YES! someone paid over $2 million for the 1949 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport as you see it below. YES! a $ 1 million bid won the 1948 Talbot Lago T26, and YES! a 1947 Talbot Lago T26 fetched over $500K…  each in squalid and dilapidated condition.

(Paris) The Artcurial Retromobile auction of what remained of the supreme Baillon Collection ended February 6. Sixty classics of impeccable pedigree and execrable upkeep were put up for auction with no reserve.

Top dog (so to speak) was the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, which went for just a smidgen under $22 million. Making that Ferrari irresistible was the highly desirable covered headlights which even a pile of old soiled magazines could not hide buried in the shed it was discovered in.

Click to the Baillon Collection Results to mull over all the successful bids.