UPDATE, October 22: The results are in. The whole auction lot sold for €1,118,000 (AU$1,856,752).
What did our picks fetch?
Peugeot 504 Coupe. Guide price: €11,000 - 14,000. SOLD €18,300. (AU$30,392)
Peugeot 205 'Rallye'. Guide price: €11,000 - 14,000. SOLD €18,300. (AU$30,392)
Peugeot 2008 'DKR16'. Guide price: €450,000 - 550,000 (AU$747,300 - $913,200). UNSOLD.
Citroën Méhari. Guide price: €5,000 - 8,000. PULLED FROM AUCTION PRIOR.
Citroën Berlingo 'Calao by Sbarro'. €14,000 - 18,000. SOLD €22,500. ($37,367)
You can find the full result here.
Each auction lot comes from the 'Musée de l’Aventure Peugeot', or Peugeot Adventure museum. It is a dedicated facility located four and half hours out of central Paris, and houses many rare treasures from the brand, as well as well-kept versions of its regular mass-production vehicles.
Going up for grabs is a wide selection of French metal, including a few lots from Peugeot's sister brand, Citroën. Alongside vehicles, a selection of memorabilia relating to both brands is also going under the hammer.
The auction is set to take place at the Peugeot Adventure museum in Sochaux, France, on Sunday the 20th of September, 2020. Interested parties can also bid online.
Those registered will have the opportunity to purchase rarities such as a 'grand raid' spec, all-wheel drive, supercharged 405 Mi-16 which was built under the guidance of the Peugeot Sport team, as well as a peculiar Citroën Xsara 'Windows CE' edition which was the first car to feature an on-board computer with voice recognition technology.
If you're considering bidding on a vehicle or two, bear in mind that all lots are left-hand drive. That means in order to apply full registration to your recent purchase, it would first have to be at least 30 years of age, and then also pass other state-based requirements, including a roadworthy inspection.
We've picked five of our favourites from the upcoming auction below:
Peugeot 504 Coupe. Why? It's beautiful. Guide price: €11,000 - 14,000.
Peugeot 205 'Rallye'. Why? It's the ready-to-race lightweight version of one of the best hot-hatches of all time. Guide price: €11,000 - 14,000.
Peugeot 2008 'DKR16'. Why? You're buying an actual factory-built, Dakar-winning race car. Guide price: €450,000 - 550,000.
Citroën Méhari. Why? It's the chic Mini Moke you'd actually want to be seen in. Guide price: €5,000 - 8,000.
Citroën Berlingo 'Calao by Sbarro'. Why? It's equal parts weird and fantastic. €14,000 - 18,000.
What are your picks from the auction? Share yours with us in the comments section below.