Preview Artcurial Auction Paris

Porsche race cars and Porsche rarities in the Artcurial Auction at the Paris Retromobile

Is it not often that an auction house in Europa has the quality of Porsches in auction, as the Artcurial has for the 2018 Paris Retromobile show. With 13 Porsches coming on the block out of over 300 lots, no need to say it4s not about the quantity . But when we tell you a Porsche 904 Carrera GTS, a Porsche 962C , Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 GT are just 3 of them, you understand the Artcurial Auction will attract lots of interest from Porsche fans on February 9th in Paris.

The 4 first Porsches that will cross the block are part of the Jean-Claude Miloé collection, who is known as a careful owner and collector of rare and genuine competition masterpieces. Porsche 904-104 has only had 4 owners since new, and 2 since 1970. Up until 2009 Up until 2009, major servicing work was carried out at the Porsche factory under the supervision of Rolf Sprenger, co-author of the legendary Carrera book Porsche 904-104 has been extensively raced by the Belgian rally pilot Eddy Meert, who later sold the car to the french Robert Dutoit. The car comes with 2 gearboxes and 2 engines, one of them a type 587/3.

4-Cam Porsche 356

1963 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 GT
1963 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 GT – Copyright Remi Dargegen

For the fans of the 4cam carrera engines of Porsche, there are 2 more rare cars from the Miloé collection in the Artcurial Auction. The 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GT is a car that has hardly been raced but in touristic and amateur rallies. The car still has the original type 587/2 engine (n°98023) and original type 741/9A gearbox (n°64773) and hast close to 115.000 original kilometers on the odometer. In 2013, the renowned 4cam expert Karl Hloch finished a complete engine rebuilt. 

1959 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1600 GS cabriolet - Copyright Remi Dargegen
1959 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1600 GS cabriolet – Copyright Remi Dargegen

The other Porsche 356 with a Carrera engine is an extremely rare 1959 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1600 GS cabriolet. Only 27 Porsche 356 A Carrera Cabriolets left the factory in Zuffenhausen. This one went to the Hannover dealership of Peter-Max Müller. In 1991 the car was restored in the Porsche factory workshops when the owner decided to sell it. Rolf Sprenger presented the car to Jean-Claude Miloé who was visiting the factory. The car has only just over 60.000 km on the odometer, and is in excellent and original condition, except for some minor changes carried out for safety reasons. as Jean-Claude Miloé used the car for rallying.  There is no doubt these 2 Porsche 356’s with 4-cam engine will be the subject of vivid bidding.

Split window Porsche 356

1951 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1300
1951 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1300

It is quite rare that a split-window Porsche 356 is being offered on a public auction. The 1951 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1300. The car was bought by a US soldier who brought the car to California. It returned to Germany in 1994. In its current configuration, the Porsche 356 pre A does not have the original unsynchronised gearbox. However, that gearbox is included in the sale, so the new owner has the opportinity to bring the car back to originality. 

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