French-founded automotive manufacturer Venturi introduced its most exciting car, the 400 GT, back in 1992. At the time of its production, the vehicle was the most powerful car built in France and the first production car with carbon ceramic brakes as standard. Now, RM Sotheby's is auctioning off the 25th Venturi 400 GT ever built.
This particular 400 GT was purchased in 1992 by Hervé Poulain, Honorary Chairman of the auction house Artcurial and the man behind BMW’s art cars. In 1993, the vehicle was given a new paint job by Jean-Yves Lacroix, inspired by the perfume, Pasha de Cartier. From 1993 to 1995, the 400 GT was drive by Poulain, as well as former Formula One driver Oliver Grouillard. Furthermore, the car has also been featured in a promotional Venturi 400 GTW brochure and Poulain’s book about his racing cars, Mes Pop Cars.
The 400 GT was then converted to road-going form following the end of the Venturi racing career. Since, the car has been owned by two other individuals, while being preserved in pristine condition.
RM Sotheby's will soon be auctioning off this rare Venturi 400 GT, expected to fetch anywhere from $137,000 to $230,000. For more on the vehicle, follow here.