A 1989 Ferrari 328 Conciso concept car realised $138,254 in Bonhams’ Chantilly Sale in Paris on September 10.
The Bernd Michalak Design Studio was behind the car’s wildly unorthodox look, which is based on vintage racing cars of the mid-20th century.
The Ferrari Conciso made its debut at the 1993 Frankfurt Motor Show
The aluminium alloy bodywork is built on the chassis of a 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS.
Its stripped down aesthetic not only looks sleek, but also makes it a powerful mover. With a top speed of 172 mph and no roll bars in sight, it’s strictly for daredevils.
A pair of specially designed, bespoke crash helmets offers the illusion of safety.
The Conciso made its debut at the 1993 Frankfurt Motor Show, where it was met with a rapturous response.
Sometime in the mid-1990s it was acquired by a wealthy collector, who actually stored it in his living room.
For the last few months it’s been a guest exhibit at the Ferrari 70th Anniversary exhibition at the Brussels Autoworld Museum.
The undisputed star of the auction was an 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Cabriolet, which made $483,863.
The model is one of only 98 drophead coupe versions of the Vantage Cabriolet, out of the 411 examples made.
It was shipped to the US in 1953, where it remained until very recently. Originally outfitted with a burgundy paint job, today it’s presented in a bold cherry red.
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