Car accounts for nearly half of the sales total at first-time auction
Artcurial Motorcars’ inaugural Automobile en scene auction held Monday generated $5.5 million in sales, led by a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB from the Jean-Pierre Slavic Collection that sold for $2,162,496, the auction company announced.
The auction was held in the historic Theatre du Rond-Point in Paris.
The top-selling Ferrari was one of 450 produced between 1964 and 1968, and it had been restored by Italian specialist Bonini and offered with Ferrari Classiche certification.
The sale included a group of nine Porsches acquired over a decade by collector Eric Coicaud. Of those cars, a 2006 Porsche Carrera GT brought the most money, selling for $720,944.
Another Porsche, a 1980 964 Carrera 4 with turbo bodywork that had been owned by film composer Michel Legrand, sold for $89,414.
“In demanding market conditions, the price of close to 2 million euro achieved for the Ferrari 275 GTB was a pleasing performance,” Artcurial Motorcars managing director Matthieu Lamoure was quoted in the post-sale news release.
“The car will join the collection of someone with a passion for beautiful machines.”
The car was sold to a European collector; Europeans bought the five highest-priced vehicles sold in the auction.
Top-5 sales, Artcurial Motorcars Automobile en scene 2019
- 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB, $2,162,496
- 2006 Porsche Carrera GT, $720,944
- 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster, $329,722
- 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera RS Club Sport, $327,040
- 1998 Porsche 993 Turbo XLC, $253,680
(Prices reported include buyer’s fees.)