• RM Sotheby’s is hosting a European auction that includes the Petitjean Collection.
  • The Petitjean Collection has almost 100 cars and all of them will be offered without reserve.
  • Nine Lamborghinis, stretching across the brand’s storied history, are one of the auction’s centerpieces.
  • The auction will open on June 3.
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Another online-only car auction is going up on the block.

For its European Sale auction, auction house RM Sotheby’s decided to shift to an online-only affair, similar to its ongoing Driving into Summer online-only auction. In particular, it will feature the Petitjean Collection, offered entirely without reserve. 

The Petitjean Collection is an incredible single-owner collection that took half a century to amass, according to RM Sotheby’s. Marcel Petitjean, its current owner, is a French ex-race car driver that put his money toward a collection of rare and valuable cars starting in the late 1960s with the intention of starting a museum.

He seemed to have a particular affinity for Lamborghinis as there are nine in the collection.

The auction house says that though the cars have been kept in a dry storage facility, they haven’t been driven in years and will need recommissioning if a buyer wants to drive them. 

The Petitjean Collection will go up for auction between June 3 to June 11. There are nearly 100 cars in the collection, including two Porsche tractors and nine Lamborghinis: two Countach models, a Diablo, an Espada, an Islero, a Jalpa, a Jarama, a Miura, and an Urraco. 

Keep scrolling to see them all.

Future cars There are almost 100 cars in the Petitjean Collection, which will be for sale without reserve as part of RM Sotheby’s online-only European Sale auction on June 3 to June 11. Nine of them are very special Lamborghinis.

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1971 Lamborghini Espada.


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Future cars The 1986 Lamborghini Jalpa, on the other hand, looks far less radical than the Miura.

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1986 Lamborghini Jalpa.


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Future cars It was intended as a competitor for the Ferrari Dino and Alfa Romeo Montreal.

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1974 Lamborghini Urraco.


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Future cars Their styling shows restraint and class. Ferruccio Lamborghini himself drove one.

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1970 Lamborghini Islero 400 GTS.


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Ferruccio Lamborghini’s personal Islero wasn’t just any old Islero, however. It used a Miura-spec V12 engine and wore a gorgeous coat of powder-blue paint.

Source: Jalopnik

Future cars This isn’t the only Lamborghini Countach in the Petitjean Collection.

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1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S by Bertone.


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Future cars It has just 13,800 km on the clock, which is approximately 8,600 miles.

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1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S by Bertone.


Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s



Future cars The inside is also blue but with white seat insets.

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1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S by Bertone.


Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s



Future cars It represents Lamborghini’s foray into the ‘90s and thus more modern times.

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1991 Lamborghini Diablo.


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Future cars The interior is pretty refined despite what the car looks like on the outside.

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1991 Lamborghini Diablo.


Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s



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