News - September 2021

L’Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS – The official sale

Each year since 2019, L'Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS has trusted us to organize an auction. After the Citroën centenary sale in La Ferté-Vidame and the Peugeot Citroën sale at the Sochaux museum, we now invite you to the Citroën Conservatory in Aulnay-sous-Bois for a new eventful sale during the European Heritage Days. 

With nearly 60 lots of Automobilia and 70 vehicles, amateurs of both iconic French brands will be thrilled. From the 1920's to today, and racing cars to President's cars, all the way to youngtimers of choice or charming utility vehicles, you will surely find your happiness in our online catalog available since a few days. All the Aguttes on Wheels team will be delighted to welcome you during the public exhibition, at the Citroën Conservatory, on Friday 17th (10am - 6pm), Saturday 18th (10am - 6pm) and Sunday 19th (9.30am - 12pm), as a preamble to the sale which will take place on Sunday, on the spot, from 3pm. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.

Citroën 2 CV Charleston
Two new examples, never registered
9 and 18 km on the clock 
Estimate: €50 000 - 70 000 each

Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9
Near new condition, 42,000 original km 
Estimate: €26 000 - 35 000

Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi
Ex-Sebastien Loeb, 3rd at the 2019 Dakar 
Estimate: €600 000 - 700 000

Peugeot 402 Limousine
Estimate: €10 000 - 15 000

Citroën Type H Camion-Roulotte by Barou
Unique model, great coachbuilder
Estimate: €40 000 - 60 000

Citroën CX Prestige Séparation-chauffeur
Ex-Mairie de Paris during Jacques Chirac’s term 
Estimate: €60 000 - 80 000

Peugeot 403 Cabriolet
Estimate: €10 000 - 20 000

Tour Auto Optic 2ooo – The anniversary sale

The results

The unmissable Tour Auto Optic 2ooo, a major event in the classic car and historic racing scene, celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. This was an opportunity for Aguttes to organize a unique auction, combining different lifestyle arts around vintage cars, including wines and spirits, watches and contemporary art... In the nave of the Grand Palais Ephémère, in just one hour of auction, in front of an enthusiastic and dynamic audience, 90% of lots found buyers. 

"All first editions have their share of surprises, but thanks to a careful selection of the lots presented, to a wide communication and to a sharp marketing plan, this first edition was a great success. Once again, Aguttes shows its dynamism on more and more demanding markets" - Gautier Rossignol, Director of the Classic Cars Department

The catalog was obviously dedicated to classic cars, presenting a panel of vehicles representative of the know-how of the Aguttes on Wheels department. Among the seven cars presented, one could of course notice a sublime recreation of the 1962 Ferrari 250 Berlinetta Short Chassis, a model as beautiful as it is powerful, which has long since entered the automotive pantheon (876,360 €), but also an iconic 1958 Porsche 356 A Convertible (242,260 €), a beastly Renault 5 Turbo 2 Gr. B from 1986 (€108,000), a modern and demonic Mercedes McLaren SLR from 2007 (€208,040) and a centennial and sporty Bentley 3 Litre from 1922 (€230,460). However, it was a "popular" Citroën 2CV that attracted all the attention, as this absolutely new car, never registered and with only 9 km on the odometer, was auctioned €141,960 after a fierce battle, doubling its high estimate! An incredible world record, which largely exceeded the previous one, obtained in July 2019 for a 2 CV 6 (66 420 €) by... the house Aguttes.

Aguttes on Wheels in the race

Objective Nice!

As soon as the Anniversary Sale was over, Gautier Rossignol, Director of the Classic Car Department, put on his suit and helmet, and jumped into the Triumph TR4 n° 152 for a crazy week of racing between Paris and Nice, with his accomplice Jacques-Yves Le Marec. Engaged in the Competition Grid 3, our valiant crew succeeded in achieving good "times", in special stages and on the circuit, with some good fights against much more powerful cars, before the third gear of the gearbox decided otherwise. This did not prevent Gautier and Jacques-Yves from reaching the finish line in Nice in 27th position, in ambush between an Aston Martin DB2 and an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Special. 

In the VHC competition, we note the victory of Christophe Van Riet and Eric Werner, on an AC Cobra, followed by Sébastien Berchon and Sébastien Bordier, always very fast and regular at the controls of a new Jaguar Type E; in regularity, let's greet the new performance of Jean-François and François Nicoules, used to the podiums, who had this year engaged a sublime Mercedes 300 SL "Gullwing". Well done!

© Benjamin Pette – News d’Anciennes


Head of department
Gautier Rossignol

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Paul-Emile Coignet

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