Discover the Top 25 models that have held the top billing during the auctions organized as part of Retromobile.
While the 2023 edition of the Retromobile Show (February 1-5) has just lowered its curtain, it is time to lift the veil on the combined result of the various auctions organized on this occasion.
The 10 million euro mark was approached by the Bugatti Chiron Profiled Chassis No. VF9NC3V36NM795004 Engine No. DAL 001 398. On the initiative of a sale held by RM Sotheby’s, this unique example in the form of a tribute to the famous W16 was sold for 9.792 million euros, making it the most expensive new vehicle ever sold at auction. During this sale, he beat three machines from the Maranello firm: the Ferrari Enzo Chassis No. ZFFCZ56B000128786 Engine No. 73369 Gearbox No. 96 (2003) at 4.055 million, the Ferrari 643 Chassis No. 127 (1991) having notably belonged to French driver Jean Alesi, at 3.661 million euros, and the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 By Scaglietti (1967) Chassis No. 09505 Engine No. 09505 Gearbox No. 217/1 at 3.098 million euros.
Within the Bonhams house, two models separated by four decades share the top of the ranking, with a sale price of 2.185 million euros. This is the Ferrari F40 Coachwork by Carrozzeria Pininfarina Chassis no. ZFFGJ34B000077676 (1988) and the Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupé ‘Chambas’ Chassis no. 110105 Engine no. 105 (1948). On the third step of the podium is the Aston Martin Ulster Two-seater Sports Coachwork by Enrico Bertelli Chassis no. F4/447/S Engine no. F4/447/S (1934) at 1.552 million euros, just ahead of the Jordan-Ford 191 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater Chassis no. 191/6 (1991), a single-seater at the wheel of which Michael Schumacher had started in F1 during the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, at 1.495 million euros.
During the sale organized by Artcurial Motorcars, the Ferrari 340 America Barchetta Touring Superleggera Chassis No. 0120 A (1951) reached the price of 5.706 million euros. In the aggregate of the three auctions, it ranks second in the ranking, between two lots from RM Sotheby’s. Two other models are tied, with a sale at 2.216 million euros: the Ferrari F40 Chassis No. ZFFGJ34B000093942 (1992) and the Bugatti Type 35 C Chassis No. 4920 (1929).
To discover in photos the Top 25 of the most expensive models sold at Retromobile 2023 auction, use the slideshow with arrows at the top of this page.
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