Press release - October 2020

Autumn Sale – Paris, 29 November

With the intention of refocusing its auction activity in Paris, Aguttes’ classic cars department will hold its next Autumn Sale at the Espace Champerret in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. It will be the fourth sale held there in less than two years. To say that 2020 was extremely disrupted would be an understatement! We are delighted therefore to finish the year with what will probably be the most important sale organised by the Aguttes on Wheels team.

More than 80 cars are expected, and three collections which are as unique as they are remarkable. ... You will find all these lots in our catalogue, which will be available at the beginning of November. Before then, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or to consign your classic car. Entries will close on 30 October.

Exceptional French collection of 20 Panhard

A look back at our auction at the Musée de l’Aventure Peugeot

After the successful first collaboration between Aguttes and the Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS for the celebration of the Citroën Centenary in July 2019, we took on a fresh challenge to achieve at least as good a result in 2020. Even so ... with 87% of the lots sold for a total of 1.2 million euros, the results were extremely positive.

After a lively first part of the sale devoted to automobilia, the auction of classic cars could begin. Straightaway, there was a succession of strong results, with the prices often far exceeding the estimates.  The Type H Ambulance (est. 4500 – 6500€), for example, changed hands for 13,500€ (inc. sales tax), before Maître Aguttes obtained 12,900€ (inc. sales tax) for the 403 pick-up (est. 5000 – 8000€) and 56,700€ (inc. sales tax) for the eagerly awaited Citroën DS 21 Prestige from M. Bercot (est. 25,000 – 35,000€), which was fought over in the saleroom and finally went to the grandson of the former chairman of Citroën from 1958–71. 

1966 – Citroën DS 21 Cabriolet Chapron – est. 160 000 – 200 000 € // Sold €246 300

Nearly all the lots achieved the same successful results, culminating in the sale of the Citroën DS 21 Cabriolet Chapron, estimated at 160,000 – 200,000€, which was finally knocked down for 246,300€ including commission, setting a new world record for the model. Some fine results for the cars built for competition should also be noted, such as the 30,300€ achieved by the 406 Supertourisme sold without its engine, 27,900€ for the Peugeot RCZ Cup or 40,000€ for the Citroën Visa Dangel prototype. The two Peugeot 203 cabriolets also found new homes, for 84,300€ (a record) and 59,100€ for the rare version with bodywork by Worblaufen. When it came to the modern classics, Aguttes further strengthened its reputation in this category with some impressive results!

1953 – Peugeot 203 cabriolet – est. 60 000 – 80 000 € // sold €84 300

1999 – Peugeot 406 Coupé V6 – est. 8000 – 12 000 € // sold €18 300


1996 – Peugeot 306 S16 BV6 – est. 8000 – 12 000 € // sold €17 700


Online only – two sales planned before the end of the year

As a perfect way to end the year and help you choose your Christmas gifts, the Aguttes on Wheels’ team will present two sales of automobilia to be held 100% online. The first sale, scheduled from 26 October to 3 November, will be given over completely to the world of Ferrari, with a large number of  models, documentation, books and other objects linked to the Maranello firm. A second sale is planned shortly before the Christmas and New Year holidays: once again this year it will honour the final part of the collection of automobilia from the Swiss ‘gentleman driver’ Jean Brandenburg.  

Head of department
Gautier Rossignol : +33 (0)6 16 91 42 28 •

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