In 1967, Johnny Hallyday dispute in several races at the wheel of a Ford Mustang, of which the Monte-Carlo rally. Several shops, including a copy of his pilot’s license, a plaque of the rally, and photos of the star in the race, will be auctioned on the 21st of April at the château de Lasserre, to Montastruc-la-Advisor, in the Haute-Garonne.
The objects are from the personal collection of Henri Chemin, “communications director of Ford France, himself a professional driver and ex-spouses to the city of the actress Claude Gensac (1927-2016), the graceful and ladylike “Hind” of Louis de Funès to the screen,” said the auctioneer, Mr. Stanislas Machoïr.
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In 1967, the singer, car enthusiast, will compete in the Monte Carlo rally at the wheel of the Mustang 105, as well as two races of coast and a race on the circuit of Linas-Monthléry.
The famous plate 105 was stolen by fans at the finish of the rally of Monte-Carlo. But the Automobile club of this city made two in 1980, one of which, signed by both drivers, will be offered in the auction. An original model of the Mustang, which was never marketed, but only given to a few dealers in the USA for their clients, figure in the catalogue, estimated to be between 1500 and 2000 euros.
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The duplicate copy of the driver’s licence, in the name of Jean-Philippe Smet, was established by Henri Chemin, Johnny Hallyday had lost the original. Presented as a “unique piece”, the document is estimated to be between 3000 and 4000 euros. Henri Chemin was also in the collection of articles that the international press has devoted to the racing career of the singer, then 24 years old. The press book is part of the catalog and displays an estimate of 4000 to 5000 euros.
Well, that crazy of larger engined cars, Johnny was also in the garage of his property in Marnes-la-Coquette, a Smart, acquired in may 2000. Estimated price: 6000 to 10000 euros. Letters and copies of the contract as the driver of the singer with the car brand, the program of the recital he will give at the Olympia in April 1967, and numerous photos will also be auctioned.
As the first fruits to the auction of 21 April, Le Figaro presents an excerpt of the Gendarme se marie where we see Claude Gensac at the wheel of a Mustang and the latest news from 1967, reporting the Monte-Carlo Rally with the presence of Johnny.
● When de Funès is sown by the Mustang “His Doe” alias Claude Gensac, the wife to the city of Henri Chemin.
● Johnny Hallyday at the Monte-Carlo rally in 1967.