305 Cars Sell for $79m in Paris


The final results from Paris are trickling in. Here are the preliminary numbers:

A 1955 Jaguar D-type (pictured above) was the most expensive car of the week. It sold at RM for $4,947,798. Of 52 consignments, RM sold 41 (79%), for an overall total of $23,571,761. Read more at rmauctions.com.

Artcurial sold 159 out of 191 cars (83%), for a sales total of $33,966,580. High-sale honors went to a 1931 Bentley 8 Litre coupe at $2,973,249. View select results at artcurial.com.

At Bonhams, sales totaled $21,817,656. 105 out of 149 cars sold (70%), and the top lot was a 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 at $3,025,362. Read more at bonhams.com.

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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