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#1 T54

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 15:43

This French toy of the Alfa P2, made by CIJ in 1926 and offered in various colors and trim until 1940, made $15000 at the Bonhams auction at the Quail...  :love:

But the price!!!! :|  :eek:  :cry:

My modest bid lasted less than 5 seconds when the opening biod was $10K and hands rose...

 

 

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#2 Peter Morley

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 16:30

That makes the prototype electric one that is for sale seem to be almost reasonably priced...



#3 T54

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 17:20

And mine, supposedly the one owned by Donald Campbell as a child, more valuable!  :drunk:



#4 Peter Morley

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 21:29

And mine, supposedly the one owned by Donald Campbell as a child, more valuable!  :drunk:

 

That's a great provenance, I assume it is blue?

 

Did you get one of the 20 copies of the book on CIJ Alfas which were apparently a mere 2,500 euros each!



#5 D-Type

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 20:59

Is this the clockwork Alfa that WB wrote about having yearned after as a lad?



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:29

It appears to have gained a headlight and the later style tyres,is it the "EVO" model?

#7 T54

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:46

The earliest ones had those tires, the shock absorbers and the headlights. Later ones have simpler features and eventually simpler, plain round tires.