Last post about the Guikas Collection sale at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France on November 19th. As I have already talked about other cars in previous posts, I'll not repeat myself but make an overview of the most beautiful cars auctioned during this sale.
75 racing and road cars owned by Jean Guikas, collector and car dealer from Marseille (GUIKAS GTC Collection), incredible inventory like this 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione with a coachwork by Pininfarina :
If you want to see some of the cars sold during Guikas Collection sale, here's a follow-up :
|Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada||$US 80,000||More|
|Abarth-Simca 1300 GT||Unknown||More|
|Lola T70 Mk III Coupé||$US 100,000||More|
We'll start with a magnificent series of Ferraris. Jean Guikas would have bought and sold more than 600 Ferraris, a real passion.
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione
This 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione (n° 0385) was presented as a prototype during the 1955 Turin Motor Show with a special bodywork that looked like to the 375 MM Berlinettas in the 50's. For info, Enzo Ferrari wanted a new coachwork for his new road car (in order to finance his passion for racing cars) and asked to Pininfarina instead of Vignale, the most popular carrozzeria among Ferrari's customers. Huge success...
Estimate price : $US 8,200,000 and $US 10,600,000 / €7,000,000 – €9,000,000.
Ferrari 275 GTB
Another great Ferrari with this 1965 275 GTB owned by Count Frédéric Chandon de Brailles (Moet & Chandon Champagne). In 1967, its new owner upgraded the car with six carburetors in order to participate to the French GT Championship. Victory !
The 275 was the replacement of the 250 GT series, presented at the 1964 Paris Motor Show with the 275 GTS (designed by Pininfarina more luxuous and confortable). The 275 GTB is more a sport car, designed by Scaglietti.
Estimate price : $US 2,800,000 and $US 3,300,000 / €2,400,000 – €2,800,000.
Ferrari 512 BB/LM
This 1981 Ferrari 512 BB/LM, rare with only 25 examples built, was bought by the famous racing Italian team Bellancauto. The car raced at Le Mans in 1981 and 1984 with a record for 512 BB/LM with a top speed of more than 320 kmh / 200 mph.
Estimate price : $US 2,600,000 and 3,500,000 / €2,250,000 – €3,000,000.
But in life, there isn't only Ferrari 😀
Jaguar XJ220 C LM
The 1993 Jaguar XJ220 C LM was produced in 3 examples in order to race at Le Mans in 1993. Due to a blown tire that led to a mechanical problem later on, the car had to abandon despite its first place in its class with a few hours to go.
Estimate price : $US 1,100,000 and 1,600,000 / €1,000,000 – €1,400,000.
Iso Grifo A3/C
I just noticed that I should have made a separate post for this riveted 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C. Never talked about this model... Only 10 were built. This model was owned by Johnny Hallyday, French icon and rock singer.
Estimate price : $US 1,700,000 and 2,300,000 / €1,500,000 – €2,000,000.
I love this coachwork...
Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet
In another category, the 1950 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet has a four seat cabriolet body designed by Jacques Saoutchik, renowned French car body designer and cabinet maker active from 1900 to 1955. The car is equipped with 3.5 liter engine with 3 carburators, the most powerful touring car produced by Delahaye.
Estimate price : $US 650,000 and 825,000 / €550,000 – €700,000.
So with a slightly higher Hive price 😀, which car would you walk away with from this sale ? For me, the Iso Grifo A3/C without hesitation...
RM Sotheby's Guikas Collection
Lola T70 Mk III Coupé >
Abarth-Simca 1300 GT
Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada
Siata 208 CSS
Maserati 200 SI
Lancia Aurelia B24S