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Artcurial’s Monaco sale… 3m euros but don’t forget the Ami 6

Hidden among the assorted cars from Les Grandes Marques in Monaco on 22 July was a humble Citroën. Less humble than you’d think, though, as the Ami 6 was eventually sold for 33,700 euros. This was against a pre-sale estimate of 6,000 - 10,000 euros.

“Mon dieu!” one might exclaim – although the quirky ‘upmarket 2CV’ styled by Flaminio Bertoni has its fans. Back to more traditional fare, top-selling car was the 1965 AC Cobra 427 Roadster, which sold for 439,200 euros. This was followed by that sharply designed wonder of the 1970s, the 1976 Lancia Stratos that generated a winning bid of 312,900 euros.

Ami 6 apart, another quirky, futuristic entry that sold for good old-fashioned big bucks was the 45,700 euros, 1958 BMW Isetta 600 Moretti.

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