Artcurial adds new auction to its calendar

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Only 450 of these 275 GTB Ferraris were produced | Artcurial Motorcars photos

French auction house Artcurial Motorcars will expand its sales calendar by staging its inaugural Automobiles en scene sale on June 17, the company has announced. 

Highlighting the docket of around 80 collector vehicles for sale at the Rond-Point Theater are a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB from the Jean-Pierre Slavic collection, a 1974-75 Lancia Stratos and a special collection of nine Porsches.

The 275 GTB is one of only 450 produced. It was designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti and was the successor to the 250 GT Lusso. 

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB is headliner for new Artcurial auction
High bidder gets to take the wheel

“The example presented by Artcurial Motorcars was sold new in France and remained in the country until joining the Slavic Collection a few years ago,” Artcurial said. 

“Registered in Europe, the car has benefitted from a thorough restoration carried out by the Italian specialist Bonini. It comes with a substantial history file and Ferrari Classiche certification.”

Artcurial expects the car to sell for €2 million to €2.2 million ($2.25 million to $2.5 million).

The Stratos, designed by Marcello Gandini and powered by a Dino engine, has a pre-sale estimated value of around $500,000.

Eight of the nine Porsches from the Coicaud collection

Consigned to the auction from the collection of Eric Coicaud are nine Porsches:

• 1989 3.2 Speedster

•  1993 964 RS 3.8

•  1993 964 Speedster

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•  1996 993 RS

•  1997 993 GT2

• 1998 993 RS 3.8

•  2005 Carrera GT

•  2010 997 Sport Classic

•  2011 997 Speedster

Of the group, the ’93 964 RS 3.8 and the ’97 993 GT2 both are expected to sell for as much as €1 million ($1.1 million).

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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