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Five of the World's Coolest Classic Cars You Can Browse or Bid On

Every February top-drawer auction house Bonhams hosts one of the most important auctions on in the classic car world at the Grand Palais in Paris during Retromobile Week. The 2020 edition will take place on Feb. 6, and Bonhams has lined up some incredible entries prior to releasing the full catalog. Here are our picks:

1926 Bugatti Type 39

In 1925, Bugatti introduced the Type 39 as a modified version of its beautiful and nearly-unbeatable Type 35 race car. The new model won both the French and Italian Grand Prix in 1926. Estimated at $1.2 million–$1.6 million.

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

300SL Roadsters used to be less expensive than their "Gullwing" siblings, but that is hardly the case anymore as their own distinctive beauty has come to be appreciated by top collectors. Estimated at $1.5 million–$1.7 million.

1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SSZ

The already-desirable Alfa Romeo 1900 reached it zenith with the SSZ or Super Sport Zagato version with coachwork by the legendary design house. Only 39 of these bespoke coupes were made specifically for racing. Estimated at $840,000–$1.1 million.

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II

This convertible or drophead version of Aston's luxe 1950s grand touring coupe features a body by the famed Tickford coachworks, which was acquired by Aston boss David Brown ("DB") in 1954. Estimated at $410,000–$470,000. 

1960 Porsche 356 Roadster

Porsche built about 8,500 examples of its iconic 356 B in 1960, and of that total, just over 1,600 were cabriolets. This perfectly-preserved beauty features coachwork by Reuter. Estimated at $190,000–$230,000.