Evaluation: Unrestored original | Remarkable original brightwork. No blemishes in the paint. Significant wrinkling to the leather front and back, but it’s all still soft with no rips or cracks. Clear, bright gauges and switchgear. Clean dash. Shiny wheels. Tidy and maintained underneath. Seldom driven but consistently maintained. An impressive, gorgeous Chapron cabriolet that is too good to restore.
Bottom Line: Bonhams offered this car here last year, but it didn’t sell on a reported hammer bid of €130,900, well under this transaction’s successful hammer bid of €156,000. This result, while high, isn’t huge for one with such impressive originality and is an unusual instance of coming back for another bite at the apple actually working to the consignor’s advantage.