‘Movie Night in Paris’ is theme of Artcurial auction

‘Movie Night in Paris’ is theme of Artcurial auction

Artcurial Motorcars’ annual Automobiles sur les Champs auction is being subtitled “Movie Night in Paris” this year.

Gerard Depardieu drove this Morgan in a movie |Artcurial Motorcars

Gerard Depardieu drove this Morgan in a movie |Artcurial Motorcars

Artcurial Motorcars’ annual Automobiles sur les Champs auction is being subtitled “Movie Night in Paris” this year. The sale, to be held November 2, will feature 80 cars, including the 1969 Morgan 4/4 driven by Gerard Depardieu in the 1974 film Les Valseuses and a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 much like the one Bond, James Bond drove in several of his movies.

Also being offered in the automobilia section of the auction will be photos of James Dean and two media books from the movie Le Mans starring Steve McQueen.

The ’69 Morgan is expected to sell for $25,000 to $35,000 while the DB5 has a pre-auction estimate of between $900,000 and $1.1 million. The Aston is a left-hand drive model sold new in France and housed there ever since, the auction house said.

Also on the docket is a 1989 Ferrari F40 ($940,000 to $1.04 million) and the 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B car that won the Argentine Rally in 1986 ($820,000 to $920,000).

One of the Panhard Junior Roadsters

One of the Panhard Junior Roadsters

The sale also will include a collection of 1950s Panhards, among them a pair of Panhard Junior Roadsters, as well as a six-car collection from Germany that includes a 2009 Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 S, 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 L cabriolet and a 2008 Maybach 62.

The auction also will feature the sale of two special-edition Citroen Ines de la Fressange DS3 models to benefit a charity that provides children born with heart defects to travel from disadvantaged countries to France for surgery.

Circa 1910 bobsleigh is part of automobilia section

Circa 1910 bobsleigh is part of automobilia section

For more information, visit the Artcurial  website.

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