Artcurial Motorcars is the leading auctioneer for collector cars in continental Europe. They celebrate their fourth anniversary in 2014, having achieved exceptional results and record prices for many motor cars. The most recent sale, at Retromobile in Paris, this year, realized close to €30-million, with a 85% sale rate, and broke the record, set the previous year by Artcurial Motorcars, for the biggest collectors’ car sale ever held in France.
The main company, Artcurial, was founded in 2002, and is based in France. They have 20 different departments specializing in everything from boats to jewelry to comic strips. In 2013 the auction house achieved an overall sales total of 178.1-million euros, representing an increase of 24% over 2012. With a strong international bias, Artcurial maintains its presence abroad with offices in Milan, Brussels and Beijing, and travelling exhibitions in the United States and Asia.
Their next auction is the 3rd Annual Le Mans Classic, which takes place in Le Mans, France on July 5th. This year’s line-up features a mouthwatering selection of over 100 sports and competition cars, starring many that are new to the market – a trademark feature of Artcurial Motorcars’ auctions.
Managing Director of Artcurial Motorcars, Matthieu Lamoure, said: “Le Mans Classic is a major international event that pays tribute to the most famous motor race in the world. In keeping with this, our sale will offer all types of competition and grand touring automobiles coming from several private collections. In the current strong and dynamic market, we have a wide selection of cars on offer, from the AC Cobra that returns to Le Mans 50 years after it crossed the finish line of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1964 to Porsche and Lancia collections.”
To learn more about the Le Mans Classic Auction, click here.