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Etat et historique exceptionnel
Un exemplaire de choix pour collectionneur averti
Un Youngtimer à redécouvrir
Exceptional condition and history
A real connoisseur's choice
A “Youngtimer” to rediscover
Carte Grise Française
Châssis: VFAD5020500065054
Moteur/Engine: Six cylindres en V Cylindrée/Capacity: 2 458 cc
Peu nombreuses sont les marques Françaises d'après-guerre à s'être lancées dans les voitures de sport. L'une des plus représentatives et que l'on ne présente plus, c'est Alpine. Mais dans les années 1980, la firme qui fait partie intégrante de Renault n'as plus l'aura des A110. Les A310 affichaient d'ailleurs clairement la volonté d'imposer Alpine comme une marque internationale pouvant concurrencer les plus grands, avec l'appui d'une grande major comme
Renault. La remplaçante, dénommée GTA en interne pour Grand Tourisme
Alpine, est conçue entièrement par la maison-mère, et concentre tout le savoirfaire de Renault Sport. Période 80's oblige, la GT se voit flanquée d'un Turbo pour plus de performances en 1986. Longtemps critiquée car immanquablement comparée à ses illustres aïeules, l'Alpine V6 Turbo bénéficie depuis peu d'un regain d'intérêt évident du fait de son statut d'icône et surtout de membre de la prestigieuse famille Alpine.
Il sera bien difficile aux passionnés de dénicher un exemplaire aussi intéressant que celui que nous proposons à la vente. Il s'agit d'une superbe Alpine
V6 Turbo délivrée neuve au garage Kasper de Bronschhofen en Suisse le 30
Mars 1989. De couleur blanc alpin, cette auto est restée dans son état d'origine superbement conservé, ce qui est très rare pour les fragiles Alpine GTA. Dans un état exceptionnel, elle ne totalise qu'un peu plus de 41.000 kilomètres.
L'auto est équipée de la chaîne hifi ainsi que de l'intérieur en cuir noir. Cette
Alpine code D502 est l'un des 336 exemplaires de V6 Turbo assemblés en 1989, et l'un des premiers livrés en Suisse. Remarque importante, cet exemplaire est toujours accompagné de sa pochette contenant tous ses carnets d'origine. L'auto est entretenue régulièrement à Bronschhofen jusqu'en 2002, puis par le garage Auto Steiner à Hägendorf jusqu'en 2008. On peut supposer que cette GTA V6 Turbo n'a connu que deux propriétaires en Suisse, ce qui serait tout à fait en phase avec son état actuel. Le dernier entretien ayant eu lieu en 2014 dans le réseau Renault, la voiture avait alors 40 323 Km. Rare sont les Alpine GTA V6 à avoir traversé autant d'année dans un état de conservation aussi remarquable, et devant l'intérêt grandissant de cette marque prisée des passionnés, nul doute que les Alpine V6 Turbo méritent grandement leur place parmi les icônes de la production automobile Française.
Since WW2, few French car manufacturers have made sports cars. One of the most representative and most familiar is Alpine. But in the 1980s, the firm which by then had been fully absorbed into the Renault group, no longer had the same aura as it had enjoyed when it was making the A110. The A310 clearly showed the objective of establishing Alpine as an international marque capable of competing with all rivals, with the help of the resources of a major manufacturer such as Renault. The model which replaced it, known within the firm as GTA for Grand
Tourisme Alpine, was designed entirely by the mother company and called on all the know-how of Renault Sport. Tubos being one of the dominant technical trends in the eighties, the GTA was given a turbo in 1986 to improve its performance. The
Alpine V6 Turbo was heavily criticised in its first years, inevitably being unfavourably compared with its illustrious forebears, but it has recently awakened fresh interest for its intrinsic merits and because it belongs after all to the prestigious Alpine family.
Enthusiasts would be very hard pressed to find another specimen of this model as interesting as the one which we are offering. This superb Alpine V6 Turbo was delivered new to the Kasper garage in Bronschhofen, Switzerland on March 30th 1989. It has remained in its magnificently preserved original condition, with its original
Alpine white paint, which is very rare for these fragile Alpine GTAs. In pristine condition, she has only covered a little over 41,000 kilometres. She has a hi-fi installation and black leather upholstery. This Alpine, code D502, is one of 336 V6
Turbos produced in 1989 and one of the first delivered to Switzerland. An important detail is that the wallet containing all the handbooks and service records is still with the car. She was regularly maintained at Bronschhofen until 2002 and then by the
Auto Steiner garage at Hägendorf until 2008. One may suppose that the car only had two owners in Switzerland and this would tally with her present condition. The last service was carried out in 2014 by a Renault agent, at which time the odometer reading was 40 323 Km. Only extremely few Alpine GTA V6s have survived all these intervening years in such a remarkable state of preservation. With growing interest in this marque so prized by enthusiasts, there can be no doubt that the Alpine V6
Turbo will come to be regarded as a highly iconic model in the history of French automobile production.

ALPINE RENAULT V6 GTA TURBO ALPINE RENAULT V6 GTA TURBO ALPINE RENAULT V6 GTA TURBO

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Un mythe chez les GTI Etat exceptionnel pour une estimation très attractive
Modèle le plus recherché du marché
A legend among GTIs
Exceptional condition for a very attractive estimate
The most sought after model on the market
Carte grise française
Châssis: VF3741C8607784761
Moteur/Engine: 4 cylindres en ligne
Cylindrée/Capacity: 1905 cc - 130 ch
Pour concurrencer la Volswagen Golf GTI, véritable instigatrice de la lignée des GTI, Peugeot dévoile la 205 GTI 1.6 au salon de Genève 1984. L'année suivante, le sacre de la Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 en championnat du monde des rallyes assoie définitivement l'image de la 205 GTI. Homogène, performante et vendue à un prix abordable, elle fait l'unanimité auprès des journalistes et des passionnés. Pourtant, au fil des millésimes, la concurrence se réarme.
Peugeot n'a alors d'autre choix que de lancer une version plus musclée: ainsi la 205 GTI 1.9 est commercialisée en décembre 1986. Spoiler avant doté de phares additionnels, spoiler arrière au dessin spécifique, baguette rouge ceinturant l'ensemble de la caisse, élargisseurs d'ailes, jantes alliages passées à 15 pouces. Les autres éléments qui la différencient de la version 1.6 litres sont le moteur XU9 de 1905 cm3 dont la puissance a été portée à 130 chevaux, des trains spécifique et quatre freins à disques. Grâce à cet ensemble, la voiture offre des performances de premier plan et un caractère réellement sportif capables de rivaliser avec les GT plus puissantes et prestigieuses du moment.
Notre modèle est extrêmement rare puisqu'il s'agit d'une seconde main n'affichant que 68 636 km certifiés et présentant un état exceptionnel 100% d'origine.
Achetée neuve en juillet 1987 à la concession Peugeot Talbot Tuppin de
Laon comme en atteste son solide dossier, cette 205 GTI 1.9 appartient au premier millésime. Autrement dit le plus recherché aujourd'hui des collectionneurs friands du premier tableau de bord et du volant deux branches, remplacés en septembre 1987. La voiture a changé de mains pour la première fois en mars 2016 pour devenir la propriété de son ami et voisin qui a continué à l'entretenir scrupuleusement.
Carrosserie jamais repeinte, intérieur superbe avec des moquettes présentant l'aspect du neuf, des sièges impeccables, des cuirs latéraux à peine marqués (option semi-cuir) et des plastiques ni craquelés, ni rayés. Tous les instruments de bord, y compris l'horloge, fonctionnent, et le porte-clefs 205 GTI attaché au jeu de clef principal est celui d'origine. La voiture a été régulièrement entretenue chez le concessionnaire de la marque (carnet d'entretien, factures et contrôle techniques à l'appui) et sort d'une importante révision chez le spécialiste du modèle, Batteux Compétition.
Dans un état irréprochable, cette Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9 est une auto introuvable sur le marché... encore plus à ce prix. Iconique et performante, elle est le symbole de toute une génération !
To compete with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the true initiator of the GTI line, Peugeot unveiled the 205 GTI 1.6 at the 1984 Geneva Auto Show. The following year, the
Peugeot 205 Turbo 16's win at the world rally championship established definitively the 205 GTI's image. Consistent, high-performance and sold at an affordable price, it earned unanimous praise from journalists and enthusiasts. However, over the years, the competition became stronger. Peugeot had no other choice at the time except to launch a more powerful version: thus, the 205 GTI 1.9 went on sale in December 1986 with a front spoiler fitted with additional lights, specifically designed back spoiler, a red strip circling the entire body, fender flares, 15-inche alloy rims. The other features that made it different from the 1.6-liter version are the 1,905-cm3 XU9 engine, which produced 130 horsepower, specific suspension/axle assembly and four disc brakes. With these features, the car offered top-rate performance and a truly sporty character, capable of rivalling the most powerful and prestigious GTIs of the time.
Our model is extremely rare because it is a used car that only has 68,636 certified km (42,648 miles) on it and is offered in exceptional, 100% original condition.
Bought new in July 1987 at the Talbot Tuppin Peugeot dealership in Laon, France, as stated on its complete documentation, this 205 GTI 1.9 belongs among the best vintage models. It is the most sought after today by collectors who love the original dashboard and two-branch steering wheel, which were replaced in September 1987. The car changed hands for the first time in March 2016, becoming the property of the former owner's friend and neighbour who continued to pamper the car.
The body has never been repainted. It has a superb interior with carpets that look like new, impeccable seats, leather that's shows barely a mark (half-leather option) and interior parts that have no cracks or wear lines. All the dashboard instruments, including the clock, work and the 205 GYI key ring attached to the set of keys is the original one. The car has been regularly serviced at the Peugeot dealership (service documentation, invoices and technical inspection paperwork provided) and was given a major overhaul at Batteux Compétition, a mechanic specialising in the model.
In impeccable condition, this Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9 is a car impossible to find on the market... certainly so at this price. Iconic and high performing, it is the symbol of an entire generation!

PEUGEOT 205 GTI 1.9 PEUGEOT 205 GTI 1.9 PEUGEOT 205 GTI 1.9

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Historique limpide
L'équilibre du moteur 285 CH atmosphérique sur 4 roues motrices
Un grand classique en excellent état
Clear history
Balance of atmospheric 285 horsepower engine with four-wheel drive
Great classic in excellent condition
Carte grise française
Châssis: WPOZZZ99ZTS316012
Moteur/Engine: 6 cylindres à plat
Cylindrée/Capacity: 3600 cc - 285 ch
En 1964, Porsche révolutionne le monde de l'automobile en créant l'une des voitures les plus mythiques de l'Histoire: la Porsche 911. Cette merveille d'élégance et de nervosité est dotée d'un moteur six cylindres à plat. Par ses lignes sportives aux courbes progressives, ses inoubliables phares ronds et sa mécanique de grande qualité, elle est reconnue par tous. Reprenant les recettes qui contribuent au succès de cette « voiture de sport sérieuse », les ingénieurs de
Stuttgart présentent en 1993 la quatrième et dernière génération au moteur boxer à refroidissement par air. Disponible en version 2 et 4 roues motrices, la puissance évolue de 272 CH à 450 CH (Turbo S). Des séries plus limitées complètent la gamme, telles que la GT1 (537 CH), la Carrera RS ou la GT2 qui représentent les véritables modèles compétition client.
Le modèle que nous vous proposons est une 993 4S de 285 ch en excellent état de fonctionnement et de présentation. Livré neuf en Allemagne, il est l'un des 4916 produits et dispose aujourd'hui d'un titre de circulation français. Il se présente en peinture d'origine de couleur gris polaire code L92 M (seul le bouclier avant a été repeint) et conserve son superbe intérieur en cuir étendu rouge flamenco. La voiture n'a parcouru que 118 000 kms, garantis par son carnet d'entretien et de nombreuses factures. Nous noterons que les pneus
Michelin Pilot sport 2 sont neufs et qu'une très importante révision a été faite en centre Porsche. Notre 911 possède une boite manuelle et un équipement pléthorique tel que: les sièges sport chauffants, le pack audio et la housse
Porsche, un réservoir de 75 litres, la suspension sport, le blocage de différentiel automatique et à 40 %. Véhicule entretenu et suivi, il a bénéficié de tous les soins pour permettre au pilote de continuer de profiter pleinement des 285 CH de ce mythique Flat 6 atmosphérique. Cette automobile n'a rien à cacher, elle reste l'une des dernières 911 à avoir gardé toute son âme avec comme seul compromis, la sécurité de ses 4 roues motrices. Ne lui en voulons pas car si des versions plus radicales ont plus de mal à convaincre les coeurs sensibles, celle-ci fera la joie de l'amateur précis et exigeant qui l'achètera.
In 1964, Porsche revolutionised the automobile world with the creation of one of the most legendary cars in history: the Porsche 911. This masterpiece of elegance and vivacity was equipped with a flat-six engine. This model is known by everyone for its sporty profile, progressive curves, memorable round headlights and superb mechanics. Revisiting the recipes that contributed to the success of this “serious sports car”, the Stuttgart engineers presented the fourth and last generation with boxer engine in 1993, and according to purists, the last true 911. Available as a two-wheel and four-wheel drive, power ranges from 272 horsepower to 450 horsepower (Turbo S). Other more limited models complete the range, such as the
GT1 (537 horsepower), the Carrera RS or the GT2, which represent true customer competition models.
The model that we are offering is a 285 horsepower 993 4S, in excellent working and aesthetic condition. Having been driven in France, delivered new in Germany, it is one of 4916 products. It comes with the original L92 M polar grey paint (only the bumper has been repainted) and retains the superb flamenco red leather interior.
The car only has just over 118,000 km on the clock, proven by its service manual and numerous invoices. The Michelin Pilot sport 2 tyres are new, and the majority of maintenance has been carried out in Porsche centres.
Our 911 has a manual gearbox and a range of exciting features, such as heated sports seats, Porsche sound system and dust cover, 75-litre tank, sport suspension, and 40% automatic differential locking system. Benefitting from maintenance and aftercare, the vehicle has received all the care necessary to allow the driver to continue to take full advantage of the 285 horsepower provided by this atmospheric flat-six legendary car. This vehicle has nothing to hide. It is one of the last 911s to have retained all of its charm with just one single compromise, the security of its 4-wheel drive. But we won't hold that against it, as whilst more radical versions may have to work a lot harder to win over sensitive hearts, this car will give enormous pleasure to the sophisticated, demanding enthusiast that will buy it.

PORSCHE 993 4S PORSCHE 993 4S PORSCHE 993 4S

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French title 

Chassis n° 123909 

Engine n° P97089 

  • Superb condition 
  • Mechanically refurbished and well set up 
  • One of the rarest and most highly sought-after 356s 
  • Original colour combination 

The official Porsche "Kardex" tells us that this car left the factory on 25 April 1963, with engine n°97253. It was liveried in "Schiefergrau 6201A" (slate gray), with red leatherette interior, the colour scheme it has today. It was also fitted with headlight protectors. The car sold through the intermediary Autogerma, in Bologna, to its first owner, Giovanni Battista Parodi, of Via G. Nazzini 18, in Alessandria. 

According to what we know of the car's history, it was bought in 1979 by Mr Marinello, of Eleven Parts. It was already fitted with engine n°97089, a genuine Carrera 2 engine, and had covered 65 000 km. Marinello started by refurbishing both the mechanics and the body which showed no sign of corrosion or accident. Having run the car for approximately 50 000 km, he then rebuilt the engine, and won several prizes in different concours events. In 1990, when the odometer stood at 130 000 km, Marinello sold the car to Mr Abe from Germany. Two years later, following a minor collision, the Kaan workshop bought the Porsche and completely restored it (there is a dossier of photographs documenting this work). They fitted their plaque on the inside left-hand door and sold the Carrera 2 to Mr Hofbauer from Vienna. During this period, the car came to France, and was owned by Mr C. Picasso during the first half of the 2000s. In 2006, it was bought by another eminent collector, Michel Seydoux, the well-known French film producer, who sold it to the current owner in 2009. The latter, noticing an unusual engine noise when the car was warm, decided to have this rectified. The work was carried out by Karl Hloch in Stuttgart, a leading four-cylinder four-cam specialist, a sub-contractor for Straehle. There are invoices in the file detailing this and other work to the brakes, windscreen, fuel pump, adjustment to the valves and the ignition. The current owner, who owns three other Porsches, kept this car for trips around Provence and the Alps, and has had it rigorously maintained by Michel Baumet, the renowned specialist based in Avignon. 

Presented today in its original colour scheme, with its well-preserved red leatherette upholstery, the car is in unusually good condition for the model. One of the most distinctive features of 356 Carrera is the engine, which, like the 550 Spyder, was developed from competition versions. It was designed with two overhead cams per bank and twin ignition, which allowed a significant increase in power. 

The car on offer is a genuine Carrera 2 with 2000 GS engine. This is one of the rarest, most iconic, powerful and highly sought after models in the 356 family, of which under 500 examples were produced. Few opportunities arise to acquire this model, and even fewer for an example in such good condition.

1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS

10-02-2017 Sold Artcurial Motorcars

French title for the Dodge 

Dodge chassis # 81715212 

Harley No. 42-2136 

  • Very rare set 
  • Completely restored with the utmost care for historical details 
  • A superb and faithful tribute to the American troops of WWII 
  • An exceptional set sold in one lot 
  • No Reserve 

The Dodge Weapons Carrier was the beast of burden of the US Army throughout the Second World War. Its reliability and robustness were unmatchable. It was also the all-purpose pickup truck of all the US Army units on all theaters of war, on all continents. Its 6-cylinder Chrysler 3800cc engine was literally indestructible. The Dodge on offer has been completely restored as per the rules of the art, down to the last detail. It is equipped with its embarkation equipment (shovel, axe, fork, rope, camouflage net, jerry cans, cases...) as you could to come across on the French roads after the American landing. 

The Harley-Davidson WLA, from 1943 also, has a very special history since it was rediscovered in its original state, in a military barrack by a policeman who spent his life to work on it again. It is equipped with the maximum of accessories of the period, respecting the original configuration. Sold without registration because it was never registered, this superb WLA has also been featured in various magazines on 'Military vehicles'. The motorcycle is placed on a modern trailer, built according to the models of time and especially in the finer details such as the ropes and jerrycans. This combo in the colors of the 82nd Airborne unit is in a quite exceptional restored condition. Such a group is extremely rare and it is a real opportunity to acquire and use today a part of History, either for meetings, or for the occasional drive in countryside, or simply as a part of a beautiful collection. 

Photos: Copyright Mathieu César 

1943 Dodge WC51, sa remorque avec son Harley Davidson WLA 1943 Dodge WC51, sa remorque avec s... 1943 Dodge WC51, sa remorque avec son Harley David...

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1990 Citroën 2CV Dolly 

No reserve 

Carte grise française 

Châssis n° VF7AZKA00KA352008 

- Seulement 30 km d'origine 

- Une 2CV " Dolly " comme neuve 

- Un seul propriétaire depuis l'origine 

- Sans réserve 

La fameuse Citroën 2CV n'est bien sûr plus produite, mais nous vous proposons d'acquérir un exemplaire comme neuf et même une série limitée " Dolly ". La voiture que nous présentons est en effet exceptionnelle, ne totalisant à son compteur qu'environ 30 km d'origine. Il s'agit d'une version Dolly avec la livrée associant le rouge Vallelunga et le gris Cormoran. L'espace intérieur est habillé de tissu gris à motifs en losanges. On notera la présence intacte de tous les marquages d'époque au sein du compartiment moteur. Le pedigree exceptionnel de cette 2cv est lié à son histoire singulière. Cette voiture est la possession depuis sa sortie des chaines d'un concessionnaire Citroën, qui pour les offrir à ses deux enfants, commanda deux 2cv neuves présentées dans cette vacation. Elle est ainsi jalousement conservée dans d'excellentes conditions depuis 1990 et il s'agit de l'une des dernières 2CV produites. Elle se présente presque comme au jour de sa première livraison, fonctionne et peut bien sûr prendre la route. Sa mécanique a fait l'objet de vidanges afin d'être conservée dans de bonnes conditions. Il sera très certainement impossible de retrouver à l'avenir une 2CV dans cet état, une voiture de 27 ans n'ayant jamais réellement pris la route et dans un état comme neuf. 

French title 

Chassis No. VF7AZKA00KA352008 

- Only 30 km from new 

- A 2CV "Dolly" as good as new 

- One owner since new 

- No reserve 

The famous Citroën 2CV is, of course, no longer produced, but we are offering you a limited edition "Dolly" that is like new. The car that we are offering is indeed exceptional, with its odometer showing just about 30 km from new! It is the version Dolly in a Vallelunga red and Cormoran grey combination. The interior is in diamond-patterned grey fabric. All period markings in the engine compartment are present. The exceptional pedigree of this 2CV is linked to its very singular history. This car has been in the possession, since it was manufactured, of a Citroën dealership owner who wanted to offer these cars to his two children, so he ordered the two new 2CVs that we are offering. Thus it has been jealously preserved in excellent conditions since 1990, and is one of the last 2CVs produced. It looks almost like on its first day after delivery and drives fine. Its mechanicals have been drained in order to keep it in a good condition. It is impossible to find, in the future, a 2CV in such a state, a car of that for 27 years never took to the road, and is in a state like new.

1990 Citroën 2CV Dolly 1990 Citroën 2CV Dolly 1990 Citroën 2CV Dolly

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1957 Zündapp Janus 250 

No reserve 

Sans titre de circulation 

Châssis n°W2416 

- Seule voiture de la marque Zündapp 

- Fonctionnalité incroyable 

- Etat de présentation satisfaisant

- Sans réserve 

- Provenant d'une importante collection de Microcars 

La firme allemande, réputée pour ses motos, va construire sa seule voiture de 1957 à 1958. Cette microcar au dessin original possède deux portes sur les faces avant et arrière. De profil, il est difficile de distinguer l'arrière de l'avant, c'est pourquoi elle a pris le nom du dieu romain Janus, que l'on représente avec deux têtes. Elle est mue par un monocylindre deux temps de 247cm3 situé au centre de la voiture et accouplé à une boite de vitesse à 4 rapports. Les deux banquettes pour les occupants, placés dos à dos, sont donc situés de part et d'autre du moteur. L'exemplaire présenté est de décembre 1957, il arbore une jolie patine d'usage dans sa robe bicolore et sera mécaniquement à remettre en route. La sellerie bordeaux est probablement d'origine. Des documents allemands d'époque accompagnent notre Zündapp. Ses portes opposées et ses banquettes rabattables en couchette sont irrésistibles. Avec seulement 6 900 véhicules produits sur près de trois ans, la Janus est peu courante et notre exemplaire une opportunité de gouter aux joies d'une époque automobile révolue. 

Without title 

Chassis n ° W2416 

- Only car produced by Zündapp 

- Incredible features 

- Nice cosmetic condition 

- No reserve 

- From an important microcars collection 

The German company, famous for its motorcycles, built its only car from 1957 to 1958. A microcar with a most original design featuring two doors: one at the front, the other at the rear. In profile, it is difficult to distinguish the rear from the front, which is why it was called after the Roman god Janus, as he is always represented with two heads. It was powered by a two-stroke single-cylinder 247cc engine, located in the center of the car, and mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The two benches for the occupants, placed back to back, are situated on either side of the engine. The car on offer is from December 1957 and features a nice patina in its two-tone shade, but will need to be restarted. The burgundy upholstery is probably original. German period documents come with the car. The opposite doors and the folding seats are irresistible. With only 6,900 vehicles produced over some three years, the Janus is not very common, and our exemplary example is a rare opportunity to enjoy the joys of a bygone era.

1957 Zündapp Janus 250 1957 Zündapp Janus 250 1957 Zündapp Janus 250

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French title 

Chassis n° 80994 

Engine n° 60100 

  • Very rare Pre-A model with its original 1600cc engine. 
  • Superb, meticulous restoration 
  • Immaculate presentation 
  • Matching numbers, Porsche certificate 

According to the certificate issued by Porsche France in 2012, this car was delivered to the United States new in October 1955, equipped with a type 616/1 1600cc 60 bhp engine. It was presented in white with red leatherette interior. The car spent the first part of its life on the west coast of America, in the hands of probably just two or three owners until May 1998. This was the date that the car appeared in the Porsche Club of America magazine "The Nugget", in a small ad describing it as an " older restoration of a Californian car, no accident damage or corrosion ". A certain Tom Duffy from Los Gatos in California took it on. He entrusted it to specialist Andy Anderson who embarked on a full and thorough restoration between 1999 and 2001. A collection of notes and invoices in the file demonstrates the level of care taken in work carried out on the body, interior and mechanics. The doors and lids, numbered " 994 " (the last three digits of the chassis number), were conserved. In fact a large number of the original parts were kept during the restoration, including for example, the starter button, characteristic indicator rod, rear plate with " Hella " logo and the typical Pre-A square door handles. The wiring was completely restored, as well as the carpets, the hood and the leather seats. 

The car stayed in the US until 2009 when it was sent to England by its owner. There is an English MOT certificate dated June 2009 in the file. At the end of 2009, the current owner fell for this immaculate Pre-A. He has carefully preserved the car's condition and it has been maintained regularly at a Porsche Centre. He has also had a fuel-pump starter fitted to help start the car after periods of not being used. Since being restored, the car has covered some 4,000 km. In addition to a file of invoices, the car comes with a Porsche 356 Speedster driver's manual, a Porsche 356 catalogue, toolkit, rare original Vogot jack and its side windows. 

With its Type 616-1 engine, very rare on the last Pre-As, this meticulously restored Speedster will make a Porsche enthusiast very happy. With its beautifully simple shape and sporty personality, the car was an instant hit when launched. The symbol of a carefree era, it continues to have huge appeal today.

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedst... 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster

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1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston 

No reserve 

Carte grise française 

Châssis n° VF7AZKA00KA356503 

- Seulement 40 km d'origine 

- Un exemplaire comme neuf 

- Un seul propriétaire depuis l'origine 

- Sans réserve 

Cet exemplaire est exceptionnel à plus d'un titre. D'abord parce que cette 2CV Charleston est comme neuve, non pas pour avoir été restaurée, mais parce qu'elle n'a jamais roulé. Elle ne totalise en effet qu'une quarantaine de km. Ensuite parce qu'elle n'a connu qu'un seul et unique propriétaire depuis 1990, soit près de 27 ans. Cette 2cv fut en effet achetée par un concessionnaire Citroën qui souhaita conserver, à l'annonce de l'arrêt du modèle, l'un des derniers exemplaires de cette mythique voiture française. Il en fit ainsi l'acquisition auprès de l'usine dans le but de l'offrir plus tard à ses enfants. La voiture fut conservée tout au long de ces années dans un garage à l'abri des sévices de la route et de la météo. Clin d'œil aux années 30, elle arbore la célèbre robe de couleur rouge Delage et noir et les sièges sont recouverts de tissus gris à coutures motif losange. Contraint par la règle sur les pots catalytiques, la voiture fut immatriculée en décembre 1992 mais n'a jamais pris la route pour autant. Afin de maintenir l'état mécanique de la voiture, celle-ci bénéficia néanmoins de vidanges. S'il est aujourd'hui possible de trouver sur le marché un bel exemplaire de 2CV, celui-ci est très certainement l'une des dernières chances de faire l'acquisition d'une 2CV quasi neuve, l'occasion de remonter le temps à bord de ce symbole de l'automobile française. 

French title 

Chassis No. VF7AZKA00KA356503 

- Only 40 km from new! 

- Just like brand new 

- One owner since origin 

- No reserve 

This car is exceptional in more ways than one. Firstly, because this 2CV Charleston is like new, not by being restored, but because it has never been driven. It has barely 40 km on the odometer. Secondly, because it has had only one owner since 1990. This 2CV was, in fact, bought by a Citroën dealer who had decided to keep one of the last examples of this mythical French car, at the announcement of the end of production. He purchased it from the factory, with the plan to offer it to his children later. The car was kept through all these years in a garage, sheltered from the abuses of the road and the weather. With reference to the 1930s, it features the famous Delage red color and black, and the seats are covered with grey fabric with diamond-patterned seams. Constrained by the rule on the use of catalytic converters, the car was registered in December 1992, but never took to the road. In order to maintain the mechanical condition of the car, the engine was regularly drained. Even if it is possible to find today a nice example of the 2CV, this particular one is certainly one of the last chances to ever be able to buy an almost new 2CV, an opportunity to go back in time with this wonderful symbol of the French automobile

1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston

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British title 

Chassis n° 4294050 

  • One of the stars of French coachbuilding 
  • Rare DS cabriolet built to Scandinavian specification 
  • Known history, well cared for example 

The DS, launched in 1955, had a purity of styling that inspired the coachbuilder Henri Chapron. Three years later, Chapron presented his sublime convertible interpretation of this model. His design convinced Citroën who included it in the range from 1960. This model was described as a " factory cabriolet " through until 1971, despite being built by the renowned Levallois coachbuilder. 

The example on offer, presented in excellent condition and in its original colour, was acquired by its first owner, Mr Nils Bergenstrahle, from Stockholm in Sweden, in 1965. It was delivered new with full leather interior and the rare option " chauffage grand froid " (a high level heater), offered by Citroën to the Scandinavian market. While in Sweden, the car passed through the hands of several marque enthusiasts, who maintained it in top condition. One such owner was the President of the Citroën Owners Club of Sweden. The history appears to have been recorded continuously since first registered by Bergenstrahle. The car was subsequently bought by renowned London dealer Daniel Donovan, who is a great enthusiast for the 'marque aux chevrons'. As the car was in excellent, virtually rust-free condition, it only required a light restoration. This included an overhaul of the LHM2 hydraulic system, carried out by marque specialists Andrew Brodie Engineering. At the same time, the car was fitted with discreet front and rear seatbelts. Stuart Ager, from Andrew Brodie Engineering, described the car as one of the best DS cabriolets he has ever seen, in terms of originality, condition and how it drove. Acquired by the current owner in 2014, a British collector, it has been maintained fastidiously and only used for occasional family outings. 

Pure, original in every sense of the word and in excellent condition, this DS cabriolet also stands out for its rather exotic Scandinavian history. 

Photos: Copyright Craig Pusey

1965 Citroën DS 19 cabriolet 1965 Citroën DS 19 cabriolet 1965 Citroën DS 19 cabriolet

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1955 Renault 4cv Sport 

No reserve 

Carte grise française 

Châssis n° R1062*2261180 

- 863 km d'origine ! 

- Strict état de conservation d'origine 

- Historique limpide 

- Sans réserve 

Au début des années 50, il était de coutume de patienter de nombreux mois avant de pouvoir prendre possession de son véhicule commandé neuf. Afin d'écourter ce délai, certains prenaient le parti d'aller chercher l'objet de leur convoitise directement à l'usine. Ce fût le cas du premier propriétaire de cette 4cv sortie d'usine le 24 février 1955 avec plusieurs options dont les housses de siège avant en skaï. Ce dernier vint en prendre possession à Paris, puis redescendit par la route à son domicile de Thiers, en rodage. La voiture effectua encore quelques trajets avant le décès de son propriétaire, date à partir de laquelle elle resta stockée dans le garage avec 639km. En 1985, au décès de la veuve, la voiture fût proposée aux enchères et achetée par un collectionneur qui la convoitait depuis de nombreuses années. Elle sera stockée depuis lors sans rouler, avant d'être achetée en 2008 par l'actuel propriétaire. Elle affiche aujourd'hui à peine plus de 860 km d'origine, et seuls les freins ont été refaits, le reste demeurant strictement d'origine. La voiture dispose ainsi encore de l'étiquette de contrôle de fin de chaine dans le passage de roue, et des marquages à la craie d'usine. Il s'agit là très certainement de la 4cv la mieux préservée et avec le plus faible kilométrage d'origine sur le marché, un témoignage émouvant et probablement unique. 

French title 

Chassis No. R1062 * 2261180 

- 863 km since new! 

- In strictly original condition 

- Perfectly documented history 

- No reserve 

In the early 1950s, it was common to wait several months before a customer could take possession of his new vehicle. In order to shorten their wait, some buyers went to purchase their cars directly from the factory showroom. This was the case of the first owner of this 4CV, which left the factory February 24, 1955 with several options including the front seat cover in faux leatherette. The customer came to Paris to pick up his car, and drove down to his home in Thiers, running-in the car on the way. The car made a few more trips before the death of its owner, and since then the car has been in storage, with 639km on the odometer. In 1985, at the death of the widow, the car was offered at an auction and bought by a collector who had been coveting it for many years. The car went into storage since then without being driven. The current owner bought the car in 2008 and today the odometer reads a tad over 860 km! Only the brakes have been redone, the rest remains strictly original. The car still has the end-of-assembly line check label in the wheel arch and the factory chalk markings. This is certainly the best preserved and the lowest mileage 4CV in the marketplace, unique and with a touching story.

1955 Renault 4cv Sport 1955 Renault 4cv Sport 1955 Renault 4cv Sport

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1964 Volkswagen Combi T1 21 fenêtres 

No reserve 

Carte grise française 

Châssis n° 245016637 

Moteur n° AB446268 

- Exemplaire entièrement restauré 

- Version rare et recherchée 

- Habitacle découvrable ! 

- Provenant d'une collection importante de Microcars 

- Sans réserve 

Notre exemplaire est un rare et recherché " Microbus 21 fenêtres " mis en circulation le 15 octobre 1964. Son propriétaire actuel en fit l'acquisition il y a maintenant 25 ans. Afin de lui redonner de sa superbe, ce Combi a bénéficié d'une restauration intégrale. Celle-ci fut effectuée à partir de la caisse, mise à nue pour l'occasion. Les planchers hauts et bas ont été repris. Les travaux de carrosserie ont été achevés par une peinture neuve réalisée chez un professionnel. Afin de restaurer au mieux ce Combi avec des pièces d'origine et de qualité, beaucoup d'entre elles ont été achetées auprès de Mecatechnic en France ou chez Wolfsburgwest aux Etats-Unis. Le remontage a permis l'installation de fenêtres neuves et notamment les " pop-out " avant, tout comme le toit découvrable en Alpaga et les joncs de carrosserie en aluminium. La sellerie, achetée aux enchères, fut elle aussi refaite avant d'être réinstallée avec de nouveaux revêtements de sol. Côté mécanique, le moteur fut démonté pour bénéficier d'une remise en état complète. La restauration fut achevée en 2015 et le véhicule n'a que peu roulé depuis, il se trouve donc dans un très bel état général de présentation et de fonctionnement. Devenu rare dans cet état et disposant d'un agréable toit ouvrant cet exemplaire est une véritable invitation au voyage au long cours et… à remonter dans le temps ! 

French title 

Chassis # 245016637 

Engine no. AB446268 

- Completely restored 

- Rare and sought after 

- Discoverable passenger compartment 

- From an important collection of Microcars 

- No reserve 

Our Kombi is a rare and much sought after "21 windows Microbus" that was registered on October 15, 1964. Its current owner acquired it 25 years ago and restored it comprehensively, bodywork stripped and repainted. Both the upper and lower floorpans were restored. In order to restore this Kombi properly, original and quality parts were used, many of which were purchased from either Mecatechnic in France or from Wolfsburgwest in the United States. New windows were installed, including the front "pop-out types", as well as the Alpaca folding roof and the aluminum trims. The upholstery, purchased at an auction, was also restored, including the floor covers. On the mechanical side, the engine was dismounted for a full overhaul. The restoration was completed in 2015 and the vehicle has hardly been driven since, thus it is in a nice condition and drives well. This rare 21 windows Kombi with its full sunroof is a unique opportunity to go back in time in a vehicle that has become an icon of the art of living.

1964 Volkswagen Combi T1 21 fenêtres 1964 Volkswagen Combi T1 21 fenêtr... 1964 Volkswagen Combi T1 21 fenêtres

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Without title 

Chassis n ° 94 

  • Nice state of conservation 
  • Exceptionally rare 
  • From the family of the manufacturer 
  • No reserve 

Following the armistice between France and Germany in 1940, the French aircraft producers were forced to reconvert into other activities. It is in this context that Louis Breguet, the famous aircraft manufacturer, went into the production of an electric car, with a most unusual shape and design. The design of this automobile was strongly influenced by aviation and its body was in duralium and its shape looked like a plane without wings. Fitted with a Paris-Rhone engine powered by six 12-volt batteries, it had three forward speeds, and one rear. The car on offer belongs to a descendant of Louis Breguet and is in a striking state of conservation, having benefited from an old repaint from some time ago. The interior, very close to an airplane cockpit, is complete and the seats have been redone. The owner told us that the car was last driven by its erstwhile owner during the 1990s. To his knowledge, a similar car is in the Louwman collection in the Netherlands, while two others remain with the family. A remarkable testimony of a period when ingenuity compensated for shortages, this rare Breguet deserves to be on the road again.

1942 Breguet Type A2 électrique 1942 Breguet Type A2 électrique 1942 Breguet Type A2 électrique

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Swiss title 

Chassis n ° 021208 

Case n ° AR06165 

  • Rare Sports version 
  • High quality restoration 
  • Significant invoice folder 
  • No reserve 

The 7S Traction Avant was created with the obvious aim of expanding the range with a more powerful model. Derived from version 7B, it was distinguished by a more powerful 11hp engine. The 7 Sport is very rare in its roadster version. The certificate issued by Citroën Heritage states that this particular car was manufactured on the 12 December 1934. A copy of its old registration document mentions that it was registered in 1954 in the Loir et Cher region, before being bought by an enthusiast from the same district in 1968, and then in 1979 by its current owner. The bodywork was completely stripped before being repainted with an undercoat of epoxy, the entire upholstery was redone, as well as the mechanicals and electricals, entrusted to a Swiss specialist, Mr. Gysin. The rims and the carburetor come from a later version, and an alternator has been installed. The turn indicators and mirrors have been added to comply with the Swiss regulations. In addition to being a very rare Sport version, the car on offer is in a superb condition and runs very well. The car is equipped with an accessory luggage rack and will satisfy the most demanding of enthusiasts.

1934 Citroën Traction 7 Sport Roadster 1934 Citroën Traction 7 Sport Road... 1934 Citroën Traction 7 Sport Roadster

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1957 Messerschmitt KR 200 

No reserve 

Carte grise française 

Châssis n°63410 

Moteur n°2256339 

- Bel état de présentation 

- Look inimitable et sensations uniques 

- Fort capital sympathie pour la reine des microcars 

- Provenant d'une collection importante de Microcars 

- Sans réserve 

C'est au Salon de Genève de 1953 que fut présenté le Messerschmitt " KR 175 ", pour contraction de Kabinenroller signifiant " scooter à cabine " de 175 cm3. L'accès à bord se faisait par une verrière façon " cockpit basculant " sur le côté, à l'image des avions de chasse. La mécanique monocylindre à deux temps était d'origine Sachs. Le Messerschmitt KR gagnera en puissance en 1955 avec le montage d'un bloc de 191 cm3 produisant 9.5 chevaux et accouplé à une boite de vitesses à 4 rapports. L'exemplaire que nous présentons fut mis en circulation le 3 septembre 1957, il s'agit d'un KR 200 qui appartient à son heureux propriétaire depuis 1997. Intégralement restauré dans le passé, il est aujourd'hui en bon état général et présente bien, avec ses trois nuances de bleu. L'intérieur est, lui aussi, en bon état, les revêtements de sol plastifiés difficiles à retrouver ont été remplacés par des neufs. Atypique avec sa bulle bleue, il fit d'ailleurs l'objet d'un article et de la couverture dans le journal Gazoline en 2002. A la croisée des engins de l'aviation, de la moto et de l'automobile, la Messerschmitt KR 200 est un véhicule peu commun qui vous fait voyager dans une atmosphère unique et des sensations inégalables. 

French title 

Chassis n°63410 

Engine n°2256339 

- In a good condition 

- Inimitable looks and unique sensations 

- From an important collection of Microcars 

- No reserve 

The Messerschmitt "KR 175" was launched at the 1953 Geneva Motor Show, "KR 175" being short for "Kabinenroller", German for "scooter with cabin", of 175cc. The access 'on board' was through a canopy that opened to one side, just like in fighter planes. The two-stroke single-cylinder engine was originally from Sachs. The Messerschmitt KR gained power in 1955 with a bigger engine of 191cc, producing 9.5bhp, mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The car we are offering was registered on September 3, 1957. It is a KR 200 purchased by its owner in 1997. Fully restored in the past, it is now in good general condition and looks nice, with its three shades of blue. The interior is also in good condition, and the hard-to-find plastic floor coverings have been replaced by new ones. Atypical with its blue bubble, it was also the subject of an article and the cover in the magazine Gazoline in 2002. At the crossroads of aviation, motorcycle and automobile, the Messerschmitt KR 200 is an unusual vehicle that makes you travel in a unique atmosphere and with unmatchable sensations

1957 Messerschmitt KR 200 1957 Messerschmitt KR 200 1957 Messerschmitt KR 200

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