Bugatti Type 35 fetches over €1.4 million at Paris auction

Bugatti-Type-35As well as this exceptional race car, the auction saw several other models sell for sums close to their estimated prices, such as a magnificent Bentley Continental R with bodywork by H. J. Mulliner, which sold for €814,100.

Some surprises of the sale were the very old models, which sailed past their estimated prices. For example, a Peugeot 3.3/4 HP “vis-à-vis” from 1896 sold for €208,600, after being estimated at €60,000 to €80,000. Similarly, a Peugeot Lion 8 HP Type VC Phaéton from 1908, which sold for €46,500 after being estimated at €20,000 to €30,000.

Top 10 sales in order of price from the “Automobiles sur les Champs XI” auction:

1. Bugatti Type 35 from 1925: €1,438,900
2. Bentley Continental R by H. J. Mulliner: €814,100
3. Lamborghini Countach 5000 S from 1985: €250,300
4. Lancia Flaminia Zagato Super Sport from 1965: €220,500
5. Peugeot vis-à-vis 3.3/4 HP from 1896: €208,600
6. Citroën DS 21 Cabriolet from 1968: €208,600
7. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 from 1984: €184,800
8. Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 from 1968: €180,000
9. Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 L from 1994: €176,300
10. Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet from 1957: €145,400

In total, 75% of lots that went under the hammer (77 cars and two motorcycles) were sold at the auction.