Coys at Monaco Monday 18th May 2009 - Preview

Coys has doubled its quota of Monaco Auction Maserati MC12s from one, in 2008, to the two entered in this year’s sale.

Both are ‘Refer Dept.’ cars, so you’ll have to call the Coys auction team to find out the price. The older (2006) example is a Stradale, or ‘street’ version, finished in two-tone paintwork, while the 2007 car is one of just 12 Corsas completed: track-only cars intended not for competition but as the ultimate circuit-day car, to be run under the supervision of Maserati Corse.

Although based on the running components and chassis of the Ferrari Enzo, the MC12 has more in common with the far faster FXX cars and, as such, is a more potent performer than the more ‘common’ Ferrari.

1934 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux - 200,000 - 250,000 euros

1955 Lancia Aurelia B 24 S America Spyder - 280,000 - 320,000 euros

Needless to say, given the location and its close proximity to not only the Mille Miglia retrospective, but also the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, Coys' 2009 sale is packed with high-value collectors’ machinery from les grandes marques.

is well represented with seven entries. One of these is a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Aluminium Spyder ('Refer Dept.'). This is another painstaking ‘recreation’ of a SWB Spyder California, with bodywork and trimming carried out in Italy.

1963 Ferrari 250 GT Aluminium Spyder - 'Refer Dept.'

There are also two Ferrari BBs (a 1982 512 BBi for 110,000 - 130,000 euros and a 1975 365 BB GT4 at 120,000-135,000 euros), as well as two 330 GT 2+2s. These are usable, almost – whisper it – ‘Aston-like’ Ferraris, with big engines for comfortable cruising, roomy interiors and plenty of luggage space. The burgundy 1967 car carries an estimate of 73,000-78,000 euros, while the silver 1965 car is 100,000-125,000 euros. Both sport the more desirable ‘single headlamp’ bodywork.

1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Barchetta Competizione - 'Refer Dept.'

1966 Maserati Quattroporte - 28,000 - 35,000 euros

There is only one Aston Martin in the sale, a 1981 V8 ‘Oscar India’ for 28,000 - 34,000 euros, a solitary Hooper-bodied Bentley and several Rolls-Royces. Of the latter, the white, LHD 1966 Silver Cloud III ‘Chinese Eye’ Drop Head Coupé (140,000 - 160,000 euros) is probably the pick of a crop of convertible Rolls, all eminently suitable for South of France cruising.

No Monaco sale would be complete without a Lamborghini Miura. Coys’ lime green example has been in the same ownership for the last 30 years and features vinyl, rather than leather, upholstery. There’s originality for you, all at an estimate of 220,000 - 240,000 euros.

1953 Bentley Mk VI by Hooper - 45,000 - 60,000 euros

1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 - 100,000 - 125,000 euros

1971 Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF 'Fanalone' - 23,000 - 29,000 euros

1968 Fiat 500 Jolly Ghia - 15,000 - 20,000 euros

The auction features a good selection of Porsches (all 911s, apart from a 1964 356 C Coupé at 25,000 - 30,000 euros) that includes one of the greats: a 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7. This white-with-green-script car is estimated at 160,000 - 190,000 euros.

Some entries are just typical of a Monaco sale. Take, for example, the 1969 Abarth 1000 TC (25,000 - 28,000 euros), or the cute 1968 Fiat 500 Jolly Ghia, at 15,000 - 20,000 euros. And who doesn’t like the Blu Sera/Tan 1966 Maserati Quattroporte? A real ‘Gentleman’s express’ for 28,000 - 35,000 euros.

Prior to the motor cars, Coys will sell 69 items of automobilia. There are also 17 motorcycle lots, including the 1982 World Championship-winning 1982 Suzuki 500 XR40, ex-Franco Uncini (the last Italian to win a World Championship before Valentino Rossi), estimated at 300,000 – 350,000 euros.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 - 160,000 - 190,000 euros

The Coys Légende et Passion Sale at Monaco will be held at:

Espace Fontvielle
On View:
Sunday 17th May 2009 12:00 - 19:00
Monday 18th May 2009 from 10:00


Monday 18th May 2009
Collectors' Items 11:00
Motor Cars at 13:30

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

To see the complete lotlisting please click HERE.

You can also view all the auction cars in the Classic Driver car database HERE.

To find out more about Coys auctions and showroom sales, please read the Classic Driver Profile.

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Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Coys

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