Malcolm Pray’s car has actually set a record, being sold with no less than $6.6 million at an auction that took place over the weekend.
The vintage car that belonged to Malcolm Pray is a 1037 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster. The vehicle sold at the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance in Florida.
Natalie Pray, the widow of the famous man, claimed that his vehicles always break records and she was surely right this time, too. She named the car The French Mistress.
It has been reported that the buyer of this impressive vehicle lives in New York, so this is where the car will be shipped to. Naturally, the name of the buyer was not disclosed to the public.
Moreover, the Delahaye was sold at the highest price of any car sold at an auction until now. Naturally, this wasn’t the only vehicle sold now. Collectors actually paid no less than $67 million for classic cars at the beautiful Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance.
No less than 13 cars were sold at about $1 million each at the same event. The most expensive vehicles, besides the Delahaye, were a Porsche 907 Longtail race car, sold with $3.63 million, and a silver 1959 Porsche 718 RSK, which was purchased by a new buyer at the sum of $3.3 million.
Another impressive car at the show sold with $2.42 million. This was a 1985 BMW 507 Series II Roadster. Another car auctioned was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, which sold with $1.76 million, while a 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT coupe sold with $2.53 million. A little less, $1.84 million, was paid by a customer on a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. A 1943 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Sedan sold at the auction with $1.57 million.
All these cars are impressive, so there is no wonder that they reached such prices at the auction. Classic Mercedes-Benz and Porsche cars are always popular at auctions. The whole Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance was quite an interesting event for collectors and for those interested in car auctions, as the vehicles presented were absolutely beautiful.