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Bonhams Motor Cars Auction in Monaco

Bonhams is annual sale of motor cars and automobilia in Monaco is being held on 30th April 2010. This year, the annual Les Grandes Marques à Monaco celebrates its 21st consecutive year and takes place at the Musée des Voitures du Prince.

Leading the charge, a 1950 Ferrari 166/195S Cabriolet by Vignale is expected to fetch in the region of one million euros. From the same marque is a very rare and sought after ‘alloy bodied’ 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB (estimate 680,000 – 840,000 euros) as well as an early 1989 Ferrari F40, formerly owned by Michel Neugarten, which has raced in the Italian GT championship and the BPR series, estimated at 230,000 – 280,000 euros. A rare 1976 ‘vetroresina’ Ferrari 308 GTB 1976 (estimate 50,000 – 80,000 euros) is also expected to drive lots of interest.

Two beautifully presented former Concours winners also feature in the sale: an immaculately restored European delivery left hand drive Jaguar XK120 Roadster (estimate 75,000 – 115,000 euros) and a Lancia Appia Zagato GTE (estimate 50,000 – 70,000 euros). Further Lancias include a rare 1968 Flaminia Super Sport, formerly the property of Rowan Atkinson (estimate 120,000 – 150,000 euros), a beautifully prepared fourth series Lancia B20 with full Nardi kit (estimate 90,000 – 120,000 euros) and last but by no means least a very rare and desirable Lancia Fulvia HF ‘works car’ with San Remo winning rally history.

Furthermore for pre-war collectors a 1938 Welsh rally winning Jaguar SS 100, which was driven by Mrs. Hetherington, will be on offer in the Principality.

No Monaco sale would be complete without a Fiat 500 Jolly, and this sale offers an original cabriolet in pink (estimate 20,000 – 30,000 euros).

A competition prepared Citroen SM Maserati, which participated in the Tour Auto 2009, is expected to fetch between 40,000 and 60,000 euros and a 365 horsepower 1971 Chevrolet Corvette convertible with hardtop (estimate 35,000 – 40,000 euros) is surely ideal for a leisurely drive along the Corniche, unless your preference for such outings goes to a nimble black Porsche 356 A speedster in mint condition estimated at 140,000 – 160,000 euros.