Parisienne 2021 the Matra MS 670 and the sportswomen of Group B break the bank

Organized on February 5 in Paris by Artcurial Motorcars, the 2021 Parisian auction was a resounding success with more than 18 million euros raised.

The 2021 Parisian auction , organized on February 5 at the Hotel Dassault in Paris by the house Artcurial Motorcars , has kept all its promises.

It must be said that the field proposed that day brought together some legends of motorsport , including the Matra MS 670 , chassis 001, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972 with the Henri Pescarolo / Graham Hill crew on board.

It is moreover the latter which was the star of the sale. It was in fact sold for € 6,907,200 including fees, thus becoming the most expensive Matra ever sold at auction.

The legends of Group B panicked the counters

Another old sports car particularly awaited during this sale, the legendary Group B rally cars also panicked the counters. The 1988 Audi Sport Quattro S1, for example, sold for € 2,016,600, more than twice its estimate and thus won the record for the most expensive rally car in history.

At the same time, the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 2 has found a new buyer for € 977,440. Here again, a record for a Peugeot 205. Same story for the 1985 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo which sold for € 667,520.

The 1986 Lancia Delta , a rare authentic factory Group B dressed in the legendary Martini livery, for its part greatly exceeded its estimate since it changed hands for € 810,560, while the other Lancia offered for sale , the 037 from 1985, was sold for € 548,320.

For its part, the Ford RS200 Factory from 1986 was sold for € 381,440.

A collection of Aston Martin

But this 2021 edition of La Parisienne also featured several English sports cars , mostly Aston Martins , including a rare 1959 DB4 GT which sold for € 1,358,000. At its side, the extremely rare Short Chassis Volante from 1965, presented in original left-hand drive and in its unique “Autumn gold” color was sold for € 1,158,600.

From the same collection, a DB5 Vantage was sold for € 810,560, while a Bristol 405 Drophead Coupé was sold for € 172,840.

In the end, the 2021 Parisian auction sold for a total of € 18,300,564.

Find in video some of the most beautiful auto parts sold during the Parisienne 2021 by Artcurial Motorcars.

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