Artcurial Retromobile 2020 – Auction Results
The Artcurial Retromobile 2020 auction was held 7-8 February in Paris, and resulted in €22,894,104 in total sales.
Supercarsandclassics.com witnessed buyers from over 18 countries accounted for 81 percent of the sale total.
A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB took the top result at the 2020 Artcurial Retromobile Week auction, selling to a European collector for €2,502,800, chassis 6785 has participated in over 40 international events, including circuit races, hill climbs and rallies.
A further 1983 Ferrari 126 C3, the first Formula 1 Ferrari with a carbon fibre shell, sold for €1,438,900, well above its €600,000 to €1,000,000 estimate.
Additional competition cars at the 2020 Artcurial Paris sale included the 1966 Porsche 906 that went to a US collector for €1,730,600,a 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 C, driven by Paul Belmondo in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, went to a new owner for €1,085,800, and the 1959 DB HBR4 sold for €172,800.
Some other great prices were achieved a 1936 Delahaye 135S sold to a new owner for €917,800, this 135 Special was one of the few examples built by Delahaye, and has earned its place in motorsport history, having participated in the 1937 Le Mans 24 Hours.
Two Fords owned by the late French rock and roll singer Johnny Hallyday were also offered at the auction a 1967 Ford Mustang GT 390 Coupe GR1, the last surviving Écurie Ford France Mustang sold for €244,400. Hallyday came in second in this car in the Grand Prix de l’ACF at Montlhéry in 1967.
The second car was the last car Hallyday owned, a 2006 Ford GT. Personal touches to this GT included his initials embossed on the interior door panels and a chrome ash tray fitted into the centre console. A collector and huge fan of the artist acquired the car for €375,500.
Artcurial Motorcars, commented, “Splendid results reflecting the strength of passion for the Automobile, the sale a 7-hour spectacular live show in front of 3000 people.
Top Five Auction Results
1. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB – €2,502,800
2. 1966 Porsche 906 – €1,730,600
3. 1983 Ferrari 126 C3 – €1,438,900
4. 1991 Ferrari F40 – €1,112,800
5. 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 C – €1,085,800
For auction results https://www.artcurial.com/en/sale-3980-retromobile-2020