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DTH News : Discovery Turbo presents Classic Autos: The Paris Auction
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DISCOVERY TURBO PRESENTS CLASSIC AUTOS: THE PARIS AUCTION, The World's Most Prestigious Vintage Car Auction First Time On Television

Mumbai, January 27, 2011: Imagine a Bugatti Atalante Type 57 standing in a garage for 50 years before being found and put up for auction at US$ 5 million. A Maserati commissioned by the Shah of Iran and a 1918 Bugatti made for the French national hero and aviator Roland Garros breaks through pre-sales estimate by a seven figure sum.

Automobile enthusiasts can feast their eyes as Discovery Turbo brings a bevy of metallic splendours in an astonishing series of Retromobile Car show, CLASSIC AUTOS: THE PARIS AUCTION. Discovery Turbo presents the classic beauties, ranging from 1937 Bugatti T57 Atlante Coupe, 1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia, Alfa Romeos to many other prized collectibles. Viewers can watch 120,000 visitors from across the world re-living their automobile fantasies along with the formidable and entertaining duo Alain de Cadenet and Doug Nye.

Classic Autos: The Paris Auction, will air on Discovery Turbo, every Monday at 10 pm, beginning 24th January, 2011.

The series brings the best of what is there, in the thriving world of automobiles; ranging from dream vintage vehicles to the behind the scenes action and drama that goes behind each series. With this series, Discovery Turbo joins one of the world's most prestigious international auction houses, Bonhams, for their first auction of 2009, which takes place at the Retromobile classic car show in Paris. Retromobile is Europe's most important classic car show, attracting 120,000 visitors every year and provides a magnificent backdrop for a classic car auction.

The show proudly boasts of the most prodigious, marvelous and highly collectible classics designed to captivate & mesmerize your senses.

Highlights of the series:
  • Viewers can see some classic Lotus racers, a Maserati commissioned by the Shah of Iran and a 1918 Bugatti made for French national hero and aviator Roland Garros that breaks through it's pre-sale estimate by a seven figure sum!
  • Viewers can see a classic Mercedes roadster and an immaculately restored Jaguar SS100, the first car to bear the legendary Jaguar name as well as a Sebring winning Maserati brothers built OSCA.
  • Viewers can watch Doug and Alain savour the Bugatti Atalante Type 57 that laid undiscovered in a garage for 50 years before being found and put up for auction with estimates ranging up to a $5M price tag!
About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Science and Discovery HD, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. In Asia-Pacific, seven Discovery brands reach 508 million cumulative subscribers in 32 countries with programming customized in 13 languages.

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