Alfa Romeo and Ferrari sparkle in Paris RM Auction
PARIS (9 February, 2017) – RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house for investment quality automobiles, has enjoyed a spectacular night in Paris in which the company achieved a gross sale total of €27,576,400 ($29,451,595 USD)* – the best ever result for its Rétromobile week sale.
The star lot of the night was the beautiful 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3, one of the most important and coveted of all pre-war Grand Prix cars. Campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari during the 1934 and 1935 seasons, it was driven by many of the most significant Grand Prix pilots of the era, including Nuvolari and Varzi. An important and iconic piece of motor sport history, the car fully deserved the €3,920,000 it achieved.
Photo Credit: Tim Scott ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
The second biggest seller on the night was the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, a very rare car offered in outstanding condition with only 20,314 miles on the clock. The car attracted huge attention and brought €2,156,000.
Photo Credit: Urs Schmid / Michel Zumbrunn ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s