Coys sets docket for its Monaco auction

1967 Alfa Tipo 33 Stradale Continuation car | Coys photos
1967 Alfa Tipo 33 Stradale Continuation car | Coys photos
1967 Alfa Tipo 33 Stradale Continuation car | Coys photos

Coys has announced the docket for its “Legend et Passion” auction May 14 in conjunction with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams also have sales scheduled during the Monaco historics weekend.

Coys sales features a 1968 Cooper BRM T86B works car formerly raced by Lucien Bianchi and Brian Redman, as well as an ex-Thierry Boutsen 1985/86 Arrows A8 Formula 1 race, a 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car, and a 1973 March F3 763.

“It is an auction where legends and passion meet, where worldwide collectors and classic motorsport fanatics can find a way to get behind the wheel of iconic racing automobiles such as Lucien Bianchi’s Cooper BRM T86B,” Chris Routledge, chief executive of Coys, said in a news release.

The BRM, he added, is the car that “finished third in Monaco 1968, it is a genuine masterpiece of motorsport history with excellent provenance and an extremely reliable 12-cylinder engine.”

Also on the docket are a 1967 Alfa Tipo 33 Stradale Continuation, a 2005 Ferrari Superamerica, a 1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spyder with coachwork by Carrozzeria Vignale, a 2001 Lamborghini Diablo GT, a 1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta and a 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20 IV Series.

Also being auctioned at Espace Fontvielle is a 1957 Riva Tritone boat, just the sort of vehicle truly at home in the Monte Carlo harbor.

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1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spyder
1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spyder
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