One of the world’s leading events for classic car enthusiasts – ended on Sunday 7 February. The show was attended by 110 000 visitors – making 2016 a good vintage enjoyed against a backdrop of a very positive business climate.
In addition to the usual members of the general public, experienced collectors, people interested in motoring and lovers of fine mechanical works, the show drew a number of new customers – younger people from outside France. With more than 500 vehicles exhibited over 51 000 m², 550 exhibitors (around a hundred of which were representatives of clubs and associations, artists, manufacturers, federations, spare parts and miniature sellers, restorers, auto traders, etc.), numerous events, exhibitions and collections (some of which had never been seen before anywhere in the world), this year’s Retromobile was yet more evidence of the fact that people’s love of these wonderful old contraptions shows absolutely no sign of waning!
During Retromobile, visitors experienced the full excitement of Artcurial Motorcars Retromobile 2016 sale. The auction, presented with brio by Hervé Poulain, Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff, realised 56 137 898 € / 43 192 611 £ / 62 646 564 $, with 80 % of lots sold. This is an increase of 21% on last year’s record sale that starred the memorable Baillon Collection, and thus Artcurial is once again responsible for the largest ever sale of collectors’ cars in continental Europe.
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