Aston Martins don't fetch as much at auction as classic Ferraris, but this unmodified DB5 convertible set a new world record, bringing in $2.14 million when Bonhams dropped the hammer in Paris recently.
A rare 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider was just one of the items found in Roger Baillon's barn, but despite its condition, it brought in a record $18.5 million at the Artcurial auction during the Salon Retromobile in Paris.
The massive Roger Baillon Collection of barn finds from France goes to auction on February 6, and auction house Artcurial has photos and descriptions of them all. Come check out our gallery to see each of them and what the company thinks they might sell for. There are a few somewhat more modern surprises in the group.
With all of the special editions and differing variants of the Bugatti Veyron being produced year after year, perhaps now is a good time to reflect back on the machine that started it all. Bugatti has announced that it will put the original EB 18/4 Veyron design study on display at the Salon Rétromobile in Paris. This is the first time the concept car will be publicly shown since it debuted at the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show.
January 2010 not only kicks off a new year, but also signals the end of the Naughties. The automotive landscape has changed quite a bit since the days of the Y2K scare, but some things remain the same. January still hosts the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Cobo Hall in Detroit, the racing season roars to life with the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Barrett-Jackson and the rest of the auction houses will still be propping up their tents in Arizona, and the RetroMobile classic car show an
Wow. This is kind of a letdown. What was expected to be among the most valuable vehicles ever sold at auction, the Auto Union Type D, has been pulled at the 11th hour. Auction house Christie's made the announcement that they had postponed the Auto Union's sale "pending further exploration into the car's race history." No other explanation was given. The Auto Union GP car was expected to draw insane bids at the upcoming Retromobile auction in Paris.