A full-house of Ferrari supercars — an F40, F50, Enzo, and LaFerrari — are on sale in the Artcurial Paris Rétromobile 2022 classic car auction.
Artcurial announced a collection of eight low-mileage Ferraris from a Monegasque collector’s estate for the Artcurial Paris 2022 classic car auction during Rétromobile week. These include four modern supercars: a 1989 Ferrari F40, a 1996 Ferrari F50, a 2003 Ferrari Enzo, and a 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari. All are in magnificent condition and were owned from new by a lawyer in Monaco. Results thus far in 2022 indicate a strong increase in the prices of supercars.
Artcurial Paris Rétromobile Sale 2022
The traditional Rétromobile show in Paris was postponed for the second consecutive year from the usual early February date to mid-March 2022. Artcurial moved its traditional Paris classic car auctions to 18, 19, and 20 March 2022 while RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams maintained the early February sales. Artcurial plans to offer around 170 cars and 30 motorcycles on three auction days.
In 2021, Artcurial renamed its February sale to “La Parisienne” and earned a good €18 million ($22 million). The top result was the 1972 Matra MS 670, winner of the 1972 Le Mans 24 Hour Race, sold for a marque record €5,756,525 (and €6,907,200 / $8,305,735 was due once VAT and all charges were added.)
Artcurial Motorcars earned €23 million ($25 million) at its Paris Rétromobile 2020 sale. The sell-through rate was 70% of all lots.
Ferrari Supercars in the Artcurial Paris 2022 Sale
The collection of eight Ferraris from the collection of Maître Etienne Léandri, a defense lawyer at the Monaco Bar and State Councillor, offers buyers the opportunity to obtain a full set of the most lauded modern Ferrari supercars in a single auction. The F40, F50, Enzo, and LaFerrari have all sold well at recent auctions with prices generally firmer than in previous years but rarely are all four offered in the same week, never mind in a single sale.
Etienne Léandri had a lifelong passion for the Ferrari marque. Known as “The Ferrari lawyer”, he maintained a friendly relationship with Gabriel Cavallari and, when an exclusive new model was launched, he was given priority to buy one. His Ferraris were protected from harsh weather and reportedly never taken out in the rain. Although permanently ready to be driven, he added very low mileage to the supercars: 13,284 km for the F40, 1318 km for the F50, 4760 km for the Enzo, and 952 km for the La Ferrari.
1989 Ferrari F40
A lifelong marque enthusiast, Etienne Léandri ordered his F40 (and all subsequent cars) from the importer Charles Pozzi at Levallois. This model was delivered in July 1989 and, as with all F40s, was liveried in “Rosso Corsa FER 300/9” with matching bucket seats. This color combination was religiously adhered to when ordering his other Supercars.
Used meticulously, this F40 has covered just 13 284 km and is in rare condition. Stored in optimal conditions throughout its life, protected from light, and kept at a constant temperature, the car has never been used in the rain and has only been driven by one careful owner. This F40 must be one of the best-preserved examples in existence.
The 1989 Ferrari F40 has an estimate of €1,300,000 – 1,600,000 ($1,500,000 – $1,800,000), which is set surprisingly low. Mecum sold an F40 for $2,750,000 at Kissimmee 2022 while at least four achieved over $2 million at auction in 2021 including the model record for a standard F40 at $2,892,000 set at Gooding Pebble Beach 2021.
1996 Ferrari F50 at Artcurial Paris 2022 Sale
This Ferrari F50 was delivered new in 1996 and has covered just 1 318 km today. Apart from its original dashboard, this car still belongs to the pre-digital era, as can be seen from the classic steering wheel and traditional gear lever set in its steel grille specific to the Maranello marque.
The 1996 Ferrari F50 has an estimate of €2,700,000 – 3,500,000 ($3,000,000 – 4,000,000), which isin line with recent results. A 1995 Ferrari F50 sold for a model record $3,965,000 at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2021 and RM Sotheby’s achieved $3,875,500 on another one at Paris 2022.
2003 Ferrari Enzo
The Enzo has a mileage of just 4760 km from new and is presented in exceptionally well-preserved condition, with the shine of a new machine. It has benefitted from extremely careful use and its impressive presentation enhances the Enzo’s technical brilliance. The essential “Rosso Corsa DS322” livery was selected in order to retain the same colors throughout the collection.
The 2003 Ferrari Enzo has an estimate of €2,200,000 – 2,800,000 ($2,500,000 – $3,200,000). Enzos are rare at auction: only one sold at auction in 2021 for $3,360,000, while the three sold in 2020 all failed to breach the $3 million mark.
2013 Ferrari LaFerrari at Artcurial Paris 2022 Sale
The 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari has only covered 952 km from new and is like so many other supercars offered at auction practically new. With such a great passion for this Italian marque, it was inevitable that Maître Etienne Léandri would include the model known as the “Nuova Enzo” in his Monagesque garage. Only 499 examples of this particularly exclusive machine were sold. Equipped with hybrid technology, it represents the very best of the marque’s expertise, the result of experience gained in F1 and an unrivaled pedigree in road-going cars.
The 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari has an estimate of €2,200,000 – 2,800,000 ($2,500,000 – $3,200,000) — similar to that of the Enzo and not particularly ambitious. Bonhams sold one with a questionable history for €2.6 million at Paris 2022 but no others have sold at public auction since Monterey 2019.
Other Cars from the Collection at Artcurial Paris 2022
Alongside these four exceptional Supercars are a 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO F1 with a mileage of 3390 km, a 2010 Ferrari 458 Italie with 6802 km, a rare manual 2003 Lamborghini Murciélago with 10905 km on the clock and a 2009 Fiat 595 Abarth Ferrari Dealers Edition, all acquired new by Maître Etienne Léandri.
Paris Rétromobile Week Auctions 2022
Classic Car Auctions
The traditional Paris Rétromobile Week was postponed from early February to 16 – 20 March 2022. The Artcurial auction was postponed too but currently, Bonhams and RM Sotheby’s are maintaining the early February dates.
- Bonhams: Les Grandes Marques à Paris Sale on 3 February 2022.
- Artcurial: Rétromobile Sale on 18 – 20 March 2022.
- RM Sotheby’s: Paris Auction 2 February 2022.
Paris Auctions 2022 Results
- Artcurial Paris Rétromobile 2022 Sale — Auction Results
- RM Sotheby’s Paris 2022 Sale — Auction Results
- Bonhams Paris 2022 Sale – Auction Results
Paris Auctions 2022 Previews
- Artcurial Paris Rétromobile 2022 Classic Car Auction (Sale Preview)
- Bonhams Paris 2022 Classic Car Auction (Sale Preview)
- RM Sotheby’s Paris 2022 Classic Car Auction (Sale Preview)
Paris Auctions 2022 Announcements
- Artcurial: Early Highlights (ex-Fangio Gordini, Peugeot 908)
- Artcurial: Ferrari Supercars (F40, F50, Enzo, LaFerrari)
- Bonhams: Early Highlights (Bugatti Type 57C, LaFerrari, Porsche 904)
- Bonhams: Ex-Schumacher Cars (Tesla & AMG Estate)
- Bonhams: German Racing Sedans (Audi Nardo Speed Record Car)
- RM Sotheby’s: Early Highlights (Ferrari 550 GTC)
- RM Sotheby’s: Petitjean Ferrari Collection (288 GTO, 275 GT/4)
Previous Paris Rétromobile Week Auction Results
- 2021 Artcurial Parisienne Sale Results (Rétromobile was cancelled in 2021)
- 2020 Paris Auction Results: Artcurial, Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s
- 2019 Paris Auction: Top 20 Results, Artcurial, Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s
- 2018 Paris Auction Results: General Overview, Artcurial, Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s
- 2017 Paris Auction Results: Artcurial, Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s
- 2016 Paris Auction Results: Artcurial, RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams, 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport
- 2015 Paris Auction Results: Results Overview, Artcurial, Bonhams, RM Auctions
- Results of the 2014 Paris Classic Car Auctions