Last Friday and Saturday, exorbitant auction proceeds were realized during the Salon Rétromobile in Paris. Artcurial organized an auction with special and rare classics. The auction house welcomed thirteen world records. We highlight a number of them.
The all-time world record for an auctioned car was held by the 335 Ferrari 1957 S Scaglietti. Part of the Pierre Bardinon collection, this extremely rare Ferrari was auctioned for a staggering €32.075.000, including auction fees . Never before has a higher price been paid for a car. The purchasing party wished to remain anonymous, but it became clear that this was an international collector. The Ferrari was part of the first part of the auction. In addition, several “model world records” were achieved. A 2002 BMW 1971 Cabriolet was transferred to another owner for €62.000. Furthermore, that also stood out Alfa Romeo GTA from 1965 brought in a model record of €441.000. In total, seven world records were set during the first session of the Artcurial auction held on February 5.
Citroën 2 CV Sahara
The second part of the auction took place on February 6 and was dominated by classical Citroën models. The heritage of the brand with the Double Chevron also proved particularly popular with the candidates, most of whom were collectors. The extravagant French brand was also allowed to greet world records for a number of models. The most striking was the proceeds from a completely original Citroën 2CV Sahara with 11.367 kilometers on the clock. To number 33 of the total of 696 built specimens - with year of construction 1961 - an estimated yield between € 60.000 and € 90.000 was allocated in advance. For an absolute model record amount of € 146.000, - (ex 16% auction costs), the four-wheel-drive 2CV was sold. It was the most striking result of the 48 models Citroën auction in Paris.
Rare Mehari 4 x 4
Speaking of 4 x 4: A rare Mehari with this drive type also achieved a top prize. For an amount of € 42.000 excluding auction costs, this terrain Mehari - with the beige color that is rare for this model - changed hands. Only 1.213 of this “quat quat” were built. The auctioned copy also had only 1.700 kilometers on the clock. A Citroën B12 Limousine Woody from 1925 - special and rare - exchanged for € 27.400 including auction costs under the hammer and also realized a model record, as well as an ID 21 F Break from 1968 that was auctioned for an amount of € 71.500 including 16% auction costs. Fortunately, several were included within the total range Citroëns traded for more acceptable prices. An Ami 6 and a few post-war Traction Avants were transferred to the new owner for amounts from around the 10 mille.