Sometimes, a barn find yields rare gems, like this 1956 Maserati A6G/54 GranSport coupe, which is expected to bring $2.5-$3.25 million at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction in mid-August. The car is one of 60 built in the A6G/54 series, and one of four built in this coupe style by Carrozzeria Frua.
Looking back on the first five weeks of classic car auction sales in 2016, the immortal words of Mr. Dickens come to mind. Depending on which sale to which you consigned your car and what your car was, it was either the best of times or very much the worst of times.
In case your French is a little rusty, this year’s Bonhams auction in Paris is located at the Grand Palais and promises a docket filled with offerings from the greatest marques in the world. Maybe the name is a little wordy, but that doesn’t take away from the quality vehicles on consignment.
This year marks RM Sotheby’s third annual Paris auction. The first of three major automotive auctions over the course of the Retromobile exhibition week, RM Sotheby’s promises a carefully curated docket of 60 of the finest autos, from horseless carriages to 21st century super cars.
This year’s Salon Retromobile Exhibition is a five day event composed of a sprawling auto show and three of the most prestigious auctions of automobiles and automobilia. With over 500 cars on display spread out over 46,000 square feet of event space at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre in Paris.