On the eve of the Monaco Grand Prix 2014 (10.5.2014), RM Auctions presents an auction focused on sports cars. The high density of VIPs visiting the Côte d’Azur around this time makes it a perfect setting for the auction. RM Auctions is offering a spectacular range of unique racing cars and classic high performance sports cars atthe prestigious “Le Sporting” event facility in Monaco. The list of cars on sale has not been finalized yet, but there are already several highlights to make the mouth water:
- 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupé: An early version of the famous DB series, unrestored.
- 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet by Pinin Farina: A masterpiece of Italian elegance designed by Pinin Farina.
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series II by Pininfarina: An elegant four-seater in Pininfarina’s timeless design.
- 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster: Early version of the iconic sports car.
- 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster: Beautiful piece from the car’s first production year.
- 1968 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2: A fast four-seater; one of only 224 produced.
- 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin Farina: Pure lines and a sporty touch. This darling of the ’50s jet-set is increasingly sought after.
- 1960 Maserati 3500 GT by Touring: Maserati’s vision of a Grand Tourer for the 1960s.
- 1950 Maserati A6 1500 Turismo by Pinin Farina: Early attempt at a sporty Coupé, with the distinctive Pinin Farina signature.
- 1956 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS/GT Speedster by Reutter: One of the most sought-after versions of the 356 model family, with special Carrera sports trim.
- 1952 Siata Daina 1400 Coupé by Bertone: Based on Fiat technology, Turin’s specialist in light, small cars created a beautiful and rare Coupé.
- 1959 Lancia Flaminia Sport by Zagato: Lancia’s engineering coupled with extravagant Zagato looks.
Legends of the racetrack:
- 1926 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix: Molsheim’s best? The first supercharged version of Bugatti’s legendary T35 race car.
- 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona: Take a seat in a racing legend, as driven by Nino Vaccarella, Herbert Schultz and Michael Weber.
- 1964 Alpine M64: Exotic light French race car with a Le Mans pedigree.
- 1958 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Prototype: Unique piece from Briggs Cunningham’s collection.
Italian sports cars of the late ’60s and the early ’70s:
- 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta: Possibly one of the last unspoiled examples of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s uncompromising supercar, in traditional metallic green.
- 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina: Thanks to its transaxle-construction, the 330’s balanced weight distribution helps tame the raw force of the Ferrari V12.
- 1968 Bizzarini 5300 GT Strada Alloy: Created from the father of the GTO
- 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti: Hailed as one of Ferrari’s best cars ever.
- 1972 Iso Grifo IR8 Targa Conversion: Engineered by Giotto Bizzarini, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone.
The American Way:
- 1960 Chevrolet Corvette: Beautiful two-tone version with removable hardtop. The 1960 model with double headlights combines elegance with a sporty touch.
- 1953 Chrysler Ghia Special Coupé: Ghia’s extravagant interpretation of an All-American Coupé.
- 1956 Facel Vega FV2B Coupé: Glamorous but short-lived French carmaker Facel had an American edge. The mixture of luxurious interior, distinctive looks and powerful Chrysler engine attracted countless stars in Hollywood and abroad.