LOOKING BACK ON THE CITROËN CENTENARY SALE
It has already been almost two weeks since we left the bucolic setting of the château at La Ferté Vidame, the scene for three days of the largest gathering ever organised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Citroën brand. The official figures speak for themselves... nearly 60,000 people present and 4,200 vehicles on display! On this occasion, Aguttes Auction House organised the official sale of this large gathering, bringing together no less than 71 cars dated from 1930 for the oldest to 2012 for the most recent C6, with only 27 kilometres of origin on the clock.
1990 – Citroën 2CV 6 « 9 km » - est. € 35,000 – 45,000 // sold € 66,420 VAT inc. 1968 – Citroën DS 21 Cabriolet – est. € 150,000 – 180,000 // sold € 214,020 VAT inc.
After two days of free exhibition, all the cars passed under the hammer of Maître Claude Aguttes on Sunday morning, in a packed room gathering nearly 1200 people. At 11:00 a.m. precisely, the sale began with a selection of around sixty high-quality Automobilia lots. The very dynamic hall conducted the auction and saw nearly 90% of the lots find tenants before giving way to vintage cars. Decidedly very dynamic, bidders from all over Europe were heard so well that quickly eleven of the first fifteen lots of the sale changed hands in a lively atmosphere. But the first third of the sale was really marked by the very competitive bids for the 1990 2CV 6, which only had 9 kilometres on the clock. Estimated at €35,000 - 45,000, it will finally be auctioned for €66,420 taxes included! In the same vein, the 2012 C6, with a total of 27 kilometres of origin, will be sold for €53,220. Like the 2CV 6 mentioned above, other Citroën will see their selling price exceed the high estimate, such as the 2CV Fourgonnette sold at €36,420 (est. 15,000 - 30,000 €), the 1967 ID 19 which reaches €25,620 (est. 15,000 - 18,000 €), or the surprising M35 which changes hands for €29,220 (est. 18,000 - €25,000). Let’s not forget the excellent results recorded for the extremely rare Traction 11B Cabriolet and the very authentic DS 21 Cabriolet Chapron, which will reach 182,820 € and 214,020 € respectively, exceeding their high estimates. In total, nearly 65% of the lots sold were sold and just over €1.5 million in turnover was recorded for this sale. A very satisfactory result confirming the excellent year for the Aguttes on Wheels automotive department.
1968 – Citroën DS 21 Cabriolet – est. € 150,000 – 180,000 // sold € 214,020 VAT inc.
NEXT AUCTION – THE AUTUMN SALE1976 – Alfa Romeo Giulia 2000 GTV “Gullwing” – est. € 50,000 – 80,000 // sold € 106,440 VAT inc.
LYON – SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
As every year, Aguttes Auction House organizes its Autumn sale in Lyon, in conjunction with the Epoqu’Auto show, the second most important show dedicated to vintage cars. The sale will take place on Saturday 9 November, as usual in the prestigious setting of the former Gare des Brotteaux, in the heart of Lyon. On this occasion, the automotive department will bring together a large panel of more than fifty vintage cars, from the 1930s to the early 2000s. After the Retromobile show in February, the Spring sale in March, the Summer sale in June and the Citroën centenary sale in July, the Autumn sale will be the fifth major event organised by the automotive department of the auction house.Last year, 65% of the presented lots were awarded with some notable results such as the Audi Coupé Quattro barn
find, estimated at €15,000 - 25,000 and awarded €43,900 (!), the Ferrari 348 Spider estimated at €50,000 - 60,000 and awarded €61,600 or the Jaguar Type E 3.8 Coupe awarded €132,400 VAT included. Let’s not forget the 106,440 € achieved by the unique Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV «Gullwing» (est. 50,000 - 80,000 €) which will fly to its new owner in Miami.
Please contact us to consign your car. Closing of the catalog on October the 18th.