The Artcurial Auction on February 10 at Retromobile was mostly a good one for Citroëns.  We have listed the results of the 13 that were on the block below.

What’s most notable is that prices commanded for two original near zero mileage 2CVs were proportionally greater greater over the estimated selling price of a pristine 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante découvrable.  The Bugatti had an estimated selling price of  between 1,000,000 – 1,500,000 € and sold for 2,331,200 € – 55% over estimate).  Both 2CV’s had maximum estimates of  30,000 € with one selling for 42,912 € and the other for 53,640 € – an average of 61% over estimate).   Even a restored early 1956 2CV with a maximum estimate of 25,000 € went for 32,184 € – a 29% overage.  Quite astounding!  

Also incredible was the price paid for a 1965 DS 19 Cabriolet that needed at a total restoration; 101,320 €, about twice the price we thought it would go for.   If you have an authentic D cabrio squirreled away in virtually any condition, you are most likely sitting in a gold mine!  

The one CX was overestimated and failed to meet expectations.  Unfortunately no one wanted the 1938 Traction B 11 L cabriolet with front end coachbuilt by Emile Tonneline.  The bargain was probably the 1937 Traction Avant type 11 faux cabriolet.

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1969 DS 21 “DS Courte” – One of the (very) rare shortened DS
Estimated at:  $ 74,767 – $ 96,129 USD – No reserve.  Sold for $56,642 USD.
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1962 DS Concorde coupé
Estimated at:  $106,810  – $160,215  USD.  Sold for $166,150 USD.
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1979 CX Prestige
Estimated at: $32,043 – $53,405 USD – No reserve.  Sold for $26,433 USD.
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1965 DS 19 Cabriolet
Estimated at: $74,767 – $96,129 USD – No reserve.  Sold for $106,990 USD.
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1956 2CV
Estimated at: $16,021 – $26,702 USD – No reserve.  Sold for $33,985 USD.
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1962 DS 19 – Cabriolet
Estimated at:  $128,172 – $160,215 USD.  Sold for $169,926 USD.
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1937 Traction Avant type 11 faux cabriolet
Estimated at:  $64,086 – $106,810 USD.  Sold for $90,627 USD.
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1986 BX – Group B
, the BX 4TC – street version
Estimated at:  $53,405 – $85,448 USD – No reserve.  Sold for $67,369 USD.
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1974 SM
Estimated at $42,724 – $ 64,086 USD – No reserve.  Sold for $37,761 USD.
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1990 2CV – Charleston
Estimated at: $21,362 – $32,043 USD.  Sold for $56,642 USD.
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1965 DS 19 cabriolet
Estimated at: $138,853 – $170,896 USD.  Sold for $169,926 USD.
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1934 Traction Avant 7S
Estimated at:  $96,129 – $128,172 USD – No reserve.  Sold for $128,389 USD.
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1938 Traction B 11 L cabriolet – front end coachbuilt by Emile Tonneline
Estimated at:  $106,810 – $128,172 USD.  Unsold
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1990 2CV Dolly
Estimated at: $21,362 – $32,043 USD – No reserve.  Sold for $45,314 USD.
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1938 Citroën Traction 11B cabriolet (once owned by Red Dellinger).
Estimated at: $105,596 – $147,835 USD – No reserve.  Sold for $125,871 USD.

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View our pre-auction article with vehicle details here: https://citroenvie.com/bakers-dozen-of-citroens-to-be-auctioned-by-artcurial-during-retromobile/