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$6.6 Million 'French Mistress' Tops Car Auctions

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A 1939 Delahaye roadster, nicknamed "Malcolm's French Mistress" sold for $6.6 million at auction.RM Auctions

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A rare, 1937 French Roadster just sold for $6.6 million, proving that rich car collectors are still spending.

Total sales for the collectible-car auctions at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance over the weekend topped $66.8 million, a record for the event. That was up 20 percent from last year, and the average sale price topped $400,000, up from $366,787 last year, according to collectible-car insurance firm Hagerty.

The star of the weekend was a 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster by Figoni et Falaschi—one of only two surviving examples of the French-built model. RM Auctions sold the car for $6.6 million, topping the high estimate of $6 million

The car had been owned by the famed collector and car dealer Malcolm Pray, whose wife playfully nicknamed the car "Malcolm's French Mistress" because of his fondness for the car. He died last summer.

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