The 48th edition of Retromobile has just ended, the important Parisian event which effectively opens the season of shows dedicated to historic cars in Europe.
This year too, the event did not disappoint expectations, setting a new attendance record with over 130,000 visitors who were able to admire in real life an exceptional quantity of top-level racing and road cars. It happens very rarely that you can admire two Ferrari 250 GTOs, one in front of the other, in two of the most prestigious stands: Kidston presented a '62 250 GTO while Girardo presented a 250 GTO/64.
Present at Gregor Fisken was the Ecurie Ecosse truck, complete with Jaguar D and Jaguar C in the same colors on board, as well as a very rare Siata 205 GT and a fascinating Porsche 996 GT1.
As always, the Richard Mille stand was highly admired and this year it featured a series of Ferraris that took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans over the years, including the 499P that brought the Maranello company back to victory last year in the French marathon.
Ebimotors Classic could not be missing, bringing the now multi-awarded and multi-titled De Tomaso Pantera Gr. 4 exhibited at the stand of Ruote Da Sogno, the important Italian company that brought eight cars to Retromobile, all strictly Italian, five of which were one-of-a-kind pieces.
From this year a highly selected jury of experts has nominated the most iconic car of the entire event and the award was given to a Mercedes in 1905, presented at the Gooding Company stand, purchased new and still owned by the same family for 119 years! The car is in perfect working order and will be auctioned with an estimate of 10 million euros.