Artcurial Le Mans Classic 2014 results

Artcurial Le Mans Classic 2014 results

Total sales amounted to more than 13 million euros for over a hundred cars - with 37 cars sold in excess of 100,000 euros

Ok - lets start with the #triggersbroom AC Cobra which in "spirit" competed at Le Mans in 1964 - sold for 761,000 euros - way below 1.3m - 1.7m estimate - but actually with the questions on provenance - a good price!

A Mercedes Benz 300 SL roadster sold for 1,115,600 euros a Ferrari F40 1991 went to a South African collector for 691,400 euros and a Jaguar convertible MkVII Beutler 1953 doubled estimate reaching 160,900 euros

Perhaps the most amazing result was a convertible Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIII which estimated at between 240,000 - 280,000 euros, sold 602,000 euros - a new world record at auction for this model.

Air cooled Porsche? - Well the hammer price on the 2.7 RS was 487,000 euros - the 993 RS Comfort was 221,000 euros and the 993 RS Clubsport was 170,000 euros

NB - Understand from Artcurial Site - that on top of hammer price you are looking at a 20%(!) commission on top.....in which case the prices are healthy...

From this link - http://www.artcurial.com/en/sales/conditions/

  • In addition of the lot's hammer price, the buyer must pay the following costs and fees/taxes:
  1. Lots from the EEC:
    • • From €30,001 to €1,200,000: 20% + current VAT (for books, VAT = 1,1%; for other categories, VAT = 4%).