This week, we should have been in Paris for the annual Retromobile show. This has been postponed to June for obvious reasons but official auctioneer Artcurial will still hold a sale on Friday. Suitably dubbed La Parisienne, the sale is 42 lots strong and features some truly fascinating machines like the Le Mans winning Matra we featured earlier but also no fewer than seven Group B cars from the collection of legendary French published Michel Hommell. All of these were acquired in the late 1980s and early 1990s directly from the factories and teams that raced them in period. All the significant Group B cars represented, headlined by a particularly rare Audi Sport Quattro S1, which is a valued at over 1 million. No Group B collection is complete without Lancia's two successful Martini-liveried machines raced in this period so there is both a 037 and a Delta S4 in the sale. For the enthusiasts of French rally cars there is a Peugeot 205 T16 and an ex Carlos Sainz Renault 5 Turbo Maxi. Although arriving a little too late to score significant results in period, a Ford RS200 and MG Metro 6R4 also have their place in Group B history and were included in the seven-car collection as well.
The sale is a live auction, and will start at 4 pm local time on Friday, February 5th.

Enjoy the links:

1988 Audi Sport Quattro S1 (85ZGA905016)

1986 Ford RS200 Evo (SFACXXBJ2CGL00015)

1986 Lancia Delta S4 Group B (227)

1985 Lancia 037 Rally (ZLA151AR0 00000412 )

1985 MG Metro 6R4 (SAXXRWNP7A0570016)

1985 Peugeot 205 T16 Group B (VF3741R76E5200009)

1985 Renault 5 Turbo Maxi (PT8220E00001)

2021 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing