The Bonhams Les Grandes Marques à Monaco 2012 auction will be held 11th May at the Musée des Voitures du Prince in Monte Carlo. The 26th annual sale coincides with the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, which is held every two years on the Monaco F1 street course.
Headline offerings at the 2012 Bonhams Monaco auction include examples from Bugatti, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maserati and Facel Vega. Of particular note is the ex-Bosse ‘Bo’ Ljungfeldt, 1963 Monte Carlo Rally, 1963 Ford Falcon Futura Sprint. Estimated at €150,000 – 200,000, the Falcoln is the only car to have ever won every single stage of the Monte Carlo Rally.
Another notable offering is a 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Grand Sport Spider, estimated at €850,000 – 950,000, and a rare 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Estate/Station-Wagon that was formally the property of French Alfa Romeo racing driver Fernand Masoero. The Alfa is estimated to sell for €30,000 – 45,000.
A 1938 Bugatti Type 57 C Roadster rebuilt in Switzerland during the 1960s in the style of the well known Colonel Freddie Giles Type 57S Corsica Roadster is estimated to sell for €200,000 – 240,000. The car has been extensively restored in the United States, where it has formed part of some high profile collections, before returning to Europe for the first time since the 1970s.
Bonhams will offer a 1969 Maserati Ghibli Spider (estimate €330,000 – 380,000) that was delivered new to France, in addition to a 1972 Citroen SM one-off prototype by Frua (estimate €140,000 – 180,000) that was exhibited at the 1972 Geneva Motor Show and 1973 Barcelona Motor Show. The Citroen has been in private ownership since 1988 and has not been shown publicly since then. With an estimate of €500,000 – 600,000, a further highlight includes a 1980 Ferrari Pinin, a one-off 4 door motorised prototype by Pinin Farina. The Automobilia section of the sale features a particularly fine private collection.
Lastly, the 2012 Bonhams Monaco sale also features a single owner collection of Heuer chronograph watches and a particularly fine private collection of automobilia.
For more information, visit www.bonhams.com/cars.