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100 most interesting lots at Paris Rétromobile 2018 auctions

100 most interesting lots at P...
The pick of Paris Retromobile 2018
The pick of Paris Retromobile 2018
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Number 12 of a limited edition of 99 one eighth scale models of a 1938 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic model commissioned by Ralph Lauren. Lauren is one of just three people in the world to own a real Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic, which just coincidentally, is a black one and can be seen here. This model sold for $19,134 (€15,625)
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Number 12 of a limited edition of 99 one eighth scale models of a 1938 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic model commissioned by Ralph Lauren. Lauren is one of just three people in the world to own a real Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic, which just coincidentally, is a black one and can be seen here. This model sold for $19,134 (€15,625)
The height of art deco elegance, this Lalique Victory mascot is 26 cm long, mounted on a silver plated radiator cap and suitable for a desk display. Sold for $38,268 (€31,250)
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The height of art deco elegance, this Lalique Victory mascot is 26 cm long, mounted on a silver plated radiator cap and suitable for a desk display. Sold for $38,268 (€31,250)
This replica of a mid-1920s Bentley 4.5-Liter racer was built in 2017 by a German enthusiast. The car is a 2/3 scale replica, and although a three meter length might seem large for children's car, the real 1920s Bentley 4½-liter is huge at 4.38 meters (172.4 in) in length. When it came time to choose a suitable prop alongside the main auction podium at Bonhams' Grand Palais auction, this car took pride of place. Sold for $16,899 (€13,800) Full story
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This replica of a mid-1920s Bentley 4.5-Liter racer was built in 2017 by a German enthusiast. The car is a 2/3 scale replica, and although a three meter length might seem large for children's car, the real 1920s Bentley 4½-liter is huge at 4.38 meters (172.4 in) in length. When it came time to choose a suitable prop alongside the main auction podium at Bonhams' Grand Palais auction, this car took pride of place. Sold for $16,899 (€13,800) Full story
A piece of furniture with a compelling story, this coffee table is made from a Ford DFV 919 Formula One engine block. The engine was first used by motorcycle superstar turned car racer Mike Hailwood in the 1974 Belgian F1 Grand Prix at Nivelles, where it finished seventh inside a McLaren M23. It was then used by Emerson Fittipaldi in winning the 1974 Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport Park, also inside a McLaren M23, but this time of far greater historical significance because this was the race in which Fittipaldi became the 1974 World Formula One Drivers Champion. The engine was subsequently blown during a practice session and retired from active duty. Great value at $5,511 (€4,500)
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A piece of furniture with a compelling story, this coffee table is made from a Ford DFV 919 Formula One engine block. The engine was first used by motorcycle superstar turned car racer Mike Hailwood in the 1974 Belgian F1 Grand Prix at Nivelles, where it finished seventh inside a McLaren M23. It was then used by Emerson Fittipaldi in winning the 1974 Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport Park, also inside a McLaren M23, but this time of far greater historical significance because this was the race in which Fittipaldi became the 1974 World Formula One Drivers Champion. The engine was subsequently blown during a practice session and retired from active duty. Great value at $5,511 (€4,500)
With the advent of the automobile, one of the primary ploys for "pitching woo" was the invitation of the subject of one's affections on a picnic. Hence, the above was the sort of thing that might be carried in the trunk of a car for a day in the countryside a century ago. This picnic set for four is combined with a playing table for games, and was built by Drew & Sons of Piccadilly circa 1909. The picnic set failed to meet reserve, but there were a half dozen others that ranged from $1,000 to $2,000, one that didn't sell at $30,000 and several others that are still available heading ever upmarket.
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With the advent of the automobile, one of the primary ploys for "pitching woo" was the invitation of the subject of one's affections on a picnic. Hence, the above was the sort of thing that might be carried in the trunk of a car for a day in the countryside a century ago. This picnic set for four is combined with a playing table for games, and was built by Drew & Sons of Piccadilly circa 1909. The picnic set failed to meet reserve, but there were a half dozen others that ranged from $1,000 to $2,000, one that didn't sell at $30,000 and several others that are still available heading ever upmarket.
The Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione is the last and best homologation special for the Delta Integrale, which won six consecutive World Rally Championships from 1987 to 1992. As one of the most successful rally cars ever built, it spawned many limited edition road cars such as the Martini 5, Martini 6, Verde York, Blu Lagos, Giallo Ginestra and the last, the rarest (just 180) and most highly sought-after series, the famous Dealer's Collection. Sold for $197,737 (€161,000) | RM-Sotheby's | Lot 173 | Auction Description | Estimate: € 90,000 to € 120,000
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The Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione is the last and best homologation special for the Delta Integrale, which won six consecutive World Rally Championships from 1987 to 1992. As one of the most successful rally cars ever built, it spawned many limited edition road cars such as the Martini 5, Martini 6, Verde York, Blu Lagos, Giallo Ginestra and the last, the rarest (just 180) and most highly sought-after series, the famous Dealer's Collection. Sold for $197,737 (€161,000) | RM-Sotheby's | Lot 173 | Auction Description | Estimate: € 90,000 to € 120,000
Overshadowed by Porsche's first outright win in the important 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970, a new 914/6 GT finished sixth outright, winning the 2.0-liter GT class from 45th place on the grid. This particular car has an extensive period racing history and sold for $296,299 (€241,250)
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Overshadowed by Porsche's first outright win in the important 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970, a new 914/6 GT finished sixth outright, winning the 2.0-liter GT class from 45th place on the grid. This particular car has an extensive period racing history and sold for $296,299 (€241,250)
$427,561 (€348,125) | 1989 RUF CTR Clubsport | RM-Sotheby's | Lot 108 | Auction Description | Estimate: €275,000 to €325,000
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$427,561 (€348,125) | 1989 RUF CTR Clubsport | RM-Sotheby's | Lot 108 | Auction Description | Estimate: €275,000 to €325,000
Purchased new at the height of the success of pop group Abba, this BMW 633 CSi was owned by Björn Ulvaeus, following the group on its European tour that year. Cars with celebrity provenance command a premium at auction, and such was the case, though the premium in this case is commensurate with the average price of 40-year-old BMW. Abba's fame has subsided somewhat since these heady days. During the 1977 European tour, the booking office for a concert at 5,000-seat Royal Albert Hall in London received 3.5 million ticket requests. The 1977 BMW 633 CSi fetched $42,372 (€34,500).
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Purchased new at the height of the success of pop group Abba, this BMW 633 CSi was owned by Björn Ulvaeus, following the group on its European tour that year. Cars with celebrity provenance command a premium at auction, and such was the case, though the premium in this case is commensurate with the average price of 40-year-old BMW. Abba's fame has subsided somewhat since these heady days. During the 1977 European tour, the booking office for a concert at 5,000-seat Royal Albert Hall in London received 3.5 million ticket requests. The 1977 BMW 633 CSi fetched $42,372 (€34,500).
This 1961 Corvette roadster was purchased at a charity auction organized by Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio in Saint-Tropez in 2015. The vendor paid €400,000 for the car which was autographed by DiCaprio and 19 other Hollywood celebrities (Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Orlando Bloom, Adrien Brody, Matt Damon, Benicio Del Toro, Robert Downey Jr, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hardy, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tatum Channing, Charlise Theron, Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon). You can see the dashboard of the car at top right in the image. Sadly for the vendor, it fetched just $98,578 (€80,500)
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This 1961 Corvette roadster was purchased at a charity auction organized by Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio in Saint-Tropez in 2015. The vendor paid €400,000 for the car which was autographed by DiCaprio and 19 other Hollywood celebrities (Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Orlando Bloom, Adrien Brody, Matt Damon, Benicio Del Toro, Robert Downey Jr, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hardy, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tatum Channing, Charlise Theron, Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon). You can see the dashboard of the car at top right in the image. Sadly for the vendor, it fetched just $98,578 (€80,500)
This 1961 Corvette roadster was purchased at a charity auction organized by Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio in Saint-Tropez in 2015. The vendor paid €400,000 for the car which was autographed by DiCaprio and 19 other Hollywood celebrities (Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Orlando Bloom, Adrien Brody, Matt Damon, Benicio Del Toro, Robert Downey Jr, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hardy, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tatum Channing, Charlise Theron, Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon). This is the dashboard of the car. Sadly for the vendor, it fetched just $98,578 (€80,500)
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This 1961 Corvette roadster was purchased at a charity auction organized by Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio in Saint-Tropez in 2015. The vendor paid €400,000 for the car which was autographed by DiCaprio and 19 other Hollywood celebrities (Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Orlando Bloom, Adrien Brody, Matt Damon, Benicio Del Toro, Robert Downey Jr, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hardy, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tatum Channing, Charlise Theron, Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon). This is the dashboard of the car. Sadly for the vendor, it fetched just $98,578 (€80,500)
A barn-find, this Porsche 912 was recently discovered in the Netherlands where it had been stored for 30 years. The car has had just two owners and is in highly original condition, with just 50,137 km on the odometer. It fetched $112,993 (€92,000)
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A barn-find, this Porsche 912 was recently discovered in the Netherlands where it had been stored for 30 years. The car has had just two owners and is in highly original condition, with just 50,137 km on the odometer. It fetched $112,993 (€92,000)
This rare long-wheelbase 1933 Mercedes-Benz 200 Lang Cabriolet B was comprehensively restored in the mid-1990s and sold for $129,942 (€105,800)
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This rare long-wheelbase 1933 Mercedes-Benz 200 Lang Cabriolet B was comprehensively restored in the mid-1990s and sold for $129,942 (€105,800)
A rare seven-passenger Cabriolet F model, this 1942 Mercedes-Benz 320 has the desirable later chassis and the largest 3.4 liter engine available. It sold for $197,737 (€161,000)
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A rare seven-passenger Cabriolet F model, this 1942 Mercedes-Benz 320 has the desirable later chassis and the largest 3.4 liter engine available. It sold for $197,737 (€161,000)
Mercedes-Benz built some remarkably attractive 1930s cars other than its headliner Spezial Roadster, and this 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet D is one such car, being a four-door convertible with elegance, performance and a price tag one fiftieth the size. This rare  1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Convertible D sold for $285,245 (€232,250)
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Mercedes-Benz built some remarkably attractive 1930s cars other than its headliner Spezial Roadster, and this 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet D is one such car, being a four-door convertible with elegance, performance and a price tag one fiftieth the size. This rare  1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Convertible D sold for $285,245 (€232,250)
The Muira was a difficult act to follow, but the Lamborghini Countach LP400 Coupe that was first shown at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show was a milestone in automotive history. It garnered attention all over the world. This original series Countach sold for $781,580 (€638,250)
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The Muira was a difficult act to follow, but the Lamborghini Countach LP400 Coupe that was first shown at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show was a milestone in automotive history. It garnered attention all over the world. This original series Countach sold for $781,580 (€638,250)
As the celebrated Denis Jenkinson wrote in Motor Sport magazine, "The name of Alta may not have the aura of ERA, Maserati, Bugatti or Alfa Romeo, but nonetheless it holds an important niche in the history of British motor racing and was the result of the endeavours of one man." That man was Geoffrey Taylor who designed and built every part of the Alta sports and competition models, including the superchargers. Very few Altas were made, but this one, a survivor of the 19 built, is in fine fettle, and is well known on the British racing scene, competing in most "pre-War" races between 2008 and 2017. It sold above estimate for $422,476 (€345,000), no doubt due to its competitiveness in classic racing and its eligibility for the most prestigious historic events such as the Goodwood MM and Revival, and the Monaco Historic GP.
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As the celebrated Denis Jenkinson wrote in Motor Sport magazine, "The name of Alta may not have the aura of ERA, Maserati, Bugatti or Alfa Romeo, but nonetheless it holds an important niche in the history of British motor racing and was the result of the endeavours of one man." That man was Geoffrey Taylor who designed and built every part of the Alta sports and competition models, including the superchargers. Very few Altas were made, but this one, a survivor of the 19 built, is in fine fettle, and is well known on the British racing scene, competing in most "pre-War" races between 2008 and 2017. It sold above estimate for $422,476 (€345,000), no doubt due to its competitiveness in classic racing and its eligibility for the most prestigious historic events such as the Goodwood MM and Revival, and the Monaco Historic GP.
Best known these days for the cars bearing his own name, Horacio Pagani was tasked with updating the iconic Gandini-penned bodywork for the Lamborghini Countach's 25th Anniversary edition. The car was unveiled 1988 Grand Prix at Monza and although it retained the same visual panache and performance of the existing 5000QV, it boasted nearly 500 subtle updates intended to improve aesthetics and passenger comfort. Most importantly, the Countach’s relatively spartan appointments were upgraded to include all-new power windows, power seats and a more powerful air conditioning system capable of coping with all that glass in a warm climate. A sign of the rarified atmosphere encountered by truly collectible cars is this car's total of just 3,465 km  since it was new. It sold for $406,835 (€331,250) | Auction Description | Estimate: € 250,000 to € 300,000
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Best known these days for the cars bearing his own name, Horacio Pagani was tasked with updating the iconic Gandini-penned bodywork for the Lamborghini Countach's 25th Anniversary edition. The car was unveiled 1988 Grand Prix at Monza and although it retained the same visual panache and performance of the existing 5000QV, it boasted nearly 500 subtle updates intended to improve aesthetics and passenger comfort. Most importantly, the Countach’s relatively spartan appointments were upgraded to include all-new power windows, power seats and a more powerful air conditioning system capable of coping with all that glass in a warm climate. A sign of the rarified atmosphere encountered by truly collectible cars is this car's total of just 3,465 km  since it was new. It sold for $406,835 (€331,250) | Auction Description | Estimate: € 250,000 to € 300,000
$359,104 (€293,250) | 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Coupe Sport | Bonhams | Lot 342 | Auction Description | Estimate: € 280,000 to € 340,000
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$359,104 (€293,250) | 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Coupe Sport | Bonhams | Lot 342 | Auction Description | Estimate: € 280,000 to € 340,000
This 1928 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport provides an interesting contrast with a 1926 Type 40 which sold for less than half this price (€244,360) elsewhere on this list. This 1928 model has a known ownership history from new, but most importantly, it fetched this price because it is outstandingly original. Authenticity is the cornerstone of the classic car auction market, and this car is blessed with far more than the usual share. This car sold for $647,796 (€529,000)
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This 1928 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport provides an interesting contrast with a 1926 Type 40 which sold for less than half this price (€244,360) elsewhere on this list. This 1928 model has a known ownership history from new, but most importantly, it fetched this price because it is outstandingly original. Authenticity is the cornerstone of the classic car auction market, and this car is blessed with far more than the usual share. This car sold for $647,796 (€529,000)
$323,898 (€264,500) | 1935 BMW 315 in the style of a Veritas 2000 RS| Bonhams | Lot 349 | Auction Description | Estimate: € 300,000 to € 400,000
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$323,898 (€264,500) | 1935 BMW 315 in the style of a Veritas 2000 RS| Bonhams | Lot 349 | Auction Description | Estimate: € 300,000 to € 400,000
$323,898 (€264,500) | 1935 BMW 315 in the style of a Veritas 2000 RS| Bonhams | Lot 349 | Auction Description | Estimate: € 300,000 to € 400,000
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$323,898 (€264,500) | 1935 BMW 315 in the style of a Veritas 2000 RS| Bonhams | Lot 349 | Auction Description | Estimate: € 300,000 to € 400,000
There is no more premium brand than Hispano Suiza, and this 1925 Hispano-Suiza H6B 32CV Coupé de Ville coachwork by Carrosserie Kellner is superb in every respect. The H6 six cylinder engine, in this case a 6,597 cc straight six, was designed by Marc Birkigt, being essentially half of his V12 aero engine which earned the respect of all those who worked on or near it during WW1. The seven-bearing crankshaft was milled from a 600 lb (272 kg) steel billet, while the block used screwed-in steel liners, and the water passages were enameled to prevent corrosion. The car sold for $408,393 (€333,500)
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There is no more premium brand than Hispano Suiza, and this 1925 Hispano-Suiza H6B 32CV Coupé de Ville coachwork by Carrosserie Kellner is superb in every respect. The H6 six cylinder engine, in this case a 6,597 cc straight six, was designed by Marc Birkigt, being essentially half of his V12 aero engine which earned the respect of all those who worked on or near it during WW1. The seven-bearing crankshaft was milled from a 600 lb (272 kg) steel billet, while the block used screwed-in steel liners, and the water passages were enameled to prevent corrosion. The car sold for $408,393 (€333,500)
There is no more premium brand than Hispano Suiza, and this 1925 Hispano-Suiza H6B 32CV Coupé de Ville coachwork by Carrosserie Kellner is superb in every respect. The H6 six cylinder engine, in this case a 6,597 cc straight six, was designed by Marc Birkigt, being essentially half of his V12 aero engine which earned the respect of all those who worked on or near it during WW1. The seven-bearing crankshaft was milled from a 600 lb (272 kg) steel billet, while the block used screwed-in steel liners, and the water passages were enameled to prevent corrosion. The car sold for $408,393 (€333,500)
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There is no more premium brand than Hispano Suiza, and this 1925 Hispano-Suiza H6B 32CV Coupé de Ville coachwork by Carrosserie Kellner is superb in every respect. The H6 six cylinder engine, in this case a 6,597 cc straight six, was designed by Marc Birkigt, being essentially half of his V12 aero engine which earned the respect of all those who worked on or near it during WW1. The seven-bearing crankshaft was milled from a 600 lb (272 kg) steel billet, while the block used screwed-in steel liners, and the water passages were enameled to prevent corrosion. The car sold for $408,393 (€333,500)
Our pick for the steal of the week. This 2005 Magnate P708 Barchetta is all that is left from an attempt to build a new supercar based on the Bizzarini P538 racing car. The Magnate cost $3.5 million to develop and uses a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 mated to a six-speed CIMA manual transmission. The body is carbon fiber and was built by Siam Intermagnate of Thailand. This is the only car completed and is by all reports a genuine supercar whose owner lost interest in the project. Great value for a truly unique sportscar, though the registration headaches no doubt depressed the final price to $109,462 (€89,125)
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Our pick for the steal of the week. This 2005 Magnate P708 Barchetta is all that is left from an attempt to build a new supercar based on the Bizzarini P538 racing car. The Magnate cost $3.5 million to develop and uses a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 mated to a six-speed CIMA manual transmission. The body is carbon fiber and was built by Siam Intermagnate of Thailand. This is the only car completed and is by all reports a genuine supercar whose owner lost interest in the project. Great value for a truly unique sportscar, though the registration headaches no doubt depressed the final price to $109,462 (€89,125)
Our pick for the steal of the week. This 2005 Magnate P708 Barchetta is all that is left from an attempt to build a new supercar based on the Bizzarini P538 racing car. The Magnate cost $3.5 million to develop and uses a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 mated to a six-speed CIMA manual transmission. The body is carbon fiber and was built by Siam Intermagnate of Thailand. This is the only car completed and is by all reports a genuine supercar whose owner lost interest in the project. Great value for a truly unique sportscar, though the registration headaches no doubt depressed the final price to $109,462 (€89,125)
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Our pick for the steal of the week. This 2005 Magnate P708 Barchetta is all that is left from an attempt to build a new supercar based on the Bizzarini P538 racing car. The Magnate cost $3.5 million to develop and uses a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 mated to a six-speed CIMA manual transmission. The body is carbon fiber and was built by Siam Intermagnate of Thailand. This is the only car completed and is by all reports a genuine supercar whose owner lost interest in the project. Great value for a truly unique sportscar, though the registration headaches no doubt depressed the final price to $109,462 (€89,125)
Our pick for the steal of the week. This 2005 Magnate P708 Barchetta is all that is left from an attempt to build a new supercar based on the Bizzarini P538 racing car. The Magnate cost $3.5 million to develop and uses a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 mated to a six-speed CIMA manual transmission. The body is carbon fiber and was built by Siam Intermagnate of Thailand. This is the only car completed and is by all reports a genuine supercar whose owner lost interest in the project. Great value for a truly unique sportscar, though the registration headaches no doubt depressed the final price to $109,462 (€89,125)
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Our pick for the steal of the week. This 2005 Magnate P708 Barchetta is all that is left from an attempt to build a new supercar based on the Bizzarini P538 racing car. The Magnate cost $3.5 million to develop and uses a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 mated to a six-speed CIMA manual transmission. The body is carbon fiber and was built by Siam Intermagnate of Thailand. This is the only car completed and is by all reports a genuine supercar whose owner lost interest in the project. Great value for a truly unique sportscar, though the registration headaches no doubt depressed the final price to $109,462 (€89,125)
Our pick for the steal of the week. This 2005 Magnate P708 Barchetta is all that is left from an attempt to build a new supercar based on the Bizzarini P538 racing car. The Magnate cost $3.5 million to develop and uses a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 mated to a six-speed CIMA manual transmission. The body is carbon fiber and was built by Siam Intermagnate of Thailand. This is the only car completed and is by all reports a genuine supercar whose owner lost interest in the project. Great value for a truly unique sportscar, though the registration headaches no doubt depressed the final price to $109,462 (€89,125)
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Our pick for the steal of the week. This 2005 Magnate P708 Barchetta is all that is left from an attempt to build a new supercar based on the Bizzarini P538 racing car. The Magnate cost $3.5 million to develop and uses a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 mated to a six-speed CIMA manual transmission. The body is carbon fiber and was built by Siam Intermagnate of Thailand. This is the only car completed and is by all reports a genuine supercar whose owner lost interest in the project. Great value for a truly unique sportscar, though the registration headaches no doubt depressed the final price to $109,462 (€89,125)
This 1907 Minerva Type K Torpédo Limousine Transformable may look restored but it isn't, being in extraordinarily well preserved but original condition. This 111-year-old convertible touring car has a powerful six cylinder engine and is a wonderful example of one of the most luxurious cars of its day. It sold for $739,332 (€603,750) with a detailed history from new.
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This 1907 Minerva Type K Torpédo Limousine Transformable may look restored but it isn't, being in extraordinarily well preserved but original condition. This 111-year-old convertible touring car has a powerful six cylinder engine and is a wonderful example of one of the most luxurious cars of its day. It sold for $739,332 (€603,750) with a detailed history from new.
$365,125 (€298,000) | 1927 Planes-Voisin C11 Sedan "Code Chasing" | Artcurial | Lot 27 | Auction Description | Estimate: € 250,000 to € 350,000
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$365,125 (€298,000) | 1927 Planes-Voisin C11 Sedan "Code Chasing" | Artcurial | Lot 27 | Auction Description | Estimate: € 250,000 to € 350,000
This 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost "London-Edinburgh" Limousine has had an interesting life, being commandeered for military service during WW1, once owned by John Ringling of circus fame, and it was also part of the Imperial Palace Casino Collection in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it was mistakenly described as Czar Nicholas II's 1914 Rolls Royce. It is one of the most sought-after variants of the "best car in the world," as explained by this excerpt from the auction description: After a successful 2,000-mile trial under RAC supervision, the factory demonstrator - chassis '60551', 'The Silver Ghost' - was entered in the Scottish Reliability Trial, completing the 15,000-mile run with flying colors to set a new World Record. From then on the car's reputation was assured, not the least in North America where the wide-open spaces placed a premium on reliability and comfort. Another reliability trail resulted in the introduction of the improved 'London-Edinburgh' model, so called after a factory-modified car ('1701') was driven non-stop over a 400-mile course between those two cities using top gear only. '1701' returned a remarkable 24.32 miles per gallon and went on to achieve a top speed at Brooklands of 78.26 mph without the benefit of any adjustments. Fitted with streamlined coachwork, this same car later attained a top speed of 101.8 mph at the Surrey track.
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This 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost "London-Edinburgh" Limousine has had an interesting life, being commandeered for military service during WW1, once owned by John Ringling of circus fame, and it was also part of the Imperial Palace Casino Collection in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it was mistakenly described as Czar Nicholas II's 1914 Rolls Royce. It is one of the most sought-after variants of the "best car in the world," as explained by this excerpt from the auction description: After a successful 2,000-mile trial under RAC supervision, the factory demonstrator - chassis '60551', 'The Silver Ghost' - was entered in the Scottish Reliability Trial, completing the 15,000-mile run with flying colors to set a new World Record. From then on the car's reputation was assured, not the least in North America where the wide-open spaces placed a premium on reliability and comfort. Another reliability trail resulted in the introduction of the improved 'London-Edinburgh' model, so called after a factory-modified car ('1701') was driven non-stop over a 400-mile course between those two cities using top gear only. '1701' returned a remarkable 24.32 miles per gallon and went on to achieve a top speed at Brooklands of 78.26 mph without the benefit of any adjustments. Fitted with streamlined coachwork, this same car later attained a top speed of 101.8 mph at the Surrey track.
This 1966 Citroën DS 19 Cabriolet Chapron Palm Beach is another custom coachwork masterpiece by Chapron from the Richard Reinders collection, only 27 Palm Beach models were built, this one having been the recipient of an extensive restoration. Complete history from new when it was ordered by Baroness Sipkes-Moll van Charante. It failed to meet reserve against an estimate of €400,000 to €600,000
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This 1966 Citroën DS 19 Cabriolet Chapron Palm Beach is another custom coachwork masterpiece by Chapron from the Richard Reinders collection, only 27 Palm Beach models were built, this one having been the recipient of an extensive restoration. Complete history from new when it was ordered by Baroness Sipkes-Moll van Charante. It failed to meet reserve against an estimate of €400,000 to €600,000
Ferrari's production run of a 123 original Daytona Spyders left a hole in the marketplace that had to be filled, resulting in many 365 GTB/4 Coupes being cut and converted. Richard Straman Coachworks of Costa Mesa, California did the job on this 1970 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona, and clearly from the price of $633,713 (€517,500), did a good job.
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Ferrari's production run of a 123 original Daytona Spyders left a hole in the marketplace that had to be filled, resulting in many 365 GTB/4 Coupes being cut and converted. Richard Straman Coachworks of Costa Mesa, California did the job on this 1970 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona, and clearly from the price of $633,713 (€517,500), did a good job.
$701,040 (€572,160) | 1997 RUF CTR-2 | Artcurial | Lot 121 | Auction Description | Estimate: €480,000 to €620,000
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$701,040 (€572,160) | 1997 RUF CTR-2 | Artcurial | Lot 121 | Auction Description | Estimate: €480,000 to €620,000
This 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster is a car which encapsulates the spirit of both per-and post-war eras for Mercedes-Benz. This was the road car which Mercedes-Benz produced specifically in order to become the world's most expensive and exclusive automobile. Built in a time of austerity and rationing, this roadster was the last word in opulence and sophistication.When launched at the Paris Salon in 1951, it cost twice as much as a Cadillac, and its modernized 540K styling attracted royal owners such as King Faruk of Egypt and the Aga Khan, and the most dashing male lead movie stars of the day in the form of Cary Grant and Gary Cooper. Much rarer (800 only) than a 300 SL and far more luxurious, three body styles were offered: a 2+2, coupé or the rarest roadster version. It offered extraordinary value and exclusivity beyond the 300 SL, selling for $793,713 (€646,250)
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This 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster is a car which encapsulates the spirit of both per-and post-war eras for Mercedes-Benz. This was the road car which Mercedes-Benz produced specifically in order to become the world's most expensive and exclusive automobile. Built in a time of austerity and rationing, this roadster was the last word in opulence and sophistication.When launched at the Paris Salon in 1951, it cost twice as much as a Cadillac, and its modernized 540K styling attracted royal owners such as King Faruk of Egypt and the Aga Khan, and the most dashing male lead movie stars of the day in the form of Cary Grant and Gary Cooper. Much rarer (800 only) than a 300 SL and far more luxurious, three body styles were offered: a 2+2, coupé or the rarest roadster version. It offered extraordinary value and exclusivity beyond the 300 SL, selling for $793,713 (€646,250)
Given that the Type 35 was only introduced at the Grand Prix of Lyon on August 3, 1924, this particular car must have been ordered very early, as it was completed and invoiced to the splendidly named Lord Rocksavage, the future Lord Cholmondeley, on January 3, 1925. There follows a huge gap in the car's history from the late 1920s until the late 1980s when this car reappeared. Though thoroughly restored some time ago, with a wonderful patina, it is clear that the car is no longer entirely original, which accounts for the rather modest price expectation and the ultimate price it fetched. Bugatti T35s routinely sell for more than a million dollars, with the record price of $3.3 million set by Gooding & Company at Scottsdale in January 2017. This 1925 Bugatti fetched a fraction of that figure at $475,921 (€387,500)
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Given that the Type 35 was only introduced at the Grand Prix of Lyon on August 3, 1924, this particular car must have been ordered very early, as it was completed and invoiced to the splendidly named Lord Rocksavage, the future Lord Cholmondeley, on January 3, 1925. There follows a huge gap in the car's history from the late 1920s until the late 1980s when this car reappeared. Though thoroughly restored some time ago, with a wonderful patina, it is clear that the car is no longer entirely original, which accounts for the rather modest price expectation and the ultimate price it fetched. Bugatti T35s routinely sell for more than a million dollars, with the record price of $3.3 million set by Gooding & Company at Scottsdale in January 2017. This 1925 Bugatti fetched a fraction of that figure at $475,921 (€387,500)
Given that the Type 35 was only introduced at the Grand Prix of Lyon on August 3, 1924, this particular car must have been ordered very early, as it was completed and invoiced to the splendidly named Lord Rocksavage, the future Lord Cholmondeley, on January 3, 1925. There follows a huge gap in the car's history from the late 1920s until the late 1980s when this car reappeared. Though thoroughly restored some time ago, with a wonderful patina, it is clear that the car is no longer entirely original, which accounts for the rather modest price expectation and the ultimate price it fetched. Bugatti T35s routinely sell for more than a million dollars, with the record price of $3.3 million set by Gooding & Company at Scottsdale in January 2017. This 1925 Bugatti fetched a fraction of that figure at $475,921 (€387,500)
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Given that the Type 35 was only introduced at the Grand Prix of Lyon on August 3, 1924, this particular car must have been ordered very early, as it was completed and invoiced to the splendidly named Lord Rocksavage, the future Lord Cholmondeley, on January 3, 1925. There follows a huge gap in the car's history from the late 1920s until the late 1980s when this car reappeared. Though thoroughly restored some time ago, with a wonderful patina, it is clear that the car is no longer entirely original, which accounts for the rather modest price expectation and the ultimate price it fetched. Bugatti T35s routinely sell for more than a million dollars, with the record price of $3.3 million set by Gooding & Company at Scottsdale in January 2017This 1925 Bugatti fetched a fraction of that figure at $475,921 (€387,500)
Given that the Type 35 was only introduced at the Grand Prix of Lyon on August 3, 1924, this particular car must have been ordered very early, as it was completed and invoiced to the splendidly named Lord Rocksavage, the future Lord Cholmondeley, on January 3, 1925. There follows a huge gap in the car's history from the late 1920s until the late 1980s when this car reappeared. Though thoroughly restored some time ago, with a wonderful patina, it is clear that the car is no longer entirely original, which accounts for the rather modest price expectation and the ultimate price it fetched. Bugatti T35s routinely sell for more than a million dollars, with the record price of $3.3 million set by Gooding & Company at Scottsdale in January 2017. This 1925 Bugatti fetched a fraction of that figure at $475,921 (€387,500)
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Given that the Type 35 was only introduced at the Grand Prix of Lyon on August 3, 1924, this particular car must have been ordered very early, as it was completed and invoiced to the splendidly named Lord Rocksavage, the future Lord Cholmondeley, on January 3, 1925. There follows a huge gap in the car's history from the late 1920s until the late 1980s when this car reappeared. Though thoroughly restored some time ago, with a wonderful patina, it is clear that the car is no longer entirely original, which accounts for the rather modest price expectation and the ultimate price it fetched. Bugatti T35s routinely sell for more than a million dollars, with the record price of $3.3 million set by Gooding & Company at Scottsdale in January 2017This 1925 Bugatti fetched a fraction of that figure at $475,921 (€387,500)
The most expensive car of the entire auction week in Paris, the Bugatti Chiron that fetched €3,323,750 (US$4,082,171), flanked by the 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix that fetched $475,921 (€387,500)
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The most expensive car of the entire auction week in Paris, the Bugatti Chiron that fetched €3,323,750 (US$4,082,171), flanked by the 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix that fetched $475,921 (€387,500)
The Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione is the last and best homologation special for the Delta Integrale, which won six consecutive World Rally Championships from 1987 to 1992. As one of the most successful rally cars ever built, it spawned many limited edition road cars such as the Martini 5, Martini 6, Verde York, Blu Lagos, Giallo Ginestra and the last, the rarest (just 180) and most highly sought-after series, the famous Dealer's Collection. Sold for $197,737 (€161,000) | RM-Sotheby's | Lot 173 | Auction Description | Estimate: € 90,000 to € 120,000
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The Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione is the last and best homologation special for the Delta Integrale, which won six consecutive World Rally Championships from 1987 to 1992. As one of the most successful rally cars ever built, it spawned many limited edition road cars such as the Martini 5, Martini 6, Verde York, Blu Lagos, Giallo Ginestra and the last, the rarest (just 180) and most highly sought-after series, the famous Dealer's Collection. Sold for $197,737 (€161,000) | RM-Sotheby's | Lot 173 | Auction Description | Estimate: € 90,000 to € 120,000
Given that the Type 35 was only introduced at the Grand Prix of Lyon on August 3, 1924, this particular car must have been ordered very early, as it was completed and invoiced to the splendidly named Lord Rocksavage, the future Lord Cholmondeley, on January 3, 1925. There follows a huge gap in the car's history from the late 1920s until the late 1980s when this car reappeared. Though thoroughly restored some time ago, with a wonderful patina, it is clear that the car is no longer entirely original, which accounts for the rather modest price expectation and the ultimate price it fetched. Bugatti T35s routinely sell for more than a million dollars, with the record price of $3.3 million set by Gooding & Company at Scottsdale in January 2017. This 1925 Bugatti fetched a fraction of that figure at $475,921 (€387,500)
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Given that the Type 35 was only introduced at the Grand Prix of Lyon on August 3, 1924, this particular car must have been ordered very early, as it was completed and invoiced to the splendidly named Lord Rocksavage, the future Lord Cholmondeley, on January 3, 1925. There follows a huge gap in the car's history from the late 1920s until the late 1980s when this car reappeared. Though thoroughly restored some time ago, with a wonderful patina, it is clear that the car is no longer entirely original, which accounts for the rather modest price expectation and the ultimate price it fetched. Bugatti T35s routinely sell for more than a million dollars, with the record price of $3.3 million set by Gooding & Company at Scottsdale in January 2017This 1925 Bugatti fetched a fraction of that figure at $475,921 (€387,500)
This 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster is a car which encapsulates the spirit of both per-and post-war eras for Mercedes-Benz. This was the road car which Mercedes-Benz produced specifically in order to become the world's most expensive and exclusive automobile. Built in a time of austerity and rationing, this roadster was the last word in opulence and sophistication.When launched at the Paris Salon in 1951, it cost twice as much as a Cadillac, and its modernized 540K styling attracted royal owners such as King Faruk of Egypt and the Aga Khan, and the most dashing male lead movie stars of the day in the form of Cary Grant and Gary Cooper. Much rarer (800 only) than a 300 SL and far more luxurious, three body styles were offered: a 2+2, coupé or the rarest roadster version. It offered extraordinary value and exclusivity beyond the 300 SL, selling for $793,713 (€646,250)
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This 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster is a car which encapsulates the spirit of both per-and post-war eras for Mercedes-Benz. This was the road car which Mercedes-Benz produced specifically in order to become the world's most expensive and exclusive automobile. Built in a time of austerity and rationing, this roadster was the last word in opulence and sophistication.When launched at the Paris Salon in 1951, it cost twice as much as a Cadillac, and its modernized 540K styling attracted royal owners such as King Faruk of Egypt and the Aga Khan, and the most dashing male lead movie stars of the day in the form of Cary Grant and Gary Cooper. Much rarer (800 only) than a 300 SL and far more luxurious, three body styles were offered: a 2+2, coupé or the rarest roadster version. It offered extraordinary value and exclusivity beyond the 300 SL, selling for $793,713 (€646,250)
No sale | 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Groupe B Rallye | Estimate: €580,000 to €780,000 | Bonhams | Lot 410 | Auction Description   Lancia won the World Rally Championship for Makes 11 times between 1972 and 1992, with the Fulvia HF, Stratos, Rally 037, and the Delta family (S4, HF, and Integrale) among the most successful rally cars of all time. Lancia had introduced the new 4WD Delta S4 WRC contender in 1985, bearing a skin deep resemblance to its front-wheel-drive road-going namesake when in actuality, the two-seater S4 had fully adjustable all-independent suspension, lightweight composite bodywork, all-wheel drive via central and remote differentials and a 400 hp Abarth-designed 1,759cc, 16-valve engine with both super- and turbo-charging to reduce the effects of "turbo lag" at low revs. In use for only 13 months, the Lancia Delta S4 is one of the rarest of Group B rally cars. So rare is the S4 that there is considerable doubt that Lancia actually produced the 200 road cars required for homologation, with expert opinion being that fewer than 80 exist today. Genuine works cars are even rarer. This one didn't sell due to the high expectations of the vendor, but ... what a car!
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No sale | 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Groupe B Rallye | Estimate: €580,000 to €780,000 | Bonhams | Lot 410 | Auction Description   Lancia won the World Rally Championship for Makes 11 times between 1972 and 1992, with the Fulvia HF, Stratos, Rally 037, and the Delta family (S4, HF, and Integrale) among the most successful rally cars of all time. Lancia had introduced the new 4WD Delta S4 WRC contender in 1985, bearing a skin deep resemblance to its front-wheel-drive road-going namesake when in actuality, the two-seater S4 had fully adjustable all-independent suspension, lightweight composite bodywork, all-wheel drive via central and remote differentials and a 400 hp Abarth-designed 1,759cc, 16-valve engine with both super- and turbo-charging to reduce the effects of "turbo lag" at low revs. In use for only 13 months, the Lancia Delta S4 is one of the rarest of Group B rally cars. So rare is the S4 that there is considerable doubt that Lancia actually produced the 200 road cars required for homologation, with expert opinion being that fewer than 80 exist today. Genuine works cars are even rarer. This one didn't sell due to the high expectations of the vendor, but ... what a car!
1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder. Estimate: €670,000 to €780,000. Bonhams | Lot 373 | Auction Description | Failed to meet reserve
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1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder. Estimate: €670,000 to €780,000. Bonhams | Lot 373 | Auction Description | Failed to meet reserve
Horch was the only serious domestic rival to Mercedes-Benz in the decade prior to WW2, with the brand eventually becoming Audi. Introduced in 1936 season, the 4.9-liter Type 853 used an inline eight cylinder engine driving through a four-speed overdrive gearbox and with servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. The Horch 853a Sportcabriolet  is a masterpiece, and though 950 were built, only a handful survive. Surprisingly, two such cars were offered at auction in Paris, with this car original in every respect except for a paint job in the 1950s. It was presented at auction with an 80-page report by historian and Horchspecialist Karl Schack. Original with a meticulous history, it sold for $774,065 (€631,760).
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Horch was the only serious domestic rival to Mercedes-Benz in the decade prior to WW2, with the brand eventually becoming Audi. Introduced in 1936 season, the 4.9-liter Type 853 used an inline eight cylinder engine driving through a four-speed overdrive gearbox and with servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. The Horch 853a Sportcabriolet  is a masterpiece, and though 950 were built, only a handful survive. Surprisingly, two such cars were offered at auction in Paris, with this car original in every respect except for a paint job in the 1950s. It was presented at auction with an 80-page report by historian and Horchspecialist Karl Schack. Original with a meticulous history, it sold for $774,065 (€631,760).
Horch was the only serious domestic rival to Mercedes-Benz in the decade prior to WW2, with the brand eventually becoming Audi. Introduced in 1936 season, the 4.9-liter Type 853 used an inline eight cylinder engine driving through a four-speed overdrive gearbox and with servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. The Horch 853a Sportcabriolet  is a masterpiece, and though 950 were built, only a handful survive. This car was fully restored by Horch Classic with work finishing in 2017. Estimated to sell for €600,000 to €800,000, it failed to make reserve.
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Horch was the only serious domestic rival to Mercedes-Benz in the decade prior to WW2, with the brand eventually becoming Audi. Introduced in 1936 season, the 4.9-liter Type 853 used an inline eight cylinder engine driving through a four-speed overdrive gearbox and with servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. The Horch 853a Sportcabriolet  is a masterpiece, and though 950 were built, only a handful survive. This car was fully restored by Horch Classic with work finishing in 2017. Estimated to sell for €600,000 to €800,000, it failed to make reserve.
Horch was the only serious domestic rival to Mercedes-Benz in the decade prior to WW2, with the brand eventually becoming Audi. Introduced in 1936 season, the 4.9-liter Type 853 used an inline eight cylinder engine driving through a four-speed overdrive gearbox and with servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. The Horch 853a Sportcabriolet  is a masterpiece, and though 950 were built, only a handful survive. This car was fully restored by Horch Classic with work finishing in 2017. Estimated to sell for €600,000 to €800,000, it failed to make reserve.
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Horch was the only serious domestic rival to Mercedes-Benz in the decade prior to WW2, with the brand eventually becoming Audi. Introduced in 1936 season, the 4.9-liter Type 853 used an inline eight cylinder engine driving through a four-speed overdrive gearbox and with servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. The Horch 853a Sportcabriolet  is a masterpiece, and though 950 were built, only a handful survive. This car was fully restored by Horch Classic with work finishing in 2017. Estimated to sell for €600,000 to €800,000, it failed to make reserve.
Horch was the only serious domestic rival to Mercedes-Benz in the decade prior to WW2, with the brand eventually becoming Audi. Introduced in 1936 season, the 4.9-liter Type 853 used an inline eight cylinder engine driving through a four-speed overdrive gearbox and with servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. The Horch 853a Sportcabriolet  is a masterpiece, and though 950 were built, only a handful survive. This car was fully restored by Horch Classic with work finishing in 2017. Estimated to sell for €600,000 to €800,000, it failed to make reserve.
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Horch was the only serious domestic rival to Mercedes-Benz in the decade prior to WW2, with the brand eventually becoming Audi. Introduced in 1936 season, the 4.9-liter Type 853 used an inline eight cylinder engine driving through a four-speed overdrive gearbox and with servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. The Horch 853a Sportcabriolet  is a masterpiece, and though 950 were built, only a handful survive. This car was fully restored by Horch Classic with work finishing in 2017. Estimated to sell for €600,000 to €800,000, it failed to make reserve.
Horch was the only serious domestic rival to Mercedes-Benz in the decade prior to WW2, with the brand eventually becoming Audi. Introduced in 1936 season, the 4.9-liter Type 853 used an inline eight cylinder engine driving through a four-speed overdrive gearbox and with servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. The Horch 853a Sportcabriolet  is a masterpiece, and though 950 were built, only a handful survive. Surprisingly, two such cars were offered at auction in Paris, with this car original in every respect except for a paint job in the 1950s. It was presented at auction with an 80-page report by historian and Horchspecialist Karl Schack. Original with a meticulous history, it sold for $774,065 (€631,760).
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Horch was the only serious domestic rival to Mercedes-Benz in the decade prior to WW2, with the brand eventually becoming Audi. Introduced in 1936 season, the 4.9-liter Type 853 used an inline eight cylinder engine driving through a four-speed overdrive gearbox and with servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. The Horch 853a Sportcabriolet  is a masterpiece, and though 950 were built, only a handful survive. Surprisingly, two such cars were offered at auction in Paris, with this car original in every respect except for a paint job in the 1950s. It was presented at auction with an 80-page report by historian and Horchspecialist Karl Schack. Original with a meticulous history, it sold for $774,065 (€631,760).
One of the fastest boats in the world between the wars, this 1934 Hispano-Suiza 36-liter V12 Hydroplane has a fascinating provenance and can be heard for miles when its 36-liter Hispano-Suiza V12 engine fires up. The winner of events such as the 1938 Lyon-Marseille-Cannes race, and the 1936 President of the Republic prize at the Nautical Week in Cannes, where it averaged 90.34 km/h over the 12 km race distance. The choice of an auction venue was quite appropriate as Rafale V was timed at 130 km/h on the nearby River Seine in the mid-1930s. Sadly, it did not find a new home.
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One of the fastest boats in the world between the wars, this 1934 Hispano-Suiza 36-liter V12 Hydroplane has a fascinating provenance and can be heard for miles when its 36-liter Hispano-Suiza V12 engine fires up. The winner of events such as the 1938 Lyon-Marseille-Cannes race, and the 1936 President of the Republic prize at the Nautical Week in Cannes, where it averaged 90.34 km/h over the 12 km race distance. The choice of an auction venue was quite appropriate as Rafale V was timed at 130 km/h on the nearby River Seine in the mid-1930s. Sadly, it did not find a new home.
One of the fastest boats in the world between the wars, this 1934 Hispano-Suiza 36-liter V12 Hydroplane has a fascinating provenance and can be heard for miles when its 36-liter Hispano-Suiza V12 engine fires up. The winner of events such as the 1938 Lyon-Marseille-Cannes race, and the 1936 President of the Republic prize at the Nautical Week in Cannes, where it averaged 90.34 km/h over the 12 km race distance.
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One of the fastest boats in the world between the wars, this 1934 Hispano-Suiza 36-liter V12 Hydroplane has a fascinating provenance and can be heard for miles when its 36-liter Hispano-Suiza V12 engine fires up. The winner of events such as the 1938 Lyon-Marseille-Cannes race, and the 1936 President of the Republic prize at the Nautical Week in Cannes, where it averaged 90.34 km/h over the 12 km race distance.
The Muira was a difficult act to follow, but the Lamborghini Countach LP400 Coupe that was first shown at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show was a milestone in automotive history. It garnered attention all over the world. This original series Countach sold for $781,580 (€638,250)
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The Muira was a difficult act to follow, but the Lamborghini Countach LP400 Coupe that was first shown at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show was a milestone in automotive history. It garnered attention all over the world. This original series Countach sold for $781,580 (€638,250)
No sale | 1963 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale | RM-Sotheby's | Lot 127 | Auction Description | Estimate: €700,000 to €800,000
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No sale | 1963 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale | RM-Sotheby's | Lot 127 | Auction Description | Estimate: €700,000 to €800,000
No sale | 1963 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale | RM-Sotheby's | Lot 127 | Auction Description | Estimate: €700,000 to €800,000
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No sale | 1963 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale | RM-Sotheby's | Lot 127 | Auction Description | Estimate: €700,000 to €800,000
$869,707 (€708,125) | 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spyder by Ghia |  RM-Sotheby's Lot 129 | Auction Description | Estimate: €700,000 to €800,000
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$869,707 (€708,125) | 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spyder by Ghia |  RM-Sotheby's Lot 129 | Auction Description | Estimate: €700,000 to €800,000
$869,707 (€708,125) | 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spyder by Ghia |  RM-Sotheby's Lot 129 | Auction Description | Estimate: €700,000 to €800,000
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$869,707 (€708,125) | 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spyder by Ghia |  RM-Sotheby's Lot 129 | Auction Description | Estimate: €700,000 to €800,000
No doubt purchased with Bentley's 100th anniversary celebrations in 2019 in mind, this 1926 Bentley 3-liter "Red Label" Speed Model Tourer is one of just 513 Speed Models built, but with the much rarer incidence of original aluminum body panels. The tale of this car, not just the faultless condition in which it went to auction, are what really set it apart. The extraordinary thoroughness of the accompanying documentation includes a letter from the original owner, a full and detailed history, a book which details the £475,000 Graham Moss rotisserie restoration to which the car was subjected, and the Class Award it won at Pebble Beach in 2015. Truly outstanding in every respect! Bonhams | Lot 337 | $859,034 (€701,500) | Auction Description
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No doubt purchased with Bentley's 100th anniversary celebrations in 2019 in mind, this 1926 Bentley 3-liter "Red Label" Speed Model Tourer is one of just 513 Speed Models built, but with the much rarer incidence of original aluminum body panels. The tale of this car, not just the faultless condition in which it went to auction, are what really set it apart. The extraordinary thoroughness of the accompanying documentation includes a letter from the original owner, a full and detailed history, a book which details the £475,000 Graham Moss rotisserie restoration to which the car was subjected, and the Class Award it won at Pebble Beach in 2015. Truly outstanding in every respect! Bonhams | Lot 337 | $859,034 (€701,500) | Auction Description
No doubt purchased with Bentley's 100th anniversary celebrations in 2019 in mind, this 1926 Bentley 3-liter "Red Label" Speed Model Tourer is one of just 513 Speed Models built, but with the much rarer incidence of original aluminum body panels. The tale of this car, not just the faultless condition in which it went to auction, are what really set it apart. The extraordinary thoroughness of the accompanying documentation includes a letter from the original owner, a full and detailed history, a book which details the £475,000 Graham Moss rotisserie restoration to which the car was subjected, and the Class Award it won at Pebble Beach in 2015. Truly outstanding in every respect! Bonhams | Lot 337 | $859,034 (€701,500) | Auction Description
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No doubt purchased with Bentley's 100th anniversary celebrations in 2019 in mind, this 1926 Bentley 3-liter "Red Label" Speed Model Tourer is one of just 513 Speed Models built, but with the much rarer incidence of original aluminum body panels. The tale of this car, not just the faultless condition in which it went to auction, are what really set it apart. The extraordinary thoroughness of the accompanying documentation includes a letter from the original owner, a full and detailed history, a book which details the £475,000 Graham Moss rotisserie restoration to which the car was subjected, and the Class Award it won at Pebble Beach in 2015. Truly outstanding in every respect! Bonhams | Lot 337 | $859,034 (€701,500) | Auction Description
No sale | 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring Coupe |  Bonhams | Lot 361 | Auction Description | Estimate: €650,000 to €850,000
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No sale | 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring Coupe |  Bonhams | Lot 361 | Auction Description | Estimate: €650,000 to €850,000
$904,249 (€736,250) | 1967 Maserati Mistral 4.0 Spyder by Frua |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 128 | Auction Description |  Estimate: €750,000 to €850,000
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$904,249 (€736,250) | 1967 Maserati Mistral 4.0 Spyder by Frua |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 128 | Auction Description |  Estimate: €750,000 to €850,000
$904,249 (€736,250) | 1967 Maserati Mistral 4.0 Spyder by Frua |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 128 | Auction Description |  Estimate: €750,000 to €850,000
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$904,249 (€736,250) | 1967 Maserati Mistral 4.0 Spyder by Frua |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 128 | Auction Description |  Estimate: €750,000 to €850,000
$788,670 (€643,680) | 1937 Hispano-Suiza J12 Gurney Nutting |  Artcurial | Lot 28 | Auction Description | Estimate: €600,000 to €900,000
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$788,670 (€643,680) | 1937 Hispano-Suiza J12 Gurney Nutting |  Artcurial | Lot 28 | Auction Description | Estimate: €600,000 to €900,000
$873,116 (€713,000) | 1904 Fiat Type 24/32 Tonneau |  Bonhams | Lot 347 | Auction Description | Estimate: €750,000 to €950,000
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$873,116 (€713,000) | 1904 Fiat Type 24/32 Tonneau |  Bonhams | Lot 347 | Auction Description | Estimate: €750,000 to €950,000
No sale | Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet Vanvooren |  Artcurial | Lot 16 | Auction Description | Estimate: €650,000 to €950,000
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No sale | Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet Vanvooren |  Artcurial | Lot 16 | Auction Description | Estimate: €650,000 to €950,000
$1,146,048 (€933,125) | 1992 Ferrari F40 |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 123 | Auction Description | Estimate: €850,000 to €950,000
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$1,146,048 (€933,125) | 1992 Ferrari F40 |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 123 | Auction Description | Estimate: €850,000 to €950,000
$1,146,048 (€933,125) | 1992 Ferrari F40 |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 123 | Auction Description | Estimate: €850,000 to €950,000
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$1,146,048 (€933,125) | 1992 Ferrari F40 |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 123 | Auction Description | Estimate: €850,000 to €950,000
This 1954 OSCA 2000 S by Morelli is a Maserati by another name. Officina Specializzate Costruzione Automobili built its first car in 1948. With the Orsi family retaining the Maserati name, the Fratelli Maserati (Maserati brothers) dropped the "FM" from the title of their new company, leaving the acronym OSCA. A new car was born, and this 2000 S sports car is essentially a Formula 3 car with a straight-six engine breathing through triple Weber carbs. Only five cars were built in total, and just three of them with Barchetta bodies by Morelli. This car had an extensive race history in period, winning the 1954 12 Hours of Messina and having raced in the 1,000 km Buenos Aires. Sold for $973,335 (€792,500)
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This 1954 OSCA 2000 S by Morelli is a Maserati by another name. Officina Specializzate Costruzione Automobili built its first car in 1948. With the Orsi family retaining the Maserati name, the Fratelli Maserati (Maserati brothers) dropped the "FM" from the title of their new company, leaving the acronym OSCA. A new car was born, and this 2000 S sports car is essentially a Formula 3 car with a straight-six engine breathing through triple Weber carbs. Only five cars were built in total, and just three of them with Barchetta bodies by Morelli. This car had an extensive race history in period, winning the 1954 12 Hours of Messina and having raced in the 1,000 km Buenos Aires. Sold for $973,335 (€792,500)
This 1954 OSCA 2000 S by Morelli is a Maserati by another name. Officina Specializzate Costruzione Automobili built its first car in 1948. With the Orsi family retaining the Maserati name, the Fratelli Maserati (Maserati brothers) dropped the "FM" from the title of their new company, leaving the acronym OSCA. A new car was born, and this 2000 S sports car is essentially a Formula 3 car with a straight-six engine breathing through triple Weber carbs. Only five cars were built in total, and just three of them with Barchetta bodies by Morelli. This car had an extensive race history in period, winning the 1954 12 Hours of Messina and having raced in the 1,000 km Buenos Aires. Sold for $973,335 (€792,500)
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This 1954 OSCA 2000 S by Morelli is a Maserati by another name. Officina Specializzate Costruzione Automobili built its first car in 1948. With the Orsi family retaining the Maserati name, the Fratelli Maserati (Maserati brothers) dropped the "FM" from the title of their new company, leaving the acronym OSCA. A new car was born, and this 2000 S sports car is essentially a Formula 3 car with a straight-six engine breathing through triple Weber carbs. Only five cars were built in total, and just three of them with Barchetta bodies by Morelli. This car had an extensive race history in period, winning the 1954 12 Hours of Messina and having raced in the 1,000 km Buenos Aires. Sold for $973,335 (€792,500)
$1,168,401 (€953,600) | 1990 Ferrari F40 | Artcurial | Lot 86 | Auction Description Estimate: €750,000 to €1,000,000
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$1,168,401 (€953,600) | 1990 Ferrari F40 | Artcurial | Lot 86 | Auction Description Estimate: €750,000 to €1,000,000
$1,419,173 (€1,158,270) | 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing |  Artcurial | Lot 44 | Auction Description |  Estimate: €800,000 to €1,000,000
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$1,419,173 (€1,158,270) | 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing |  Artcurial | Lot 44 | Auction Description |  Estimate: €800,000 to €1,000,000
This 1993 Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype is the first of 36 built, and with several bidders on the floor in Paris, the price kept going all the way to set a new record for the model. Amazingly, the 25-year-old car has covered just 3,300 km from new. Manufactured in early 1993, it was used in April, 1993 for homologation testing in two-wheel drive configuration and fitted with engine number 009. It was then used for fuel consumption homologation testing, then fitted with the four-wheel drive system and Super Sport engine no. 0026, the unit previously fitted to the prototype C7 that was used to set the EB110's world speed record in 1992 at 342.7 km/h. Sold for $1,415,480 (€1,152,500)
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This 1993 Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype is the first of 36 built, and with several bidders on the floor in Paris, the price kept going all the way to set a new record for the model. Amazingly, the 25-year-old car has covered just 3,300 km from new. Manufactured in early 1993, it was used in April, 1993 for homologation testing in two-wheel drive configuration and fitted with engine number 009. It was then used for fuel consumption homologation testing, then fitted with the four-wheel drive system and Super Sport engine no. 0026, the unit previously fitted to the prototype C7 that was used to set the EB110's world speed record in 1992 at 342.7 km/h. Sold for $1,415,480 (€1,152,500)
This 1993 Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype is the first of 36 built, and with several bidders on the floor in Paris, the price kept going all the way to set a new record for the model. Amazingly, the 25-year-old car has covered just 3,300 km from new. Manufactured in early 1993, it was used in April, 1993 for homologation testing in two-wheel drive configuration and fitted with engine number 009. It was then used for fuel consumption homologation testing, then fitted with the four-wheel drive system and Super Sport engine no. 0026, the unit previously fitted to the prototype C7 that was used to set the EB110's world speed record in 1992 at 342.7 km/h. Sold for $1,415,480 (€1,152,500)
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This 1993 Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype is the first of 36 built, and with several bidders on the floor in Paris, the price kept going all the way to set a new record for the model. Amazingly, the 25-year-old car has covered just 3,300 km from new. Manufactured in early 1993, it was used in April, 1993 for homologation testing in two-wheel drive configuration and fitted with engine number 009. It was then used for fuel consumption homologation testing, then fitted with the four-wheel drive system and Super Sport engine no. 0026, the unit previously fitted to the prototype C7 that was used to set the EB110's world speed record in 1992 at 342.7 km/h. Sold for $1,415,480 (€1,152,500)
This 1993 Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype is the first of 36 built, and with several bidders on the floor in Paris, the price kept going all the way to set a new record for the model. Amazingly, the 25-year-old car has covered just 3,300 km from new. Manufactured in early 1993, it was used in April, 1993 for homologation testing in two-wheel drive configuration and fitted with engine number 009. It was then used for fuel consumption homologation testing, then fitted with the four-wheel drive system and Super Sport engine no. 0026, the unit previously fitted to the prototype C7 that was used to set the EB110's world speed record in 1992 at 342.7 km/h. Sold for $1,415,480 (€1,152,500)
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This 1993 Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype is the first of 36 built, and with several bidders on the floor in Paris, the price kept going all the way to set a new record for the model. Amazingly, the 25-year-old car has covered just 3,300 km from new. Manufactured in early 1993, it was used in April, 1993 for homologation testing in two-wheel drive configuration and fitted with engine number 009. It was then used for fuel consumption homologation testing, then fitted with the four-wheel drive system and Super Sport engine no. 0026, the unit previously fitted to the prototype C7 that was used to set the EB110's world speed record in 1992 at 342.7 km/h. Sold for $1,415,480 (€1,152,500)
This 1993 Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype is the first of 36 built, and with several bidders on the floor in Paris, the price kept going all the way to set a new record for the model. Amazingly, the 25-year-old car has covered just 3,300 km from new. Manufactured in early 1993, it was used in April, 1993 for homologation testing in two-wheel drive configuration and fitted with engine number 009. It was then used for fuel consumption homologation testing, then fitted with the four-wheel drive system and Super Sport engine no. 0026, the unit previously fitted to the prototype C7 that was used to set the EB110's world speed record in 1992 at 342.7 km/h. Sold for $1,415,480 (€1,152,500)
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This 1993 Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype is the first of 36 built, and with several bidders on the floor in Paris, the price kept going all the way to set a new record for the model. Amazingly, the 25-year-old car has covered just 3,300 km from new. Manufactured in early 1993, it was used in April, 1993 for homologation testing in two-wheel drive configuration and fitted with engine number 009. It was then used for fuel consumption homologation testing, then fitted with the four-wheel drive system and Super Sport engine no. 0026, the unit previously fitted to the prototype C7 that was used to set the EB110's world speed record in 1992 at 342.7 km/h. Sold for $1,415,480 (€1,152,500)
Expected to set price records but it didn't reach reserve in the end and was passed in. This extremely rare car is the sports version of the 356 that took its name from the brand's success in the Carrera Panamericana. It has a special DOHC-per-cylinder-bank engine, twin-spark ignition, two twin-choke downdraft carburetors, dry sump lubrication and though initially available in a 1.5-liter version, then 1.6-liter this is the ultimate 2-liter version and it has been treated to a lifetime of expert mechanical refurbishment and produces in excess of 140 hp, so it is still a car of exceptional power and speed.
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Expected to set price records but it didn't reach reserve in the end and was passed in. This extremely rare car is the sports version of the 356 that took its name from the brand's success in the Carrera Panamericana. It has a special DOHC-per-cylinder-bank engine, twin-spark ignition, two twin-choke downdraft carburetors, dry sump lubrication and though initially available in a 1.5-liter version, then 1.6-liter this is the ultimate 2-liter version and it has been treated to a lifetime of expert mechanical refurbishment and produces in excess of 140 hp, so it is still a car of exceptional power and speed.
No sale | 1959 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1600 GS convertible | Artcurial | Lot 37 | Auction Description | Estimate: €800,000 to €1,200,000
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No sale | 1959 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1600 GS convertible | Artcurial | Lot 37 | Auction Description | Estimate: €800,000 to €1,200,000
No sale | 1959 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1600 GS convertible | Artcurial | Lot 37 | Auction Description | Estimate: €800,000 to €1,200,000
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No sale | 1959 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1600 GS convertible | Artcurial | Lot 37 | Auction Description | Estimate: €800,000 to €1,200,000
$774,538 (€632,500) | 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster |  Bonhams | Lot 367 | Auction Description | Estimate: €900,000 to €1,200,000
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$774,538 (€632,500) | 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster |  Bonhams | Lot 367 | Auction Description | Estimate: €900,000 to €1,200,000
The ex-Earl Howe, ex-Pierre Levegh 1935 Bugatti Type 57T surprisingly sold well below its estimate of €780,000 to €1,300,000, to eventually fetch just $873,116 (€713,000). The car was built for influential British racing driver Earl Howe, who was President of the British Racing Drivers Club from 1929 to 1964. This car made its debut at the Ulster TT race in 1935 driven by Howe before being purchased by the talented young French racing driver, Pierre Bouillin, better known as Pierre Levegh after he changed his name to emulate his pioneering motor-racing uncle. Levegh is best known as the first driver killed in the tragedy at the 1955 Le Mans 24 Hour Race which saw 83 die.
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The ex-Earl Howe, ex-Pierre Levegh 1935 Bugatti Type 57T surprisingly sold well below its estimate of €780,000 to €1,300,000, to eventually fetch just $873,116 (€713,000). The car was built for influential British racing driver Earl Howe, who was President of the British Racing Drivers Club from 1929 to 1964. This car made its debut at the Ulster TT race in 1935 driven by Howe before being purchased by the talented young French racing driver, Pierre Bouillin, better known as Pierre Levegh after he changed his name to emulate his pioneering motor-racing uncle. Levegh is best known as the first driver killed in the tragedy at the 1955 Le Mans 24 Hour Race which saw 83 die.
The ex-Earl Howe, ex-Pierre Levegh 1935 Bugatti Type 57T surprisingly sold well below its estimate of €780,000 to €1,300,000, to eventually fetch just $873,116 (€713,000). The car was built for influential British racing driver Earl Howe, who was President of the British Racing Drivers Club from 1929 to 1964. This car made its debut at the Ulster TT race in 1935 driven by Howe before being purchased by the talented young French racing driver, Pierre Bouillin, better known as Pierre Levegh after he changed his name to emulate his pioneering motor-racing uncle. Levegh is best known as the first driver killed in the tragedy at the 1955 Le Mans 24 Hour Race which saw 83 die.
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The ex-Earl Howe, ex-Pierre Levegh 1935 Bugatti Type 57T surprisingly sold well below its estimate of €780,000 to €1,300,000, to eventually fetch just $873,116 (€713,000). The car was built for influential British racing driver Earl Howe, who was President of the British Racing Drivers Club from 1929 to 1964. This car made its debut at the Ulster TT race in 1935 driven by Howe before being purchased by the talented young French racing driver, Pierre Bouillin, better known as Pierre Levegh after he changed his name to emulate his pioneering motor-racing uncle. Levegh is best known as the first driver killed in the tragedy at the 1955 Le Mans 24 Hour Race which saw 83 die.
This 1942-46 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Pinin Farina Speziale has a great story behind it, with 14 having been built and delivered to Pinin Farina in 1942, but production was discontinued due to the war. Commissioned by Milanese socialite Giuliana Tortolli-Cuccioli, this car was created in 1946 and loaned to Pinin Farina by its owner, so he could make a tour of the first post-war automotive exhibitions including the Geneva Motor Show. Italian auto makers were excluded from the 1946 Salon de Paris for political reasons but this car was driven to Paris by Pinin Farina himself, and parked directly in front of the show's entrance, creating his own motor show alongside a Lancia Aprilia that had been driven to Paris by Sergio Farina. The story gets better because at a later date Pinin Fraina buys the car back to use as his own personal vehicle, then when he sells it, it is purchased by Britain's Austin Motor Company and used as the basis of the design of the Austin A90 Atlantic. There is so much more to this car's story, all of it in the auction description. No sale but a great yarn
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This 1942-46 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Pinin Farina Speziale has a great story behind it, with 14 having been built and delivered to Pinin Farina in 1942, but production was discontinued due to the war. Commissioned by Milanese socialite Giuliana Tortolli-Cuccioli, this car was created in 1946 and loaned to Pinin Farina by its owner, so he could make a tour of the first post-war automotive exhibitions including the Geneva Motor Show. Italian auto makers were excluded from the 1946 Salon de Paris for political reasons but this car was driven to Paris by Pinin Farina himself, and parked directly in front of the show's entrance, creating his own motor show alongside a Lancia Aprilia that had been driven to Paris by Sergio Farina. The story gets better because at a later date Pinin Fraina buys the car back to use as his own personal vehicle, then when he sells it, it is purchased by Britain's Austin Motor Company and used as the basis of the design of the Austin A90 Atlantic. There is so much more to this car's story, all of it in the auction description. No sale but a great yarn
This 1942-46 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Pinin Farina Speziale has a great story behind it, with 14 having been built and delivered to Pinin Farina in 1942, but production was discontinued due to the war. Commissioned by Milanese socialite Giuliana Tortolli-Cuccioli, this car was created in 1946 and loaned to Pinin Farina by its owner, so he could make a tour of the first post-war automotive exhibitions including the Geneva Motor Show. Italian auto makers were excluded from the 1946 Salon de Paris for political reasons but this car was driven to Paris by Pinin Farina himself, and parked directly in front of the show's entrance, creating his own motor show alongside a Lancia Aprilia that had been driven to Paris by Sergio Farina. The story gets better because at a later date Pinin Fraina buys the car back to use as his own personal vehicle, then when he sells it, it is purchased by Britain's Austin Motor Company and used as the basis of the design of the Austin A90 Atlantic. There is so much more to this car's story, all of it in the auction description. No sale but a great yarn
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This 1942-46 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Pinin Farina Speziale has a great story behind it, with 14 having been built and delivered to Pinin Farina in 1942, but production was discontinued due to the war. Commissioned by Milanese socialite Giuliana Tortolli-Cuccioli, this car was created in 1946 and loaned to Pinin Farina by its owner, so he could make a tour of the first post-war automotive exhibitions including the Geneva Motor Show. Italian auto makers were excluded from the 1946 Salon de Paris for political reasons but this car was driven to Paris by Pinin Farina himself, and parked directly in front of the show's entrance, creating his own motor show alongside a Lancia Aprilia that had been driven to Paris by Sergio Farina. The story gets better because at a later date Pinin Fraina buys the car back to use as his own personal vehicle, then when he sells it, it is purchased by Britain's Austin Motor Company and used as the basis of the design of the Austin A90 Atlantic. There is so much more to this car's story, all of it in the auction description. No sale but a great yarn
A winning Formula One car from the early 1950s with an incredible provenance, having been driven by Jean Behra, Maurice Trintignant, Harry Schell, Prince Bira, and many more. It failed to find a new home.  |  Artcurial | Lot 99 | Auction Description | Estimate: €900,000 to €1,400,000
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A winning Formula One car from the early 1950s with an incredible provenance, having been driven by Jean Behra, Maurice Trintignant, Harry Schell, Prince Bira, and many more. It failed to find a new home.  |  Artcurial | Lot 99 | Auction Description | Estimate: €900,000 to €1,400,000
No sale | 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Coupe | Bonhams | Lot 378 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,200,000 to €1,400,000
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No sale | 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Coupe | Bonhams | Lot 378 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,200,000 to €1,400,000
No sale | 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Coupe | Bonhams | Lot 378 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,200,000 to €1,400,000
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No sale | 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Coupe | Bonhams | Lot 378 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,200,000 to €1,400,000
No sale | 1985 Porsche 962 C | Artcurial | Lot 122 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,300,000 to €1,600,000
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No sale | 1985 Porsche 962 C | Artcurial | Lot 122 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,300,000 to €1,600,000
No sale | 1985 Porsche 962 C | Artcurial | Lot 122 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,300,000 to €1,600,000
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No sale | 1985 Porsche 962 C | Artcurial | Lot 122 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,300,000 to €1,600,000
No sale | 1985 Porsche 962 C | Artcurial | Lot 122 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,300,000 to €1,600,000
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No sale | 1985 Porsche 962 C | Artcurial | Lot 122 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,300,000 to €1,600,000
This 1964 Porsche 904 GTS has a transparent and continuous history from new when it was one of the 50 examples built in 1964 to allow homologation for sports car racing. It raced extensively in period, competing in 24 events between 1964 and 1969, winning outright five times, first in class twice and finishing second in the US Cup in 1969 at Montlhéry and sixth overall in the 1964 Tour de France Automobile. Subsequently part of the collection of Jean-Claude Miloé, from 1999 onwards it again competed extensively, usually finishing at the front of the field. | Artcurial | Lot 35 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,400,000 to €1,800,000
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This 1964 Porsche 904 GTS has a transparent and continuous history from new when it was one of the 50 examples built in 1964 to allow homologation for sports car racing. It raced extensively in period, competing in 24 events between 1964 and 1969, winning outright five times, first in class twice and finishing second in the US Cup in 1969 at Montlhéry and sixth overall in the 1964 Tour de France Automobile. Subsequently part of the collection of Jean-Claude Miloé, from 1999 onwards it again competed extensively, usually finishing at the front of the field. | Artcurial | Lot 35 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,400,000 to €1,800,000
This 1964 Porsche 904 GTS has a transparent and continuous history from new when it was one of the 50 examples built in 1964 to allow homologation for sports car racing. It raced extensively in period, competing in 24 events between 1964 and 1969, winning outright five times, first in class twice and finishing second in the US Cup in 1969 at Montlhéry and sixth overall in the 1964 Tour de France Automobile. Subsequently part of the collection of Jean-Claude Miloé, from 1999 onwards it again competed extensively, usually finishing at the front of the field. | Artcurial | Lot 35 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,400,000 to €1,800,000
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This 1964 Porsche 904 GTS has a transparent and continuous history from new when it was one of the 50 examples built in 1964 to allow homologation for sports car racing. It raced extensively in period, competing in 24 events between 1964 and 1969, winning outright five times, first in class twice and finishing second in the US Cup in 1969 at Montlhéry and sixth overall in the 1964 Tour de France Automobile. Subsequently part of the collection of Jean-Claude Miloé, from 1999 onwards it again competed extensively, usually finishing at the front of the field. | Artcurial | Lot 35 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,400,000 to €1,800,000
$2,182,327 (€1,776,875) | 1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 134 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,600,000 to €1,800,000
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$2,182,327 (€1,776,875) | 1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 134 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,600,000 to €1,800,000
$2,182,327 (€1,776,875) | 1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 134 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,600,000 to €1,800,000
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$2,182,327 (€1,776,875) | 1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 134 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,600,000 to €1,800,000
No sale | 2014 McLaren P1 |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 148 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,700,000 to €2,000,000
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No sale | 2014 McLaren P1 |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 148 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,700,000 to €2,000,000
No sale | 2014 McLaren P1 |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 148 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,700,000 to €2,000,000
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No sale | 2014 McLaren P1 |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 148 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,700,000 to €2,000,000
No sale | 2007 Ferrari Enzo |  Artcurial | Lot 92 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,800,000 to €2,200,000
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No sale | 2007 Ferrari Enzo |  Artcurial | Lot 92 | Auction Description | Estimate: €1,800,000 to €2,200,000
$2,458,668 (€2,001,875) | 2005 Maserati MC12 |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 124 | Auction Description | Estimate: €2,000,000 to €2,500,000
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$2,458,668 (€2,001,875) | 2005 Maserati MC12 |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 124 | Auction Description | Estimate: €2,000,000 to €2,500,000
$2,458,668 (€2,001,875) | 2005 Maserati MC12 |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 124 | Auction Description | Estimate: €2,000,000 to €2,500,000
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$2,458,668 (€2,001,875) | 2005 Maserati MC12 |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 124 | Auction Description | Estimate: €2,000,000 to €2,500,000
No sale | 1955 Maserati A6G / 2000 Berlinetta Germany / Zagato |  Artcurial | Lot 100 | Auction Description | Estimate: €2,500,000 to €2,700,000
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No sale | 1955 Maserati A6G / 2000 Berlinetta Germany / Zagato |  Artcurial | Lot 100 | Auction Description | Estimate: €2,500,000 to €2,700,000
This highly desirable alloy 275 GTB was bid to €2,200,000 but failed to make reserve and was passed in. | 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 120 | Auction Description |  Estimate: €2,400,000 to €2,800,000
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This highly desirable alloy 275 GTB was bid to €2,200,000 but failed to make reserve and was passed in. | 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 120 | Auction Description |  Estimate: €2,400,000 to €2,800,000
This highly desirable alloy 275 GTB was bid to €2,200,000 but failed to make reserve and was passed in. | 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 120 | Auction Description |  Estimate: €2,400,000 to €2,800,000
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This highly desirable alloy 275 GTB was bid to €2,200,000 but failed to make reserve and was passed in. | 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti |  RM-Sotheby's | Lot 120 | Auction Description |  Estimate: €2,400,000 to €2,800,000
This 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C is essentially a race car for the road, with just 10 riveted Iso Grifo A3/Cs built and class wins in the Le Mans 24 Hour race in both 1964 and 1965 as part of the heritage (plus 14th and 9th place outright). This car is one of the very desirable "riveted" A3/Cs, made by Carrozzeria Sports Cars of Piero Drogo in Modena. The bodies were made in avional, a special alloy of aluminum, copper and magnesium that is very light and elastic but difficult to weld, meaning it needed to be riveted. The car has a spectacular provenance including Johnny Hallyday, 15 years in Michel Hommell's Manoir de l'Automobile museum and an appearance at the 2017 Chantilly Concours. Great hopes were held for the car (hence its appearance on the catalog cover with Hallyday). RM-Sotheby's Sabatié-Garat commented, "The offering of a riveted Iso Grifo A3/C is extraordinarily rare in its own right. Add to that its exceptional French provenance and former ownership by the late, and much loved, Johnny Hallyday, and you have a once-in-a-generation opportunity for collectors. We're tremendously honored to bring an important car owned by such a cherished French icon to public auction for the very first time." On the day, the bidding reached €1,975,000 but there was no fairytale ending. | Estimate: €2,500,000 to €3,000,000 | RM-Sotheby's | Lot 142 | Auction Description
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This 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C is essentially a race car for the road, with just 10 riveted Iso Grifo A3/Cs built and class wins in the Le Mans 24 Hour race in both 1964 and 1965 as part of the heritage (plus 14th and 9th place outright). This car is one of the very desirable "riveted" A3/Cs, made by Carrozzeria Sports Cars of Piero Drogo in Modena. The bodies were made in avional, a special alloy of aluminum, copper and magnesium that is very light and elastic but difficult to weld, meaning it needed to be riveted. The car has a spectacular provenance including Johnny Hallyday, 15 years in Michel Hommell's Manoir de l'Automobile museum and an appearance at the 2017 Chantilly Concours. Great hopes were held for the car (hence its appearance on the catalog cover with Hallyday). RM-Sotheby's Sabatié-Garat commented, "The offering of a riveted Iso Grifo A3/C is extraordinarily rare in its own right. Add to that its exceptional French provenance and former ownership by the late, and much loved, Johnny Hallyday, and you have a once-in-a-generation opportunity for collectors. We're tremendously honored to bring an important car owned by such a cherished French icon to public auction for the very first time." On the day, the bidding reached €1,975,000 but there was no fairytale ending. | Estimate: €2,500,000 to €3,000,000 | RM-Sotheby's | Lot 142 | Auction Description
Just 38 Ferrari FXX cars were built, and they were racetrack only cars, with one of the most powerful Ferrari engines ever built - a 6,262 cc 800 hp V12 engine. Each car was sold with a complete racetrack program as part of the purchase package. This car was delivered new to a collector who decided not to take part in the program, hence the car was sold with less than 100 km from new. Not surprisingly, it set a world record auction price for the model, fetching $3,276,815 (€2,674,400).
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Just 38 Ferrari FXX cars were built, and they were racetrack only cars, with one of the most powerful Ferrari engines ever built - a 6,262 cc 800 hp V12 engine. Each car was sold with a complete racetrack program as part of the purchase package. This car was delivered new to a collector who decided not to take part in the program, hence the car was sold with less than 100 km from new. Not surprisingly, it set a world record auction price for the model, fetching $3,276,815 (€2,674,400).
This 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Coupe Atalante was prepared specifically for the 1938 Geneva Motor Show, and sold with a fastidiously documented history for €2,903,200 ($3,557,153) at Artcurial's official Retromobile auction
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This 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Coupe Atalante was prepared specifically for the 1938 Geneva Motor Show, and sold with a fastidiously documented history for €2,903,200 ($3,557,153) at Artcurial's official Retromobile auction
This 1954 Maserati A6 GCS/53 Spyder Fiandri & Malagoni came with an impressive racing provenance both in period and in recent historic events which is extensively documented in the auction description. This car raced in the original Mille Miglia, plus six times in the Mille Miglia historic. It changed hands for €2,445,600 to set a new world record for the model. Sold for $2,996,477 (€2,445,600) 
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This 1954 Maserati A6 GCS/53 Spyder Fiandri & Malagoni came with an impressive racing provenance both in period and in recent historic events which is extensively documented in the auction description. This car raced in the original Mille Miglia, plus six times in the Mille Miglia historic. It changed hands for €2,445,600 to set a new world record for the model. Sold for $2,996,477 (€2,445,600) 
As featured in a separate article, this Bugatti did what Bugatti's do - the outrageous, the impossible, the preposterous. It topped a "Grand Slam" classic car auction week when it was still a current model. It had never been done before. Sold for $4,082,171 (€3,323,750Sold for $4,082,171 (€3,323,750)
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As featured in a separate article, this Bugatti did what Bugatti's do - the outrageous, the impossible, the preposterous. It topped a "Grand Slam" classic car auction week when it was still a current model. It had never been done before. Sold for $4,082,171 (€3,323,750Sold for $4,082,171 (€3,323,750)
As featured in a separate article, this Bugatti did what Bugatti's do - the outrageous, the impossible, the preposterous. It topped a "Grand Slam" classic car auction week when it was still a current model. It had never been done before. Sold for $4,082,171 (€3,323,750Sold for $4,082,171 (€3,323,750)
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As featured in a separate article, this Bugatti did what Bugatti's do - the outrageous, the impossible, the preposterous. It topped a "Grand Slam" classic car auction week when it was still a current model. It had never been done before. Sold for $4,082,171 (€3,323,750Sold for $4,082,171 (€3,323,750)
The fifth of 13 166 MMs built in 1953, this car features unique spider coachwork of unknown construction. Most historians believe that it was designed by Aurelio Lampredi and is thought to have been built by Ferrari itself. One of 0272 M's earliest track outings was at the 1953 Mille Miglia, driven by the pairing of the original owner (Dr. Alberico Cacciari) and Bill Mason (father of Pink Floyd drummer and noted Ferrari collector Nick Mason). During this time, the car was also used in the production of the 1953 Shell movie about the Mille Miglia, directed by Bill Mason himself. Fabulous provenance, but no cigar as the Ferrari 166 MM was bid to 3.45 million euros, but no common ground could be found between the buyer and seller and the car is still available. The auction description is well worth the time.
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The fifth of 13 166 MMs built in 1953, this car features unique spider coachwork of unknown construction. Most historians believe that it was designed by Aurelio Lampredi and is thought to have been built by Ferrari itself. One of 0272 M's earliest track outings was at the 1953 Mille Miglia, driven by the pairing of the original owner (Dr. Alberico Cacciari) and Bill Mason (father of Pink Floyd drummer and noted Ferrari collector Nick Mason). During this time, the car was also used in the production of the 1953 Shell movie about the Mille Miglia, directed by Bill Mason himself. Fabulous provenance, but no cigar as the Ferrari 166 MM was bid to 3.45 million euros, but no common ground could be found between the buyer and seller and the car is still available. The auction description is well worth the time.
The fifth of 13 166 MMs built in 1953, this car features unique spider coachwork of unknown construction. Most historians believe that it was designed by Aurelio Lampredi and is thought to have been built by Ferrari itself. One of 0272 M's earliest track outings was at the 1953 Mille Miglia, driven by the pairing of the original owner (Dr. Alberico Cacciari) and Bill Mason (father of Pink Floyd drummer and noted Ferrari collector Nick Mason). During this time, the car was also used in the production of the 1953 Shell movie about the Mille Miglia, directed by Bill Mason himself. Fabulous provenance, but no cigar as the Ferrari 166 MM was bid to 3.45 million euros, but no common ground could be found between the buyer and seller and the car is still available. The auction description is well worth the time.
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The fifth of 13 166 MMs built in 1953, this car features unique spider coachwork of unknown construction. Most historians believe that it was designed by Aurelio Lampredi and is thought to have been built by Ferrari itself. One of 0272 M's earliest track outings was at the 1953 Mille Miglia, driven by the pairing of the original owner (Dr. Alberico Cacciari) and Bill Mason (father of Pink Floyd drummer and noted Ferrari collector Nick Mason). During this time, the car was also used in the production of the 1953 Shell movie about the Mille Miglia, directed by Bill Mason himself. Fabulous provenance, but no cigar as the Ferrari 166 MM was bid to 3.45 million euros, but no common ground could be found between the buyer and seller and the car is still available. The auction description is well worth the time.
The fifth of 13 166 MMs built in 1953, this car features unique spider coachwork of unknown construction. Most historians believe that it was designed by Aurelio Lampredi and is thought to have been built by Ferrari itself. One of 0272 M's earliest track outings was at the 1953 Mille Miglia, driven by the pairing of the original owner (Dr. Alberico Cacciari) and Bill Mason (father of Pink Floyd drummer and noted Ferrari collector Nick Mason). During this time, the car was also used in the production of the 1953 Shell movie about the Mille Miglia, directed by Bill Mason himself. Fabulous provenance, but no cigar as the Ferrari 166 MM was bid to 3.45 million euros, but no common ground could be found between the buyer and seller and the car is still available. The auction description is well worth the time.
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The fifth of 13 166 MMs built in 1953, this car features unique spider coachwork of unknown construction. Most historians believe that it was designed by Aurelio Lampredi and is thought to have been built by Ferrari itself. One of 0272 M's earliest track outings was at the 1953 Mille Miglia, driven by the pairing of the original owner (Dr. Alberico Cacciari) and Bill Mason (father of Pink Floyd drummer and noted Ferrari collector Nick Mason). During this time, the car was also used in the production of the 1953 Shell movie about the Mille Miglia, directed by Bill Mason himself. Fabulous provenance, but no cigar as the Ferrari 166 MM was bid to 3.45 million euros, but no common ground could be found between the buyer and seller and the car is still available. The auction description is well worth the time.
The fifth of 13 166 MMs built in 1953, this car features unique spider coachwork of unknown construction. Most historians believe that it was designed by Aurelio Lampredi and is thought to have been built by Ferrari itself. One of 0272 M's earliest track outings was at the 1953 Mille Miglia, driven by the pairing of the original owner (Dr. Alberico Cacciari) and Bill Mason (father of Pink Floyd drummer and noted Ferrari collector Nick Mason). During this time, the car was also used in the production of the 1953 Shell movie about the Mille Miglia, directed by Bill Mason himself. Fabulous provenance, but no cigar as the Ferrari 166 MM was bid to 3.45 million euros, but no common ground could be found between the buyer and seller and the car is still available. The auction description is well worth the time.
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The fifth of 13 166 MMs built in 1953, this car features unique spider coachwork of unknown construction. Most historians believe that it was designed by Aurelio Lampredi and is thought to have been built by Ferrari itself. One of 0272 M's earliest track outings was at the 1953 Mille Miglia, driven by the pairing of the original owner (Dr. Alberico Cacciari) and Bill Mason (father of Pink Floyd drummer and noted Ferrari collector Nick Mason). During this time, the car was also used in the production of the 1953 Shell movie about the Mille Miglia, directed by Bill Mason himself. Fabulous provenance, but no cigar as the Ferrari 166 MM was bid to 3.45 million euros, but no common ground could be found between the buyer and seller and the car is still available. The auction description is well worth the time.
Offered with a full history, and one of just 40 produced, this Ferrari Cabriolet 250 GT Series 1 was estimated to sell for between € 7,000,000 and € 9,000,000 but did not find a new home. Extraordinary imagery by Loïc Kernen in the auction description.
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Offered with a full history, and one of just 40 produced, this Ferrari Cabriolet 250 GT Series 1 was estimated to sell for between € 7,000,000 and € 9,000,000 but did not find a new home. Extraordinary imagery by Loïc Kernen in the auction description.
The new record holder price for the model, this TR3A was one of four entered by the Triumph Works Team in the 1958 Monte Carlo Rally (it was disqualified), placing second overall in the 1958 Tour of Ireland Rally and first in class in the 1958 Tulip Rally. Impeccably presented with competition hardtop in its original colors of Apple Green over brown leather. Sold for $197,737 (€161,000)
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The new record holder price for the model, this TR3A was one of four entered by the Triumph Works Team in the 1958 Monte Carlo Rally (it was disqualified), placing second overall in the 1958 Tour of Ireland Rally and first in class in the 1958 Tulip Rally. Impeccably presented with competition hardtop in its original colors of Apple Green over brown leather. Sold for $197,737 (€161,000)
The new record holder price for the model, this TR3A was one of four entered by the Triumph Works Team in the 1958 Monte Carlo Rally (it was disqualified), placing second overall in the 1958 Tour of Ireland Rally and first in class in the 1958 Tulip Rally. Impeccably presented with competition hardtop in its original colors of Apple Green over brown leather. Sold for $197,737 (€161,000)
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The new record holder price for the model, this TR3A was one of four entered by the Triumph Works Team in the 1958 Monte Carlo Rally (it was disqualified), placing second overall in the 1958 Tour of Ireland Rally and first in class in the 1958 Tulip Rally. Impeccably presented with competition hardtop in its original colors of Apple Green over brown leather. Sold for $197,737 (€161,000)
A limited edition (number 134 of 250) Ferrari F2008 Formula One steering wheel mounted on a red leather base, sold with a carrying case and a complete manual explaining the functions of the wheel. The F2008 designation indicates that this is identical to the steering wheels used in the Ferrari F2008 cars driven by Kimi Räikkönen and Felipe Massa during the 2008 season. Sold for $2,156 (€1,760)
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A limited edition (number 134 of 250) Ferrari F2008 Formula One steering wheel mounted on a red leather base, sold with a carrying case and a complete manual explaining the functions of the wheel. The F2008 designation indicates that this is identical to the steering wheels used in the Ferrari F2008 cars driven by Kimi Räikkönen and Felipe Massa during the 2008 season. Sold for $2,156 (€1,760)
A limited edition (number 134 of 250) Ferrari F2008 Formula One steering wheel mounted on a red leather base, sold with a carrying case and a complete manual explaining the functions of the wheel. The F2008 designation indicates that this is identical to the steering wheels used in the Ferrari F2008 cars driven by Kimi Räikkönen and Felipe Massa during the 2008 season. Sold for $2,156 (€1,760)
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A limited edition (number 134 of 250) Ferrari F2008 Formula One steering wheel mounted on a red leather base, sold with a carrying case and a complete manual explaining the functions of the wheel. The F2008 designation indicates that this is identical to the steering wheels used in the Ferrari F2008 cars driven by Kimi Räikkönen and Felipe Massa during the 2008 season. Sold for $2,156 (€1,760)
This scale model working Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage is built by Junior Dreamcars of Holland, a company that specializes in high end construction of children's cars. The Birdcage, like the car it emulates, has a rigid and light steel tubular chassis, with a fiberglass body, 4 wheel disc brakes, alloy rims and wire wheels, Michelin tires, and power is supplied by a 110cc 4 stoke engine. Sold for $31,857 (€26,000)
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This scale model working Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage is built by Junior Dreamcars of Holland, a company that specializes in high end construction of children's cars. The Birdcage, like the car it emulates, has a rigid and light steel tubular chassis, with a fiberglass body, 4 wheel disc brakes, alloy rims and wire wheels, Michelin tires, and power is supplied by a 110cc 4 stoke engine. Sold for $31,857 (€26,000)