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RM Sotheby’s will offer this ex-Scuderia Ferrari Alfa P3 in Paris

Among a host of early consignments poised to cross the block at its annual Paris sale during Rétromobile week next February, RM Sotheby’s has revealed that it will publicly offer an Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 for the first time in over a decade…

Provenance in spades

An ex-Scuderia Ferrari Works car, this 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 is without doubt one of the most significant pre-War Grand Prix cars, and not just because of its rarity (this is one of just nine Second Series cars built), but also because of its effectiveness in the period. With its prominent prancing horse logos adorning its bonnet, this P3 is a precious and utterly gorgeous representation of Enzo Ferrari’s early racing exploits, and is said to be in ‘highly original’ condition. When it roars across the block in Paris on 8 February 2016, it’s expected to garner a similarly astonishing 3.6-4.6m euros. If you happen to be the lucky bidder, expect a Goodwood Revival invitation through the post shortly afterwards. Other early consignments to the sale include the ex-Alfonso de Portago Osca MT4 1500 and a brace of modern-era GT racing cars, both with Le Mans provenance. 

Photos: Tim Scott courtesy of RM Sotheby's © 2016