Artcurial to auction friend of Maria Callas’s collection in Monaco
Variety is the spice of life...
Just 11 cars form the ‘Estate of a Friend of Maria Callas’ sale, but we couldn’t think of 11 more diverse vehicles if we tried. The auction’s curious name is warranted somewhat by the fact that two cars, a brace of silver Mercedes 600s, did once belong to Maria Callas. Both boasting just two owners from new and, naturally, fascinating histories, the cars –1966 and 1971 model years respectively – are each estimated to fetch 60,000-100,000 euros.
Elsewhere, the lots range from a 1908 Cadillac Type S (est. 30,000-60,000 euros) to a low-mileage 1989 Aston Martin Lagonda. There are several Rolls-Royces, including a relatively tidy Corniche III (40,000-60,000 euros), and a bright yellow Lamborghini Diablo, the sale’s sole supercar (if we could have just one supercar, it would probably be a Lamborghini, too). The ultra-low mileage in this case will either entice or repel, but it looks to be in okay condition. It’s estimated at 40,000-60,000 euros.