The Retromobile Vintage Car show at the Grand Palais ended recently and was followed by an auction of 125 of the most amazing vintage cars, 100 motor bikes and even a plane at Bonhams of Paris.
Buyers with plenty of money today had the chance to buy unique museum pieces, fabulous vehicles with a celebrity past such as the Ferrari that had once belonged to John Lennon or an Aston Martin that was once in the garage of a king. The ages of the vehicles on sale range from the 19th Century to the late 1980s and include a 1920’s Gipsy Moth plane by De Havilland that has been used in numerous films including “Out of Africa”.
I thought about going and buying the 1960s Aston Martin DB that is the only one of its kind ever built – going for up to $6m. But, our road is a bit muddy what with all the tractors that go up and down every day so I changed my mind!
There was a Rolls Royce Phantom Playboy Roadster that I thought would look very nice parked in the front garden but really it was the wrong colour and clashed with our tractor.
I was extremely tempted to go for the the Grand Prix Bugatti with the biggest engine ever produced by Bugatti at 300h.p. at $5m but the OH says that I already don’t know when I’m driving too fast in our old Kia Sorrento and I thought it better to not tempt fate.
Perhaps next year they will have something more suitable for moi…