After competitive bidding, the rarified Bugatti sold for $951,216, setting a world record for Brescia models in the process. Then again, it’s no ordinary car.
Reflective of that impressive performance, the Brescia name caught on. Over the better part of a decade, around 2,000 16- and 8-valve Brescias were produced.
The Bugatti wasn’t the only car to notch world record auction prices either. Five other record earners included a 1970 Porsche 911 S/T 2.3-liter rallye coupe ($1,032,726), 1966 Alpine A210 Le Mans race car ($543,552), 1976 Maserati Khamsin ($312,588), 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB ($230,964), and 1972 Fiat Dino 2400 Spider ($214,662).
All totaled, the entire auction shifted a dazzling $12.7 million worth of collector cars. That’s a bit light on the legendary $25 million sold from Artcurial’s Baillon barn find bonanza collection, but sizable nonetheless.