For Rétromobile’s 45th anniversary, Aguttes on Wheels’ team was delighted to welcome you to its stand and to present a selection of five classic cars, each one more remarkable than the others. If the numerous photographs which were published in the press and on social media are to be believed, it would appear that each of the cars on show attracted the interest of a great many enthusiasts. The legendary Jordan F1 191 was probably the greatest hit … No sooner had it arrived at the Porte de Versailles at the start of the week than chassis 191-6, driven by Andrea de Cesaris in 1991, was sold by Aguttes for 625,000 € (including sales tax) and joined a private collection on the other side of the Channel.

Coming up – the Spring Sale: Paris, 15 March 2020

Organised for the second time in Paris, the Spring Sale will take place on 15 March 2020 at the Espace Champerret in the 17th arrondissement. The catalogue has now closed and the first photographs and information about the cars on offer may be consulted on our website, ahead of a more complete version in a week’s time. Apart from the seven cars from Jean Brandenburg’s collection announced at the start of the year, the Classic Cars department at Aguttes is honoured to offer at auction the collection of Francis Staub, better known to the general public for his indispensable cast-iron casseroles than for his love of old cars. But it has to be acknowledged that Staub knows the subject of cars every bit as well as the art of cooking. The collection of this art-lover from Alsace is a unique blend of tradition and passion and offers a varied selection. Among the 20 cars presented, it should be noted that nine Facel Vegas will be up for sale, including a Series 1 Excellence (est. 100,000 – 150,000 €), a rare FV3B (est. 90,000 – 160,000 €) and two Facel Vega IIIs, each guided between 40,000 and 60,000 €. From the list of 11 other cars, you will be able to choose between an attractive Ford Comète (35,000 – 55,000 €), an elegant Delage D8 15 (70,000 – 90,000 €), an immaculate Range Rover Coupé (12,000 – 18,000 €) and a 1973 Mercedes 450 SLC which belonged to the singer Claude François (6000 -12,000 €).

Altogether, the Spring Sale will bring together no fewer than 65 classic cars from 1923 to the present day, with – as usual – a varied range of cars which will let you enter such major events on the historic motorsport calendar as the Tour Auto Optic 2000, the Le Mans Classic, the Mille Miglia, the Tour de Corse Historique or the Carrera Panamericana.

For a change, the spring event will start with the sale of Jean Brandenburg’s collection of automobilia. A compulsive collector, the Swiss enthusiast accumulated nearly a hundred helmets from Formula 1 drivers, as well as dioramas and many items and accessories dedicated to motorsport. In accordance with his widow’s wishes, Aguttes will pay tribute to him in its catalogue and will reserve a special place for him during the two viewing days before the auction.