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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1934
Numbers built:188 (all body types)
Designed by:Joseph Figoni
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 24, 2012
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Chassis: 2111025
One of just seven 8C 2300 road cars fitted with Figoni bodywork, this swooping Cabriolet was ordered new by Parisian Roger Goldet. The body alone set Goldet back 35,675 French Francs, making it the most expensive of the bodies fitted by Figoni on the 8C 2300 chassis. Shortly after it was completed, it was shown at the Concours d'Élégance Féminine en Automobile by Comtesse Vera Boréa. Unfortunately, the car fell into disrepair during the War. It was eventually discovered by French racing driver Raymond Sommer in Paris right after the War. The engine had seized but fortunately, Sommer also owned a sister 8C 2300 with serial number 2311212. What this ex-Le Mans racer had going for it, was a fully functional engine, which was subsequently fitted in the Figoni Cabriolet. Sommer may not have actually owned the title of the Figoni Cabriolet, which may explaining why he also renumbered the chassis from 2111025 to 2311212, which matches the engine fitted. The French racing ace would own the car until he had a fatal accident in 1950. It then passed to a lady friend of his and then by the 1960s changed hands properly. In 1965, it was acquired by Paul Sac from Marseille. He would own the car through to 1986 when it was sold at auction to American Robert Rubin. The Figoni Cabriolet was then restored completely by Chris Leydon. It was then sold to a English dealer in 1990 before entering long term ownership of a private collection. From this, it was consigned nearly a quarter of a century later to headline the Bonhams Scottsdale Auction.

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Manufactured in 1932
First owner Roger Godet
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