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Artcurial Motorcars – ‘Automobiles Sur Les Champs’ Sale

24th October 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Automobiles sur les Champs

October 24 2021 will see Artcurial Motorcars, Paris, hosting the ‘Automobiles sur les Champs‘ sale. At the sale, Artcurial Motorcars will be auctioning three special cars that played an important role in the history of rallying.

In the sale of the Manoir de ‘Automobile de Lohéac collection, Artcurial Motorcars proved that they can achieve record prices for rally cars. In this sale Artcurial Motorcars will be offering the last two Group B cars from the same collection. The cars were sourced by Michel Hommell and Olivier Quesnel back in the 1980s, and since then the cars have been preserved in original condition.

The museum has decided to part with the cars so that they can give more space to rallycross cars that are more connected to the history of Lohéac.

1986 Citroën BX 4TC GrB © Romaric Croisile
1986 Citroën BX 4TC GrB © Romaric Croisile

1986 Citroën BX 4TC Gr B

In Rally Sweden, Jean-Claude Andruet was driving this car when he fought his way up to 6th place. Recently, Andruet drove the car again and he showed that the car had exceptional handling on loose surfaces.  The car has been kept in its original condition and it looks as if it just finished the Acropolis rally in 1986. There are very few genuine Citroën BX Group B factory cars, they can be counted on one hand. So this is a really rare chance to acquire an extremely rare collectable item.

1986 Nissan 240RS © Romaric Croisile
1986 Nissan 240RS © Romaric Croisile

1986 Nissan 240RS

In 1986, this Nissan 240RS Group B car set itself apart in the Ivory Coast Rally round of the World Championship. Alain Ambrosino drove it to finish 8th overall. The car is still in original condition, carrying the battle scars that it received from several African rallies it took part in around that time.

1993 Subaru Impreza Prodrive 555 © Sarah Jane
1993 Subaru Impreza Prodrive 555 © Sarah Jane

1993 Subaru Impreza Prodrive 555

This Subaru Impreza Prodrive 555 is unique because it is the first Impreza prepared by the renowned British rally team, Prodrive, to win points in a round of the World Rally Championship. With Ari Vatanen at the wheel, those points were won at the 1000 Lake Rally, Finland, in 1993. This car was raced four times during the 1993 and 1994 World Championships. It was driven by official Subaru drivers and future race legends: Ari Vatanen, Richard Burns, and Colin McRae. It is arguably one of the most important Group A cars that have survived.

Vanquish Zagato Concept Coupé and the radical Vantage V8

There will be two fantastic Aston Martins on offer, and both come from a collection of 16 cars and are both presented with no reserve.

The first car is a 325 Vanquish Zagato Concept series of which only 99 units were produced. The Vanquish Zagato made its debut in 2016 at the Villa d’Este concours. This car is #20 in the limited edition run and has only 3,680km on the odometer. It has a rare Rosso Corsa specification that includes, 20-inch black and bronze 15-spoke wheels with black callipers, gloss black window surrounds, and bronze anodized side trim.

2017 AM Vanquish Zagato Coupé © Christophe Gasco

2017 AM Vanquish Zagato Coupé © Christophe Gasco

2017 AM Vantage GT8 © Christophe Gasco
2017 AM Vantage GT8 © Christophe Gasco

The Vantage GT8 is the second Aston Martin car on offer. One of only 150 units created of the special limited edition that took its inspiration from the GT2 and GTE competition models that Aston Martin created for the World Endurance Championship.

This car was the most radical road-worthy model from the V8 Vantage family. It is equipped with a 4.7-litre V8 engine from the Vantage S, that produces 446bhp. It is fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox. It has only 25km on the odometer. This car is #67 in the series and is likely to be a real collector’s item in the future, best to get in early!

2006 Bentley Flying Spur

ex-Takada 2006 Bentley Flying Spur © Artcurial

Earlier this year, Artcurial sold some items by inspirational designer, Kenzo Takada’s. Included in this sale will be his own personal car, a 2008 Bentley Continental Flying Spur.


Pre-sale viewing times –

23 October, 11am – 6pm
24 October, 11am – 4pm



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24th October 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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