A Lancia Stratos Group 4 rally car sold for €360,000 at Artcurial’s Automobiles Sur Les Champs sale in Paris on 11 November.
Chassis number 391 competed in the Italian Rally Championship when new, and boasted a comprehensive competition history.
Other impressive results included an Aston Martin DB MkIII, which sold for €166,709 and a 1953 Arnolt Bristol 404 Roadster that was snapped up for €157,855.
It was a successful day for the French auction house, which recorded a sale rate of nearly 80% on the vehicles that crossed the block and nearly €3million in total sales.
Ferraris featured strongly and were topped by a 1972 Dino 246GTS (above) that cost its new owner €145,346, while a 365GTC/4 (below) made €83,395 and a glassfibre 1977 308GTB Vetroresina went for €58,377.
A Youngtimer 550M made €50,037, while its classic equivalent, a 365 GTB/4 Daytona failed to sell.
Cheaper, but no less exciting Italian alternatives could be found in the form of an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Coupé (€30,975), a Fiat 500 Giardiniera that sailed over its upper estimate to make €22,636, a Multipla variant (below) that earned €16,679 and a 2400 Dino Spider that sold for €45,272.
You can view the full results here.