Highlights 

  • Complete 900-hour restoration in 2021
  • Only three known owners since it was first put on the road
  • Detailed restoration file with invoices
  • New paintwork and chrome parts
  • Stored in a dry, heated garage
  • MOT valid until September 2024

The Plus

There are cars that stand out from the crowd, and then there's the Matra 530. It was the first car entirely designed and built by the firm, where convention was thrown out of the window. Good news for classic enthusiasts, because the result is an absolutely unique sports car that does things quite differently.
With a mid-mounted engine and an ingenious yet compact 2+2 layout, the 530 incorporates unusual lines as well as tasty details like retractable headlights. Later models like this one have been slightly redesigned by Michelotti and have gained an opening rear hatch.
This is one of the best examples we've seen recently. This is due to a full 900 hour restoration documented by the vendor. Completed in 2021 and used sparingly since, this is an opportunity for the buyer to benefit from all that work. The quality of the car is evident from the photos. It is sold with a valid MOT, so it is ready to drive and attract attention wherever it goes.

History and documents 

  • Registered in 1971
  • Three known owners
  • Old registration document present
  • Known history and dates of ownership changes
  • 2020 restoration carried out by current owner with detailed file and invoices
  • 900 hours of work, including dismantling the car
  • MOT valid until September 2024
  • Serial numbers marked as matching
  • Always stored in a heated and dry garage
  • Latest LX model with Michelotti updates

Condition

  • 900-hour restoration completed in 2021 in brilliant red
  • Sparse use and careful storage have preserved the condition of the car after this work
  • The paintwork presents very well with a good quality finish and few signs of wear
  • The bodywork is well presented with straight panels and good fit throughout the car
  • The exterior chrome was re-chromed during the restoration and is in very good condition
  • The chrome parts are new
  • The seller points out a mark on the left door panel visible in the photos
  • 2+2 black vinyl interior is original and unmodified with many original features
  • The underside is in good condition with anti-chip finish

The mechanics 

  • Car with matching number and 1.7-litre V4 engine
  • 4-speed manual gearbox
  • The seller reports a small oil leak
  • We are told that the engine works very well and starts immediately
  • New clutch installed during restoration
  • Seller describes the sound of the V4 engine as captivating
  • Non-standard stainless steel exhaust with four pipe outlets.
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✓ The seller is registered as a private seller, which means that consumer rights arising from European consumer protection legislation do not apply. However, you are still covered by Car & Classic's terms and conditions.
✓ We ask that a non-refundable fee is paid if you are the lucky winner of the auction or if your bid is accepted. Please refer to our FAQs and terms and conditions for specific fees.
✓ This vehicle is "sold as is", on an "as is, where is" basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only and it is customary to carry out a full vehicle inspection prior to purchase for your own peace of mind.
VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final offer or tender price, as specified in the advert.
✓ We want the transaction to go as smoothly as you do, which is why UK-registered cars and motorbikes offered for sale on Car & Classic are HPI checked to ensure they have no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and are not financially pledged, allowing you to bid with confidence.
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Buyers are responsible for the collection or delivery of the vehicle. Importing vehicles may incur additional customs duties and import taxes. If you wish, we can recommend a third party transport company who can assist you. For more details and to speak to the team, email [email protected].

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Matra
  • Model 530
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 76,864 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1700
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Alsace
  • Country France
Bidding history
4 bids
  • 125p.af•••• €15,000 19/06/24
  • Paddy O•••• €11,000 17/06/24
  • JOSEPH•••• €10,500 16/06/24
  • claude-•••• €10,000 16/06/24
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