Artcurial Retromobile 2013 Highlights

Artcurial’s sale at Retromobile in Paris had way too many interesting cars to be able to feature them all here on this site. We covered some of them – the Talbot-Lago T150C we featured was the stop sale at $1,861,738. The second-highest selling car was the Duesenberg we featured from this sale at $1,319,888. The oldest car in the sale, our featured 1898 Fisson, sold for $311,050. The second-oldest car in the sale was this 1908 Hispano-Suiza 12/15HP Double Phaeton for $72,831.

1908 Hispano-Suiza 12/15HP Double Phaeton 1908HISPANO-SUIZA12-15HPDOUBLEPHAETON_zps85a1a5f3.jpg

The other Hispano-Suiza in the sale, our featured H6C by Saoutchik, sold for $424,849. The only other million-dollar car was this 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet for $1,077,481.

1962 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet 1962Ferrari250GTCabriolet_zpsdb3c4480.jpg

One exceptionally rare car was this 1975 Bentley Corniche Convertible. While the Rolls-Royce Corniche is well-known, the sister Bentley version is very rare, with only 77 convertibles built. It sold for $133,524.

1975 Bentley Corniche 1975BentleyCorniche_zpse754572a.jpg

Other interesting cars included two wonderful French cars from the 1940s. First, a 1949 Citroen 15-Six Traction Avant Cabriolet by Worblaufen (below). It sold for $242,771. Then there was the 1946 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet (second below) for $455,195.

1949 Citroen 15-Six Traction Avant Cabriolet by Worblaufen 1949Citroen15-SixTractionAvantCabrioletbyWorblaufen_zpsd9026514.jpg

1946 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet 1946Talbot-LagoT26RecordCabriolet_zps65d60c36.jpg

The coolest American car in this sale (of the few that were offered) was a 1955 Chrysler ST Special Coupe by Ghia. It sold for $273,117.

1957 Chrysler ST Special by Ghia 1957ChryslerSTSpecialbyGhia_zpsb17e54b7.jpg

The rest of our highlights are French cars (French auction house + French auction location = lots of French rarity). Our feature C.G. 548 failed to sell. This 1928 Voisin  C11 (below) did sell – for $103,177. And finally, this 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet by Vanvooren (second below) brought $746,472. Check out complete results here.

1928 Voisin C11 photo 1928VoisinC11_zps9086ca0f.jpg

1935 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet by Vanvooren 1935BugattiType57CabrioletbyVanvooren_zpsb052bc90.jpg

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