Published date: 3 May 2012
The Monaco SALE
Saturday 11 May 2012
For the 26th year running the Bonhams team return to the glamorous surrounds of Monaco for 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco.' This year's auction coincides with Bi-annual Monaco Historic Grand Prix, the focal point for historic motor racing enthusiasts during May.
'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' includes examples from Bugatti, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maserati and Facel Vega.A 1938 Bugatti Type 57 C Roadster rebuilt in Switzerland during the 1960s in the style of the well known Colonel Freddie Giles Type 57S Corsica Roadster is a definite highlight of the sale. The car has been extensively restored in the United States where it has formed part of some high profile collections – Estimate €320,000 – 440,000.
Also offered is a 1996 Bugatti EB 110 GT that has remarkably covered just 830kms from new – Estimate €200,000 – 240,000.
From Alfa Romeo there is a 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Grand Sport Spider estimated to achieve between €850,000 – 950,000 and a rare 1967
Alfa Romeo Giulia Estate/Station-Wagon that was formally the property of French Alfa Romeo racing driver Fernand Masoero- Estimate €30,000 – 45,000.
Collectors of prototype/show cars will have two excellent purchase opportunities. Firstly the ex- 1972 Geneva Motor Show & 1973 Barcelona Motor Show, 1972 Citroen SM one-off prototype by Frua – a car which has been in private ownership since 1988 and
has not been shown publically since then - Estimate €140,000 – 180,000. Secondly in this category is the 1980 Ferrari Pinin, one-off 4 door motorized prototype by Pinin Farina €500,000 – 600,000.
Particularly relevant to the Monaco sale is the ex-Bosse 'Bo' Ljungfeldt, 1963 Monte Carlo Rally, 1963 Ford Falcon Futura Sprint - the only car to have ever won every single stage of the Monte Carlo Rally. Estimate €150,000 – 200,000.
For those not seeking a motor car, the Automobilia section features a particularly fine private collection and in addition this year's Monacosale also sees the inclusion of a single owner
collection of Heuer chronographs.
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Aston Martin Works Service Sale
Saturday 19 May 2012
The highlight of which is a 1991 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Sanction
II Coupé, estimate: £1,200,000 – 1,500,000. It was decided at the end of the 1980s between Victor Gauntlett and Peter Livanos, the joint
chairmen of Aston Martin Lagonda Limited, with the agreement of Zagato, to build four works approved DB4GT Zagato Coupés. Richard
Williams was approached to build the four running chassis and oversee the project. The four cars were launched at Protech House,Cobham on 22nd July 1991. The car that has been entered into the sale is the final one of the four.
One of the most prominent Aston Martin enthusiasts is HRH The Prince of Wales and we are privileged to be able to offer one of
his cars at this sale. The 1994 Aston MartinVirage Volante 6.3-Liter, pictured below, is estimated at £50,000 – 70,000 and is likely to
draw considerable interest. Further highlights include The 1975 London Motor Show, 1975 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 1 7.0-Liter Saloon, pictured above, estimate: £250,000 – 300,000, which is car number 6 of 7 produced. Also consigned is a beautiful Aston Martin DB Mk III Drophead Coupe, estimate: £180,000 – 220,000.
Automobilia have consigned a wide variety of Aston Martin and Lagonda relateditems, one in particular is a painting by Michael Wright entitled 'Ulster', estimate: £1,500 - £1,800.
To view the online catalog please visit www.bonhams.com/sale/20142