Track masters lead Aguttes’ sale at Les Grandes Heures Automobiles
This selective sale will feature 60 lots, with those at the top of most peoples’ lists being a trio of Italian stallions — a charmingly patinated 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé that was lovingly taken care of by one family for over 40 years (est. 550,000–650,000 euros), an equally attractive 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III finished in its original colours of Blu Scuro and Rosso Pelle (est. 340,000–420,000), and a recently restored 1972 Maserati Ghibli 5000 SS Spyder, which was converted in the same year of manufacture from coupé to spyder, using parts supplied by the factory (est. 350,000–450,000).
Right on track
With demonstrations being a big part of the weekend, Aguttes has found some former track masters that would relish the opportunity to get back out on track, including the 1958 Lotus Eleven S2, which not only competed in Vintage Sports Car Club races in America but also the prestigious Le Mans Classic (est. 110,000–160,000); the 2003 Maserati 4200 Trofeo Light ‘Spirit of Houston’, which similarly raced around the States, placing 26th overall at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2004, and is eligible for such events as the Daytona Classic or the Master Endurance Legends series (est. 125,000–185,000); and the 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which was prepared by Gillet Garage in Belgium to compete in historic races and subsequently raced in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in 2006, 2007, and 2008 (est. 80,000–120,000). You can find the entire catalogue for this Les Grande Heures Automobile auction in the Classic Driver Market, as well as find our 10 favourites below.