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Artcurial auction at Rétromobile

This year, the highlight of the Artcurial auction was the sale of the Baillon Collection, an uncredible "barn find" of almost 60 cars, almost untouched during 50 years. Most cars are in an advanced state of decay so that they look like a pile of dust, and the staging of Artcurial reinforces that feeling. I'm not a big fan of wrecks and the scenery of the exhibition didn't help to make photos. Yet there are many outstanding models : the ex Alain Delon Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California, a Maserati A6G 2000 Berlinetta Grand Sport Frua, a triplet of Talbot Lago T26 bodied by Saoutchik, a cabriolet, a Record and a Grand Sport, a Bugatti T57 or a Facel Vega Excellence.


However, that's not the only thing to see at this auction and a huge of italian sportcars were exhibited, with a nice group of Maserati (3500 GT Spyder, Mistral Spyder or Ghibli SS Spyder) and Lamborghini (unusual models such as Jarama S, Islero or LM002), some exotics (Iso Grifo, BMW M1 Procar, Porsche 993 GT2 Cup), a couple of Jaguar XJ220, an Aston Martin DB7 Zagato, a couple of Ferrari 275 GTB, a Mercedes 500 and 540 K, a Bizzarinni 5300 GT finished in orange, another Facel Vega Excellence (but in excellent condition) and a wonderful Bugatti T55.
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