Coys at Monaco Saturday 10th May 2008 - Preview

Coys has pulled out all the stops for this sale. With an entry that already includes two rare Ferrari shooting brakes, a genuine competizione ‘Daytona’, and three Miuras, one of the highlights must be the only road-legal Maserati MC12 Corsa in the world.

Unlike the rarer-than-Enzo genuine road cars, this one is chassis 001 in the run of just 12 Maserati Versione Corse machines, intended only for track day use (in the manner of the Ferrari FXX). Its 755bhp V12 will punch the 1150kg car from 0-124mph in just 6.4 seconds, and on to a maximum of 207mph. A fantastic machine at a fantastic estimate? ‘Refer Department’ for price, please.

The 1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Competizione is an ex-North American Racing Team car that has run in period at Le Mans and Daytona. It’s another one that will require a phone call to Coys for its price and, as they usually say, “If you have to ask…”. The two shooting brakes will likewise require communication with the Coys auction team. They are based on a 1968 Ferrari 330 GT and a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’, with both having new interiors to match their exterior restyling. Very 1970s.

1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona competition NART - Refer Dept.

1970 Abarth SE10 - EURO 170,000 - 200,000

1990 Ford Cosworth Tyrell F1 ex-Jean Alesi - EURO 200,000 - 250,000

I’ll get on to the more affordable lots in a minute but, before I do, mention must be made of the 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder. This is a car that finished in 18th place overall in the famously ill-fated 1955 Le Mans 24 Hours. No estimate again – and you know what to do by now...

Big-hitting entries apart, what else is ‘on the card’? There are several little Abarths, ranging from a nice twin-cam 1959 Abarth 750 Bialbero Record Monza for EURO 60,000 - 90,000, via an ex-Targa Florio 1965 Abarth 1300 OT (EURO 175,000 - 200,000), to an ex-Brescia Corse 1970 Abarth SE10 at EURO 170,000 - 200,000. The latter will make a nice change from a Lola or Chevron, and go well at an event such as the Vernasca Silver Flag.

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Shooting Brake - Refer Dept.

1960 Lancia Flaminia Zagato Sports - EURO 40,000 - 52,000

Three Lamborghini Miuras isn’t bad going, and buyers can choose from a trio of flamboyantly painted cars, all in the high-EURO 200,000 to EURO 330,000 price range. There’s also a 1976 Lamborghini Urraco for a more attainable EURO 24,000 - 28,000.

It’s customary to include the archetypal cars of the Cote d’Azur in any Monaco sale, so you’d expect the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (EURO 390,000 - 413,000) and 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (EURO 360,000 - 385,000), not to mention the 1972 Ferrari 246GT Dino at EURO 110,000 - 140,000, and the 1964 Porsche 356 Cabriolet for EURO 70,000 - 80,000, all present and correct in the 200+ page catalogue.

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S - EURO 290,000 - 330,000

1963 Facel Vega HK500 - EURO 75,000 - 90,000

1958 Cooper T45 - EURO 100,000 - 110,000

1970 Fiat 500 Jolly Ghia - EURO 23,000 - 28,000

Finishing on a couple of Classic Driver favourites, how about the two-tone 1960 Lancia Flaminia Zagato Sports (EURO 40,000 - 52,000), or the 1963 Facel Vega HK500 for EURO 75,000 - 90,000? And for cheeky style, nothing outranks a wicker-seated Fiat 500 Jolly Ghia. Coys’ example, built in 1970 and complete with fringed ‘Surrey Top’, will set you back EURO 23,000 - 28,000.

Before the motor car lots, Coys will sell a small selection of collectors’ items, including the steering wheel from the prototype Ford GT40, as tested (and 'despised', according to the catalogue) by Roy Salvadori. It carries an estimate of EURO 8,000 - 10,000.

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

Espace Fontvielle
On View:
Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00


Saturday 10th May 2008
Collectors' Items 14.30
Motor Cars at 15.00

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.

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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