Evaluation: One of just 35 Concordes built by Chapron and one of six from the second series with revised rear fins. Sold new in France and spent most of its life there. Lightly restored in the 1980s. Older paint and brightwork starting to show their age a bit. Very good interior with lightly worn upholstery and switchgear. Unrestored but maintained engine bay. Some dirt, grime, and oxidation underneath. Clean trunk. It would be a fairly straightforward restoration or could be plenty of fun as-is, but either way it’s a very rare and very cool French piece of automotive avant-garde.
Bottom Line: While maybe not ready for a manicured concours lawn, this is a very rare and very stylish coachbuilt coupe, and at this price it’s a lot of car for the money. Especially when you consider that it was a $140,000 no-sale in Monterey in 2019 and then sold for $159,500 at RM Sotheby’s “Shift/Monterey” (another online auction). Not all cars are getting pricier.