Christie's at the Le Mans Classic - 8th July 2006
There’s just time left to consign your car to Christie’s second biennial auction at the Le Mans Classic on 8th July this year. Entries received so far include the famous green Leyton House Kremer Porsche 962 CK6.
The car, chassis number 01-2, was built in 1989 and is coming direct from the personal collection of Erwin Kremer, who will also be attending the auction. The estimate for one of the legendary Group C cars is EURO 380,000 – 460,000. Another famous racing car is the 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB 4/A Michelotti Nart Spyder (chassis 15965) special bodied coupé that was entered at Le Mans in 1975. Its estimate is EURO 1,200,000 – 1,800,000.
The next entry is a 1955 Austin-Healey 100S, just one of 55 examples built and delivered on 23 March 1955 to British Motor Car Distributors, San Francisco, fitted with engine 1B222717C. It was raced at Lime Rock and other US tracks, but was still highly original (with original upholstery, screen, engine etc) prior to its sympathetic “ground up” restoration between 1992 and 1994. Estimate: EURO 280,000 – 340,000.
More early entries include a Maserati MC 12 (EURO 500,000 - 650,000), a EFAC Stanguellini Formula Junior Monoposto, designed and built by Philippe Faure in 1959 (EURO 60,000 – 80,000), a very desirable Jaguar XK 120 Aluminium Roadster (EURO 130,000 – 180,000) and an extremely rare 1947 Cisitalia D 46 for EURO 130,000 – 160,000).
There’s also of course the ex-Count Johnny Lurani, 1937 Maserati 4CM chassis 1128, already consigned out of the same long term ownership since the 1960s. Estimate EURO 300,000-500,000.
If you are interested in selling an appropriate Collectors Motor Car at this auction, Christie’s would be delighted to be of assistance, and giving you a free market valuation before the deadline of May 19th 2006.
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Text: Classic Driver
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