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The Porsche 935 also ripped asphalt on the roads!

The Porsche 935 was a fabulous racecar. A “GT” Sport Car that won Le Mans. But the car also existed in road legal version, Straßenversion in German. 

The Porsche 935 was a Group 5 car, so one part of its structure came from the road car Porsche 930. Other parts came from the Porsche 934, the “racing” 930. The 935 was a touring car, that means that the car should have been an evolution of a road car. However, the opposite happened.

The real-fake street legal Porsche 935 from Porsche factory

It was an option on the Porsche 930 catalogue. Your neighbour’s Porsche could become a Porsche 935.
In fact, not really. This is mainly a body transformation. It’s simple, take a Porsche 930, double the price and you find a Flat Nose Porsche 930. Performances don’t change at all, is just a 930, not even a 934.

The modification is basic, the lights come from a Porsche 944, the nose is flattened. On the rear, a big air intake is added.
The aerodynamics are better, the car is 5 kph faster and the line is not even like a 911…
Porsche sold 948 flat nose against 20.000 “regular” Porsche 930.

Mansour Ojjeh’s Porsche 935 Straßenversion

Mansour Ojjeh is a Saudi-Swiss businessman  who founded Technique d’Avant Garde, the famous TAG. The company is known in automotive business for being Williams’s sponsor at the end of the 70’s and early 80’s.

In 1982, McLaren is a non-performing team, far away from the podium monopolized by turbo engines, even with the “White and Red” money. McLaren asked Porsche to design a turbocharged V6. However, Porsche refuses to engineer it on its own finances. TAG then covers a part of the costs The engine is then called TAG-Porsche and Ojjeh gets 50 % of McLaren in this deal.

What about the Porsche 935? Mansour Ojjeh has money and a wish: drive a Porsche 935 on the road. Not a 930 flat-nose but a real 935. He asked to Porsche in 1983, and the factory built a special car.

The car is based on a Porsche 930. The engine is the 12 valve 3.3 liter, boosted by a KKK Turbo (found on the Porsche 934) producing 380 hp !
The suspensions and wheels come from the 935, but the body is… quite peculiar. The front cover, the bonnet and the side skirts come from the 935, the front bumper comes from a 930  and the rear spoiler from a 934 ! The interior is the same as a 930, but includes every option !

Walter Wolf’s Porsche 935 K3 Straßenversion

 

In 1979, four year before the Ojjeh’s 935, Walter Wolf also wanted a special road car. He lived in Canada, a perfect place to be peaceful on the road with a racecar !

Walter Wolf loved racing so much that he launched a F1 Team: Walter Wolf Racing. At the beginning, Williams F1 Team was named Wolf-Williams. But the Austrian-born Canadian businessman bought Frank Williams’ shares. The team became Walter Wolf Racing in 1977. The driver is Scheckter and the team won three races ! The South-African driver is second of the championship and Wolf fourth. The success flies away in 1978 and 1979. Thus, Walter Wolf Racing disappears.

Meanwhile he bought a Porsche 935 K3, the ultimate version of the car, engineered and built by Kremer brothers. It is the same car than the one that won Le Mans in 1979. The only modification is the interior: blue leather seats and electric windows!
The car is easy to recognize: Walter Wolf Racing stickers are still on it, as you can see on those pictures taken at Techno Classica Essen.

 

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The Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6, Best Hot Hatch Ever?

British enthusiasts elected the Peugeot 205 GTI as the best hot hatch ever at the beginning of 2016. Let’s go for a ride to validate, or not, this distinction.

Brief story of the Peugeot 205 GTI

The Peugeot 205 is a car that has let a mark in its era. At least for Peugeot which was in a very bad situation. Shown a first time in 1981, the production started in 1982.

In 1984, the Peugeot 205 GTI appears. The engine is a XIJ of 1580 cm³. This first 205 GTI, the 1.6 is given for 105 hp. The car is not only more powerful than the other 205s, the body is beefed up as well. The dark plastic extensions on the wheel arches, the red line, the wheels… The GTi is different and it shows it. Suspensions are also tuned for more dynamism.
In 1985, a PTS Kit (Peugeot Talbot Sport) could raise the power to 125 hp.

The Peugeot 205 CTI, the cabriolet, appears in 1986. In fact, suspension and engine are different from the basic GTI. The same year, to counter the Super 5 GT Turbo from Renault, the car is pushed to 115 hp, in option first, and from serial next.
Another Peugeot 205 GTI is launched that same year, the 1.9. The power is of 130 hp! Suspensions are also modified to accept 15″ wheels.

The car will be produced until 1993 for the end of a success story. 298,345 Peugeot 205 GTI have been made!

Driving a Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 115

Introducing our test car

It’s a 115hp Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6. Jean-Michel’s car is a beautiful car from 1989. It’s in mint condition, full stuck, no rust.

The body shape is quite classic, but the Peugeot 205 GTI is really not a usual 205. Wheels are specifics, and they look quite nice. The exterior mirrors are also specific, smaller than for the other 205.

Arch extensions could appears “too much” on some cars, but on a Peugeot 205 GTI they are pretty sober. In a dark plastic, combined with graphite grey, they strengthen the presence of the car. The red line is a nice detail. In the end, the badges confirm it, if ever you had a doubt, that we are with a 1.6 liter.

The interior is also perfectly preserved. This is different of some hot hatches of the 80’s with their cracked dashboard. Carpets and saddlery are just perfect. The steering wheel is an accessory from the catalog, a Luisi from Italy.
Four people can travel aboard without any problem. We are not in a sports car, but in a hot hatch, it makes a huge difference.

The engine takes a lot of place under the hood. Electronic is at its beginning and lets place to work on the mechanics.

Driving the Peugeot 205 GTI

First impression, the clutch is hard, but it’s brand new! The car answers well at any solicitation. In town, you can drive the fourth gear. Jean-Michel doesn’t hesitate to drive in 5th!

The gear shift is quite good, but with that new clutch, I miss my shifts in 3rd and 4th a few times before getting used to it. The steering feels quite heavy at low speeds. However, the small wheel (I am used to larger ones) allows you to guide the car quite accurately.

Let’s get out of town, to push it a little. I am quite cautious, since the road is wet. Nonetheless, I don’t hesitate to accelerate. The car answers quite quickly and revs quite fast. Power is stilla available and I enjoy staying over 3,000 rpm.

In the corners, it’s terrific! Its lightweight allows it to turn really quick. Even with the wet tarmac, the speed is a few mph quicker than what I do with my “regular” car.

The passenger compartment is quite roomy. The sun finally showing up, the sliding roof makes it feel more spacious. Even when it is open you can have a talking without raising your voice. The engine is not intrusive either.

To sum up, it’s a lovely car. If you want to have fun durinjg the weekend, it’s made for you. And you can go fetch your children at school as well!

Own a Peugeot 205 GTI

One of them made the headlines at Silverstone Classic, reaching £31,000. The car was almost brand new, and perfectly restored.

Usually a 205 GTi does not cost this much. Depending on the condition and the engine, you can go from £1,000 for a car with a lot of work to do to 10,000 for a completely restored, low-mileage one. And if you want to have a really special 205 GTi, you can try to find a 205 GTi 1FM.
For those of you who would like to try to find one cheaper in France, forget it, prices have skyrocketed. The cheapest ones are available for roughly €6,000 but they need a thorough restoration.

 

Global Ratings :

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Pros

Cons

– Versatile car Prices are going afwully high lately –
– Powerful and flexible engine
– An incredibly well-balanced chassis
– A myth from the 80’s
Rarity 3 etoiles
Price from £1,000 to £10,000
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Lovely cars gathered for Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Last Sunday, we headed to the Cotswolds, for the Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival. It gathered several hundreds of classic cars, for our greatest pleasure.

The Rotary Club of Tewkesbury organised this event in order to rase funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, and what a show! Over 700 cars and more than 200 bikes were there. From the early eras to the latest dream cars, you could enjoy anything.

Like in Mark, Milton Keynes or even Gloucester, it was possible to admire all the finest Birtish cars From the humble Austin Seven to the gigantic Rolls Royce 28HP, you could enjoy almost any car that marked the debut of British automotive History. You could also enjoy some far younger Fords or Jaguars.

However, if you enjoyed more exotic cars, there were a lot of cars from Europe and abroad as well. The Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival mixed them with the British ones.

Anyway, whatever car you liked the owners were there to talk about it and share their passion. It was really enjoyable for me, since I was there to write this article. But I was also showing my car. And definitely passion has no borders. People were even pleased to see that foreigners were allowed like anyone else.

The Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival was definitely a welcoming event, with a lot of cars and market stalls. It’s a perfect family event and we can not wait for next year!

You can have a look at all our pictures in our flickr gallery.

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The XKD 501 Jaguar D-Type, from Le Mans to Monterey

The Jaguar D-Type is a famous raving car. This one, S/N XKD 501, is quite peculiar and it will be on auction at Monterey, by RM Auctions.

The Jaguar D-Type is the direct descendant of the C-Type. With two winnings at Le Mans in 1951 and 1953 for the C-Type, the newcomer has to be a quite competitive car. The D-Type appears at Le Mans in 1954 and shows potential, even if it does not win.

The XKD 501 D-Type

After building 6 cars for its official team, Jaguar needs to build more cars to have it homologated. 54 more cars are built for private teams. The first one to get out of the factory wears the serial number XKD 501. This car joins one of the most famous private Jaguar racing teams, the Ecurie Ecosse.

Racing debuts in 1955

The car can not be part of its first two races. Jimmy Stewart, Jackie’s elder brother, crashes it during practice sessions at Silverstone and at the Nürburgring. For both accidents, the car has to be sent back to the factory to be repaired.

Ninian Sanderson takes the 6th place of the race opening the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The following races bring vicotries and second places to Titterington at Chaterhall and Snetterton. He is teamed up with Sanderson for the 9 Hours of Goodwood, where they take the second place!

In August, Sanderson wins both races at Crimond, while Titterington ends in second place at Aintree.

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1956, XKD 501 takes the lead

The season starts in April, with a third place for Sanderson & Lawrence at Aintree and Chaterhall. Sanderson retires, while Flockhart and the Ecurie Ecosse get the 2nd and 3rd places, before their first registration to Le Mans.

Jaguar aligns 3 official D-Types, but they are not the ones that prove the performances of the D-Type. They all have troubles during the race and finally, it’s the car from the Ecurie Ecosse, XKD 501, wearing #4 and driven by Flockhart & Sanderson, that ouwits Aston Martin. This car gets into history, winning Le Mans !

The results will be far less exciting, with only a third place at Goodwood.

Since 1957, less races

Jaguar officially retires in 1957. The Ecurie Ecosse manages the official D-Types, but XKD 501 is not used anymore.

It races at the Mille Miglia, driven by Flockhart, but does not finish.

In 1958, the ony race of XKD 501 is a club race at Aintree, where it gets the 7th place. It is used until 1960, before retiring.

The XKD 501 D-Type, outside of the tracks

The Ecurie Ecosse uses XKD 501 for exhibitions until they sell it in 1970. It is then put back to its 1956 Le Mans specifications. It is completely restored, the engine is even sent back to Jaguar for a complete rebuild.

In 1999, the car joins an American collection. It joins the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where it wins in both its categories: Racing Jaguar and Road & Track.

XKD 501 will be on sale at Monterey, with RM Auctions Sotheby’s

It is the main sale of RM Auctions Sotheby’s auction in Monterey. The lots proposed are astonishing, but this is the most expensive car, according to its estimated price : between $20 and $25 billions!

We will present the whole program of that auction soon.

Photos : RM Auctions Sotheby’s

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A quick tour at Mark Moor International Vehicle Festival

After some huge events like Le Mans Classic and Silverstone Classic, coming back to a human-sized event is quite refreshing. The Mark Moor International Vehicle Festival was perfect to get back to “reality”.

Dozens of cars were gathered in the village of Mark, for the pleasure of the visitors. From the early days of automotive engineering to the latest sports car, from Europe to America via Japan, everyone could find something to like.

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Once again it was possible to see quite rare cars. There was one of the 79 Bristol 410 ever made, or one of the 13 Venturi Atlantique 300 ever built with right-hand drive (56 overall does not make it a common car either). You could also see a Sterling Nova, known for its unique door.

You can find below a little sample of all the amazing cars you could find at the Mark Moor International Vehicle Festival. All our pictures are available in our flickr album.

 

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Days of wonder at Silverstone Classic 2016

Last week-end, Classic Car News was at Silverstone Classic 2016. It probably is the most varied classic car event I have ever seen. From touring cars to Formula 1, almost any kind of competition was sampled on this famous race track.

Before reaching the track, you lose your head.

Just after getting through the gates, you see classics all around. A huge lot of clubs came to Silverstone Classic 2016, for our greatest pleasure! From AC to Zagato, you could see all the best cars produced in the UK, and even abroad.

Like at Le Mans Classic, Porsche had a quite unique area, gathering the cars of the Porsche Club GB, and hosting a restoration contest between all the Porsche centers in the UK.

You could also see a Range Rover being restored during the week end. The team of mechanics managed by Fergus Walkinshaw did an admirable work, considering the time they had for this eBay Restoration Live.

The real show of Silverstone Classic 2016 was on the track

It’s quite obvious, with such a program, but you could really get tempted to stay in the club areas and paddocks. Let’s start with the “least” interesting part, the lunch breaks (and a 1-hour break saturday evening). There was no race at that time but parades to celebrate anniversaries. And there were a lot of them!

But you are interested in the races, and there is a lot to say about them, so let’s start. With no less than 16 grids, the show was absolutely staggering.

Unfortunately, I was not there on Friday, so we did not see any of the qualifying sessions. I also missed 5 of the races (being alone on such an event is a real pain to catch everything of interest). So please forgive me for the lack of pictures concerning the Formula Junior, the pre ’61 sports cars, the pre ’63 GTs and the Under 2 Liter touring cars (U2TC). However, I could see the other 11 grids, and wow! It was hard to not like what was on track.

Memories of Touring Cars

Let’s begin with the touring cars. Four grids were dedicated to them.The John Fitzpatrick Trophy for U2TC gathered 41 cars, mainly Austin Minis, Ford Lotus Cortinas and BMW 1800s. The Big Engine Touring Cars gathered 42 pre ’66 cars, and, as its name says, a bunch of American big blocks. Ford Mustangs and Falcons were fighting for the first places, while Lotus Cortinas and Minis were fighting with their lower power (and its was really impressive seeing them braking as late as possible to keep up).

The Historic Touring Car Challenge gathered 52 cars, from 1966 to 1990. Rover SD1s and Ford Capris were plenty, with some BMWs, Alfas…

The JET Super Touring Car Trophy gathered 31 cars that made the glory of BTCC, during the late 80’s and the 90’s. It was really enjoyable seeing the drivers almost as aggressive as they they were back in the day. The battles between the #18 Vauxhall Vectra and the #3 Honda Accord were just epic! But you could also enjoy E30/E36 BMWs, Ford Sierra, Volvo S40s and such.

Let’s beef the races up, here come the GTs

The Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars gathered 54 pre ’63 GT cars, from the frail Lotus Elite, to the monstrous Tojeiro Buick of the Ecurie Ecosse.

The International Trophy for Classic GT Cars gathered 59 pre ’66 GT cars. It was a festival of E-Types, Elans, Cobras and Granturas. However, they were not alone. You could see a Bizzarrini 5300GT, the Tojeiro Buick (once again), or a few MGs and Morgans.

The endless hours of Endurance were back at Silverstone Classic 2016

I missed the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre ’56 Sports Cars, and its 45 cars. It gathered Coopers, Aston Martins, Frazer-Nashes and a lot of other legends of the post-war era. Unfortunately, I also missed the Stirling Moss Trophy for pre ’61 Sports Cars. It gathered 30 cars: Listers, Jaguars, Coopers….

The FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars gathered 51 cars from 1966 to 1973, including no less than 16 Lola T70s! They were competing with Chevrons, Ford GT40s, a McLaren M1B, a Porsche 911 RSR, a DeTomaso Pantera…

The 90s Endurance Legends gathered 32 cars from the LMP, GT1, GT2 and GT3 categories, that made the History of 1990s endurance races. The “usual” Porsche 911s and Chrysler Vipers were joined by an iconic McLaren F1 GTR or a legendary Porsche 911 GT1. You could also see a TVR T400R, a Saleen S7R, or the mythical Jaguar XJR-15, celebrating its 25th anniversary.

At the pinnacle of endurance racing, there was the Group C, with these amazingly fast howling cars. 27 cars were registered for Silverstone Classic 2016, and a lot of them were already present at Le Mans Classic. Speed, sound, flames, it was a real show!

The other side of the Atlantic ocean came to the UK.

The Can-Am 50 Interserie Challenge Trophy celebrated the 50th anniversary of the creation of this North American championship. Since there was no engine size limitations, engineers created absolute monsters. That grid gathered 22 of them, from the “small” 1800cc Lola T210 to the ominously roaring 8.8 liter McLaren M8s.

You should have a little break on two wheels only

Wayne Gardner, Phil Read, Christian Sarron… Do those names ring a bell? Yes, they are famous racing riders, and they were (with others) riding bikes from the late 70s to 1999. The World GP Bike Legends was the smallest group, with only 9 bikes, but it was fascinating seeing such frail bikes going this fast!

Last but not least, the Grand Prix beasts roared at Silverstone Classic 2016

The Maserati Trophy For HGPCA pre ’66 Grand Prix Cars gathered the cars that wrote the legends of Grand Prix. Maseratis, Coopers, BRMs, Lotuses… these 51 cars were all there to remind us how it was back in the day. And it was really sideways!

The FIA Masters Historic Formula One offered a demonstration of what F1 was during the 1970s and early 1980s. These 33 cars showed what raw power was, combined with ground effect, the whole stuff dubbed by an amazing sound.

The Legends of Modern Formula One gathered a small lot of “only” 10 cars, from 1981 to 2014. It was the simple demonstration of the difference of the different eras. From the Turbo engines of the ’80s to the last V6s. You could enjoy the difference of sound and handling of these cars, going astonishingly fast.

As you can see, there was far more stuff to see than what I could gather to show you. Silverstone Classic definitely an event to see, if not every year, at least once, it’s definitely worth it!

To see our complete collection of pictures, you can visit our gallery on flickr.

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France: the Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts apps

We are in the middle of summer, and some of you might head to France to enjoy the weather there. Even if Le Mans Classic is over, there are a lot of events or places to go for the car enthusiasts. Thanks to Julian Parish, Veloce Publishing Ltd. developed the France: the Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts applications.

We already introduced Julian Parish in our review of The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe. This English journalist, who settled in France, is probably the best man to supply info for these apps.

The France: the Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts apps are splitting France in 5: Paris & the Île-de-France, Western France, Southern France, Central France & the Alps and North-East France.

What is in the application ?

For every area, you have a map, pinpointing every location of interest, and a list of these locations. There are 5 categories of location to help you chose: Museums, Shows & Tours, Market Places, Motorsport and Circuits. Obviously, the number of locations depends on the region. The Paris & Île de France area, for example, has a few Motorsport events but a lot of Market Places.

Most entries follow the alphabetical order, but the main events of each region are listed on top. They share a consistant format, providing a snapshot of the event or place. They also include a “Practical Information” bar that provides details such as opening hours.

The France: the Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts apps offer a quite thorough documentation. They can be a good way to add a stage to your trips to or through France.

For further information and download, don’t hesitate to visit the app page.

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Specifications

Available on AppStore, GooglePlay and WindowsStore
Price (each) £2.29 / $2.99

 

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Arty Saturdays: Emmanuel Gatault

Emmanuel Gatault was showing his work at Le Mans Classic. That’s how we discovered it. He is a real car enthusiast, and he is fond of scale models.

After learning casting with a renowned specilaist, he started to make bronze models of iconic classic cars. He uses lost-wax casting and completes his works with a touch of colour.

Emmanuel Gatault’s bronze models quite often allude to automotive speed. The position of the driver, the angle of the wheels, the slope of the car, all these details are important. He bases his casts on paintings or pictures and recreates “historical” scenes.

He works sometimes on demand, to create trophies for example.

You can discover a sample of Emmanule Gatault’s work below, or on his website.

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Arcturial Auction at Le Mans Classic: bad day? Not for them

Once again, we are far from the records from last year. However, with 60% of the lots sold, it could have been far worse. Matthieu Lamoure, managing director of  Arcturial, is quite satisfied, considering the fall of the British pound that followed the Brexit and scared some investors.

Million-worth cars unsold

The main sale of this auction was the Ferrari 250 GT SWB. It’s a special car since it features Solex carburetors instead of the usual Weber. Furthermore, it was the car shown at Paris Motor Show in 1961. It reached €7.6 millions but did not reach the reserve price, still unknown.

A Ferrari 330 GTS was estimated between €1,700,000 and €1,900,000, it didn’t find a buyer as well.
As a result, the Porsche 935 driven by Hervé Poulain at 1980 Le Mans 24 sold at €1,301,600 (estimated between €1,100,000 and €1,500,000) was the most expensive car sold.

The million-euro club also included a 1947 Delage D6 3.0L Grand Prix de 1947, a Ferrari F40 and a 1988 Aston-Martin V8 Vantage Volante X-Pack, but none of them were sold. Only a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL reached its price (between €700,000 ans €1,100,000) hammered at €953,600.

Compared to what we saw until Retromobile, it’s a huge drawback.

€8,810,847 in total

It’s far from the amounts we were getting used to. Even the “low cost” cars couldn’t help. But we noticed some interesting cars:

  • a Ferrari Testarossa Spider by Lorenz & Rankl, est. between €170,000 and €230,000, unsold.
  • a 1953 Bandini 750 Sport Bialbero , est. €375,000-425,000, unsold
  • a 1992 Lancia Delta Evo 1 Martini 5, est. €85,000-120,000, unsold
  • a Fiat 131 Abarth Rally Gr.4, est. €180,000-220,000, unsold
  • a Dodge Viper RT-10 that ran 1994 Le Mans 24 Hours, est. €200,000-300,000, sold for €214,560
  • a Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux factory coach, est. €250,000-350,000, soared to €524,480.
  • a 1937 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet, est. €70,000-90,000, sold for €113,240
  • a 1988 Venturi Cup 221, est. €25,000-35,000 sold for €30,992.

Other cars were to be noticed, at least to enjoy them, for what of being able to buy them:

  • a 1949 Delahaye 135 M cabriolet Guilloré, est. €100,000-200,000, sold for €107,980
  • a Lancia Delta S4 prototype, est. €300,000-400,000, unsold
  • a factory Lancia 037 Gr. B Evolution 2, est. €450,000-650,000, unsold
  • a Citroën 2CV Sahara, ridiculously highly estimated between €70,000 and €90,000, was sold €79,864
  • a 1966 McLaren M1B, est. €200,000-260,000, sold at €216,944
  • a 1949 Delahaye 148 L Berlinette by Antem, est. €200,000-280,000, reached €250,320
  • a 1973 Lancia Fulvia HF Group 4, est. €150,000-180,000, unsold
  • a 1974 soft top Fiat 500 “édition finale”, est. €15,000-20,000, sold for €15,496

Even if the catalog was really enjoyable, the auction was quite quiet, like any other auction at tee moment…

You can find all the results here.

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Arty Saturdays: After the Race

We discovered them in the Village at Le Mans Classic. After the Race is a project led by two Belgians chaps who show quite peculiar works.

Jean-Denis Claessens is a designer, fond of speed. His first company was named Boomerang. Then he raced in several rallyes with Escort RS2000 or BMW E30.

Edmond “Pogo” Thonnard is one of the pioneers of europeans street art. Being a car enthusiast too, he brings his skills in hyperrealism to After the Race.

After the Race was created as a tribute to race cars. Using bonnets or doors, mainly from Porsches and BMWs, the two guys use street art techniques to recreate the livery of these mythical cars, before “aging” them with secret recipes.

Enjoy this little sample of their work, and don’t hesitate to visit their website.

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