1938 Bugatti 57C Atalante Coupé
Estimate: 3 M€ – 3,5 M€ / 3.5M$ - 4M$
A wonderful example of the iconic Atalante, this splendid Bugatti was displayed new at the 1938 Geneva Motor Show, and spent the next 20 years in Switzerland. The car then crossed the Atlantic and was owned by various US enthusiasts including a future President of the American Bugatti club. Only 34 Atalantes were built on a 57 or 57C chassis, and this car is one of the last, featuring an aluminium body, hydraulic brakes and supercharged engine.
1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Cabriolet Speciale by Pininfarina
Estimate: 1.2 M€ – 1.6 M€ / 1.4M$ - 1.9M$
In 1946, Battista “Pinin” Farina, founder of Carrozzeria Pininfarina, drove this unique Alfa Romeo from Turin to Paris. He parked it at the entrance of the Motor Show, so that visitors could admire it as they walked in. Built on a 1942 6C 2500SS chassis, the coachwork epitomises Farina’s work, with interior and exterior finishing touches special to this car. In concours condition, following a no-expense-spared restoration in the US, the car returns to Paris after 71 years, to be one of the uncontested stars of the Retromobile Salon!