« I like cars that carry the traces of the passing time. Their bodies then become the testimony of the passion of those behind the wheel! »
— Gautier Rossignol
With 82% of lots sold, more than €16 million in results and twenty-six world records in 2021, the Classic Cars & Automobilia department confirms its progression since its creation in 2013 and consolidates its position as the second largest auction house on the classic car market in France.
An ambitious schedule
With more than ten auctions – both automobiles and Automobila – organised each year, the Aguttes on Wheels team has positioned itself as a major player in this field in France. The classic cars department also stands out for its first-rate partnerships, since Aguttes’ car specialists have had the honour of organising auctions at the start of the prestigious Tour Auto by Peter Auto for several years now, or during the European Heritage Days with Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS, not forgetting the Official Sale of the highly popular Rallye d’Aumale, or that of the 1st of May with the unmissable Galerie des Damiers
Relying on a targeted marketing strategy and a powerful international communication to highlight each selected car and the interests of its sellers, Aguttes Auction House’s Classic Cars department brings together more than 1,500 collectors at each auction, in the auction room, on the telephone or online. Our team works closely with its clients, taking care of the after-sales service and ensuring the transparency of the transactions, and accompanies collectors, buyers and sellers, in the pursuit of their passion. Our specialists select cars ranging from the pre-war period to the most prestigious racing cars, not forgetting the great GTs of the 1950s and 1970s, and the Youngtimers and Supercars of the 2000s. With more than forty world records to its credit, Aguttes on Wheels works alongside collectors in a constantly evolving market.
The DNA of our family business is to get as close as possible to the expectations of each collector. This has led us to offer an efficient and discreet private sale service. Ensuring a totally secure transaction through our office and guaranteeing the utmost discretion, these private sales benefit from the formidable network that Aguttes on Wheels has built up with the most influential collectors and players in the market. Since its creation in 2019, more than thirty private sales have been held. Those of the March 711-2 ex-Niki Lauda, vice-world champion in 1971, but also of the Jordan 191#6 ex-Andrea de Cesaris/Team 7UP Jordan or of a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytonna Gr. IV ex-12h of Sebring 1972 are the perfect example.
At the beginning of 2021, the Collector’s Car Department managed to source and sell three of the most sought-after Ferraris on the hyper-dynamic market in just a few days: F40, 288 GTO and Daytona Gr. IV (another one!).
At a time when the Dakar Classic is gaining momentum, we also had the immense privilege of looking after the most legendary car in the history of the Paris-Dakar: the legendary Rolls-Royce Jules prototype entered by Thierry de Montcorgé and Charles Pelletier in 1981. A vehicle that we will see again very soon on the sandy tracks of Saudi Arabia.
Putting it up for sale, a tailor-made service
We are at your disposal to assist you in your purchasing and selling projects. Our appraisals are free of charge. We will establish with you the best conditions to value your cars, motorbikes and other vehicles, from boats to planes, including commercial vehicles. We travel throughout France and Europe and regularly organise valuation days in our representative offices in Brussels, Lyon and Aix-en-Provence.
The first step in entrusting us with your classic car is to contact us by telephone or email email@example.com or to send us all the characteristics and information relating to your car or motorbike by making a request for an appraisal online on our website.
Once our specialist, in close contact with the auctioneer, has made you a proposal for an estimate, you can place your trust in our department for the actual sale of your car and its display at auction in one of our auctions.
We will then conclude an agreement with you, which will result in the signing of a sales mandate, which will give a clear and precise legal framework to your approach. This will include the car or vehicle that you have entrusted to us, with the relevant estimates, as well as the general conditions of sale. The latter will be established according to the amount of the vehicle, its valuation and the services offered by the auction house.
Auctions require the auctioneer to be in possession of the items he is selling, so that the buyer can dispose of his purchases immediately (unless otherwise stated in the specific conditions of the sale). Therefore, once the mandate has been signed, we can organise the transport of the vehicles with you, or with one of the trusted transporters with whom we work. This will involve agreeing on an appointment in order to transport and present your property in the best possible conditions for the pre-sale viewing.
Once the logistical aspect has been completed, we will prepare the lots and the sale catalogue: a more detailed valuation, the creation of the description sheet and the catalogue, photography of the lots by a professional and finally promotion by all the means of communication available on the market, traditional specialised “paper” press, or Internet media and specialised platforms.
At the end of the sale you will receive the detailed results and payment within four weeks. In case of non-sale, you remain the owner of the lots and are free to dispose of them, or to discuss with us to offer them in a new auction. This completes the cycle of your auction experience at Aguttes Auction House.
If you have a specific auction or purchase project, or one that needs to be refined, our team of specialists and auctioneers are also available to assist you.
The media coverage
Extensive targeted advertising is carried out before each sale, for each lot, on the appropriate platforms and in the specialist media. Communication is a very important part of our mission, and it is this that enables us to gain the trust of the world’s leading buyers who participate passionately in our sales. At some of our auctions, it is not uncommon to have almost 50% foreign bidders.
“Une rare 2CV Sahara sortie de grange de 1965 aux enchères : toutes les infos et photos” – Automobile Magazine. Click here
“Beautés variées au catalogue de la vente de Printemps 2022 d’Aguttes” – News d’Anciennes. Clicl here
“VÉHICULE DE COLLECTION : VENTES AGUTTES LE 20 JUIN 2021” – AmToday. Cliquez ici
“Enchères Aguttes. Les pépites de la vente d’automne” – L’argus. Click here
“FERRARI 512 BBI : L’EXEMPLAIRE AYANT APPARTENU À JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO EST À VENDRE” – Les Voitures. Click here
Aguttes on Wheels in videos
A Tribute to the Peugeot 205 GTi
Paris by night
Summer sale – Hervé Charbonneaux Collection