Bonhams is touting a collection of 6 “works” convene cars during a annual Grand Palais auction, scheduled for Feb 8 in Paris as partial of Retromobile week.
“Leading a pack,” says a auction house, is a 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Group B convene car, one of 3 believed to have been used for pre-rally “reconnaissance” of a several foe stages and still versed with a strange seats noted with a names of motorist Markku Alen and co-driver Ilkka Kivimaki.
The car, offering in strange condition though prepared to be driven, carries Abarth Classiche acceptance and a pre-auction estimated value of €580,000 to €780,000 ($700,000 to $935,000).
Valued during €250,000 to €200,000 ($240,000 to $300,000) is a 1975 Fiat 124 Abarth Group 4 Spider that was one of 7 Olio Fiat works cars and, according to Abarth, “the best of a flourishing Group 4 cars.” The 124, that featured 16-valve fuel injection powerplant, competed in Italian and European championship events.
A 1988 Lancia Delta Integrale Group A 8V that raced in Italy and in a Turkish championship also is offered, and in strange condition with a several convene stickers still in place. The automobile is offering in recorded strange condition, though with a recently rebuilt 6-speed transmission. It is valued during €220,000 to €170,000 ($265,000 to $205,000).
Also on a calendar are a 1973 Fiat 124 Abarth Rallye Spider (with hardtop), one of 1,000 Group 2 homologation cars, a 1974 Fiat X1/9 Group 4 coupe that has been owned and confirmed given new by a Abarth Classiche team, and a 2011 Abarth 500 Assetto Corse sedan, a ninth of 85 constructed for a 500 Abarth Challenge Trophy foe though presented in “never-raced” condition.