Bonhams Grandes Marques sale in Paris showcases the Porsche 904 previously owned by Robert Redford
The Bonhams Grandes Marques sale in Paris will be Bonhams Motorcars Europe’s first event for 2022. The event will be held at the Grand Palais EphÃ©mÃ¨re, near the Eiffel Tower, and it will feature great examples such as the 1964 Porsche 904 GTS which was formerly owned by Hollywood royalty, actor Robert Redford.
The 904 was the last of Porsche’s famous “giant slayer” racing cars. This is a mid-engined GT racing car with fiberglass bodywork and has proven itself in sports car racing. He was entered in the Targa Florio, and he even got a podium in the Monte-Carlo Rally. The copy was originally owned by the founder of historic Monterey races in Laguna Seca, Steve Earle. Its second owner, Steve Berg, was the one who campaigned it in North American locations known as Laguna Seca. Eventually, the example was acquired by Robert Redford who looked after the example for nearly a decade. The example is estimated between 1,300,000 and 1,600,000 â¬.
A selection of highly desirable classic and modern supercars will accompany the 904, like this coveted 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari. This is one of 499 units made from the F-1-inspired Maranello Special edition hybrid hypercar. It is estimated at around 2,000,000 to 2,500,000 â¬.
The Modena manufacturer has described the Formula 1 and GT-inspired supercar as the “most ambitious” Ferrari. It is the first production car to be equipped with the HY-KERS hybrid system derived from F1. It combines a 6.3-liver V12 engine and an electric motor that allows it to have a total power of 950 hp. It can go from 0 to 100 km / h in less than three seconds with a top speed of over 350 km / h. The example has a yellow finish to match a black interior. This is a low-mileage copy, having driven only 930 km since the origin and offered by its second owner.
Another interesting example that will be offered in the sale is the 1996 Bugatti EB110 GT CoupÃ©. What sets this model apart is that there is a significant gap between the EB110 GT CoupÃ© and the Bugatti that immediately precedes it, which was produced in 1956. The EB110 was designed by the same person who relaunched it. the brand, Romano Artioli, it was designed by Marcello Gandini, and built by hand in Capogaliano, in the Italian “automobile valley”.
Even though the McLaren F1 and Jaguar XJ220 faced stiff competition for the EB110, the EB110 simply let the competition down by setting four world speed records, one of which was the car’s record. fastest production sport. It is fitted with a 3.5 liter V12 engine with four turbochargers which is said to be capable of delivering a top speed of 340 km / h. There were only 95 GT units produced, and the example only had three owners with a total mileage of around 10,000 km. The EB110 GT is estimated between 1,100,000 and 1,300,000 â¬.
The upcoming Les Grandes Marques auction in Paris will feature the widest variety of vintage cars to date, with the car history spanning over 100 years of automotive excellence. They will also have a truly impressive collection of veteran motor cars from a 120+ year old single family property.
Over the years the event has established itself to offer the best pre-war cars, and at the next 2022 sale the team will certainly deliver, starting with the 1938 Type 57C Special CoupÃ© says ‘The Boss’. Before World War II, Ettore Bugatti himself as well as factory pilots Jean-Pierre Wimille and Robert Benoist took the example. It was also eventually used by Pierre Marco, general manager of Bugatti.
‘Le Patron’ was used as a development car for twenty years. It is therefore not surprising that new ideas and new components were used on the car. For this reason, it has many unique features like the bespoke bodywork, which is said to be the latest design of Jean – Ettore’s son. It also has a highly developed supercharged engine.
Since leaving factory ownership, this historically important and completely original car has only had a handful of owners. It is currently offered by one of Europe’s most respected private collectors having been its custodian for the past decade. The example is estimated between 1,600,000 and 2,000,000 â¬.
Another fine pre-war supercharged automobile is the 1934 Mercedes-Benz 380K Cabriolet A. It was created as a luxury long-distance passenger car. The Sindelfingen 380K was the predecessor of the 500k and 540K models. There were only a total of 16 Cabriolet A variants which were produced within two years. The example is estimated between 1,200,000 and 1,600,000 â¬.
A variety of big names from the pre-war automotive world are offered by The Dolleschel Collection. Names include Hispano-Suiza, Delauney-Belleville, and Panhard. Four Hispano Suiza will be offered, led by the Hispano-Suiza H6B torpedo from 1921. It retained its original Divivier bodywork, and it also retained its original interior, commissioned by its first owner, the New York Francophile John Jay Ide, American diplomat and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, full-back John Jay. grandson. It is estimated between 300,000 and 400,000 â¬.
Another very interesting example in the very valuable and impressive collection is the 1902 Panhard & Levassor Type A2 7HP Tonneau with rear entry. He is an example of impressive authenticity and one of the best survivors of its kind. It has retained its matching numbers, bodywork and even the original leather trim. The shipper even managed to set an example in the London to Brighton Run. It is estimated between 300,000 and 360,000 â¬.
The Big Brands Sale in Paris
The 2022 auction will be held in a new location, the Grand Palais EphÃ©mÃ¨re. While the original is undergoing extensive renovations, the event will take place in the new Champs de Mars exhibition pavilion.
The upcoming sale will be a traditional live auction starting on Thursday, February 3. Offers from customers in attendance will be accepted and, of course, all social and local distancing guidelines related to COVID will be strictly followed.
Those who cannot attend in person are still lucky as the event will be available on the Bonhams app. Registered bidders can still bid online and in real time through Bonhams.com while watching the auctioneer and viewing videos of the cars on offer.
They also encourage and will gladly accept mail and telephone offers.
Those interested in viewing the Les Grandes Marques Ã Paris Sale catalog can do so at https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/27526/.
The opening will take place on Wednesday February 2 and will be held at the Grand Palais EphÃ©mÃ¨re from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will also be a pre-sale on the day of the auction starting at 9:00 a.m. The sale of automobiles will begin at 11:00 a.m. while the sale of automobiles will begin at 2:00 p.m.