Christie's International Motor Cars is holding Retromobile, the world's foremost classic car show, in Paris on 16-17 February 2007. The highlight of the show will be the 1939 Auto Union D-Type (above) which is thought to be one of only three in existence.

Commissioned by Adolf Hitler and designed by Ferdinand Porsche, it was the first of its kind to place the driver in front of the engine with four wheel independent suspension. Dominating grand prix across Europe in the 1930s and surviving the Second World War, it is considered to be among the most important cars ever to pass under the gavel. It is expected to become the most expensive car ever sold at an auction.

For more info and a look at some other cars included in the show visit Chrisite's.

For those of you in/around New York City, today (26 January 2007) is the last day the car will be on view at the Audi Forum. Take a look before it's flown back to Paris. There is also an interactive feature about the car here.

Audi Forum
250 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017 map

Retromobile 2007
16 February 2007, 7pm (Automobilia)
17 February 2007, 8pm (Motor Cars)
Porte de Versailles
Parc des Expositions, Hall 7-3
Paris, France