MAY 14th 2014

Gallery: The auction sales stars of Monaco Historique

 

Getting from A to B is rarely a simple task in Monaco when a race meeting is taking place, and getting from the paddock to the spectacular auctions held by Coys and RM Auctions required extra-special commitment as they took place at opposing ends of the Principality.

However, both were crammed with the kind of cars that make us drop whatever we’re doing and pay attention, so we just had to negotiate Monaco’s Krypton Factor-style succession of stairs, elevators, and awkward walkways to bring you the best that both had to offer. To hell with the blisters…

The full results can be seen HERE for Coys and HERE for RM Auctions, but we couldn’t help but pick out a few of our favourites. No doubt the big ticket items were to be found at RM Auctions’ sale, although there was muted surprise when the prototype Maserati 450S failed to reach its lower estimate with a high bid of ‘only’ £2.85m. Spirits were lifted somewhat, however, with the sale of  the gorgeous 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet for £3.83m, the highly-desirable Ferrari 275 GTB/C for £4.65m, and the pretty Ferrari 330 GTS for £1.64m. Proof then, as if it were needed, that Ferraris are still very much flavour of the month.

Top-billing at Coys went to another product of Maranello with a Ferrari 330 GTC at £431,000 and a magnificent Bugatti Type 57 at £330,000. As you’ve probably gathered by now, just about all the Ferraris did well, although our favourites were the green alloy-bodied Bizzarini which RM Auctions sold for £447,000 and the super-aggressive Lancia Fulvia Zagato Competitzione at £31,000.

Our man in Monaco Dom Romney joined us with his camera to shoot for you this combined Coys and RM Auctions gallery. Any thoughts on the car you’d most have liked to have taken home..?

 

 

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