Aguttes to offer a tempting range of modern classics at Montlhéry
Who doesn’t love a French hot hatch? At its forthcoming Les Grandes Heures Automobiles sale, poised to take place on 30 September at Montlhéry, Aguttes will offer a handful of pocket rockets including a well-preserved example of the cult classic Renault Clio Williams Phase 2 (est. 18,000–26,000 euros) and a rare Peugeot 205 Rallye that was modified to Group N specifications and entered in numerous French regional rallies. A brutish and properly prepared little gravel gobbler, it’s expected to fetch 12,000–18,000 euros.
Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, Aguttes is offering a trio of 1990s supercars, each boasting a distinctly different flavour. If the gleaming Giallo paintwork on the 1991 Ferrari Testarossa (80,000–100,000 euros) is a touch loud for your tastes, perhaps you’ll be taken with the French charm of the 1990 Venturi 260 Cup 511, which has covered just 55k miles from new and is estimated at 40,000–50,000 euros.
Finally, there’s the matching-numbers 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS resplendent in Indian Red. With 260,000km on the clock, it’s no garage queen. But having had its engine and braking system overhauled, we’re told the car is a sound runner. Aguttes anticipates an ‘attractive’ hammer price of 180,000–220,000 euros.
Interestingly, the 993 is not the Porsche in which we’d most like to take to the historic banking at Montlhéry – that honour goes to the 1981 Porsche 924 Turbo built to GTS Group 4 specifications (85,000–105,000 euros). It oozes all the unfiltered and spartan charm of a racecar and is no doubt a thrilling alternative to a competition-spec 911 from the same era. You can find our 10 favourite ‘youngtimers’ from the sale listed below or, alternatively, browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market.