Old amerikanerbiler, French veterans, Jaguars and even a single red Lamborghini.
Looking only at the inventory for the bilsamling on the auction 20. January, it looks like a life's work of an enthusiastic French musician, who composed his drømmegarage. A total of 81 cars it has become, but even if samlergenet have been allowed to unfold in almost sheik-like proportions, so has the owner not done near as much to maintain the many cars.
Rusty had been allowed to tear away through a large number of cars, and on the individual is even starting to grow moss. Judging from a series of images, which the great French auction house Interencheres has put up on its website, many of the cars stood under the open sky for so long that shrubs and trees have taken root in them.
It does not, however, that there are gems in between, there still is money's worth: the Most eye-catching is the red Lamborghini Miura, but the collection also counts a Porsche 356 and a Jaguar E-Type.
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the Collection's most valuable member is a red Lamborghini P400 Miura, which has run button 78.000 kilometers. Assessment: Between 3 and 4.5 million. crowns. Photo: SVV Henri ADAM/Interencheres
Porsche is 'very incomplete' and 'seriously rustskadet'. Anyway, the car is estimated between 75,000 and 112.000 dollars. Photo: SVV Henri ADAM/Interencheres
the Auction house to send the cars under the hammer separately, and therefore, there is something for every budget: Estimates range from 370 dollars to 4.5 million dollars.
Belongs to to those who prefer to keep bilbudgettet under 2000 dollars, so is it possible to bid on, for example, a Cadillac Eldorado, Renault 4CV or Oldsmobile Cutlass. Win the keys to the latter, one must, however, expect something lugearbejde, as the car is one of them, which is likely to have acted raised bed in a part year.
the Majority of the cars are rated to under 40.000 euros, and although not everyone is in just as bad shape as the old Cutlass, so you must have the hands screwed on correctly in order to get them out on the roads again. The auction house makes on its website aware that many of the cars are missing parts and is rusty, and valuation expert Stéphane Bonoron, who has been responsible for reviewing the cars, also takes reservations.
- None of the cars have been started up or moved with the engine running, and therefore they have not been tested on the road. They are exclusively been studied, while they have stood still, and without any form of dismantling, writes Stéphane Bonoron according to the auction house in its report and adds:
- I reserve the right to make any clarifications or corrections regarding this report, if it becomes possible or necessary to perform more detailed start - up and vejtests.
The superficial review of the cars also means that there is the opportunity to be lucky and make a good trade, points out vurderingseksperten.
- the Ratings are set at a reasonable or even low level without regard to it, which later can be detected, writes Stéphane Bonoron according Interencheres.
Among the more rare models in the collection one finds an addition to the red Lamborghini from 1968 a Simca Coupe de Ville 1955, a Lancia Flaminia Coupe from 1962 and a Hotchkiss Grégoire (1947).
It is unclear how and where the cars have been found, but they are now all gathered in a warehouse in the small town of Tarbes to the north of the Pyrenees, where the auction will also be held.
The yellow Simca is estimated to bring between 22,000 and 40,000 crowns. Photo: SVV Henri ADAM/Interencheres
One of the oldest in the collection of cars is a Rolland-Pilain from 1924. It is estimated at between 90 000 and 112.000 dollars. Photo: SVV Henri ADAM/Interencheres