A 1964 AC Cobra 289 MKII will headline Artcurial Motorcars' July 5 auction at the Le Mans circuit with a $1.7m-2.3m estimate.
The lot was produced by British manufacturer AC, with Ford providing the engine. It's regarded today as one of the finest pairings of lightweight European chassis and powerful American V8.
It was first purchased by Count Jean de Montemart in 1964 and was entered into Le Mans that same year, where it finished in 18th place.
After changing hands a couple of times during the 1960s it was discovered abandoned in a car park and towed to a scrap yard, where an AC enthusiast spotted it and bought it as a project.
A 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster is valued at $1.4m-1.6m.
The model is among the most desirable the marque ever produced, with this example imported from California to Germany during the 1960s.
Since it was purchased, the car has covered only 20,000km - ensuring that it remains in exceptional condition.
Examples of the 300 SL, particularly the Gullwing variation, can achieve huge sums at auction. In September 2012, one example dating to 1955 sold for £2.4m ($3.8m) at RM Auctions' London sale.
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