2015 – Retromobile Salon Offical Auto Auction:Paris February 6, 2015

Press Release:

Articural.com – January 13,  2015. Articural.com  Retrieved 1/29/2015 from http://www.artcurial.com/en/asp/searchresults.asp?pg=1&ps=18&st=D&sale_no=2651+++

A record breaking sale:  Part 1- Baillon Collection, Part 2- Legendary Motor Cars.

The 2015 Retromobile Salon Official Auction by Artcurial Motorcars will be Friday 6, February 2015.

Click here for the PDF of cars that will be offered:  >>>> cp-2651-retromobile-2015-en


The cars were collected from the 1950s to the 1970s by entrepreneur shipping magnate Roger Baillon, who dreamt of restoring them to their former glory and displaying them in a museum. However, his plans were dashed as his business struggled, forcing Mr Baillon to sell about 50 of the vehicles.Since then, his collection has sat dormant in makeshift corrugated iron shelters and outbuildings on the farm. Mr Baillon died about 10 years ago and his son, Jacques, who inherited the collection, died last year.Mr Baillon’s grandchildren had no idea of the extent of the collection, calling in car specialists Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff of auctioneers Artcurial Motorcars to estimate its value.

▶ 60 Automobiles de la Collection Baillon – YouTube

The Collectors’ Car Department at Artcurial has discovered 60 collectors’ automobiles, all major marques dating from the early days of the motor car through to the 1970s. Found following fifty years of lying dormant, the Baillon collection will be sold by Artcurial Motorcars in the first part of the traditional sale at Retromobile Salon, on 6 February 2015, in Paris. These motor cars have been tucked away in a property in the West of France, under makeshift corrugated iron shelters and in various outbuildings. View the Catalogue: http://www.artcurial.com/en/asp/searc…

Le département voitures de collection d’Artcurial a découvert 60 automobiles de collection de grandes marques, des débuts de l’automobile aux années 70. Retrouvées après 50 ans de sommeil, la collection Baillon sera vendue aux enchères par Artcurial Motorcars en première partie de la traditionnelle vente du Salon Rétromobile, le 6 février 2015, à Paris.Ces automobiles dormaient dans l’ouest de la France, sous des abris de fortune, recouvertes de tôles ondulées et sous les auvents des dépendances de la propriété. Pour voir le catalogue de la vente : http://www.artcurial.com/fr/asp/searc…


Sorry this video can really be a heart breaker for car lovers everywhere, when one sees their rusted condition. We can only hope some incredible talent can restore these classics to their former beauty.

 

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