After his first successful experience with RM Sotheby’s last year, Marcel Petitjean reassured the auction house by entrusting the second part of his collection. A section entirely devoted to the Italian brand Ferrari, which will be put up for auction in Paris on February 2.
In June 2020, former Alsatian driver Marcel Petitjean auctioned off some of his collection, which he had been collecting since 1969, through RM Sotheby’s. This first sale is specifically Lamborghini (Miura P400, Espada, Countach or Diablo), Maserati or Mercedes-Benz. But also from Porsche, a former acquaintance of the Strasbourg driver/businessman, including a 904 GTS, especially since he went on this model in 1968 for hill climbing.
With the experience finalized, Marcel Petitjean reassures the auction house to deal with the sale of the second part of his collection, this second collaboration now to the Ferrari brand and more specifically to the Ferrari brand. Road models produced by the Maranello firm over a thirty-year period from 1959 to 1989. Except for a replica of the 1996 Ferrari F310 Formula 1 “show car” purchased by Marcel Petitjean from the Musée de l’Automobiliste in Mougins in 2010 (estimated between 60 and 100,000 euros). A total of 29 models will go on sale on February 2.
“A car, we must first imagine it” (Enzo Ferrari)
Apart from the 1989 Mondial T (estimated between 30 and 50,000 euros), every other batch in the Petitjean collection traces the history of Ferraris on the road to the death of Enzo Ferrari in August 1988. the prancing horse brand has a battalion of 308 GTB and GTS, including the GTB “Vetroresina” (lightest model) from 1977, another GTB model from 1978, and the roof bears Michael Schumacher’s signature, A white GTS registered the same year by the Palace of Monacoor the restoration of the 1982 GTSi, which was previously in the Baillon collection and kept in optimal conditions by Mr. Petitjean so as not to change its condition.
Besides these, the existence of one of the 272 copies of the Ferrari 288 GTO dated 1985 is noteworthy. Costing an estimated €2.4 to €2.6m, the replica traveled just under 7,000 kilometers from the factory, with a few options (and rare at the time!) Among other interesting pieces on offer, there is this 275 GTB/4 from 1966, first example builtThat same year, it was exhibited by Franco-Britannic Motors at the Paris Motor Show and later used as a show car by the importer and later sold to the famous Parisian shoemaker Charles Jourdan. Owned by Marcel Petitjean since 1969, these 275 GTB/4s are estimated at between 1.7 and 2 million euros. Finally, the 1973 365 GTB4 “Daytona” (estimated 340-425,000 Euros) used and with original chassis and engine numbers will also fall under the auctioneer’s appeal.
Lots for all budgets (or nearly)
On more modest budgets, we can note the presence in the catalog of a Dino 208 GT4 from 1975 (35-50,000 euros), a 400i 1984 in the version with automatic transmission (also 35-50,000 euros) or a still rare Dino 208 GT4. The GTB Turbo from 1986, the version of the 328 equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter V8, was against Italian tax regulations and later introduced a binding VAT (double!) for engines with a displacement of more than 2 liters. Produced in only 308 copies, this model is also estimated to be in the same range as the models previously listed, ie between 35 and 50,000 euros.
in terms ofcar, a remarkable four-set of Borrani wheels, two sets of Cromodora wheels with and without tires, with shoes, and even a Harrington Daytona pram similar to the 365 GTS4, powered by 110 cubic centimeters and equipped with a box of three-speed automatic (estimated between 20 and 30,000 Euros) ). No doubt little kids will enjoy it!
Other beautiful pieces available under this sale
Among the other lots offered alongside the collection (NDLA: sorry for the term!) we note the presence of a Fiat 8V Coupé from 1954 (estimated between 825 and 925,000 Euros), in this case from another Formula 1. A Renault R24 F1 driven by Fernando Alonso in the last three Grand Prix of 2004 (350 – 450,000 euros) or, To stay on the subject of Ferrari, the Meera S, a unique model produced by Michelotti on the basis of a 400i, was launched at the request of the royal family of Saudi Arabia. (Estimated between 90 and 110,000 Euros). Finally, the 1983 Renault 5 Turbo 2 will seduce rally enthusiasts, with the odometer showing just 7,835 kilometers (110-130,000 euros).
As with the first sale last year, All lots in Monsieur Petitjean’s collection are available without reserve price. You can come to the Place Vendôme from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 1st, or from 10:00 am the next day of the sale, to admire the different models offered as part of this sale in Paris and possibly decide to sign up .
To see all lots and their descriptions, you can visit RM Sotheby’s website here.
Illustrations: RM Sotheby’s / Guillaume Cognet (thanks to him for providing some pictures for the subject!)