cc 321 HP F1
 

1968 McLaren M7A V8 Ford Cosworth DFV 2993 cc 410 HP

Formula One - Chassis unibody in aluminium - V8 Ford DFV 2993 cc 410 hp - Hewland gearbox
Pilots Bruce McLaren , Denny Hulme
participated in 11 races with 3 victories.
1968 McLaren M7A V8 Ford Cosworth DFV 2993 cc 410 HP
 

1970 McLaren M8D V8 Chevrolet 7620 cc 670 HP Can Am

monocoque aluminium designed by Jo Marquart- V8 Chevrolet 7620 cc 670 hp - Hewland gearbox
Pilot  Denny Hulme, Dan Gurney, Peter Getty
Participated in 10 races with 9 victories first race at Mosport Park

1970 McLaren M8D V8 Chevrolet 7620 cc 670 HP Can Am 1970 McLaren M8D V8 Chevrolet 7620 cc 670 HP Can Am
1970 McLaren M8D V8 Chevrolet 7620 cc 670 HP Can Am 1970 McLaren M8D V8 Chevrolet 7620 cc 670 HP Can Am
 

1988 McLaren MP4-4 Honda Marlboro V6 Turbo Honda 194cc 650 HP

Designed by Gordon Murray and Steve Nichols
Chassis Carbon fibre unibody structure. 1494 cc V6 Turbo Honda producing 650 hp
Participated in 16 races with 15 victories
Pilot Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna
1988 Word Manufacturers champion

1988 McLaren MP4-4 Honda Marlboro V6 Turbo Honda 194cc 650 HP 1988 McLaren MP4-4 Honda Marlboro V6 Turbo Honda 194cc 650 HP
 

1995 McLaren F1 GT01R  GT1 Race car

Designed by Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens (Styling)
Chassis Carbon Fibre Unibody structure - Engine V12 BMW 6064 cc producing 600 hp - X-Trac gearbox
Pilot Yannick Dalmas Masanori Sekkya JJ Lehto
1995 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

1995 McLaren F1 GT01R  GT1 Race car
 

2013-2015 McLaren P1 Hybrid- 375 examples - Exhibit McLaren and J.D. Classics

 

Designed by Franck Stephenson
chassis Carbon Fibre unibody structure
Engine V8 twin turbo 3799 cc producing 916 hp Torque 900 Nm
Unladden weight 1395 kg 0- 100 kph in 2,8 seconds

2013-2015 McLaren P1 Hybrid- 375 examples
2013-2015 McLaren P1 Hybrid- 375 examples 2013-2015 McLaren P1 Hybrid- 375 examples

 

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12 - Landspeed Record's cars

 

1927 Voisin des Records

On April 12th 1927, a specially prepared valveless eight cylinder Voisin was driven over 100 km at the average speed of 205,352 kph. In September the same car is driven during 24 hours at the average speed of 182,660 kph
1927 Voisin des Records 1927 Voisin des Records
 

1930 Voisin C15

This Voisin C15 with a production valveless 12 cylinder engine, completed 50.000 km at an average speed of 120 kph on the Linas Monthlery track in September 1930. The car utilised for the record is similar to the one in exhibit.
1930 Voisin C15 1930 Voisin C15
 

1933 Citroen Petite Rosalie

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1933 Citroen Petite Rosalie 1933 Citroen Petite Rosalie
 

1934 Panhard & Levassor 35 CV

George Eyston established a new record on the Monthlery track on February 4th 1934 driving a specially prepared 290 hp Panhard & Levassor 35 CV and covering 214,044 km in 60 minutes.
1934 Panhard & Levassor 35 CV 1934 Panhard & Levassor 35 CV
1934 Panhard & Levassor 35 CV 1934 Panhard & Levassor 35 CV
 

1953 Citroen 2 CV Barbot

In 1953 a very special Citroen 2 CV modified in barchetta, shortened by 25 cm from the original, established a 24 hours speed record at 85 kph average speed. The car had been modified by Pierre Barbot and driven by Jean Vinatier at Monthlery on September 23rd 1953.
1953 Citroen 2 CV Barbot 1953 Citroen 2 CV Barbot
 

1953 Peugeot 203 Darlmatt DS

This prototype was prepared by Emile Darl Matt in 1953 with an aluminium body based on Peugeot 203 mechanical components. Total weight was 600 kg. While trying to establish landspeed records the car had to stop due to engine breaking.
1953 Peugeot 203 Darlmatt
1953 Peugeot 203 Darlmatt 1953 Peugeot 203 Darlmatt
 

1957 Isetta Velam

Velam (Vehicule Léger à Moteur- meaning -Light vehicle with engine) was producing small cars under Isetta license. In 1953 the Company purchased the License. In order to develop the sales Velam decided to enter landspeed records and prepared a special vehicle. Bianchi and Pesley drove the car for 24 Hours at Monthlery and completed several records for the category under 250 cc. The 24 hours were completed at the average speed of 109,662 kph.

1957 Isetta Velam 1957 Isetta Velam
 

2010 Peugeot EX1

Peugeot has etablished some historical records at Monthlery and decided for its 200 anniversary to run its EX1 Concept on the tract. The car with a 340 hp engine for a total dry weight of 750 kg driven by two 250 kW electric motors. Nicolas Vannier completed five records for the category of electric cars between 500 and 1000 kg. related car review : Peugeot EX1

2010 Peugeot EX1 2010 Peugeot EX1
 

2013 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak

On June 30th 2013, Sebastien Loeb driving the 875 kg Peugeot 208 T16 with 875 hp for 875 kg established a new record in 8'13"878.

related article Car Review Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak 2013

2013 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak 2013 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak

 

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Overview of some cars around the alleys - Chronological order

 

1912 Mercer Raceabout - Exhibit Fiskens

The Mercer Runabout is described as the ultimate pre-World War I American sports car. It was in production from 1911 to 1915, during which time over 500 are said to have been sold. The 301 cubic inches (4.932 cc) four cylinder engine produces 58 hp at 1700 rpm. (Source The Sports Car -William Boddy - B.T. Batsford Ltd 1961)
1912 Mercer Raceabout 1912 Mercer Raceabout
1912 Mercer Raceabout 1912 Mercer Raceabout
1912 Mercer Raceabout
 

1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo Kellner - Exhibit Fiskens

A magnificent sporting Edwardian Ghost with original coachwork. Pebble Beach Concours class winner. The Rolls Royce Silver Ghost was in production for 18 years and was state-of-the-art for its time. Not one Ghost chassis was delivered to a customer without extensive, individual testing, demonstrating unrepeatable attention to detail and precision manufacture. One such test became famous, a London to Edinburgh trial. The purpose of the trial was to demonstrate that the 40/50 hp could travel to and fro in top gear whilst also achieving exceptionally modest petrol consumption. The Ghost, however, was also to demonstrate that it could attain considerable speed when required. The test was hugely successful, with the Ghost completing the journey on an average of 24.32 miles per gallon of petrol. Furthermore, immediately after the trip, without alteration or adjustment, it was able to attain a top speed of 78.26 mph at Brooklands.

In May 1914, 67RB was dispatched to coachbuilder Kellner of France with instruction to build a torpedo phaeton body, whilst allowing for two front and two two rear passengers. 67RB was fitted 'C' steering, nickel fittings, a 22-inch radiator and four-speed gearbox.

1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo Kellner 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo Kellner
1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo Kellner 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo Kellner
1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo Kellner
 
1924 Delage GL Skiff Torpedo by Labourdette - Exhibit Axel Schuette Fine Cars
 
1924 Delage GL Skiff Torpedo by Labourdette
1924 Delage GL Skiff Torpedo by Labourdette 1924 Delage GL Skiff Torpedo by Labourdette
 

1927 Avions Voisin C11 Torpedo by Bellevalette - Exhibit Lukas Huni

Between 1919 and 1925, Gabriel Voisin had undoubtedly come to be recognised as the most original and forward looking constructor of luxury. Free from all outside influence, for Voisin and is team was to come the era of 'daily motoring in comfort, with speed and in complete safety'. On April 7th 1926, Voisin announced:"Gentlemen, we have the privilege of informing you that we are putting on the market the first French chassis fitted with a six cylinder Knight type sleeve valve engine." It was the C11 , the engine had 2326 cc allowing a top speed of 120 kph, and 950 examples would be built.

This particulr car was built for Joseph Christe, founder of the famous Tecalemit Company known for its adjustable damper system. Joseph Christe commissioned French coachbuilder Bellevallette for a 4 door Open Torpedo with twin (front and rear) V windshield configuration.

1927 Avions Voisin C11 Torpedo by Bellevalette 1927 Avions Voisin C11 Torpedo by Bellevalette
1927 Avions Voisin C11 Torpedo by Bellevalette 1927 Avions Voisin C11 Torpedo by Bellevalette
 
 

1927 Talbot 1500 GP - Exhibit EZ

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1927 Talbot 1500 GP 1927 Talbot 1500 GP
1927 Talbot 1500 GP 1927 Talbot 1500 GP
 

1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Saloon Maythorn - Exhibit Fiskens

Presented as the most sporting original Bentley 4.5 Litre saloon surviving.
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Saloon Maythorn 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Saloon Maythorn
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Saloon Maythorn 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Saloon Maythorn
 

1929 Bentley Speed Six Coupe Gurney Nutting - Exhibit Axel Schuette Fine Cars

 
1929 Bentley Speed Six Coupe Gurney Nutting
1929 Bentley Speed Six Coupe Gurney Nutting 1929 Bentley Speed Six Coupe Gurney Nutting
 

1929 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans ex Lord Doune- Exhibit Fiskens

Winners of the two most recent editions of the race in 1927 and 1928, the appetite for a hat-trick victory must have been contagious. The Bentley Boys were undoubtedly the most dashing group of drivers the La Sarthe paddock had ever seen. The new 6.5 Litre Speed Six was strong, powerful and ready to prove itself at the world's toughest race.

1929 turned out to be one of the most attrition-filled edition in the race's history. Despite this, Captain Woolf Barnato and the legendary silk-scarfed and extremely rapid Sir Tim Birkin piloted a Speed Six -later to be known as 'Old Number One'- to outright victory, followed by a trio of 4.5 Litre Bentleys claiming second, third and fourth places respectively. 'Old Number One' was brought out for another victory at Le Mans in 1930 with Barnatto still at the wheel but this time with Glen Kidston.

Le Mans rules required that cars raced must be production catalogue models. This ensured that the Speed Six was quickly introduced for saleto the general public. Out of 544 6.5 Litre examplesmade in Cricklewood, just 182 were to Speed Six specification. This example, chasis N° BA2580, went through a painstking three-year restoration in 2013 with famous restorer Neil Davies. Realising the significant place that 'Old Number One' held in British motoring history - a car that ceased to exist in its 1930 Le Mans winning guise - it was decided that chassis BA2580 would be restored exactly to the specification of Old Number One while keeping its original chassis number.

1929 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans ex Lord Doune 1929 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans ex Lord Doune
1929 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans ex Lord Doune 1929 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans ex Lord Doune

1930 Bentley Speed Six Gurney Nutting- exhibit Fiskens

1929 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans ex Lord Doune 1929 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans ex Lord Doune
1929 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans ex Lord Doune1929 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans ex Lord Doune
 

1932 Alfa Romeo 1750 GS Zagato

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1932 Alfa Romeo 1750 GS Zagato 1932 Alfa Romeo 1750 GS Zagato
1932 Alfa Romeo 1750 GS Zagato 1932 Alfa Romeo 1750 GS Zagato
 

1932 Delage Type DS Coach - Exhibit Les Amis de Delage

This Delage Type DS 1932 with Coach body is equiped with a 2517 cc in line six cylinder producing 60 hp at 3500 rpm. 1.070 chassis were built between 1931 and 1933. Claimed top speed is 105 kph.
1932 Delage Type DS Coach 1932 Delage Type DS Coach
 
 

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza - Exhibit Lukas Huni

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1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
 

1933 Morgan Racer Atomic Orange 1220 cc JAP LOTW-DTZ two cylinders engine

 
1933 Morgan Racer Atomic Orange 1220 cc JAP LOTW-DTZ two cylinders engine 1933 Morgan Racer Atomic Orange 1220 cc JAP LOTW-DTZ two cylinders engine
1933 Morgan Racer Atomic Orange 1220 cc JAP LOTW-DTZ two cylinders engine 1933 Morgan Racer Atomic Orange 1220 cc JAP LOTW-DTZ two cylinders engine
 

1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aerodyne - Exhibit Swiss Concours

 
1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aerodyne 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aerodyne
1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aerodyne 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aerodyne
 

 

 
1935 Fiat 508 CS Berlinetta Mille Miglia - Exhibit Club FIAT

Top of the Fiat Ballila range with the spiders Coppad'oro 995 cc 36 CV. On an idea by Ghia, this prototype was developed in 1933 in wind tunnel and was presented as Berlinetta "l'Aerodynamique" from 1934 to 1936. There are five remaining examples over 100 in production. This car is reported to have participated at Mille Miglia as well as Le Mans 24 Hours.

1935 Fiat 508 CS Berlinetta Mille Miglia 1935 Fiat 508 CS Berlinetta Mille Miglia
1935 Fiat 508 CS Berlinetta Mille Miglia
 

1935 Fiat Copa d'Oro 508S Ballila Spyder - Exhibit Hodlmayr

 
1935 Fiat Copa d'Oro 508S Ballila Spyder 1935 Fiat Copa d'Oro 508S Ballila Spyder
 

1936 Delage D6 3 Litre Figoni & Falaschi Course -

This Delage one-off was completed in 1936 and entered for 1936 Le Mans 24 Hours edition which was eventually cancelled. The Delage D6 Coupe Figoni & Falaschi participated at 1937 Le Mans edition and finished fourth overall with Jacques de Valence de Minardiere and Louis Gérard at the wheel.

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1936 Delage D6 3 Litre Figoni & Falaschi Course 1936 Delage D6 3 Litre Figoni & Falaschi Course
1936 Delage D6 3 Litre Figoni & Falaschi Course
 

1938 Alfa Romeo 308 - Exhibit JP Wimille

This Alfa Romeo 308 was developed by Gioacchino Colombo under the guidance of Enzo Ferrari when he was in charge of the racing activities of Alfa Romeo. Jean Pierre Wimille was one of the drivers and completed three victories in Grand Prix. The engine is a double overhead camshaft 3 Litres in line eight cylinder unit producing 300 hp with a Roots compressor. Claimed top speed is 270 kph.
1938 Alfa Romeo 308 1938 Alfa Romeo 308
1938 Alfa Romeo 308 1938 Alfa Romeo 308
 

1938 BMW 328 - Exhibit Movendi

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1938 BMW 328 1938 BMW 328
 

1938 and 1939 Delahaye 135 Le Mans- - Exhibit Club Delahaye France

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1938 and 1939 Delahaye Le Mans- 1938 and 1939 Delahaye Le Mans-
1938 and 1939 Delahaye Le Mans- 1938 and 1939 Delahaye Le Mans-
 

1947 Hotchkiss GS Modane - Exhibit Club Hotchkiss

The production of the Hotchkiss Modane was reinitiated after World War II and the car was essentially intended for export in order to generate foreign money. The 686 Grand Sport (GS) Modane was propelled by a 3485 cc six cylinder producing 130 hp at 4000 rpm. Claimed top speed was 170 kph.
1947 Hotchkiss GS Modane 1947 Hotchkiss GS Modane
1947 Hotchkiss GS Modane 1947 Hotchkiss GS Modane
 

1949 Maserati A6 1500 Berlinetta Pinin Farina- Exhibit Holdmayr

Maserati A6 were a series of grand tourers, racing sports cars and single seaters made by Maserati of Italy between 1947 and 1956. They were named for Alfieri Maserati (one of the Maserati brothers, founders of Maserati) and for their straight-six engine.

The 1.5-litre straight-six was named A6 TR (Testa Riportata for its detachable cylinder head), and was based on the pre-war Maserati 6CM; 65 bhp (48 kW). It first appeared in the A6 Sport or Tipo 6CS/46, a barchetta prototype, developed by Ernesto Maserati and Alberto Massimino. This became the A6 1500 Pininfarina-designed two-door berlinetta, first shown at the 1947 Salon International de l'Auto in Geneva (59 made) and the spider shown at the 1948 Salone dell'automobile di Torino (2 made). (Source Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia)

1949 Maserati A6 1500 Berlinetta Pinin Farina 1949 Maserati A6 1500 Berlinetta Pinin Farina
1949 Maserati A6 1500 Berlinetta Pinin Farina 1949 Maserati A6 1500 Berlinetta Pinin Farina
 

1950 Talbot Lago T25 LB - Exhibit Club Talbot

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1950 Talbot Lago T25 LB 1950 Talbot Lago T25 LB

1951 Alfa Romeo Tipo 159 Alfetta

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1951 Alfa Romeo Tipo 159 Alfetta 1951 Alfa Romeo Tipo 159 Alfetta
 

1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia - Exhibit J.D. Classics

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1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia
1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia
 

1954-1959 DB HBR5 - Exhibit Club D.B. France

The D.B. Coach HBR5 was produced between 1954 and 1959. Around 600 cars have been produced. The first units had an aluminium body while the others had a glass fibre composite body. The aluminium body was made by Cottard coachbuilder. The chassis was steel backbone type. The 848 cc Panhard twin cylinder engine was producing 50 hp at 6000 rpm allowing a claimed top speed of 160 kph for a weight of 527 kg.

1954-1959 DB HBR5 1954-1959 DB HBR5
 

1954 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva Scaglione Bertone- Exhibit Gallerie des Damiers

Only two examples of the Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva berlinetta have been completed. The 2000 Sportiva body style was designed by Franco Scaglione for Carrozzeria Bertone at the time he was working on the B.A.T. aerodynamic study berlinettas.
1954 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva Scaglione Bertone 1954 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva Scaglione Bertone
 

1954 Arnolt Bristol Bolide - Exhibit Gallery Aaldering

This sports car was produced by Carrozzeria Bertone for Mr Arnolt who was a British Car dealer in Chicago. The styling was designed by Franco Scaglione. There are only 85 known to exist worldwide today.
Exhibit Aaldering
1954 Arnolt Bristol Bolide 1954 Arnolt Bristol Bolide
1954 Arnolt Bristol Bolide 1954 Arnolt Bristol Bolide
 

1954-1957 Maserati 250F Grand Prix - Exhibit Fiskens or Lukas Huni

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1954 Maserati 250F Grand Prix 1954 Maserati 250F Grand Prix
1954 Maserati 250F Grand Prix 1954 Maserati 250F Grand Prix
1954 Maserati 250F Grand Prix 1954 Maserati 250F Grand Prix
 

1954 O.S.C.A. MT4 1500 cc

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1954 O.S.C.A. MT4 1500 cc 1954 O.S.C.A. MT4 1500 cc
 

1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint by Zagato- Exhibit Galeries des Damiers

 
1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint

1955 Austin Healey 100S Sebring- Exhibit Movendi

It is one of only 50 original 100 S competition cars prepared.

1955 Austin Healey 100S Sebring 1955 Austin Healey 100S Sebring
1955 Austin Healey 100S Sebring 1955 Austin Healey 100S Sebring
 

1956 Maserati 300S Short Nose - Exhibit Lukas Huni

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1956 Maserati 300S Short Nose 1956 Maserati 300S Short Nose
1956 Maserati 300S Short Nose 1956 Maserati 300S Short Nose
1956 Maserati 300S Short Nose
 

1958 BRM P25 Grand Prix - Exhibit FISKENS

In 1955 B.R.M. ( British Racing Motors) started development of this P25 Grand Prix car when technical regulations for the World Championship changed , requiring a new 2.5 Litre unsupercharged power unit. The B.R.M. organisation, now owned by the Owen Organisation, developed a very simple, light, ingenious and potent four cylinder engine known as Project 25. A new semi-stressed skin 'monocoque' chassis structure was created to house this new engine and the entire project was completed at the end of 1955, emerging as the P25.

This particular car is presented as the only remaining example of the ten units built. This single seat Grand Prix car was raced by drivers like Jean Behra or Joachim Bonnier. This car is famous as the winner of Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvort 1959 with Bonnier at the wheel.

1958 BRM P25 Grand Prix 1958 BRM P25 Grand Prix
1958 BRM P25 Grand Prix 1958 BRM P25 Grand Prix
 

1958 Lister Jaguar Knobby- Exhibit Historic Racing Cars

In the early 1980s, British motor racing journalist and historian Doug Nye was commisionned by the famous Yoshiyuki Hayashi collection to acquire and "affordable" Lister Jaguar. Nye contacted Historic racing specialists John Harper and John Pearson, who subsequently assembled this car to Nye's order. Assembled from a collection of origninal, made-in-period Lister Jaguar components, including an original Lister made chassis frame that had been discarded by its first owner following an accident in a British race meeting in 1959. The new aluminium body was built by the renowned Bob Smith in the Knobbly style. The car is fitted with a correct Jaguar XK-serie six cylinder twin-cam engine.

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1958 Lister Jaguar Knobby 1958 Lister Jaguar Knobby
1958 Lister Jaguar Knobby
 

1958 Lotus 16 Formula One and Two Single Seat Racing Car - Exhibit William'son

The Lotus 16 was the first sigle seat racing car driven by Jim Clark and completed its first victory at Brands Hatch. The car is propulsed by a 1500 cc Coventry Climax engine.
1958 Lotus 16 Formula One and Two Single Seat Racing Car 1958 Lotus 16 Formula One and Two Single Seat Racing Car
1958 Lotus 16 Formula One and Two Single Seat Racing Car 1958 Lotus 16 Formula One and Two Single Seat Racing Car
 

1959 Lancia Appia Coupe Pinin Farina - Exhibit FCA Heritage

Lancia manufactured three series of the Appia sedan between 1953 and 1963, but at the same time in 1956 prepared a range of special car chassis- destined for Italian coachbuilders who wanted to create authentic custom cars: coupé, convertibles or roadsters, as well as luxury sedans and station wagons.

One of these "fuoriserie" was the Lancia Appia coupé, designed by Pinin Farina between 1956 and 1962 with a more powerful version of the standard's compact, narrow-angle four cylinder V engine. The model tool elegance to the extreme with a front inspired by the Lancia Flaminia and the era's classic "fins" in the back. Pinin Farina's Appia features ample windows and a contrasting-color roof, supported by a signature V-shaped pillar and finished with chrome details that echo a roadster-s closed hood or hard top. The model FCA Heritage is offering for sale at Retromobile dates back to April 16th 1959. Engine 1089 cc producing 53 hp at 5.200 rpm for a claimed top speed of 145 kph.

1959 Lancia Appia Coupe Pinin Farina 1959 Lancia Appia Coupe Pinin Farina
1959 Lancia Appia Coupe Pinin Farina
 

1959 MG MGA Twin Cam - Exhibit M.G. Club

 
1959 MG MGA Twin Cam 1959 MG MGA Twin Cam
1959 MG MGA Twin Cam 1959 MG MGA Twin Cam
 

 

1960 Triumph TRS Works Le Mans Team Car - Exhibit Movendi

This car participated in the 1960 and 1961 editions of the Le Mans 24 Hours as a works team car.The Triumph TRS is equiped with glass fibre composite body announcing the Michelotti designed TR4. Triumph earned Team price in Le Mans 1961. Original "Sabrina" 2.0 litre twin cam race engine. One of only four cars built.

1960 Triumph TRS Works Le Mans Team Car 1960 Triumph TRS Works Le Mans Team Car
1960 Triumph TRS Works Le Mans Team Car 1960 Triumph TRS Works Le Mans Team Car
 

1962 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato Coda Tronca - Exhibit Historic Cars

This car was sold new in Italy to Count and driver Ottovino Volonterio, known for having raced a Maserati 250F. This car participated in many races of the Italian Championship from 1962 to 1967. It is one of only 17 surviving examples of the model.

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1962 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato Coda Tronca 1962 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato Coda Tronca
1962 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato Coda Tronca
 

1964 ALVIS TE21 Graber -Exhibit Christophe Grohe

Alvis from Coventry in England produced vehicles between 1919 and 1966 with a reputation of quality and reliability. Herman Graber from Wichtrach near Bern is one of the most famous coachbuilder in Switzerland. He prepared special bodies for 750 automobiles between 1929 and 1967. The Alvis exhibited is the first edition of a series of seven similar model built. The engine is a 2.993 cc six cylinder  producing 136 hp at 5.000 rpm. Claimed weight 1450 kg.

1964 ALVIS TE21 Graber 1964 ALVIS TE21 Graber
 

1964 TVR Griffith 200 - Exhibit FFSA

Jack Griffith, a T.V.R. distributor in the U.S.A., wanted a high-performance GT coupé to add to his line and decided to install a Ford 289 engine in an adjusted and distinctive T.V.R. chassis and body. The result was called T.V.R. Griffith and was shown at the New York International Auto Show in 1964. About 265 TVR Griffith were sold in a little over a year, when the project was hit by one of T.V.R.'s many changes in ownership. (Source: A History of Sports Cars- G.N. Georgano - Spring Books 1970)
1964 TVR Griffith 400 1964 TVR Griffith 400
 

1966 Lamborghini 350 GT - Exhibit Hodlmay

This Lamborghini 350 GT Coupé Touring was number çç of 120 examples
1966 Lamborghini 350 GT
 

1967 Lamborghini LP400 Miura - Exhibit Lamborghini Polo Storico

The restoration project of this vehicle has been executed by Lamborghini Polo Storico.  The chassis, body, electrical system and mechanics of the Miura has been restored and brought back to its original production sheet preserved in the Polo Storico Archive and using exclusively Lamborghini original Spare parts. Transversal engine has a capacity of 3929 cc. The Chassis N) is 3264 manufactured in 1967.

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1967 Lamborghini LP400 Miura 1967 Lamborghini LP400 Miura
1967 Lamborghini LP400 Miura 1967 Lamborghini LP400 Miura
1967 Lamborghini LP400 Miura 1967 Lamborghini LP400 Miura
1967 Lamborghini LP400 Miura
 

1968 Alfa Romeo 33-2 - Exhibit Girardo & Co

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1968 Alfa Romeo 33-2 1968 Alfa Romeo 33-2
1968 Alfa Romeo 33-2 1968 Alfa Romeo 33-2
 

1969 Honda N360 - Exhibit Honda 70th Anniversary

The Honda N360 is a front wheel drive four seats and two doors automobile with unitary body chassis. The 354 cc  twin cylinder air cooled engine produces 34 hp at 8.500 rpm and is equiped with overhead camshaft. The claimed top speed is 115 kph.

1969 Honda N360 1969 Honda N360
 

1972 Fiat Dino 2400 Coupe - Exhibit FCA Heritage

In the mid-1960s, Ferrari was under pressure to homologate an engine for Formula 2 single-seaters: thus it signed an industrial partnership with Fiat for the supply of "Dino" V6 engines (named in honor of Enzo Ferrari's late son, who had contributed to their design). Fiat decided to design two sports cars around a new engine, both featuring a front engine and rear wheel drive. In 1966, Pinin Farina was entrusted with creating the Spider; the following year, Bertone presented the Coupé, which allowed for four passengers thanks to the extended wheelbase. The Coupé was very successful- more than the Spyder- and led to a second series being launched in 1969, with a 2.4 Litre engine.
The Dino 2400 featured a new rear axle with independent suspension derived from the Fiat 130 executive car. The 2418 cc V6 engine produces 180 hp at 6.600 rpm. The claimed top speed is 205 kph.

1972 Fiat Dino 2400 Coupe 1972 Fiat Dino 2400 Coupe
 

1972 ISO Grifo Can Am 7.0 Litre- Exhibit Hodlmay

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1972 ISO Grifo Can Am 7.0 Litre
 

1975 Matra Bagheera- Exhibit Youngtimers Magazine

The Matra Bagheera  had three frontal seats and was propulsed by a transverse mid-mounted 1442 cc four cylinder engine producing 90 hp at 5.800 rpm and 122 Nm at 3.000 rpm.  Weight is announced for 910 kg. Top speed is quoted for 185 kph with standing 0 to 100 kph in 11,5 seconds.

1975 Matra Bagheera 1975 Matra Bagheera
 

1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400- Exhibit Lamborghini Polo Storico

The 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400, chassis #1120204, is part-way through its complete restoration by Lamborghini Polo Storico. Every part of the vehicle has been disassembled and overhauled including the matching-numbers engine.

1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400
 

1976 Maserati Merak SS- Exhibit Ateliers des Coteaux

The Maserati Merak was produced between 1972 and 1983. This 2+2 Coupe bears a coachwork designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Merak was produced in three different versions each corresponding to a different group of shareholders known as Citroen, GEPI and De Tomaso. It was developed as a more accessible model when compared to the Maserati Bora, both models sharing the chassis and globally the coachwork. The Merak SS is the second version developed under Citroen management. The Merak was produced in 652 examples between 1975 and 1983. The model exhibited is powered by a 2965 cc V6 producing 220 hp.

1976 Maserati Merak SS 1976 Maserati Merak SS
1976 Maserati Merak SS
 

1978 BMW M1 - Exhibit ADP Automotive

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1978 BMW M1 1978 BMW M1
 

1982 Brabham Ford BT 49D - Exhibit Fiskens

This Formula One racing car was designed by Gordon Murray and propelled by Ford DFV engine. The chassis was a unitary aluminium structure with carbon fibre stiffening panels. Brazilian Nelson Piquet scored all but one of the BT49's seven Grand Prix victories, landing the first of his three World Drivers Championship.
1982 Brabham Ford BT 49D 1982 Brabham Ford BT 49D
1982 Brabham Ford BT 49D 1982 Brabham Ford BT 49D
 

1989 Alfa Romeo SZ - Exhibit FCA Heritage

Only approximately 1000 models were manufactured, beween late 1989 and 1991: the Alfa Romeo SZ (Sprint Zagato) is a pure breed sports car with an unmistakable, aggressive solhouette, designed and manufactured by Zagato. Monted on a steel underbody, it features an exterior bodywork made of composite materials and derives its chassis and mechanical specs from the Alfa Romeo 75 racecar. The model FCA Heritage is offering for sale at Retromobile is more than unique. It was one of the first ever made, and is an "ex works" vehicle coming from the Balocco circuit, where it was used to experiment with different solutions. An authentic lab vehicle, it was used in the model's launch photo shootings and features details that make it so different from later SZs that it can be considered almost a prototype. The 2969 cc V6 engine produces 207 hp at 6.200 rpm. The claimed top speed is 245 kph.

1989 Alfa Romeo SZ 1989 Alfa Romeo SZ
 

2000 Marcos Mantis GTO V8 Ford - Exhibit Atlantic Racing

This Marcos Mantis with 5000 cc Ford V8 participated at the British GT Championship in 2000, 2001 and 2003.

2000 Marcos Mantis GTO V8 Ford 2000 Marcos Mantis GTO V8 Ford
 

2014 Ligier JSP2 LMP2 - Exhibit Onroak Automotive

The launching of the Ligier JSP2 marks the return of Onroak Automotive in Endurance Racing and at Le Mans 24 Hours. This closed body LMP2 automobile is the result of intense development. The Ligier JSP2 with different homologated propulsion unit from Nissan, Honda or JUDD has accumulated successes in endurance racing in particular in North America with victories at Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours or Petit Le Mans in 2016 after a LMP2 title in 2015 FIA WEC .

2014 Ligier JSP2 LMP2
 

2017 Ligier JSP4 - Exhibit Onroak Automotive

The Ligier JS P4 unveiled at the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours is a real racing car which slots in between the CN and LM P3 categories. Its aim is to help drivers and teams to discover driving and running a sports prototype, and it will be used for endurance races like the V de V Endurance Series, the Creventic 24H Proto Series and also for track days and in different national series.

2017 Ligier JSP4

 

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14 - Artcurial Retromobile 2018 Auctions non exhaustive results

2018 Artcurial Auction Sales at Retromobile resulted in total sale of 32 M Euros or 39 M $. 86% of the lots have been sold. We are showing here several automobiles sold during this auction according to sale values.
 

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante sold for 2,903,200 €

A total of 34 Atalantes were built on 57 and 57C chassis. The model had been presented to the Press in April 1935, known then as a "Faux Cabriolet", and not officially named Atalante until the Motor Show in October 1935. Only 17 examples of the Atalante coupé were built on a 57S chassis. This model Chassis 57624 and engine 448 was completed for the Geneva Motor Show and sent by Molsheim for loan or display only. It was built specifically with particular care for the event.(source of excerpt Artcurial)

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1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante
 

2006 Ferrari FXX sold for 2,674,400 € -

The Ferrari FXX was special for being sold as part of a development program , and was not registered for road use. Buyers were hand-picked to participate in the car's development . They became test drivers and as such, had exclusive 'behind the scenes' access to the most prestigious sports car manufacturer in the world.

The car was based on the Enzo but incorporated significant, unique developments. The V12 engine was increased to 6.262 cc which produced 800 hp at 8.500 rpm, some 100 hp more than the Enzo. Ferrari built 38 examples of this extraordinary machine. (source of excerpt Artcurial)

2006 Ferrari FXX 2006 Ferrari FXX
2006 Ferrari FXX 2006 Ferrari FXX
 

1954 Maserati A6 GCS 53 Spyder sold for 2,445,000 €

- In 1947, the contract between the Maserati brothers and the Orsi family concerning the running of the company expired and management of Maserati became the sole responsibility of the latter. Before finally leaving the company bearing their name, the brothers Ernesto, Ettore and Bindo Maserati developed a new model, the "1500 Gran Turismo", Tipo A6 (for 'Alfieri' and '6 cylinders'). This had an unusual Pinin Farina body with retractable headlights and a 1.5 litre OHC six cylinder engine.

During this post-war period, there was a renewed involvement in racing, and the A6 engine served as a base for the other versions used in competition cars. Thus, the A6G CS ('G' for 'ghisa', cast iron block, and CS for 'Corsa Sport') was fitted with a 2 litre version of the same engine, housed in a minimalist two-seater body with single central headlights and cycle wings, designed by Medardo Fantuzzi. This triple carburettor CS version was capable of 130 hp at 6.000 rpm. This car was also tested with the twin cam engine designed in 1951 by Massimino for the A6GCM (Corsa Monoposto) , a formula 2 single seater that ran in the World Championship from 1953.

It was in 1953 that the car found its perfect form. Having left Maserati for Stanguelini , Alberto Massimino left a space that was filled by Gioacchino Colombo, known for his work at Alfa Romeo , and the futur designer of the V12 Ferrari that took his name. Colombo perfected the development of the twin cam, twin ignition six cylinder engine adapted for the sports version, and with its lightly modified suspension, this became the A6GCS/53. Marketed as the "Maserati Sport 2000", the car was capable of 170 bhp at 7.300 rpm. It received a totally new body, again designed by Fantuzzi, that abandonned the 'cycle wings' in favour of a more enveloping form that was both aerodynamic and elegant.

In this configuration, the A6GCS/53 barchetta worked wonders. 52 examples were built(including 47 Fantuzzi barchettas), and this lightweight car became a ferocious and feared competitor in hillclimb and road race events, such as the Mille Miglia ( class win in 1953 and third overall in 1954) and the Targa Florio. (source of excerpt Artcurial)

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1954 Maserati A6 GCS 53 Spyder 1954 Maserati A6 GCS 53 Spyder
1954 Maserati A6 GCS 53 Spyder 1954 Maserati A6 GCS 53 Spyder
 

1964 Porsche 904 GTS sold for 1,873,600 €

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1964 Porsche 904 GTS 1964 Porsche 904 GTS
1964 Porsche 904 GTS 1964 Porsche 904 GTS
 

1951 Porsche 356 Pre A 1300 sold for 894,000 €

According to the 'Kardex' build sheet, this car left the factory at the end of 1951. It was one of the first of its type (the model had been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1949), and still had the split-windscreen and the integrated bodybumpers. It was delivered new in Germany to a US soldier, who took the car back to California when his military service came to an end.(source of excerpt Artcurial)
 
1951 Porsche 356 Pre A 1300

-1937 Hispano Suiza J12 Gurney Nutting sold for 643,680 € -

1937 Hispano Suiza J12 Gurney Nutting 1937 Hispano Suiza J12 Gurney Nutting
 

1997 RUF CTR-2-sold for 572,160 €

In the small village of Plaffenhausen, near Munich, Louis Ruf has been modifying Porsches for decades, giving them breathtaking performance. As early as 1981, Ruf obtained his constructor status and has his own VIN identification number. in 1987, thanks to the involvement of his son, Alois, the small firm caught the attention of the automotive world when a much modified Carrera 3.2 L, by the addition of two turbochargers, went on to take on the ultimate Supercars of the era, and even winning two speed records (339 kph) with the model named CTR-1, otherwise nicknamed "Yellow Bird", with CTR-1 standing for Group C, Turbo, Ruf,1st model.

The CTR-2 is based on the narrow body of the 993 for reasons of aerodynamics, the body has been lightened and reinforced with amongst other things, an integrated and invisible roll cage. The suspension have been reworked to support the gain in power, and improve traction and handling. The bulky rear spoiler help provide more support and improve the cooling of the two air-to-air exchangers of the big KKK turbos. The engine, coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and locking differential, develops 520 hp at 5800 rpm and the torque is a mindboggling 69,8 m/kg, propelling the car to a top speed of 354 kph.- (source of excerpt Artcurial)


1997 RUF CTR-2 1997 RUF CTR-2
1997 RUF CTR-2
 

1938 Delage DS 120 Chapron sold for 536,400 €

Built between 1936 and 1938, the Delage DS120 represented the luxury end of the French automobile industry, offering the high level of sophistication and finish that the marque's reputation was founded on. Powered by a straight eight engine, this acclaimed chassis was bodied by the very best coachbuilders. The example presented here is a rare cabriolet built by Chapron.(source of excerpt Artcurial)
1938 Delage DS 120 Chapron 1938 Delage DS 120 Chapron
1938 Delage DS 120 Chapron

1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7 L RS sold for 536,400 €

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1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7 L RS 1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7 L RS
1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7 L RS 1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7 L RS
 

1938 BMW328 Cabriolet Autenrieth sold for 500,640 €

 
1938 BMW328 Cabriolet Autenrieth 1938 BMW328 Cabriolet Autenrieth
1938 BMW328 Cabriolet Autenrieth 1938 BMW328 Cabriolet Autenrieth
 

-1912 Panhard & Levassor X14 by Vanvooren sold for 298,000 €

Panhard held a special place amongst the earliest makes of cars. It was at the forefront of designing a 'modern' car: with a layout of mechanical components that went on to become the norm. The marque was always on the look out for the latest innovations, and in 1909 Panhard became interested in Charles Knight's development of an engine where the conventional valves had been replaced with sleeve valves. Impresse by the silent and smooth running of this system, Panhard bought the license and strated to develop its own "valvaless" engines. The first chassis to benefit was Type 7, presented at 1910Moptor Show. Frm that date on, this engine was fitted to the marque's high end models for many years. The Type 14 was one of such models, equiped in 1911 with a four cylinder 4398 cc valveless engine.- (source of excerpt Artcurial)
1912 Panhard & Levassor X14 by Vanvooren 1912 Panhard & Levassor X14 by Vanvooren
1912 Panhard & Levassor X14 by Vanvooren 1912 Panhard & Levassor X14 by Vanvooren
 

1966 ISO Grifo GL sold for 298,000 € -

The Iso Grifo was the ultimate evolution of the model conceived by Giotto Bizzarini for Renzo Rivolta. To ensure the car had a reliable mechanical base, the two men chose a 5,3 Litre Corvette engine for its sophisticated chassis. Giugiaro, then at Bertone, designed an elegant and sporty body.(source of excerpt Artcurial)
1966 ISO Grifo GL 1966 ISO Grifo GL
 

1927 Avions Voisin C11 Lumineuse sold for 298,000 €  

The C11 Lumineuse is the perfect representative for Voisin design, displaying all the creative solutions deployed by the marque. It had an ultra-light body weighing less than 380 kg, an original operating system for the windows, unique door opening mechanism, a windscreen that opened and special Voisin lightnings. The 6 cylinder 2326 cc valveless engine by Knight was coupled to a 3-speed gearbox. Dewandre servo-assisted brakes on all four wheels ensured efficient braking. Only two or three other examples of these Lumineuse Voisin bodied cars have survived. (source of excerpt Artcurial)

1927 Avions Voisin C11 Lumineuse 1927 Avions Voisin C11 Lumineuse
1927 Avions Voisin C11 Lumineuse 1927 Avions Voisin C11 Lumineuse
 

1965 De Tomaso Vallelunga Competizione sold for 292,040 Euros 

Alessandro de Tomaso started his racing career in Argentina before driving in Italy for Maserati and OSCA. In 1959 he established a business building race cars. After producing various prototypes, his first road car, the Vallelunga appeared in 1961. It was a sporty barchetta, and was followed by a coupé version in 1965. With a body designed by Fissore, the first three prototypes were in aluminium. The subsequent automobiles came with a fiberglass body. The car was equiped with a reliable Ford Kent 1500 cc engine. Some 50 examples would have been built. Only about twenty of these cars survive today, all slightly different.- (source of excerpt Artcurial)
1965 De Tomaso Vallelunga Competizione 1965 De Tomaso Vallelunga Competizione
1965 De Tomaso Vallelunga Competizione 1965 De Tomaso Vallelunga Competizione
 

1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Coupe by Vanvooren sold for 278,400 € -

 

1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Coupe by Vanvooren 1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Coupe by Vanvooren
1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Coupe by Vanvooren 1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Coupe by Vanvooren
 

1932 Delage D8S by Chapron sold for 274,160 € -

"Delage, the beautiful French car", this slogan sums up one aspect of the marque's personlalit, and the D8 model presented at the 1929 Motor Show was a testament to this. It was equiped with a 4 litre straight eight overhead cam engine. In 1932 the range extended to include the D8S, a sporting version that remains to this day the most iconic Delage touring car ever built. This chassis is one of 99 examples built and has received a coachwork by Chapron.(source of excerpt Artcurial)
1932 Delage D8S by Chapron 1932 Delage D8S by Chapron
1932 Delage D8S by Chapron
 

1961 Maserati 3500 GT sold for 241.560 € -

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1961 Maserati 3500 GT 1961 Maserati 3500 GT
 

1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 - sold for 238.400 € -

During eight years of fruitful collaboration, Ferrari and Pininfarina sold over two thousand 250 GTE and 330 GT 2+2 models, demonstrating that there was demand from a clientele not only mad about motor racing, but also concerned about confort and having enough room for children or extra luggage. A new powerful 2+2 was presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1967, which had independent suspension for the first time on a 2+2 Ferrari. While the chassis had the same wheelbase as the 330 2+2 the coachwork was entirely new, more reminiscent of the Superfast models than the preceding 2+2..(source of excerpt Artcurial)
1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2
1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2
 

2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione sold for 238,400 € -

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1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SD by Vanvooren sold for 226,480 €

 
1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SD by Vanvooren 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SD by Vanvooren
1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SD by Vanvooren 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SD by Vanvooren
 

1926 Bugatti Type 40 GS sold for 226,480 €

 

1926 Bugatti Type 40 GS
 

1956 Alfa Romeo Giuletta SV Allegerita sold for 214,560 €

 
1956 Alfa Romeo Giuletta SV Allegerita 1956 Alfa Romeo Giuletta SV Allegerita
1956 Alfa Romeo Giuletta SV Allegerita 1956 Alfa Romeo Giuletta SV Allegerita
 

1970 Alpine 1600S Group 4 Customer Competition sold for 174,000 €

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1970 Alpine 1600S Group 4 Customer Competition

1970 Alpine 1600S Group 4 Customer Competition
 

1969 Lamborghini Espada Serie 1 sold for 169,264 €

Building on the success of the Miura, Lamborghini tackled a new challenge- to produce a four-seater "supercar" that would combine sportiness and roominess. The first signal of this intent appeared at the 1967 edition of the Geneva Motor Show with the Marzal the work of Marcello Gandini a recent recruit at Bertone.

At the Geneva Motor Show of 1968, Lamborghini unveiled the Espada, signed by the same designer. The car boasted of very impressive performance, thanks to the extraordinary 3.9 Litre V12 that the car shared with the Miura. (source of excerpt Artcurial)

1969 Lamborghini Espada Serie 1 1969 Lamborghini Espada Serie 1
1969 Lamborghini Espada Serie 1 1969 Lamborghini Espada Serie 1
 

1999 Sbarro GT1 sold for 95,360 €

In 1999, Franco Sbarro decided to pay tribute to the Mercedes CLK GTR by developing his own interpretetion of a supercar powered by an engine from the marque with the star. With reference to the queen of endurance clas at the time, the car was named GT1. Sbarro wanted to lead the design and the development of the car as a part of his school's exercise at Grandson.(source of excerpt Artcurial)
1999 Sbarro GT1 1999 Sbarro GT1
 

1929 Amilcar CGSS sold for 83.440

Amilcar made a name for itself from the outset, with its first model, a highly successful cyclecar called the CC. The Type CS and CGS sports versions evolved into the ultimate CGSS (Cyclecar Grand Sport Surbaissé). While the CGS and CGSS had identical chassis, the wheelbase was 10 cm shorter on the lowered version, and fitted with different rear springs.
1929 Amilcar CGSS
 

1904 De Dion Bouton 6 HP Type Q Populaire - sold for 53.640 €

The De Dion Bouton Type Q nicknamed "Popular" is the 6 hp model of 1904 with a two-speed gearbox and reverse gear. It is a short two-seater chassis. (source of excerpt Artcurial)
1904 De Dion Bouton 6 HP Type Q Populaire 1904 De Dion Bouton 6 HP Type Q Populaire
1904 De Dion Bouton 6 HP Type Q Populaire 1904 De Dion Bouton 6 HP Type Q Populaire
 

1960 Triumph TR3A sold for 35,760 €

 
1960 Triumph TR3A 1960 Triumph TR3A
 

1911 Renault CB "Surbaissé"("Lowered") sold for 29.800 €

The CB Type was launched in 1911 andwas a mid-range model,the 12 HP being the most versatile. They were available either in normal chassis form or lowered .

The Renault CB from former Briare Museum is an absolute rarity. This is indeed one of a few examples ordered in "low chassis" form. The chassis rails are bent and counter-bent at the rear seats section to lower the level and allow easier entry. The body is a large Victoria type with vis-à-vis seating, but with a hood only on the rear seats. There are three benches with the one for the driver.

The engine is impressive in size and consists of two blocks of two cylinders. (source of excerpt Artcurial)

1911 Renault CB "Surbaissé" 1911 Renault CB "Surbaissé"
1911 Renault CB "Surbaissé" 1911 Renault CB "Surbaissé"
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