25 Cars Sold for $260 Million in 2016

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content Experience© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content Experience
1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider by Touring
Sale Price: $19,800,000
Auction: RM Sotheby’s, Monterey
In its time the Alfa 8C 2900 was one of the most luxurious sports cars available. According to RM Sotheby’s, “The 8C 2900 was not a mere sports car, but the most advanced, modern, and compelling sports car that money could buy. Each wheel carried independent suspension; its Vittorio Jano-designed straight-eight engine was two alloy banks of four cylinders, with not only dual overhead camshafts, but two Roots-type superchargers, as well. As exciting and dramatic as the 2.9 chassis itself was, they benefitted from the addition of some of the most sensuous and well-balanced coachwork of the pre-war era.”

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