February was a great month for RM Sotheby’s Europe, as the famed auction house managed to bring in no less than $29,2 million at its annual sale in Paris. Some of the most impressive cars sold during the event include a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, a 1988 Porsche 959 Sport, and a gorgeous 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3, which brought in more than $4.1 million alone.
This makes the car the most expensive offering of the event, and it’s not hard to understand why bidders went crazy for it, as this particular model absolutely dominated the Grand Prix in Italy, France and Germany in 1932. By 1934, however, Alfa Romeo had to drop out of the racing business due to economic issues, but the company still built seven of these incredible cars and equipped them all with 2.9-liter engines. The one that you’re looking at right now bears the chassis number 50006, which means that it is the sixth fabricated out of those seven. It actually took part in some races in 1935, and it came in fourth at the Masyrk Grand Prix in Czechoslovakia while thanks to Antonio Brivio.