A pair of Bugatti Type 57s led the charge when Coys sold the 200-car museum collection of ex-racer Karl Ritter in Graz, Austria on 12-13 October.
Top-seller was a 1938 T57 Stelvio by Gangloff (below) which made €574,200, which pipped a 1935 T57 Ventoux (main image) that was second best-pirced car at just under half a million Euros.
Another car that generated a lot of interest was the 1951 Lancia Aurelia Barchetta rep. A recreation of the type that Juan Manuel Fangio ran on the Carrera PanAmericana, it made €130,800.
Other keynote results include the sleek 1935 BMW-based Veritas – complete with FIA papers – which made €227k, the 1948 Delahaye 135M Coupé (below) that grossed just shy of €110k and the 1941 BMW 327 that was just below €150k.
We also liked the look of a 1937 Lagonda LG6 dhc at close to €200,000 and a 1929 Delage D6 at €145,240.