Two Le Mans legends at auction.

Two Le Mans legends at auction.

Two Le Mans legends

This year, Le Mans Classic will attract car collectors from all over the world. This gathering of classic race cars will host a special auction on Saturday, July 7. Tickets here.

The auctioneer Herve Poulain could not imagine a better setting than the Le Mans Classic for sale to the WM P88. In the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1988, Roger Dorchy took this prototype to the amazing speed of 405 km/h on the Mulsanne Straight. Estimated between €150,000 and €250,000, this lot is part of the thirty eight cars in the Heuliez collection, which includes many exclusive Citroens that will be under the hammer on the 7th July.

Another highlight of the sale will be the Peugeot 905 Evo of 1992. At the wheel, Philippe Alliot achieved the feat of lapping the Le Mans circuit in 3:21.209, compared with a time of 3:25.738 in 2011 by Benoit Treluyer in an Audi R18 (with modified track layout). With a 650hp 3.5 litre V10, the car was purchased from the factory by the current owner in 1997. It is now estimated to be worth between 700,000 and 1.3 million euros.

Julien Hergault

Photo : Peugeot 905 EV13.