Coys at Monaco Monday 21st May 2007 - Preview

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.

1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 - EUR 160,000 - 190,000

1973 Fiat Abarth 124 Group 4 Rally Car - Refer Dept.

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.

1956 Lancia Aurelia B24 - EUR 130,000 - 150,000

1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Replica - EUR 240,000 - 300,000

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.

1992 Ferrari Formula 1 - F92A/644 - Ex Jean Alesi - Refer Dept.

1960 Lotus Elite - EUR 42,000 - 48,000

1958 Fiat 600 Jolly Ghia - EUR 25,000 - 30,000

1952 Panhard MM Berlinetta - EUR 58,000 - 70,000

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.

To see the complete lotlisting please click HERE, or CLICK HERE to see all entries on the Coys website, and HERE to see all the entries in the Classic Driver car database.

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

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Text - Steve Wakefield
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