British auction house expects nearly $24 million in sales this weekend
The 11th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique takes place May 11-13, but not all of the competition happens on the street-based racing circuit. RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams and Coys will offer competitive bidding on classic vehicles at their respective auctions.
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Coys will offer more than 100 vehicles that it says have a combined value of
€20 million ($23.75 million) at its sale in the Espace Fontvielle.
“In the current market buyers are looking for quality and cars that will maintain and increase their value,” Chris Routledge of Coys was quoted in a news release. “So finding cars of the right quality and with interesting provenance is extremely important. We were able to provide €20 million worth of quality vehicles for our sale in Essen and we have done it again.”
The vehicles on Coys’ Monaco docket range from a 1967 Lamborghini Miura P 400 to a Ferrari 308 previously owned by racing driver Michele Alboreto.
Coys said the Miura was owned for more than 20 years by Huge Halff Jr., a “Texan billionaire,” and is estimated to sell for €800,000 ($950,000) while the 308, “at the driver’s house for many years and recentl restored to new” is valued at €90,000 to €120,000 ($106,000 to $142,500).
The docket also includes several recent rally cars, such as an Alpine 1600SC valued at €100,000 ($119,000).
Other stars cars include a 2018 Ferrari 488 GTB Tour de France, a 1965 Lola T70 Mk 2 Spyder racer, and a 1969 Lamborghini Espada S1 with a unique Plexiglass roof. The Espada is from the Dott. Fabio collection.
To view the full docket, visit the Coys website.