As it prepares for its annual collector car auction, scheduled for March 18-19 in conjunction with the Retromobile Salon in Paris, Artcurial Motorcars has added to its docket the Monegasque Supercar Collection, a quartet of one-owner Ferraris from the estate of Maître Étienne Léandri.
“Maître Etienne Léandri, a defense lawyer at the Monaco Bar and State Councillor, had a lifelong passion for the Ferrari marque,” Artcurial Motorcars reported in its announcement.
“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. Over the decades, he put together an exceptional collection of eight sports automobiles, bringing together a stunning group of supercars built by Maranello over a period of more than 30 years.”
Going to auction in the “Supercars” quartet are a 1989 Ferrari F40, a 1996 F50, a 2003 Enzo and a 2013 LaFerrari. Also on the docket from the same collection are a 599 GTO F1, a 458 Italie, a Lamborghini Murcielago, and a Fiat 595 Abarth Ferrari Dealers Edition, all purchased new by the lawyer.
“Maître Léandri enjoyed using his cars as well as contemplating them,” Artcurial continues. “He would often go down to his garages, situated beneath his office, simply to look at them and admire them. Securely stored and protected from the harsh effects of sunlight, they sat with their batteries permanently on charge, ready to go.
“These machines are in unusually well-conserved condition, having only been taken out on rare occasions, and never in the rain. Consequently they are all very low mileage: 13,284 km for the F40, 1,318 km for the F50, 4,760 km for the Enzo, 952 km for the La Ferrari.”
Artcurial notes that the attorney ordered his F40, delivered in July 1989 in Rosso Corsa FER 300/9 with matching bucket seats and subsequently “this color combination was religiously adhered to when ordering his other Supercars.”
“You can imagine how emotional it was to open the doors of this garage in Monaco to find these four Ferrari Supercars, models we have all dreamed about!” said Matthieu Lamoure, the auction company’s managing director. “When we discovered they were such low-mileage, one-owner cars, we realized we were looking at a treasure that is incredibly sought after and almost impossible to find on the market today.”