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RM Auctions, Paris sale: Preview gallery

RM Auctions, Paris sale: Preview gallery Classic and Performance Car

RM Auctions annual Paris sale on 4 February features some great cars. Here's a selection of some of the highlights

RM Auction will return to Paris on 4 January 2015, holding it’s second Retromobile-week auction at Place Vauban in the French Capital. A total of 72 lots will be offered, from a humble Citroen 2CV right through to an Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta once owned by Mussolini’s mistress.

1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'

1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'

The first of three Countach models at this auction, here we’re looking at an early (and most valuable) ‘Periscopio’ model. This is one of a hand full of early cars built in right-hand drive form. Estimates put this at somewhere between €1,130,000 - €1,450,000.

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Ferrari Daytona

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

European–spec Plexiglass front Ferrari Daytona with some very cool Group IV-style upgrades, installed in period by Charles Pozzi. €550,000 - €750,000.

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Lancia Stratos
1977 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale

It’s unusual to find such an original and low mileage Stratos, and this Neon Yellow example is showing just 38,554km. €350,000 - €450,000.

Image: Cymon Taylor/RM Auctions

Lancia Rally 037

1982 Lancia 037 Stradale

Another road-going rally car from Lancia is this 037, which is extremely rare in road-going Stradale form. The 037 is somewhat of a Group B rally legend, which was eventually replaced by the even more iconic Delta S4. €200,000 - €250,000.

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1965 BMW 3200 CS by Bertone

1965 BMW 3200 CS by Bertone

If rare BMWs are your thing, then this elegant Bertone-styled 3200 CS is one of just 50 known survivors. This was also the last BMW model to feature the aluminium V8 engine. €115,000 - €155,000.

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Lamborghini Countach

1980 Lamborghini Countach LP400S

The second of the Countach models in the auction is one of the later LP400S models, which features wide arches and much more 1980s style. This white car has an interesting history, with a later QV engine currently fitted. Earlier in the car’s life, the original engine was fitted with a pair of turbochargers by Bob Wallace for some extra performance. This engine, and a whole host of other parts will be offered along with the Countach in the sale. €500,000 - €700,000.

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Alfa Romeo 6C

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Sport Berlinetta by Touring

Known as the ‘Mussolini Mistress’ car, it’s fair to say that this Alfa Romeo 6C has some interesting history behind it. Just 16 Touring berlinettas were ever produced, and this car was originally gifted to Mussolini’s favoured mistress, Claretta Petacci. €1,900,000 - €2,400,000.

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Iso Grifo

1965 Iso Grifo A3/C Stradale

The Iso Grifo combined Italian beauty with American muscle. This early rivet-body example, dubbed the ‘Green Apple’, has recently been restored by a marque specialist. €1,000,000 - €1,500,000.

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DeTomaso Mangusta

1969 De Tomaso Mangusta

Another Italian supercar powered by an American engine. This time it was a Ford V8, mounted midship powering the rear wheels via a transaxle gearbox. This car is completely original – right down to the paint, interior fabric and drivtrain. €120,000 - €160,000.

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Lamborghini Countach Anniversary

1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

We started with one of the earliest Countaches, it only seems right to end with a last-of-the-line Anniversary model. Whether you love or hate the re-style, it’s well known that these last models were the most refined and best-built of all Countaches. €250.000 - €300.000.

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