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Artcurial Tops Retromobile for Second Year in a Row


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The European Auction season began in style at Retromobile in Paris last weekend. Three big auctions took place hosted by Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s and Artcurial. French auction house Artcurial stole the show for the second year in succession with their sale on the Friday. Barely fifteen years old, Artcurial is still relatively new but as demonstrated in 2015 with the fantastic Bailllon Collection, Artcurial Motorcars can deliver some stunning cars.

Remarkably the real headline is that Artcurial Motorcars posted $62.6 million in sales, a 21% increase over 2015 and once again means Artcurial are responsible for the largest ever sale of collectors’ cars in continental Europe. Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director of Artcurial Motorcars commented “We are incredibly proud of the results of this historic sale in France, home to the automobile”

Impressively 80% of lots were Sold, 13 new world auction records were broken and the star of the show a stunning 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti sold for $35.7million a new world Record for a motorcar at auction based on current exchange rates*.

1954 Facel Vega 54 Prototype

The auction was split into two parts, automobiles and a special Citroën sale later in the day. Part one saw seven new world auction records, Including the highest price for a Facel, the 1954 Vega 54 Prototype V sold for $558,644. The Artcurial Motorcars Department also sold a good selection of cars above $1M, such as the stunning 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Spider Valeo, ex Gianni Agnelli that made $1,350,411 and a 1963 Aston Martin DB4 convertible Series 5 that sold for $1,644,017.

Artcurial Motorcars Top Ten

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1957 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti, from the Pierre Bardinon Collection
$37,794,319 International collector

1963 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible Series 5
$1,644,018 European collector

1986 Ferrari Testarossa Spider Valeo, ayant appartenue à Gianni Agnelli?$1,350,411 European collector

1903 Moonbeam III Dit “Moonbeam of Fife”
$1,235,468 European collector

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
$1,064,170 European collector

1995 Bugatti EB110 SS “Sport Competizione – Le Mans”
$1,050,890 European collector

1995 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport
$1,037,610 European collector

1931/2012 Bucciali – Cord Type L29 modifié
$665,106 European collector

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1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder “Capot Long”
$611,875 European collector

1968 Ferrari 330 GTC
$598,596 European collector

Thirteen Auction World Records

World auction record for a motor car*?1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti, chassis n°0674 from the Pierre Bardinon Collection, sold for $35.7M including premium

1986-Ferrari-Testarossa-Spider-Valeo

World auction record for this model?1986 Ferrari Testarossa Spider, ex Gianni Agnelli, sold for $1.4M including premium

1995-Bugatti-EB110-SS-Sport-Competizione-Le-Mans

World auction record for this model?1995 Bugatti EB110 SS “Sport Competizione – Le Mans” sold for $1M including premium 1995 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport sold for $1M including premium

World auction record for a Facel Vega?1954 Vega 54 Prototype ”V” par Facel, sold for $558,645 including premium

World auction record for this model?1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA, sold for $492,134 including premium

World auction record for this model?1953 Renault Frégate Ondine Cabriolet par Ghia, sold for $86,486 including premium

World auction record for this model?1971 BMW 2002 cabriolet, sold for $69,189 including premium

World auction record for this model?1961 Citroën 2 CV Sahara, sold for $192,836 including premium

World auction record for this model?1939 Citroën Traction 11 B cabriolet, sold for $186,252 including premium

World auction record for this model?1968 Citroën ID 21 F Break sold for $79,790 including premium

World auction record for this model?1980 Citroën Méhari 4×4, sold for $55,909 including premium

World auction record for this model?1932 Citroën C4 G torpédo, sold for $46,535 including premium

World auction record for this model?Ca. 1925 Citroën B12 limousine “woody”, sold for $30,577 including premium

* World auction record for a collectors’ car in euros and sterling. Previous record: 28,5 M€ / $38M, in 2014, in the United States

About the Author:  Tim Hutton has been involved in the automotive industry for 17 years, creating ideas and content for premium brands. When not writing about cars, you will find him driving them all around the world. Having learned to drive at seven in a racing car, petrol is very much in his veins.

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