Appropriately enough, given the auction's location, two Group C sports-racing cars are amongst the early entries for Artcurial's Classic Le Mans sale.
The first is a 1992 Peugeot 905 that was brought by the vendor direct from the factory in 1997. The 905 raced at the tail end of the Group C era, with the model achieving its greatest success in 1993 by securing a 1-2-3 finish at that year's Le Mans 24 Hours.
The car will be sold without reserve, and is estimated to fetch €700,000-1,200,000.
Also on offer is a 1988 WM (€150-250,000), one of two entered at Le Mans that year. The WM team's primary objective in the race was to set a speed record on the Mulsanne Straight. This car, driven by Roger Dorchy, used various drag-reducing methods to leave the mark at 253mph.
The addition of chicanes two years later ensured that this record remains unbeaten.
Amongst the road cars due to be included in the auction are three from the collection of a Madame Sacchi, who competed in rallies and hillclimbs using the 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS (€120-160k), Lancia 037 Rally (€90-140k) and Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV (€15-25k) that will cross the block on 7 July.
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