Sometimes it’s the story behind a car that makes it worth so much money.
At least that’s what the owner of this red 1961 Corvette roadster is hoping as it goes on the block at the Bonhams “Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais” on Feb. 8 at the Grand Palais, Paris.
What makes this red Corvette so intriguing is that 20 of Hollywood’s biggest stars currently took a few seconds to sign their names on the dash, including Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Orlando Bloom, Adrien Brody, Matt Damon, Benicio Del Toro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hardy, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon.
Unfortunately, if you’re into more important details about the car, such as the configuration of the 283 cubic engine and any options it might have, we weren’t able to track down that information.
But in case you happen to be in Paris next month, you can use your own eyes to inspect this Corvette – and many other even higher dollar cars – on Feb. 7 and 8 before the sale starts at 2 p.m. on the 8th.
Auctioneers believe the Corvette might be worth as much as $105,000 to $146,000 (that’s 85,000 Euros to $120,000 Euros).
Of course, that looks like a real bargain compared to several motorcars (as they like to say overseas) that are anticipated to surpass the one million euro mark at this prestigious auction, such as a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400/S (estimated at €1.2-€1.4 million or $1,469,678 to $1,714,625 US), a 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Tourist Trophy Torpedo (€780,000-€1.3M or $955,291 to $1,592,151 US) and a 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SLS (€900,000-€1.2M or $1,102,259 to $1,469,678 US).
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