The Artcurial Auction in Paris 9th February 2008
This year’s auction by Artcurial held during Rétromobile week is entitled ‘The Collectors’ Sale’. The three private collections in question are those of Anglo-Irish Henry Browne of Kilmaine, Belgian Thierry Dehaeck and Frenchman Pierre Veniard.
The Henry Browne of Kilmaine Collection
A member of the organising committee of the 24 Hours race at Le Mans since 1971, the famous collector was president of the Sporting Commission from 1983 to 1992, then vice-president and assistant to the president of the ACO. He also helped in the creation of the Le Mans racing car museum in 1961.
He acquired the five cars catalogued in the sale at the beginning of the 60s, having used them in many races and demonstration runs since. These cars include: a 1904 Brouhot DI, a 1910 Lorraine Dietrich Type SLF, a 1923/27 Salmson Sport Type AL, a 1935 Avions Voisin Type C25 Aérodyne , and a 1906 Lion Peugeot Type VA .
The Thierry Dehaeck Collection
This Belgian industrialist provides twelve cars from some of the most prestigious marques, including: Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, and Jaguar.
1939 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante, chassis #57753. Estimate: 'Refer Dept.'
1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (conversion Spider), chassis #13845. Estimate: 200,000 - 250,000 EUR
The Pierre Veniard Collection
The son of a naval artillery engineer, Pierre Veniard was born in Lorient, and started collecting cars more than 50 years ago. A skilled mechanic, he has used many of the vehicles in his collection on rallies, and knows as much about repairing and maintaining them as he does running the family business (textile manufacture for the automotive industry).
1947 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet by Letourneur & Marchand, chassis number: #801339. Estimate: 200,000 - 250,000 EUR
1969 Lamborghini Miura P 400 S, chassis number: #4124. Estimate: 220,000 - 280,000 EUR
Also included in the sale are the following interesting cars:
1935 BUGATTI Type 57 Atalante, chassis number: #57753. Estimate: 'Refer Dept.'.
1935 BUGATTI Type 57 Cabriolet Stelvio, chassis number: #57314. Estimate: 280,000 - 350 000 EUR
1935 AVIONS VOISIN C25 Aérodyne, chassis number: #50023. Estimate: 'Refer Dept.'.
1955 MERCEDES 300 SL coupé 'Gullwing' , chassis number: #300SL / 198040 - 5500110. Estimate: 'Refer Dept.'.
1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL Roadster , chassis number: #300SL/1980428500314. Estimate: 280,000 - 320 000 EUR
1969 LAMBORGHINI Miura P 400 S, chassis number: #4124. Estimate: 220,000 - 280 000 EUR
1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 series III, chassis number: DB4/621/L, Première main. Estimate: 150,000 - 250 000 EUR
1947 DELAHAYE 135 MS Cabriolet by Letourneur & Marchand - 1947, chassis number: #801339. Estimate: 200,000 - 250 000 EUR
1970 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona - conversion Spider, chassis number: #13845. Estimate: 200,000 - 250 000 EUR
1970 ALPINE RENAULT A 110 Usine « 1440 Mignotet » , chassis number: #10603. Estimate: 120,000 - 180 000 EUR
Saturday 9th February 2007 20:00
Grand Amphithéâtre du Palais des Congrès de Paris
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