2011 Aston Martin One-77 Coupé
A carefully curated selection of exceptional and rare motor cars head for Bonhams Monaco auction on 13 May 2016.
James Knight, International Group Director, Bonhams Motoring, said: “Bonhams returns to Monaco with a refined and elegant selection of magnificent collectors’ motor cars, including high performance modern classics, historic racers and magnificent models of the 1960s and 1970s.”
The exotic Aston Martin One-77 officially launched at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Considered the ultimate expression of an Aston Martin, it featured a full carbon fibre monocoque chassis, a handcrafted aluminum body, and a powerful V12 engine.
A limited number of just 77 were built for the lucky few, and after its launch, each model was immediately purchased. Now, one of these rare modern classics returns to market.
Ordered directly from the Aston Martin factory and delivered new in Switzerland, this One-77 – number ’25’ of the 77 produced – was not registered until 2014 when the owner drove it for the first time. The car has covered a mere 850 kilometres since delivery and is presented in effectively ‘as new’ condition. It is estimated at €1,750,000-2,250,000.
Also offered, a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, estimated at €1,300,000-1,700,000; a 2006 Porsche Carrera GT Roadster, estimated at €650,000-750,000, and a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren Roadster, estimated at €310,000-360,000.
With the principality’s illustrious Formula One heritage, it’s the perfect location for Bonhams’ sale that offers world-renowned race cars.
1953 Jaguar XK120C ‘C-Type’ Sports-Racing Two-Seat Roadster
The world’s finest as-original, running, long-term preserved ‘time-machine’ Jaguar C-Type, UK road-registered ‘POV 114’, will appear at auction for the first time. The Le Mans 24-Hour race finisher has been in single-family ownership since 1963, and is estimated at €4,000,000-5,000,000
Elsewhere, the magnificent, light and powerful straight-8 engined 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix Two-Seater, first owned by ‘Bentley Boy’ Glen Kidston. Chassis No ‘4450’ offered was the nineteenth such Grand Prix Bugatti to be manufactured, and boasts a racing heritage that includes notable drivers George Duller, Vivian Selby and Lyndon Ducket. It is estimated at €1,000,000-1,500,000.
1991-1992 Benetton B191/191B F1 Single seater
Raced by world champions Michael Schumacher and Nelson Piquet, the 1991-1992 Benetton-Ford B191/191B Formula 1 Racing Single Seater is offered at an estimate of €220,000-280,000, and entered at no reserve.
Also offered is the 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport Supercharged Spider. This interwar period sports-racer was one of the most popular and successful sports-racing cars of its day, and is estimated at €1,800,000-2,400,000.
1960s & 1970s:
The Vallelunga was the first ever production model from De Tomaso, which built just 53 examples. Since its impeccable restoration, this 1968 model has been gloriously shown at competition, coming 2nd in Class at Villa d’Este in 2004. It is estimated at €320,000-360,000.
1968 De Tomaso Vallelunga Coupé
Further highlights include a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS, estimated at €1,500,000-2,000,000; the 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta, estimated at €1,600,000-1,900,000; the 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS Touring Coupé, estimated at €470,000-570,000, and the 1967 Maserati Ghibli Coupé, estimated at €320,000-380,000.
Bonhams inaugural Monaco Sale will present an exclusive auction of more than 40 hand-picked, exceptional motor cars. Timed to coincide with the Monaco Grand Prix Historique, the Sale will take place on 13 May 2016.
The venue for this grandest of motoring auctions is the prestigious Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel, overlooking the Grand Prix circuit’s famous ‘Station’ hairpin, scene of so much motor sporting drama.