The Royal Pavilion in Paris was the scene of an unusual auction Friday (16 June).?
LV People gather around cars for auction
SV Prospective buyers at 1939 Bugatti
SV People look at Bugatti type 40
SCU Bugatti 1927 type 37 PAN UP TO prospective buyers
GV PAN FROM Rolls Royce to Bentley
SV Big crowd around Bugatiti 1927 model (2 shots)
SV Man bidding--holds up catalogue
SLV Auctioneer on stand
SV PAN Crowd of buyers.
Initials BB/1540 CH/JB/BB/1530
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Background: The Royal Pavilion in Paris was the scene of an unusual auction Friday (16 June). Twenty-three automobiles of unique character were put on the block. They ranged from a restored 1921 Deluge limousine to a 1965 Ferrari which was the winner of the Twenty-Four Hours of Le Mans Race in that year.
The largest single group of cars were six by the French maker Bugatti; the oldest was a 1927 straight-eight cylinder type 35, the newest was a 1947 single-seat racer that was the last car Bugatti built before his death.
Large crowds turned out to inspect the collection of touring and racing cars. The bidding at the auction was brisk.