Coys at Monaco Monday 21st May 2007

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  1. #1 ajzahn, May 11, 2007
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    Set to a backdrop of lapping waves and the chink of ice-cubes, Coys' next sale will be at Monaco at the beginning of Grand Prix week. The 60+ car entry includes a LHD Aston Martin DB4GT and a rare 1959 Maserati A6 GCS.

    The 1962 Aston Martin is the third from last non-Zagato bodied DB4GT ever built, and the last but one of 27 left hand drive cars. It was delivered to its first owner in Canada and has since spent much of its life in North America before passing into the current vendor’s hands, still bearing its original licence plates. It’s ‘Refer Dept.’ for price but, as we all know, these cars are very hot property right now and may sell for a considerable sum.

    The 1959 Maserati A6 GCS is another car that you’ll have to call Coys for a price indication. It’s also one that’s eligible for all the right events and, having seen it at Coys’ London showroom, does look superb in its French Blue paintwork as originally campaigned in the 1950s in the hands of original owner Armand Roboly.

    If the Aston and Maserati are slightly beyond your pocket – or the throw of the dice at the Casino didn’t quite go your way – there are two interesting ‘recreations’ of the top order based on 1960s’ Ferrari GT chassis. The 1964 Ferrari 330 GT Special, EUR 250,000 - 300,000, is by Allegretti in the style of the celebrated 250 GTO, while the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Replica, at EUR 240,000 - 300,000, is another very accurate homage, this time to the GTO’s immediate predecessor.

    Recreations apart, there are several other Ferraris in the auction, including a nice blue 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC for EUR 180,000 - 220,000, a racing 1970 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona - FIA Papers, EUR 280,000 - 350,000, and a 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino at EUR 90,000 - 110,000.

    There’s quite a bit of competition machinery in the catalogue, including a 1958 Lister-Jaguar (Refer Dept.), a 2001 Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge, EUR 60,000 - 70,000, and a nice little metallic blue 1972 Renault Alpine A 110 – 1300 that, at EUR 40,000 - 45,000, would make a useful European historic race and rally car. Coys also have a 1973 Fiat Abarth 124 Group 4 Rally Car (Refer Dept.) decked out in period orange/lime green ‘works’ Fiat livery.

    If you think James Bond is all about Astons, think again. Other cars did feature in the famous MI6 spy’s career on celluloid, and Coys have two of them in this year’s Monaco sale. The first is a car specially created for the enthusiastic Italian vendor, a 1977 Citroen 2CV - For Your Eyes Only at EUR 10,000 - 15,000, while the second, the 1976 Lotus Esprit Submersible - The Spy Who Loved Me, for EUR 30,000 - 40,000, is a non-working prop from the film, one of several used in the underwater film sequences.

    You can take your pick from no less than two Ferrari F40 GTs, a 1988 Ferrari F40 GT Competizione at EUR 330,000 - 370,000, and an awesome 1992 Ferrari F40 GTE Michelotto (EUR 450,000 - 550,000), a car capable of 360 kph with its twin-turbo V8 dialled up to 900 hp. Wow.

    Finally, a couple of real Monaco specialities, the lime green, Portofino-domiciled 1958 Fiat 600 Jolly by Ghia beach car for EUR 25,000 - 30,000, and the 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe by Park Ward, at EUR 325,000 - 380,000 a car that sums up proper South of France motoring.

    The Legende et Passion Sale at Monaco will be held at:

    Espace Fontvielle
    Monday 21st May 2007
    Toys and Automobilia at at 17.00
    Motor Cars at 18.30

    Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

  2. #2 ajzahn, Jun 7, 2007
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    Bonhams Les Grandes Marques à Monaco - 21st May 2007 - Review

    Not to be outdone by the previous day’s events at Maranello, on the other side of the Italian border Bonhams achieved a sale total of over six million euros. Cars sold included the ex-Michele Alboretto, 1985 Ferrari 288GTO for Eur 434,000, and an immaculate 1969 Aston Martin DBS Vantage for Eur 103,500.

    The inclusion of a collection always helps an auction, and the Bonhams Europe team were fortunate to have two in this year’s Monaco sale. The “Gran Turismo Classic” collection, comprising Sports and GT cars from the 60s and 70s, all offered without reserve, included the aforementioned 1969 Aston Martin DBS Vantage, as well as 1970 7-litre Iso Grifo (Eur 120,500 ), a 1969 Lamborghini Islero (Eur 86,250), and a 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Berlinetta that sold for Eur 177,700.

    The other was eight Aston Martins from a French collector that (unsurprisingly for the state of the market at the moment) attracted a large number of bidders, pushing many prices up beyond the pre-sale estimates. Highlights included Eur 225,000 for a very original 1963 DB5, Eur 203,000 for a restored 1960 DB4 and Eur 159,000 for a nice, Old English White with Bordeaux leather interior 1958 DB MkIII saloon.

    The 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Saloon in need of a total restoration sold for Eur 51,750.

    The Ferrari FXX was withdrawn prior to the sale, however in line with RM’s auction the day before, some good prices were achieved by cars from Maranello. The Alboretto GTO being one of them, its Eur 434,000 comparing well with Eur 440,000 for the red car the previous day, and Eur 506,000 for the yellow prototype. Neither the 1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso Berlinetta, nor the 1970 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta found new buyers at Monaco.

    The big seller was the almost unique (one of only three), 1952 Jaguar XK 120 ‘Supersonic’ Coupé going for Eur 753,000. This was double the pre-sale estimate, after a battle between an overseas telephone bidder and the ultimately successful bidder in the room. The car goes to the collection of a prominent European collector.

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