- RM Auctions announces further highlights for its Monaco auction, scheduled 9–10 May 2014, during the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend
- Rare competition greats swell entry list and include a 1966 Ferrari Dino 206 S Spider, a 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona, and a 1989 Aston Martin AMR1 Group C Sports Prototype
- Beautiful road going sports cars on offer include a 1956 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS Speedster, a pair of Lamborghini Miuras, and a 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Franay Fastback Sports Saloon
- Frequently updated list of entries available online at www.rmauctions.com
LONDON (6 March 2014) – RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is delighted to announce yet another superb roster of incredible competition machinery for its forthcoming Monaco sale, taking place May 10. Coinciding with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, this year’s event will be hosted at the beautiful Le Sporting, which is situated on the legendary Côte d’Azur and provides a fittingly elegant setting for the exceptional offering.
“As a mecca of motorsport history, our Monaco auction is a consistent favourite among clients and staff alike,” says Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Europe. “This year, we are particularly excited to host the event within the glamorous surroundings of Le Sporting, as it is a venue that is synonymous with the principality’s most prestigious events. In keeping with the venue’s prestige and the sale’s reputation for presenting an exceptional line-up of important and historic sports and racing cars, this year’s catalogue features a growing line-up of competition greats, which include a number of entrants that are perfect for historic racing”.
Newly secured highlights are led by a fabulous 1966 Ferrari Dino 206 S Spider, which was unveiled in February 1966 and specifically designed to race in the FIA’s two-litre Group 4 class. This Dino 206 S is fitted with a 65-degree, V-6 engine that was conceived by Dino Ferrari himself, and it has enjoyed numerous, highly competitive performances in some of the world’s most important sports car races. Resplendent in Rosso Corsa, the example on offer, chassis 028, was the 17th of 20 chassis built, and it was delivered new to Edoardo Lualdi-Gabardi, of Busto Arsizio, Italy. Lualdi-Gabardi successfully campaigned the car in numerous hill climb events over three seasons, scoring multiple victories and class wins. In 1969, it was sold back to the factory, and in 1971, it was sent to the shop of Diena & Silingardi in Modena, where former Abarth aerodynamicist Francesco Guglielminetti adjusted the chassis to accommodate a modified surplus 312P spider body, as well as a much stronger engine. The car was then sold to noted Ferrari collectors John and Bill Gelles, of Scarsdale, New York. Since then, the car has remained in the U.S.A., where it has been frequently shown at leading concours events and raced occasionally in select events (Estimate: €1.500.000–€2.000.000).
Another truly great 1960s Italian sports racer confirmed for RM’s Monaco sale is the 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona, chassis AR 75033 026. This is a beautiful example of the legendary sports prototype, as it features the classic 270-brake horsepower, two-litre V-8 engine and was raced in period by Vaccarella, Schultze, and Weber. The car was delivered new to Scuderia Auto Delta in 1968 and was campaigned by Alfa Romeo Deutschland concessionaires team, with its first competitive outing being the 1968 Nürburgring 1000 KM, which took place on 19 May. Driven by Herbert Schultze and Nino Vaccarella, the car claimed an impressive 3rd in class and 10th overall finish. Later, it was raced by Herbert Schultze and Michel Weber, and then sold into new ownership in 1971. During this ownership, it has continued to be campaigned at events around the world. The car offers a rare opportunity to purchase a genuine Auto Delta T33/2 Daytona race car with an impressive racing record (Estimate: €1.100.000–€1.350.000.
Another recent highlight for RM’s upcoming Monaco auction is an extremely rare 1989 Aston Martin AMR1 Group C Sports Prototype, chassis 004. Aston Martin has a rich heritage in sports car racing, and in 1986, it decided to construct a completely new V-8-engined Group C racer. One of only four AMR1s, 004 is likely the most correct example in existence as it retains its original carbon-fibre chassis. Capable of producing 700 brake horsepower, it is one of two “Lightweight” examples driven by David Leslie, Brian Redman, and Michael Roe at Spa, Donington, Nürburgring, and Brand’s Hatch, where it secured 4th overall, proving the car’s competitiveness (Estimate: €730.000–€865.000).
Other important motor cars to be offered in Monaco include:
- a 1956 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS Speedster, chassis 82189, equipped with its original matching-numbers Type 547/1 Carrera engine and desirable Rudge wheels (Estimate: €800.000–€950.000);
- a 1956 Lancia D50A Recreation, chassis D50A-0007, which has been meticulously and accurately constructed utilising an original engine and gearbox. It also includes full technical passports, which allow it to compete in motorsport events around the world (Estimate: €800.000–€900.000);
- an exquisite 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon, chassis BC51LC, featuring stunning Franay coachwork and a sought-after centre-floor-shift manual gearbox (Estimate: €700.000–€1.000.000);
- a matching-numbers 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S, chassis 4155, complete with FIVA and ASI passports (Estimate: €480.000–€580.000);
- a 1969 Lamborghini Miura S 'Jota', chassis 4280, which has been converted to desirable Jota specifications (Estimate: €450.000–€500.000); and
- a 1986 Porsche 959 Prototype, chassis WP0ZZZ93ZFS010067, fitted with its original Denloc alloy wheels and Dunlop tires, it is one of approximately ten surviving prototypes (Estimate: €450.000–€550.000).
For further information on the upcoming Monaco auction, or to discuss select consignment opportunities, please visit www.rmauctions.com or call RM London at + 44 (0) 20 7851 7070.