The "crème de la crème" he joined in Rétromobile the second last weekend (from 7 to 9 February). Major sporting competition of all the times, prototypes, exotic cars of Maharajas, no less dazzling cazarécords like Babs Parry Thomas, the leading French brands celebrating anniversaries of his most famous models, and money, lots of money moving. The movement around historic vehicles is hot, and it attested to the main auction rooms moment, American RM and British Bonhams. A local joined them Artcurial, in two sessions it managed to move 30 million euros. The main sale was a Bentley 8 Liters (1931) in 2.190.000 €, although among racks managed to place retrospectively a Ferrari 166 (1953) in 2,551,000 €. A portion of the auction focused on Alfa Romeo, whose maximum expectation the finished capitalizing on TZ, sold nearly one million euros (955,400 €). No less striking was the hammer that was given in favor of a Citroen SM cabriolet Chapron, whereby half a million was paid.
RM, however, he reached the shocking figure of the weekend: 3,696,000 €, for Jaguar D-type (1955). Bonhams, in such iconic as the Grand Palais frame, also beat record millionaires and closing an offer of 2,225,000 € for Ferrari 275 GTB / 4 (1968). More than a dozen cars were auctioned in seven digits: Bugatti, Aston Martin, including a Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren (1934) that changed garage for € 1,127,000. Another "big Spain", a Pegaso Z-102 Saoutchik down the hammer 715,000 €.
However, one of the most striking -mediáticamente sales was speaking- Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide which belonged to Pope Francisco, detail that made up the ante up 300,000 €. But not everything was neat and shiny cars. called "Burn find" (Unrestored cars) are gaining prominence and move figures as unsurprising. Several examples: a Mercedes 600 Pulmann 6 doors Landaulett (one of 26 built) was sold at € 537,600.
Top 10 sales
Jaguar D-type, 1955
Ferrari 166 MM, 1953
Porsche 956 Group C, 1982
Ferrari 275 GTB / 4, 1968
Bentley 8L. Sport Coupe, 1931
Ferrari 750 Monza Spider, 1955
T-35B Bugatti Grand Prix, 1929
Isotta Fraschini 8A-Cabrio, 1924
Aston Martin DB4 GT 1962
Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren, 1934