Lot 119: 1966 Matra Djet V Luxe No reserve

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October 30, 2016
Paris, France

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Description: 1966 Matra Djet V Luxe
No reserve

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Châssis n° 10476

- Archétype de la berlinette sportive des 60's
- Deux propriétaires seulement, 23.000 km au compteur
- L'anti-Alpine dans toute sa splendeur en version Luxe
- Sans réserve

Née René Bonnet Djet dans une première vie, elle prend le patronyme Matra après la reprise en mains de l'entreprise, en 1964, moyennant quelques évolutions cosmétiques. Voiture de démonstration en 1966 et 1967, cet exemplaire est alors acquis par le Champion de France de Ball-Trap, qui l'utilise pendant trois ans. Un problème mécanique va alors immobiliser l'auto dans son garage pendant 39 ans, jusqu'à ce que son propriétaire actuel, un collectionneur important du sud-ouest l'achète en 2009. Une restauration, sans aucune préoccupation de temps ni de coût par un ami du propriétaire sera alors mise en œuvre. Le moteur utilisable au sans plomb, a vu son carter d'huile agrandi. La sellerie a été refaite ainsi que les moquettes. La coque a été mise à nue et la peinture est de belle facture. Profitant des attributs propres à la version " Luxe ", elle dispose d'un véritable pare-chocs avant, d'un tableau de bord et d'un volant en bois, ainsi que d'un toit ouvrant amovible. Détail croustillant, elle est en outre équipée de jantes de 15 pouces - seulement cinq jeux auraient été construits, encore siglés René Bonnet -, spécialement fabriquées par Michelin à la demande d'Henri Pescarolo, pour le Critérium des Cévennes. 23.000 km au compteur qui ne peuvent que correspondre à son passé : on a là la primeur d'une des toutes premières Matra, où se combinent sportivité, exclusivité et raffinement.



French title
Chassis n° 10476

- Archetypal berlinetta sports car of the 1960s
- Two owners from new, 23.000 km on the clock...
- Rival to the Alpine in all its splendour in the Luxe version
- No reserve

Originally called the René Bonnet Djet, this model evolved cosmetically and was given the Matra name after the company was taken over in 1964. This example was a demonstration car in 1966 and 1967, before being bought by the French Ball-Trap Champion, who drove it for some three years. After that, the car sat in his garage with a mechanical problem, and remained there for the next 39 years, until the current owner, an important collector from South West France, acquired it in 2009. A friend of the owner then began a major restoration, with no restrictions on the time and cost of the project. The engine, running on unleaded petrol, had the sump enlarged. The upholstery was re-done and carpets replaced. The body was stripped and re-painted to a high standard. Benefitting from the special features of the " Luxe " version, the car has a proper front bumper, wooden dashboard and steering wheel and a removable sunroof. A lovely detail: the car is fitted with 15-inch wheels, one of just five sets, still branded René Bonnet, made by Michelin for a special order by Henri Pescarolo for the Critérium des Cévennes. The clock displays just 23,000 km, corresponding to the car's history. Here is a wonderful example of one of the very first Matras, combining sportiness, exclusivity and a real elegance.






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