The highlight of the auctions at the Salon Retromobile Paris 2017


Alfa Romeo tipo B P3 of 1934.

Between auctions parallel to the Salon Retromobile Paris stood out without a doubt, the listings of the houses RM Sothebys and Artcurial, with numerous pieces of great value and rarity, which has been noticed in the bidding end, some of true record.

Within the event of RM Sotheby’s, one of the most valuable of the auction confirmed the previous estimates and was crowned as the first in the list of results. The Alfa Romeo tipo B P3 of 1934 reached 3.92 billion euros, which was not surprising considering his history. This car was used by the Scuderia Ferrari in the seasons of 1934 and 1935, when Enzo Ferrari ran the sports activities of Alpha.

Is the sixth of only 7 units belonging to the second series of the model, which were equipped with body-wide and is one of only 3 that featured independent front suspension with Dubonnet. This was driven by names such as Tazio Nuvolari or Rene Dreyfus.


Porsche 917/10 prototype 1970.

One of the models that had raised expectations it was the Porsche 917/10 1970, a prototype with which the German brand had developed the iconic sports. It is therefore the first 917 Can-Am Spyder and the first of the 13 chassis 917/10 which they were built.

Has a number of frame finish 001, and is the only 917, among all of their variants, with this feature being in private hands.

this is expected to reach between 4.6 and 5.5 million euros, but the highest bid did not reach its reserve price, so it will stay with its owner, the fourth from that city were to fall into private hands in 1972.


Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” Spyder 1973

The second model sold the most valuable was the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” Spyder, a magnificent example of which you speak a few months ago and he managed to beat all the records of the previous model, to achieve 2.156 billion euros.

This is the highest price ever paid for one of these models, which typically does not typically exceed a million dollars, both of the open version as the closed coupe, while the us average between half a million and a million dollars.

This exemplary had not belonged to any celebrity and has been the subject of a restoration deep, in 1995. Account with a kilometraja pretty low for its age and has a history very well documented.


Porsche 959 Sport 1988

This issue was the piece we quoted from a private collection, the German brand came out to the sale together in this auction. The exemplary features specifications Sport, so that is one of only 29 that were manufactured with these features, the most radical available in their day.

This unit has the peculiarity of having been destined for California, the son of Vasek Polak, the distributor of the brand in the united States. As a general rule, the 959 could not enter in us territory, so that we understand that the model either came in like a racing vehicle or as a model of exposure.

Up to this point has only had 3 owners, the last of them a collector in switzerland. The price achieved has been of 1.96 million euros, the all-time record for the model.


Aston Martin V12 Zagato

One of the models more rare and eye-catching was this Aston Martin V12 Zagato 2012. Named No. Zero, is one of the only 65 made in collaboration between the british brand and the coachbuilder Italian, although this issue sported a number of unique features that sets it apart from the rest of the short production of the model.

Among them, we find the board itself identifying or emblems modified Aston Martin. The work was overseen especially by Mark Reichman, one of the responsible of the design of the british home. His price was 750.400 euros.

Another of the models featured was the Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype, a model of which you speak of in depth and happens to be the only 911 Cabriolet of the existing generation 901, the first model.


Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype

This prototype was requested by the own brand to Karmann and happens to be the Porsche 901 oldest unrestored known. Your condition of be the first 911 convertible history led him to get a magnificent price of 649.600 euros, closing the top ten of the subasta.

Modelo Año Precio
Alfa Romeo tipo B P3 1934 3.920.000 €
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider 1973 2.156.000 €
Porsche 959 Sport 1988 1.960.000 €
Ferrari 275 GTB 1965 1.932.000 €
Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet 1995 1.344.000 €
Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II 1962 1.232.000 €
Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6 1994 901.600 €
Aston Martin V12 Zagato “is Not. Zero” 2012 750.400 €
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 1969 705.600 €
Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype 1964 649.600 €

In total we raised little more of 27.57 billion euros. A large auction in which a few models do not reach the reserve price, making the editing more successful of RM Sotheby’s in París.



Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale of 1965, the great attraction of the auctions of Paris.

The appointment of Artcurial did not disappoint. The star, and with a lot of difference, it was the Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale by Pinin Farina. Developed in 1965 by the coachbuilder Italian on one of the racks of the new 206 P of competition, this was the first time that used the name Dino out of the circuits.

This concept was a key part of the history of the Italian brand, as well as serving as inspiration for the lines which later employed the Dino 206 GT for the street, it was also the first step of the brand towards the provision of central engine in the range.

During the greater part of his life, the Dino Berlnetta Speciale was part of the museum of Le Mans, so this was the first time it was offered to the public in more than half a century.

Offered to the public for the first time in over half a century.

other Than that, the auction of the French house obtained the expected values, with the main parts of the catalogue occupy the first positions of the listing end and with a total revenue of 32 million euros.

Modelo Año Precio
Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale 1965 4.390.400 €
Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa 1948 2.960.400 €
Lamborghini Miura SV 1972 2.338.400 €
Bugatti Type 57 Atalante 1935 2.331.200 €
Porsche 959 Komfort 1987 1.130.000 €
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster 1961 1.060.900 €
Lamborghini Miura P400 1968 888.000 €
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 1970 798.600 €
O. S. C. A. S 273 1957 578.100 €
Maserati Ghibli Spyder 4.7 1970 560.200 €