Competing in elegance, a Bugatti 49 from 1931 and a Georges Irat from 1937 will host the auctions and go live on October 31st at Le Touquet-Paris-Plage. A look at these two iconic pre-war French cars that will be on sale alongside numerous prestigious cars, including the Porsche 356 and the rare Alfa Romeo.
Bugatti has established itself among collectors as the manufacturer whose cars come closest to works of art. A reputation that owes a lot to the trajectory of founder Ettore Bugatti, born into an artistic family, as well as to his very particular way of designing and manufacturing his cars. Also, the release of one of these is always an event. Presented at the vintage car sale in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage on October 31st and living in Interencheres, the Bugatti Type 49 is an authentic chassis that left the factory at the end of 1930. It lost its bodywork during its existence and was therefore reproduced by a private workshop for the marriage of the current owner’s daughter. Estimated at between 350,000 and 400,000 euros, this eight-cylinder model was particularly luxurious and successful, considered by some enthusiasts to be the best model the brand has ever produced.
Georges Irat, a century old brand
Celebrating its centennial with great splendor in its birthplace, Chatou, the brand of Georges Irat produced cars almost as elegant as Bugatti in its early days. However, it made a name for itself in the 1930s with a smaller, more rustic roadster. With front wheel drive and a sporty as well as a low line, it achieved some success and became the focus of attention of collectors. 1960s A model manufactured in 1937, in exceptional condition and equipped with a Ruby engine, will be available for an estimate of between 30,000 and 40,000 euros.
A Porsche 356 and rare Alfa Romeos
Post-war classics will be honored at Le Touquet with the 1957 Porsche 356 A (85,000 – 95,000 Euro), the 1965 Mercedes 230 SL Pagode (50,000 – 60,000 Euro) or the Jaguar Type E Cabriolet 4.2 (110,000 – 120,000 Euro) from 1968. Euro). The Alfa Romeo brand will be represented by a 1960 Giulietta Sprint Veloce with its original engine (60,000 – 70,000 euros) and a recently maintained voluptuous 2600 Sprint coupe (50,000 – 60,000 euros). Finally, note the availability of several Youngtimers, including an Aston Martin DB7 V12 Volante from 2002 (35,000 – 40,000 euros).
Offer | Follow the classic car sales live on interencheres.com on October 31st.
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