Auction Preview: Artcurial Motorcars Rétromobile 2017

PARIS _ The Salon Retromobile auction from Artcurial Motorcars will be held Feb. 10 and will offer a diverse selection of collectors’ cars, from automobiles dating back to the Golden Age of French coachbuilding, when France built some of the best cars in the world, to finely tuned competition machines with a successful racing history.

 

What will be up for sale

herve-and-martine-collectionHervé and Martine Ogliastro Collection

A descendant of the Vuitton dynasty, Hervé Ogliastro has been passionate about cars from a very early age, and has been involved in the world of automobiles for a long time. In 1976 he came across the first Rétromobile Salon, held at that time in the Place de la Bastille, and was captivated. Several years later he took over the event.

There will be a total of eight automobiles from his collection, all with exceptional provenance, coming under Maître Hervé Poulain’s hammer :

  • 1901 De Dion Bouton Type G Vis-à-vis
  • 1908 De Dion Bouton B1 Torpédo
  • 1938 Citroën 7C Coupé
  • 1936 Talbot Lago T150C
  • 1936, Delahaye 135 Sport Roadster by Figoni & Falaschi
  • 1935 Bugatti 57 Atalante
  • 1957 Osca Type S273
  • 1967 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada
  • 1967 Bugatti Type 52

1935 Bugatti 57 Atalante Découvrable 

1935-bugatti

The model presented is one of just six examples with a folding roof and was exhibited on the Bugatti stand at the 1935 Paris Motor Show. This example, with known history, has always been in France and has been part of the Hervé and Martine Ogliastro Collection for over 30 years.

1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Roadster by Figoni & Falaschi

1936-delahaye

This car started its life as one of six given a coupé body by renowned coachbuilders Figoni & Falaschi on a Delahaye 135 Competition chassis. It was modified at the end of the 1940s into a cabriolet .

1936 Talbot T150 C

1936-talbot

This factory car that took part four times in the Le Mans 24 Hour Race (1937, 1938, 1939 and 1949) . It also participated in the 1937 Mille Miglia and numerous Grands Prix races, competing until 1950.

1957 Osca 273 S Spider

Estimate:500000–800000€/535000–856000$ The Osca 273 S was the archetypal Italian racing car of the 1950s, and just six were built with a 273 S engine. Low powered and lightweight, the car was capable of reaching 200km, a remarkable feat at that time. This car took part in some fifty races between 1957 and 1965, achieving notable successes including class wins in the Sant’Ambroeus Cup at Monza in 1958 and 1961, and a class win at Mont Ventoux in 1960.

The Osca 273 S was the archetypal Italian racing car of the 1950s, and just six were built with a 273 S engine. This car took part in some 50 races between 1957 and 1965.

Other highlights in the sale

1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa Scaglietti

This 166 Spyder Corsa was the 7th competition-client Ferrari to be built. Delivered new with an Ansaloni body on a long wheelbase chassis, the car was raced by leading drivers of the day, including Giuseppe Farina, Giampiero Bianchetti and Raymond Sommer, and won outright at Reims in 1948. In 1949, its chassis was shortened and engine re-bored to 2.3- litres, making it more competitive. It continued to shine on the race track until 1956 when it was given a splendid new body, styled by Scaglietti, that prefigured the design of the iconic 500 TR and 750 Monza. This is an important part of Ferrari’s early history, still fitted with its original engine, and is eligible for all prestigious historic motor racing events.

This 166 Spyder Corsa was the 7th competition-client Ferrari to be built.

 

1939 Delahaye 135 MS – ex La Môme Moineau

Estimate:1,2-1,6M€/1,3-1,7M$ This remarkable Delahaye cabriolet, chassis number 60173, was bodied by Figoni&Falaschi.ItwasorderedbythePuertoRicanoilmagnateFelix Benitez-Rexach, for his wife Lucienne, better known by her stage name " la Môme Moineau ". On delivery, the car took part in the concours d’élégance de L’Auto in the Bois de Boulogne on 9 June 1939 and won 3rd in class for « convertible 2-door cars with a removable hood, 11 bhp and over. ".The car also starred in the 1950 film by Réné Clément Le Château de verre, starring Jean Marais and Michèle Morgan. Following a top-level restoration, this stunning Delahaye took part in the most recent concours at Pebble Beach. Much admired by jury and spectators, the car was awarded third in class for a pre-war Delahaye and also won the prestigious French Cup.

This Delahaye cabriolet, chassis number 60173, was bodied by Figoni&Falaschi. It was ordered by the Puerto Rican oil magnate Felix Benitez-Rexach, for his wife Lucienne, better known by her stage name ” la Môme Moineau “.

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