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Updated: FEB 07th 2023

Bob Murray

£2million Ferrari F40 tops Bonhams' ten best sellers from Paris

Where is the smart money going in the collector car market at the start of this new year? The auctions give a guide, and none bigger so far in 2023 than the sales during the Retromobile classic car extravaganza in Paris. We checked out Bonhams’ Grandes Marques à Paris Sale on 1st-2nd February to see what was hot – and what was not. 

Here then are the top ten sellers for Bonhams, an eclectic selection that contributed to an overall take during the two-day sale of €32.5m, or £29m. 150 cars were up for grabs and most went to new homes, but some high-profile star cars – including prewar Bugatti, Mercedes and Delahaye models, and more recent Pagani Huayra and Porsche Carrera GT along with race versions of De Tomaso Pantera and Dodge Viper – did not. That would seem a shame, but look at the following ten cars that did sell and tell us there aren’t some happy new owners out there…


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