Artcurial Motorcars realized €42M/$47M at Rétromobile sale

1939 Alfa Roméo 8C 2900 B Touring Berlinetta. Photo – Kevin Van Campenhout for Artcurial


SALON RÉTROMOBILE, PARIS – Artcurial Motorcars had a solid showing at the annual week of collectors’ car sales in Paris with the auction Rétromobile 2019 by Artcurial Motorcars. Taking place over three days from February 8-10, the sale realized 42,304,574 / $47,804,169, up 31 % on the previous year.

Maître Hervé Poulain, accompanied by Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff, brought the hammer down on three lots over one million euros and 43 lots over 100,000, with 76% of all lots selling. An international event, buyers from over 20 countries outside France accounted for some 84% of the sale total.

The undisputed star of the week was the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Touring Berlinetta that changed hands for nearly 17M / $19M including premium, to become the third most expensive pre-war car ever to sell at auction. Having been in the same family ownership for the last 43 years, this imposing and highly desirable automobile was bought by a private collector from the US.

The highly anticipated auctions dedicated to automobilia and F1 memorabilia, offering over 300 lots of F1 drivers’ helmets and race suites from a private collection, realized 2.2 M/ $2.5 M.



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