$18.5m 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder Leads Paris Sales


Three collector car auctions took place this past weekend in Paris. The most expensive lot was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (pictured above). Artcurial sold the car for a record $18.5m. Artcurial reported an 89% sell-through rate and $52m in total sales. View the Artcurial results here.

A 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L “Lusso” coupe sold for $1.6m at RM, earning high-sale honors. RM sold 54 out of 67 lots for $22m total. View the RM results here.

At Bonhams, a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 convertible came out on top at $2.1m. View the Bonhams results here.

Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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