Following the successful sale of the 1972 Le Mans 24 Hour-winning Matra MS 670 for almost €7M earlier this year, the Artcurial team will assemble a line-up of around a hundred exceptional cars for Monaco.
One of the first cars consigned is a sought-after Peugeot 205 T16. This 1984 T16 is the only example presented in blue and white Pioneer livery. It sports the legendary colours of the electronics giant at the request of its previous owner, Jacky Setton, the former CEO of Pioneer-France. This distinctive livery recalls the close links that Pioneer, manufacturer of car radios, enjoyed with motorsport. The company supported the Italian Formula 1 team Osella Squadra Corse, and was also involved in rally-raid, as sponsor of Peugeot and its 205 T16 Grand Raid.
As always, the Artcurial Motorcars team has discovered a hidden gem: a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 that has been stored untouched for the last 42 years! Having used this car for his wedding in 1980, the current owner then tucked it away at the back of his garage, where it has remained ever since. Remarkably, this legendary DB5, delivered new with a rare automatic gearbox, has had just two owners from new, and is one of very few examples of the model to have been conserved in such highly original condition. Presented in Silver Birch Metallic, identical to the James Bond DB5 that starred on screen, this iconic model from the Newport Pagnell era is also set to turn heads, with its elegant 3 996cc straight-six engine and timeless design by Carrozzeria Touring.
Another fabulous model completing this first preview of the upcoming Monegasque sale is a Lamborghini Miura P400, in fact none other than the Miura that belonged to Paul Bouvot. Delivered new in France on 30 March 1968 and registered 8 US 75, this white Miura with black interior, joined the collection of the designer and artist Paul Bouvot in 1969. A genuine enthusiast, he joined the design studio at Peugeot in 1956. Between the design of two Peugeots and after selling his Ferrari 250 California SWB (ex-Baillon, also sold by Artcurial in 2015), Paul Bouvot acquired a Lamborghini Miura, the iconic model designed by ultra-talented Marcello Gandini for Bertone.
The Miura was a stroke of genius in the fiercely contested « style war » between Bertone and Pininfarina. Aware of the provocation, given the close collaboration between Peugeot and Pininfarina, Paul Bouvot’s white Miura could often be seen parked between his colleagues’ Peugeots in the courtyard of the headquarters at Avenue de la Grande Armée in Paris. This car was later preserved carefully in South-West France, before joining the collection of the current owner in 2009.
These magnificent machines will all be offered in the Monaco 2021 sale by Artcurial Motorcars.
Contact us to consign your car or your collection in this exceptional sale.
Public exhibition in Monaco
From 16th to 19th July 2021
Collection de Voitures de S.A.S le Prince de Monaco
Auction in Monaco
Monday 19th July 2021
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