A strong program is announced for the Retromobile exhibition with an interesting display: the exhibition of French brands and their drivers who shone at the 24 hours of Le Mans, another dedicated to the technology that was used for the first time during the legendary event and. other shows dedicated to the motorcycle brand. And of course, the big auction.
Ferrari 250 LM: star
The 250 LM represents a true legend in the history of international Motorsport, as the model will be the last Ferrari to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1965, at the hands of Masten Gregory and Jochen Rindt.
Rarer and more unique than the 250 GTO, this Ferrari 250 LM, #5901, is the 10th of 32 examples to leave the Maranello factory. Chassis 5901 was entered by NART as a reserve car at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1966.
It is one of the two LM 250s that have never suffered from competitive threats, which has allowed it to retain all of its original elements (chassis, engine, gearbox, bodywork).
If its estimate is not officially announced, we can expect the price to be close to – or even exceed – 10 million euros…
Bugatti 57 Atalante: the story
Built in 1936 in Ettore Bugatti’s workshops in Molsheim, this Bugatti 57 Atalante is one of four factory-fitted examples with the original sunroof.
In the history of Bugatti, the 57 Atalante is a true legend and this example is one of the few with a traced history, and still has its original chassis and bodywork. The auction house’s estimate is between 2 and 3 million euros, if the bidders don’t set fire…
Made individually and by hand, the Bugatti 57 appeared in 1934, the last creation before World War II. The first engine develops 130 hp, which is already enough and allows 155 km / h. The S version, which appeared in 1936, was shortened and the wheelbase was shortened. The engine goes from 130 to 170 hp.
Ferrari 250 GT Lusso: beauty
A unique exception than the Ferrari 250 GTO, the 250 GT presented on the sales dates, like the 250 LM, from 1964. It has all its original features with matching serial numbers leaving the Maranello workshops (matching numbers ): it is a Ferrari Classiche certified by comes from an important Dutch driver collection.
“Lusso” was built to be as desirable as possible with a perfect design. The chassis adopted Ferrari’s fetish wheel, 2400 mm, and was similar to that of the GTO, sharing with it mechanical elements and a reduced rear.
It is estimated between 1.5 and 1.8 million euros.
Lamborghini LP 400 Countach: beast
This unique garage door is one of the very first models built in 1974 as it has production number 9. This is the first Countach produced new in France by Etablissements Thépenier.
The model has a 3929 cc V12 engine producing 375 hp and the Countach will be the fastest Lamborghini for 10 years. It was built in 158 copies.
In an exceptional state of preservation, its original interior is very high. This car is “matching numbers” and now shows 87,558 km. Estimated at between €800,000 and €1.2 million.