Back in January, AV took a look (you can read the article here) at the very attractive, rare and interesting lots (many of which originated from the massive barn find of last December) that were going up for auction at the Paris Retromobile Sale by Artcurial Motorcars. Well, the auction went down a few days ago and the very, very impressive results are in. With a grand total of 46+ million euros (52+ million USD), these were the stars of the event:
Alain Delon’s 1961 250 GT SWB California sold for a whopping 16.3 million Euros (18.5 million USD), a record for this particular model in an auction setting.
The 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Gran Sport Berlinetta Frua, one of only 4 ever made sold for 2 million Euros (2.2 million USD), also a record price.
The amazing 1949 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport SWB by Saoutchik, despite it’s condition, blew right past its 400 to 600.000€ estimate, climbing all the way to an astonishing final bid of 1.7 million euros (1.9 million USD).
The 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada also doubled its money, starting from an estimate of between 550 and 650 thousand Euros and ending up with a final price of 1.2 million euros (1.4 million USD), another record for this model in an auction setting.
The upper end of the classic car market is clearly doing unbelievably well.