February is fast approaching, and with it RM Auctions’ Paris sale during the world-famous Retromobile show week.
There are a lot of iconic cars on offer, but for today’s notable motor, we’ve selected a rare 1982 Rondeau M482 Le Mans GTP, the final version of the racecar that was designed and developed by racecar driver and constructor Jean Rondeau—the only man to ever win Le Mans in a car bearing his own name (in 1980).
The car on offer first saw action at the 1982 6 Hours of Silverstone driven by the master himself before going on to compete in an incredible five 24 Hours of Le Mans races between 1983 and 1987.
After its retirement, it was displayed at the Musée des 24 Heures, and it’s being offered in the same Ford France livery that it appeared in for its first 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1983.
Expected to bring in up to about $340,000 at the auction, it’s an incomparable relic of ’80s endurance racing and eligible to compete in the Le Mans Classic race to boot.
Sold to the gentleman with the big bank account…
- Posted January 06, 2014
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- Tim Scott ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions