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Wonderland Rétromobile

F-Register’s visit to the world’s leading classic car show in Paris

This year’s Rétromobile was well one event that shows how impressions may fool reality. Having left Paris Expo, we definitely thought that the number of Ferraris on display has been enormous. Comparing 2018 to previous visits showed a different result. 2017 returned 71 Ferraris, 2016 there have been displayed 89 Ferraris and in 2018, the total number summed up to 62 cars. This number does not include the cars at auction by Artcurial, Bonhams and RM/Sotheby’s that we have covered already.

Our impression may have been influenced by the quality of the cars on one hand and by the number of similar cars on display.
Lukas Hüni AG had 10 SWB’s on display including Bertone’s special study. Adding Axel Schütte’s # 3639GT the result has been 11 250 GT SWB at one show! 13 Daytonas in all specifications and in nearly every condition and 7 275 GTB made the round up. Nearly half the cars being present have been represented by three models only!

The F355 GTS, with serial number 104925 has been the most modern car on display. We missed some of the well-known French car dealers, especially in Hall 2 of the Expo.

Of the 62 cars only one car is left unidentified: a 250 GT/L in Marrone met. on French plates W-031-FW. Described by exhibitor Equipe Europe to be a ‘barn find in concours condition’, it has been already shown in the 70 anni-display at the Schloß Dyck Classic Days last summer.

We have put all 62 cars together, sorted by their appearance at the show in our today’s Slide Show. Enjoy!