After a mild 2016 Scottsdale auction week with less elite automobiles bringing in less money in general than previous years, Paris 2016 set new records. Headlines were especially made by Artcurial’s six world record auction pruices.
“The Paris sales showed a completely different, and likely telling, indication of where things may really stand in the marketplace,” said one observer. “At least in terms of where the blue chip cars stand.”
With multiple records broken for numerous marques, the Paris auctions have shown that the best, most elite examples in multiple categories are still bringing in the interest.
At the Bonham’s auction a black Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta sold for $2,325,852. At the RM Sotheby’s venue a silver 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder by Wendler changed hands at $3,097,976. One of the cars that turned heads at the Artcurial sale was a racy red 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti that fetched the seller $36,240,900. RM Sotheby’s had a second big winner in a white 1957 BMW 507 Roadster Series II that crossed the block at $2,276,064.