Car is one of two models built for the 2008 season.
Peugeot fans better listen up as RM Sotheby’s has announced plans to auction off two French race cars.
First and foremost, bidders can fight over a 908 Le Mans Prototype which was one of two models built for the 2008 season. Wearing chassis #05, the race car features a 5.5-liter biturbo V12 engine that produces more than 700 horsepower. It is connected to a six-speed sequential transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
The car is only one of nine models built before Peugeot Sport dropped the Le Mans program in 2010. As a result, the car is expected to sell for between $1.3 and $1.8 million.
Since the buyer can't pop by the nearest Peugeot dealership to have the model serviced, Peugeot Sport will offer two years of technical and support services to the winning bidder. Unfortunately, this isn't included in the auction price but at least the company will only charge "normal rates."
Buyers looking for something more retro will want to check out 205 T16 Group B rally car that was built for the 1985 World Rally Championship. The car was driven by legendary Ari Vatanen and won the 1985 Monte Carlo rally.
Power is provided by a turbocharged 1.7-liter (1775cc) four-cylinder engine which features electronic fuel injection. The model also has a four-wheel drive to cope with the rugged terrain that rallying is known for.
Despite its somewhat humble appearance, the car is expected to sell for between $690,930 and $921,240.