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Preview: Artcurial classic car auction, Paris, 10 June 2013

Published 24 April 2013

French auction house Artcurial continues its move towards selling collections, by offering André Lecoq's impressive line-up of cars. The sale, which takes place at the Théâtre du Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées, Paris, on 10 June, is part of what Artcurial calls its sur les Champs series.

The Lecoq collection is a significant collection to be selling in France. It was set up in 1963 by André Lecoq (1930-2012) in St. Ouen, near Paris, and is made up of a significant number of concours quality top-end classics. Lecoq established a distinguished reputation for itself in concours d'élégance events, and every car that leaves the workshop has been the subject of the most exacting restoration carried out by master craftsmen.

The 14 cars from the Lecoq collection in the sale are presented in superb condition, having been restored to the highest standards by the Carrosserie Lecoq, and will be offered at no reserve. Highlights from the collection include a 1939 Horch 853 A cabriolet (estimate €280,000-360,000), a Mercedes 320 cabriolet B (€250,000-350,000) and a 1938 Bugatti 57 Ventoux (above, €250,000-350,000).

Matthieu Lamoure, managing director of Artcurial Motorcars commented: 'We are honoured to be presenting, amongst the eighty lots offered, some thirty cars from distinguished collections: that of the celebrated restorer André Lecoq, the collection of ASAs from the Nora family, founder of the marque and a group of cars belonging to a French enthusiast.'


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