Collection Cote d'Azur ©Benjamin Marziac / Art Curial Motorcars


Entries for this sale include a Peugeot 205 T16 series 200, unique in Pioneer livery, an Aston Martin DB5, untouched for over 40 years and the Lamborghini Miura P400 formerly owned by Paul Bouvot, head of Design at Peugeot: all due to come under the hammer at the Artcurial Motorcars Monaco sale on 19 July 2021.
Porsche RSR
© Kevin van Campenhout / Artcurial Motorcars.

PARIS– Artcurial Motorcars returns to Monaco, the sun-filled capital of fine living and fast cars, with a hand-picked selection of special automobiles to attract collectors from around the world. Following the successful sale of the 1972 Le Mans 24 Hour-winning Matra MS 670 for almost 7 M € earlier this year, the Artcurial team will assemble a line-up of around a hundred exceptional cars for Monaco.

This highly anticipated summer sale will take place on Monday 19 July 2021 at the Hôtel Hermitage de Monaco.

1984 Peugeot 205 T16 Pioneer
© Alberto Martinez / ArtcurialMotorcars

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. The Peugeot 205 T16 in the sale is number 200, the very last of 200 examples built, in accordance with FIA homologation regulations at that time. A genuine piece of motorsport history to be enjoyed on the open road.

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.

1965 Aston Martin DB5
© Artcurial.

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, chassis #3333 and engine number 1666, 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.

1968 Lamborghini Miura P400
© Kevin van Campenhout / Artcurial Motorcars.

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.

Living in Burgundy but originally from Italy, this collector is a great admirer of Italian expertise and the Italian tradition of Grand Touring. In recent years he has put together an impressive garage of Italian motorbikes and cars, featuring this magnificent Lamborghini Miura P400, as well as a rare Lamborghini Islero S, a charming Maserati Bora and a Ferrari 512 BB. These magnificent machines will all be offered in the Monaco 2021 sale by Artcurial Motorcars.

Collection italienne
©Remi Dargegen /ArtcurialMotorcars

19 July 2021, 4:00pm

Hôtel Hermitage, Salle Eiffel Monte-Carlo


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