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Our favourites from RM Sotheby’s Sale at Paris Retromobile

This is always one of our favourite events, the Paris RM Sotheby’s sale, they always have a few draw-dropping delights and this year is no exception!

Here are our favourites..

1959 Lister-Jaguar Costin  Chassis BHL 2-59

This one needs no introduction. Ex-works car, driven by Ivor Bueb and Bruce Halford in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans. Eligible for everything!  But could be a race winner in Motor Racing Legend’s Stirling Moss Trophy, VSCC, or other 50s Sports Car races. The sale description notes  –  a pre sale report by Chris Keith Lucas – who identifies the chassis as retaining several features unique to Costin Listers, including the distinctive rectangular chassis cross member and the rear trailing arm pick-ups being located outside the main chassis tubes (and not inside, as on earlier Knobblys). The report identifies that the car is fitted with a works specification 3.8-litre dry-sump engine with wide-angle cylinder head and a fully syncromesh XK gearbox. Nice.  Estimated to fetch  €750,000 – €850,000

1955 Osca MT4-2AD 1350

Super cute, super price! Having completed it’s last race in 1966, the car was restored in the mid-1990s. Today the OSCA is fitted with the 1,350-cc engine and a period ZF gearbox, which is more reliable than the original Fiat model. Really?  – In recent ownership chassis 1156 has competed at many historic races, including multiple Mille Miglias. Still a true competitor, this OSCA MT4 offers future ownership the chance to run some of the world’s greatest driving events albeit at the back of the grid!  Estimated to fetch – wait for it – €1.1 – €1.3 m

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk 111

There is a certain angle to photograph a DB2/4 which makes it look a bit similar to its more coveted cousin the DB5, and well this is it!  Still looks gorgeous in British Racing Green, fully restored. Estimated to fetch €190 – €250,000

 

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

Highly collectable and as you can expect from an RM also looks to be ‘cat walk’ stunning inside and out.  Estimated to fetch €310,000 – €340,000

 

 

1957 Brutsch Mopetta

Previously seen at Goodwood Revival, rare as rocking horse poo, but I feel like I need this in my life!

Sadly this is unlikely to end up in our collection, as its estimated to fetch €90,000 – €120,000 and with just a 50cc two stroke engine and a top speed of 30 mph I think it may be a little too slow for even for little old me!

All the bidding starts at 6pm this evening for more details on these lots and others. Click here

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