Barnfind Ferrari sets the theme at fabulous Artcurial sale

| 19 Dec 2012

A 1962 Series 2 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet that was discovered in a Marseille basement is expected to make €600-800k at Artcurial’s Rétromobile Salon Auction on 8 February.

With just 15,000 miles on the clock, the rare find left Artcurial’s head of motoring Matthieu Lamoure almost speechless: “My passion has become my profession and a rare discovery like this lets me know I made the right decision. I was overwhelmed by the sight of this hidden gem.”

While the Ferrari challenges for ‘find of the year’, it is a 1936 Talbot Lago T150C that will likely rake in the most cash - it has been valued at £1.2-1.6million.

A 1953 Fiat 8V Vignale estimated at €750-850,000 heads up a list of ultra-desirable coupés that includes a 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Allemano (€425-500,000) and a 1935 Bugatti 57 Coupé Ventoux (€250-350,000).

The Bugatti forms part of the Corsican singer Pierre Brignole’s Collection, which includes a white 1970 Lamborghini Miura and a black 1985 Countach, estimated at €380-480k and €120-180k respectively.

Other cars that caught Brignole’s apparently discerning eye include a 1932 Bugatti 57 Vanvooren Cabriolet (€650-1,000,000), a 1931 Hispano Suiza H6C Coupé Chauffeur (€350-650,000) and a 1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona (€220-260,000).


View the current lot list on the Artcurial website.