Imagine it’s 1980 and you’ve just used your 1965 Aston Martin DB5 on the drive from your wedding ceremony. What are you going to do with a car like that next?
In this case, the owner – the second owner of this Bondmobil in Silver Birch Metallic paint – put the car in the garage, where it stayed for decades.
But the car will emerge from hiding on July 19 to cross the block at the Artcurial Motorcars Monaco 2021 summer sale that is slated to take place at the Hotel Hermitage de Monaco.
Paris-based Artcurial notes that the DB5 is one of the few to feature its in-line six-cylinder engine coupled with an automatic transmission, and it is being offered in “very original condition”. Artcurial expects the car to sell for 400,000 to 600,000 euros ($ 487,630 to $ 731,440).
Lamborghini Miura (white) comes from a collection
Another star of the sales figures is a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400, which was bought in 1969 by Paul Bouvot, the then head of design at Peugeot. White with a black interior, the Miura obviously stands out among the Peugeots driven by others who work in the French automaker’s design studios.
The car was eventually acquired by an Italian-born collector who lived in the Burgundy region of France. The owner brought the car to the Monaco auction along with several others, including a Lamborghini Islero S, a Maserati Bora and a Ferrari 512 BB.
The pre-auction estimate for the Miura is between € 850,000 and € 1.2 million ($ 1.036 million to $ 1.46 million).
Pioneer has been a main sponsor of Peugeot racing and rally cars
Also on the list is a 1984 Peugeot 205 T16, the only car of its kind in blue and white Pioneer livery and formerly owned by Jacky Setton, CEO of Pioneer-France, the Osella Squadra Corse Formula 1 and Peugeot rally teams sponsored.
The car was the last of the 200 T16s produced under FIA homologation regulations. Artcurial expects the car to raise $ 240,000 to $ 300,000 ($ 292,575 to $ 365,720).
Written by Larry Edsall, this article was originally published on ClassicCars.com, an editorial partner of Motor Authority.