• May 24, 2011
1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS – Click above for high-res image gallery

This past weekend, the Concorso d'Eleganza returned to Villa d'Este, revealing such splendid one-offs as the Ferrari Superamerica 45, Aston Martin V12 Zagato and BMW 328 Tribute. But at the same time RM Auctions was holding its first event at Cernobbio, selling a cadre of historically important automobiles we've been following for months, many of which went for multi-million-dollar figures.

1965 Ford GT40 Roadster PrototypeAmong the top sellers were the art-deco 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS (pictured above) which sold for nearly $4.5 million, the rare four-cylinder Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa (sold for just under $4 million), the 1965 Ford GT40 roadster prototype (pictured at right) and the 1947 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante (each of which went for just under $3 million apiece). The top of the list also included a trio of Ferrari classics from the 50s: a 1955 375 MM topped the list at $4.8M, a '59 250 California at $3.6M and a '53 250 MM at $3M.

Two of the Bertone prototypes that sold broke the million-dollar mark as well – the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal at $2.1 million and the 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero at $1 million – while the 60s-era Zagato-bodied Alfa Romeos sold for around $900k and $370k each. All told, some $32 million worth of classics exchanged hands at the event, the full breakdown of which you can find at this link along with more galleries after the jump.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Call me crazy, tell me I lack appreciation of a fine automobile that was certainly ahead of its time in every aspect but that Talbot Lago is ugly.. I never was a huge fan of that teardrop shape. seems too cartoonish.
        • 3 Years Ago
        You're crazy. Sort of. I have always appreciated teh Talbot for what it is, but I agree that something is off. Its not the teardrop shape, and the Bugatti's of the same era pulled off the teardrop in awestriking fashion. The Bug's of the era are far and away some of my favorite rolling artworks.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I didn't even know a Ford GT Roadster existed???
      • 3 Years Ago
      Correction, the Ford GT40 prototype DID NOT sell. From RM - LOT: 117 Estimate: €2.400.000-€2.900.000 Chassis No. GT/111 AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Not Sold at a high bid of $2,996,700