RM Sotheby’s wowed collectors in Paris in early February when it unveiled two exciting highlights of its upcoming spring and summer sales this year: a striking 1937 Talbot-lago T150C SS Goutte d’eau coupé, and the one-off 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export ‘Uovo’.
Considered by many to be one of the most attractive automotive designs of all time, the TalbotLago T150-C SS coupé by Figoni et Falaschi is nothing short of an art-deco masterpiece on wheels, its fanciful curves and sensuous lines largely credited as ushering in the era of the automobile as an art form.
Boasting unique coachwork by Carrozzeria Fontana, and lovingly nicknamed ‘Uovo’ for its distinctive egg-shaped design, the one-off Berlinetta has remained a significant part of Ferrari lore for decades. Giannino Marzotto specifically commissioned Fontana of Padova and the famous sculptor Franco Reggani to create the streamlined body style for maximum efficiency and performance. The resulting Uovo bodywork and underlying Ferrari chassis and drivetrain quickly proved competitive.
The two curvaceous motor cars were on display on RM’S Rétromobile stand in February, ahead of their respective presentations at the company’s Lake Como, Italy, and Monterey, California, sales later in the year.