Reunions of unique veterans are mostly associated with auctions. The biggest auction houses are Sotheby's, Gooding, Company or Mecum. For example the British auction house Sotheby's in Monterey, California, where Monterey Car Week is regularly held in August, sold a unique Racing Championship Aston Martin DBR1 from 1956 for unbelievable 501,15 million crowns. However, the record is held by the Parisian auction house, Artcurial, where an incredible price of a racing Ferrari from 1957 was achieved!
Ferrari can boast of the fact that it made half of the 20 most expensive luxury cars auctioned around the world. Two representatives come from Porsche, Bugatti and Alfa Romeo, one was made by Ford, Shelby, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz. The oldest car is from the year 1932. The three winning positions were taken by Alfa Romeo, Jaguar and Ferrari.
Ferrari 335S had been for years a part of the luxury Collection of Frenchman Pierre Bardinon. In 1957 the famous duo, Peter Collins and Maurice Trintignant sat behind its steering wheel at the 12-hour race in Sebring. Racer Wolfgang von Trips brought this car to a second position in the famous race, Mille Miglia. Mike Hawthorn also created a new luxury record at the Le Mans circuit, when he was the first to get under 4 minutes, meaning that he made a lap at an average speed of 200km/h. In 2016 this racing Ferrari became the most expensive car in the history of auctions, when its new owner won it for almost 1 billion crowns (more precisely for CZK 903.49 million).
Jaguar D-type Roadster from 1955 is a unique luxury Jaguar of the Scottish team, Ecurie Ecosse. In 1956 it won the famous 24-hour race in Le Mans and as the only Jaguar after this race survived to this day. It was auctioned two years ago at a price of 551.03 million crowns and thus become the most expensive British car sold at an auction. Under the bonnet this typically blue metallic veteran boasts of a straight-six engine of 3442 cm3 capacity and 250 horsepower.
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider of 1939 began to be produced two years earlier as a response to the famous Bugatti Atlantic. Only twelve luxury specimen with a long wheelbase and open body were made. It was acquired in 2017 for an incredible 500.94 million crowns. This luxury vehicle has an eight-cylinder engine under the bonnet, turbocharged by two compressors of 2905 cm3 capacity, achieving 180 horsepower.