One hundred of the world’s finest collector cars are heading to Monaco in May, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.
The cars will be offered during the company’s biennial Monaco auction, held in conjunction with the 10th annual Grand Prix de Monaco Historique – one of the most exclusive and anticipated events on the European motoring calendar.
Leading the line-up is a matching-numbers 1951 Ferrari 340 America Barchetta, formerly part of Pierre Bardinon’s renowned Collection Mas du Clos. The historic vehicle was raced in both the 1951 and 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans, and more recently in the Mille Miglia, as well as the Ferrari 50th Anniversary meets in Rome and Modena in 1997.
Having been fully restored to its original 1951 racing configuration, the car is eligible for the world’s most exclusive vintage racing events and is expected to sell for around €9 million ($10 million).
Further vintage highlights will include a Classiche-certified1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet by Vignale; a 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon; a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Tubolare Zagato; a 1966 Lamborghini 350 GT by Touring; and a 1965 Porsche 911 ‘Art Car’ featuring a unique design by German artist Peter Klasen.
Amongst the more modern classics on offer will be a 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution, a 2004 Aston Martin DB AR1 by Zagato, and a 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO.
The sale will also offer the perfect vehicle for Ferrari fans looking to make a splash in the Monaco harbour – an ultra-rare 1990 Riva Ferrari 32 boat, finished in the classic, F1-inspired, Ferrari Rosso Corsa, and capable of speeds of up to 100 kph, valued at €180.000-€220.000 ($201,600-$246,400).
The RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale takes place at Le Sporting on Saturday May 14.