In our ongoing efforts to offer more useful auction reports, we've configured the most valuable, the biggest "no sales" and the more interesting offerings at this month's Retromobile auctions in Paris. The lots are pictured, with commentary and links to all the more interesting auction offerings across the sales of Bonhams, RM-Sothebys and Artcurial.

€4,390,400 | 1965 Dino 206 Berlinetta Pininfarina Prototype

This is the original prototype vehicle for the mid-engined Dino, later to become the Ferrari Dino, 52 years after it first rocked the world in it's debut at the Paris Motor Show in 1965. Since 1967, the car has been on display in the Musee de l'Automobile at Le Mans, and is now being sold. The full story of the history of this game-changing car is told well in the auction description. It isn't just the first Dino prototype, but the first mid-engined Ferrari. (Credit: Somer Hooker)


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€3,920,000 | 1934 Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3

More than a decade before Enzo Ferrari started making cars under his own name, he ran his own race team and during the 1930s became the pseudo Alfa Romeo works team. This car is a 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3, one of just seven built, the first single seater in Grand Prix racing, briefly dominant in its time, and the first to appear at auction for a decade. RM-Sothebys Auction Report (Credit: Somer Hooker)

Bidding was particularly exciting for this 1934 Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3, a car strongly linked with Enzo Ferrari and Tazio Nuvolari eventually fetching €3,920,000 | We expected it to be one of the stars of the show in our preview, and it delivered once more. RM-Sothebys Auction Report (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€2,960,400 | 1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa par Scaglietti

This 166 Spyder Corsa was just the seventh competition-client Ferrari to be built. Delivered new with an Ansaloni body on a long wheelbase chassis, the car was raced by leading drivers of the day, including Giuseppe Farina, Giampiero Bianchetti and Raymond Sommer, and won outright at Reims in 1948. In 1949, its chassis was shortened and engine re-bored to 2.3 liters, making it more competitive. It continued to shine on the race track until 1956 when it was given a splendid new body, styled by Scaglietti, that prefigured the design of the iconic 500 TR and 750 Monza. This is an important part of Ferrari's early history, still fitted with its original engine, and is eligible for all prestigious historic motor racing events. (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€2,338,400 | 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV

One of the stars of the Artcurial show was this 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV which fetched €2,388,400 against an estimate of €2,200,000 to €2,600,000 (Credit: Artcurial)

€2,331,200 | 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante découvrable

This 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante découvrable was the first Atalante to be presented at the 1935 Paris Motor Show. Against an estimate of €1,000,000 to €1,500,000, the car from the collection of Hervé and Martine Ogliastro Collection, fetched €2,331,200 (Credit: Somer Hooker)

No sale | 1970 Porsche 917/10 Prototype

Expected to fetch between €4,600.000 and €5,500,000 the first 917 Can Am Spyder and prototype 917/10 Spyder went to auction fastidiously documented, running the factory test and development chassis with the serial number #001 and was the first of only thirteen 917/10 chassis constructed. Reserve was not met. The image above shows the heart of the 1970 Porsche 917/10 Prototype – a five-liter DOHC air-cooled horizontally-opposed 12-cylinder engine that produces more than 600 horsepower. Gorgeous. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€2,156,000 | Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider

The Daytona Spider has evolved into one of Maranello’s most celebrated models, forever remembered as the company’s final vintage grand touring spider. The Spider was also produced in small quantities, with just 121 examples built until the model was discontinued in 1973. This 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti fetched €2,156,000 (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€2,012,500 | 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Sports

This model was effectively an Aston Martin "works replica" production racer. Driving these lightweight gems, the Aston Martin factory team did very well against open competition in the 1934 Ulster TT, placing 3rd, 6th, and 7th. Aston Martin then offered identical cars to amateur racers for just £750. They were so tough that of the 31 made, 28 still exist, a statistical anomaly that speaks volumes for the craftsmanship and design of the vehicle. (Credit: Bonhams)

€1,960,000 | 1988 Porsche 959 Sport

Offered from an exceptional Swiss Porsche collection, this 1988 Porsche 959 Sport is one of  29 built, has had just three owners from new and is highly original, including the original paint.  (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€1,932,000 | 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB

This 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB presented in its original colors, with its original drivetrain, and boasting Ferrari Classiche certification.  (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€1,610,480 | 1936 Talbot Lago T150C

A legendary car that surprisingly went for so little money considering scarcity, provenance, winning nearly everything in the day ... the full story of this car's history is both impressive and long. (Credit: Artcurial)

€1,344,000 | 1995 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Porsche has always been amenable to creating special road cars for its favoured clients; such orders were normally directed to the Porsche Exclusive Department, formerly known as the Special Wishes office. There, for an often-considerable price, would be crafted automobiles that fell outside what might be considered normal production parameters; in other words, these were ‘bespoke’ automobiles with hand-selected features. This 1995 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet is one of just 14 special-order 993 Turbo Cabriolets produced by Porsche Exclusive and has had just two owners and covered just 18,000 kilometres from new. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€1,232,000 | 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II

This car is the second-to-last Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II built, offered from 15 years of private ownership and was offered with the factory hardtop. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€ 1,130,000 |1987 Porsche 959 Komfort

Two owners and 26,000 km since new three decades ago. Modern, comfortable and blisteringly fast. (Credit: Artcurial)

€ 1,069,500 | 1957 Bentley S1 Continental Convertible

This 1957 Bentley S1 Continental convertible went to auction with just three previous owners in sixty years, the first of whom was Greek Shipping magnate George A. Embiricos. It is  one of 31 left-hand drive convertibles built (Credit: Bonhams)

€1,060,900 |1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster

This 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster  fetched €1,060,880 (Credit: Artcurial)

€1,016,666 | 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe

This 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing coupe ticked all the boxes with low mileage, just five owners from new, and matching engine and chassis numbers (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€901,600 | 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6

This 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6 is one of 17 964 Turbo S 'Package' cars and arguably one of the most desirable 964-generation 911s with just  23,000 miles from new. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€888,040 |1968 Lamborghini Miura P400

A superb restoration by Bacchelli e Villa of this second series P400 which has been part of a prestigious Italian collection since 1989 . Auction description (Credit: Artcurial)

€798,600 |1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona par Scaglietti

This 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Daytona is the last front-engined V12 Ferrari from this period; smooth and ferocious at the same time, it delivered 352 bhp at 7,500 rpm which propelled the car to 270 km / h. Its roadhandling qualities were unrivaled for the period, especially on large corners taken at speed, and  it displays stunning design by Fioravanti for Pininfarina. Auction Description (Credit: Artcurial)

No Sale | 1989 Ferrari F40

This 1989 Ferrari F40 was expected to sell in the €950,000 to €1,050,000 range but failed to meet reserve and was passed in. It has had just two owners from new, with single private ownership for over 25 years and it is the desirable 'Non-Cat, Non-Adjust' version and Ferrari Classiche certified. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

No sale | 1954 OSCA MT4 1500 by Frua

This 1954 OSCA MT4 1500 was expected to sell in the €975,000 to €1,175,000 range but failed to meet reserve. It is one of approximately 72 MT4-based examples built and a competitor in the 1954 Mille Miglia and the 1954 Carrera Panamericana, driven by the legendary Marquis Alfonso de Portago. Incredible provenance, formerly part of the Rosso Bianco Collection, and eligible for the finest vintage driving events worldwide. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€750,400 | 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato

This 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato is one of a kind, with personal input from Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman. This "number zero" of 65 V-12 Zagatos built and part of a very rare special edition collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato. Unique, unrepeatable elements, including handcrafted badge and Zagato-etched key. It sold for sold for €750,400. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€705,600 | 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti was formerly owned by Charles Jourdan, Pierre Bardinon, and Comte Chandon. A full matching-numbers, European-specification 'Plexi' car, it was sold with a comprehensive history file, tools, and full set of books (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€649,600 | 1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype by Karmann

This 1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype by Karmann is the only known 901 cabriolet prototype, the oldest, unrestored Porsche 901 and had never been previously offered for public sale. It is in largely original condition with a documented history and has been shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€672,750 | 1939 Maybach SW-38 Spezial convertible
by Carrosserie Petera & Söhne

1939 Maybach SW-38 Spezial convertible by Carrosserie Petera & Söhne (Credit: Bonhams)

€596,000 | 1938 Horch 853 A Convertible

The Horch 853 and 853A are now considered among the most luxurious and sophisticated cars of the late 1930s, with their five-liter, eight-cylinder in-line engine a direct competitor to the Mercedes of the period. Auction Description (Credit: Artcurial)

€578,100 | 1957 OSCA Tipo S 273

If you are confused by the name, it's really a Maserati. In 1937, Maserati was sold to the Orsi family and in 1947, the new brand became known as OSCA (Officina Specializzata Construzione Automobili). OSCAs are widely recognized as genuine Maserati today. This is a rare and important highly-tuned 1100cc engine in a gorgeous body. Auction description. (Credit: Artcurial)

€560,200 | 1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder 4.7L

One of only 90 4.7 Ghibli Spyders built.  Auction description (Credit: Artcurial)

€548,320 | 1973 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS

Presented in its original color scheme, with its well-preserved red leatherette upholstery, this 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS is in unusually good condition for the model. One of the most distinctive features of 356 Carrera is the engine, which, like the 550 Spyder, was developed from competition versions. It was designed with two overhead cams per bank and twin ignition, which allowed a significant increase in power.  This is one of the rarest, most iconic, powerful and highly sought after models in the 356 family, of which under 500 examples were produced. Auction description (Credit: Artcurial)

€537,600 | 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

This 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring is a first-series Carrera RS, with what is believed to be three owners from new, the original engine and it has been fully restored to original specifications. (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€526,400 | 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT by Scaglietti

This 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT by Scaglietti is one of 154 aluminum-bodied Dino 206s produced. Finished in its original colors of Argento Auteuil Metallizzato over Nero with blue cloth inserts, the car is Ferrari Classiche certified. (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€526,400 | 1998 Ruf CTR2 Sport

This 580 hp 1998 Ruf CTR2 Sport has had just two private owners and has just 17,647 kilometers on the odometer. It is one of only 15 CTR2 Sports built by RUF. (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€515,200 | 2016 Porsche 911 R

This current model 500 hp 2016 Porsche 911 R Type 991 is a one-off 'Tribute to Steve McQueen’, being produced in Steve’s Slate Gray and the 967th example of just 991 made. With just 600 km from new, it sold for €515,200, a lot more than the car’s sticker price of $186,000. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€506,000 | 1923 Bugatti Type 27 Brescia Torpedo

This 1923 Bugatti Type 27 Brescia Torpedo was the outstanding small sports car of the day and one of the very few Brescias with original coachwork (Likely by Lavocat and Marsaud). It has a well-documented ownership history and was delivered new to France. (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€476,800 | 1988 Aston Martin Volante Vantage Prince Of Wales

In Aston Martin language, the term "Volante Vantage" means "the most powerful convertible version" and this is even rarer because it is a series built on the preferences of the Prince of Wales who specified the car after being given it as a gift. Only 27 PoW examples were built. Auction Description (Credit: Artcurial)

€476,000 | 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 750G Spider Competizione

This 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 750G Spider Competizione is one of only 24 such cars constructed, and one of only four thought to survive and documented by Alfa Romeo Expert Vito Witting da Prato as the most correct of all 750G Spiders. It has just been the subject of a five-year restoration by mark specialists Strada e Corsa of Haarlem, Netherlands. (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€470,400 | Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

This 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR racing machine is one of two RSR examples with the powerful 455 hp 4-liter M97 engine. Completing assembly on April 20, 2010, this RSR was finished in white paint and sold to the semi-works race team of BMS Scuderia Italia. It won the 2010 24 Hours of Spa and finished third in class at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€470,400 | 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III

This 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2 + 2 Series III by Pininfarina is one of the finest 250 GTEs in existence, with a full competition restoration by GTO Engineering. The matching numbers car is finished in Grigio Scuro. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€470,400 | 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

This particular SLS AMG was delivered new in 2014 to its current owner thanks to a special relationship with Mercedes-Benz, and it has remained with him ever since. Finished in Solar Beam Yellow over a black interior, it was delivered new to France and regularly serviced by Mercedes-Benz of Lyon. It has travelled just 9,350 kilometres from new, and as a result, it remains in exceptional condition throughout.  (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€459,200 | 2008 Ferrari F430 GTC

This 2008 Ferrari F430 GTC won the 2008 24 Hours of Spa along with some excellent results and placings in 2007 and 2008 including second in class at the 2008 and 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€450,000 | 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

The most radical road-legal 599, developed directly from the 599XX, this 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO produces 670 hp from it’s V-12 engine. The car’s technological features include a six-speed manual automated F1 gearbox, independent front and rear boom suspension with SCM magnetorheological damping, and four-wheel carbon-ceramic brakes. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€448,000 | 1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 'L-Series'

This 1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 'L-Series' is one of 357 cars built, having recently undergone a competition restoration by Modena Motorsport of Langenfeld, Germany, and has covered only 250 km since.  (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€441,040 | 1971 Iso Grifo Series II 7.4 L Can-Am

One of the very rare "Can-Am" IR-9 versions, powered by a Chevrolet Corvette engine of 454 (7.4-liters) developing nearly 400bhp. One of just 20 Series II cars in the total 413 Iso Grifos made. Auction Description  (Credit: Artcurial)

€437,000 | 1959 Ferrari 250 GT coupe (1st series)

This first-series 1959 Ferrari 250 GT coupe is fully documented  from being delivered new in Italy to a restoration in 2012/2013 . Matching numbers,  sold with a Massini report. (Credit: Bonhams)

€436,800 | 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage

This 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage has all the right credentials and documentation but the provenance is also interesting, with the car having been delivered new to Dutch music impresario Stanley Miesegaes, the funder of Supertramp (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€393,360 | 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster

A rare 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster with its original 1600cc engine, matching numbers, Porsche Certificate. Auction description   (Credit: Artcurial)

€392,000 | 2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato

This 2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato was the first of 99 examples produced and has had just one owner. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€392,000 | 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

This 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is essentially brand new with single ownership and just 196 kilometers from new. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€382,632 | 2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica F1

The perfect mix of elegance and performance, one of a limited series of 559 examples, 6,500 km from new. Auction description (Credit: Artcurial)

€380,800 | 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina

This 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina was one of 448 examples built to commemorate Pininfarina's 70th anniversary. It is essentially brand new, with just 393 kilometers on the clock. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€373,750 | 1977 Lancia Stratos Coupe

The 1977 Lancia Stratos Coupe is essentially a purpose built rally car, being both successful and beautiful at the same time. This car is one of just 400 examples built. (Credit: Bonhams)

€357,600 | 1984 March 84 G Kreepy Krauly Group C

A famous racing car that competed in all the major races in period including Le Mans 24 Hours, Sebring, Daytona. Eligible for Group C events. Auction description (Credit: Artcurial)

€369,600 | 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster

This 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster by Reutter comes from a prominent Swiss Collection (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€ 356,500 | Mercedes-Banz 320 3.2 liter Convertible B

Mercedes-Benz's luxurious 320 range was unveiled in 1936 with a wide range of open and closed bodies. This is one of the very rare convertible models and it has been restored to competitive standards. (Credit: Bonhams)

€347,200 | 2009 Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider

This 2009 Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider sold for €347,200, presenting in as new condition with just 674 kilometers from new. One of only 499 produced. (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€345,680 | 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Mk I

Excellent very original example with known history and same owner since 1989. Auction description (Credit: Artcurial)

€339,720 | 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 Limousine Pullman

This six-door Mercedes 600 Pullman was ordered  by the King of Libya, but when Gaddafi abolished the monarchy, it was never delivered. It then served the President of Inter-American Bank in Washington, then the Mexican Consulate. Auction description (Credit: Artcurial)

€339,250 | 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster

This un-restored Speedster has had just three owners since it was delivered in May 1957. Auction report

€333,760 | 1989 Lamborghini Countach LP 5000 QV 25th Anniversary

Only 424 25th anniversary Countachs were made. Auction Description (Credit: Artcurial)

€321,840 | 1965 AC Bristol Roadster

A high quality, matching numbers restoration.  Eligible in all important historical events. Auction Description (Credit: Artcurial)

€321,840 | Jean Ragnotti's 1982 Renault 5 Turbo Group 4

A genuine Renault 5 Turbo Group 4 factory car owned by popular French driver Jean Ragnotti  who drove the car in the 1982 Ivory Coast Rally . Fully restored. Auction description (Credit: Artcurial)

€305,152 | 1969 Bizzarrini GT Europa 1900

Rare, one of 12 car that was originally displayed at the 1969 Paris Motorshow. Auction Description  (Credit: Artcurial)

€298,000 | 1972 Alpine A110 Berlinette Group 4

A genuine competition-customer car built by the factory and raced both in period and recently. Auction description.   (Credit: Artcurial)

€280,000 | 1989 Harley Davidson Softail Springer 1340 cc

Johnny Hallyday's 1989 Harley-Davidson set a world record and is covered extensively in this article (Credit: Artcurial)

€274,160 | 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage

Quality old restoration, original left-hand drive, same owner since 1990. Auction Description (Credit: Artcurial)

€270,000 | 1953 Cadillac Custom by Boyd Coddington

Johnny Hallyday's custom Caddilac set a world record and is covered extensively in this article (Credit: Artcurial)

€269,392 | 1974 Dino 246 GT Tipo E

Very original, same owner for last 38 years, original upholstery, never restored Auction Description (Credit: Artcurial)

€268,200 | 1969 Lamborghini Espada P 400 GT Series 1

One of the very first Espada Series 1 produced, and one of the first 50 models equipped with rear metal grid. Auction description  (Credit: Artcurial)

€262,240 | Sebastien Loeb's 1988 Porsche 930 Turbo

The personal 930 of all-time-great rally driver Sébastien Loeb  with only 34,200 kilometers from  new  and in an exceptional state of preservation. Auction Description (Credit: Artcurial)

€257,600 | 1982 Renault 5 Turbo Group B

One of 20 factory 'Tour de Corse' examples of the 1982 Renault 5 Turbo Group  Works car with full spares Including original papers for Group 4 and Group B. Auction Description (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

€253,000 | 1902 Panhard & Levassor 7 HP Type A Buggy

This 115-year-old Panhard & Levassor was owned by just two families between 1903 and 2007 when it was restored and has subsequently completed eight London to Brighton Runs (2007-2014) Auction Description (Credit: Bonhams)

and a few of the lesser priced wildcards ...

€224,000 | 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S Cabriolet

This 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S Cabriolet is one of only 779 produced by Pinin Farina between 1939 and 1952. Very original  | Auction description  (Credit: RM-Sothebys)

No sale | 1943 Ford GPA Amphibious Military Vehicle

With many prior sales of the much-more-plentiful VW Schwimmenwagen in this price range, the rare American Ford amphibious vehicle was expected to sell into the €140,000 to €170,000 range but failed to meet reserve. | Auction Description (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€166,750 | 1978 Maserati Khamsin

The Maserati Khamsin  (named after the famous desert wind) made its debut at the Turin Motor Show in 1972 and went into production in 1974. This car was delivered new to the United States and is one of 430 built  | Auction Link (Credit: Bonhams)

€155,250 | 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1

A 1965 Jaguar Type E Series 1 delivered new to the United States, fully restored, matching numbers | Auction Link (Credit: Bonhams)

€97,744 | 1964 Volkswagen Combi T1 21-window

There has been a lot written about the Volkswagen Kombi's dramatic rise at auction, with all the history of those ever-increasing prices here. Another  21-window van went to auction in Paris coming in slightly above the broad estimate of €60,000 to €100,000 (US$65,000 to $107,000) | Auction Link. (Credit: Artcurial)

€78,400 | 1956 Inter 175A Sedan

First shown at the 1953 Paris Motor Show, this 1956 Inter 175A Sedan is a product of the post-war shortages that were faced in a war-ravaged continent.  The engine is a 175 cc single-cylinder, two-stroke with a three-speed transmission. One of an estimated 30 surviving examples.  Auction Description (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€72,340 | 2009 Ducati 990 Desmosedici RR

The highest priced bike of the week was a 2009 Ducati 990 cm3 Desmosedici RR (Race Replica) . It is one of 1500 units produced in 2009 and this unit has had just one owner. Will appreciate in value indefinitely. A future auction block star for sure. | Auction description (Credit: Bonhams)

No sale | 1974 Ducati Formula 750 SS

This 1974 Ducati 750SS racer that was commissioned from the factory by a father for his son's 18th birthday, and was delivered in racing specification together with an optional (separate) NCR kit. Not much is known about the intervening years, but the bike has been extensively rebuilt and returned to as-new condition and is a perfect specimen of the Ducati F750 bike that got the v-twin legend underway. The road bikes that were replicas of this bike now fetch more than the estimate, and this isn't a replica – it's one of the few genuine articles. Estimated: €60,000 to €70,000 | Failed to meet reserve | Auction Description (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€58,240 | 1952 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle

We covered the prospects of this 1949 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle  in a separate feature article (Credit: Somer Hooker)

No sale | 1972 750 Desmo Racer

1972 Ducati 750 Sport "Desmo" Race | Estimated: €30,000 to €40,000 | Failed to meet reserve | Auction Description (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€44,104 | 1942 Zündapp KS 750

The Zündapp KS 750 was developed for German WW2 military purposes and more than two thirds of the components are interchangeable with the BMW R75. This bike was one of the very first made in September 1942, having been found in Tunisia and restored in Germany. The bike sold in a typical "Afrika Corps" sand yellow configuration. Estimate: €45 000 - 65 000. Sold for €44,104 |  Auction Description (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€41,400 | 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

This Series 62 convertible is believed to have belonged to the French pop singer, Claude François. François is best known for one song: Comme d'habitude .  Paul Anka saw this clip on French television, negotiated the song's publication and adaptation rights, then wrote new English lyrics with an entirely different meaning. Frank Sinatra then recorded Anka's version as My Way and the rest is history. François' ownership is not well documented, but given the price, it's still a great car with a great story. | Auction Description (Credit: Bonhams)

No sale | 1972 Ducati Formula 750 racer

Estimated: €40,000 to €50,000 | Failed to meet reserve | Auction Description (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€27,416 | Motul Onirika 800

A unique custom creation built using an MV Agusta 800 Brutale motor but sadly not a rideable motorcycle but a non-functional art installation reserved for the exhibition. | Auction Description (Credit: Somer Hooker)

€27,416 | 1955 NSU Sportmax RS 251

Living proof that you can get a very important motorcycle with a provenance of pure gravitas for not very much. As you might have guessed from the image, this bike was owned by well-known fashion photographer Mathieu César who was the vendor at this sale. More importantly, it's a genuine NSU Sportmaxjust like the bike Hermann-Paul Müller used to win the World Championship in 1955. Other NSU Sportmax riders of note include John Surtees, Sammy Miller and Mike Hailwood were also among the riders and this bike is the one formerly owned by Surtees who went on to win world titles in both Motorcycle and Car Grand Prix racing. He's the only one to have won both. And this was his bike. Estimated at between €30,000 and €60 000, it sold for just €27,416 which is a steal by any standards. Pure gold. A superb and beautiful investment.  | Auction Description (Credit: Artcurial)

No Sale | 1958 Jawa La Boheme Cezeta

There was quite a bit of speculation on the price this bike would fetch as it is quite rare, being a 1958 Jawa La Boheme Cezeta. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and i do appreciate the Bohemian styling of the then radical post-war transportation, but I still think it looks like a pig. The engine is a 175cc two-stroke and the front half of this motorcycle served on several other conveyances. | Auction description (Credit: Artcurial)

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