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Hundreds of vintage cars are on display in Paris, including a rare vehicle owned by the late Johnny Hallyday, a singer dubbed the 'French Elvis'. 

    The Retromobile exhibition, marking its 43rd year, brings together over 600 cars and an array of industry professionals in 65,000 square feet of space at the Porte de Versailles in Paris.

    The exhibition coincides with a number of auction houses holding events across the city.

    Sotheby's is among those presenting a collection. A show highlight is the 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C previously owned by Johnny Hallyday, the French rock and roll legend who died last December.            

    The car, valued at approximately 3 million euros, was designed by Giotto Bizzarinni, who made his name at Ferrari before deciding to start his own company.   

    The auction house Artcurial is also holding bids for some rare collector pieces. The Ferrari FXX is the rarest Ferrari supercar, with only 38 units built, one of which was gifted to racing driver Michael Schumacher. 

    A pristine condition 1958 Ferrari Cabriolet is expected to fetch close to 9 million euros (11 million US dollars) when it goes on sale on Friday (February 9).

    For those on a smaller budget, the auctions also offer more affordable cars, Retromobile director Francois Melcion said, with a well preserved 1966 Mini Cooper on sale for around 30,000 euros (37,000 US dollars).

    The auction for Hallyday's car will take place on February 7th, while the Retromobile fair will be held until February 11th.

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