Bonhams Gears Up for Monaco Car Auction

By Paul Joseph

A carefully curated selection of rare motor cars will go under the hammer in Monaco tomorrow, timed to coincide with the Monaco Grand Prix.

Bonhams inaugural Monaco sale will present an exclusive auction of more than 40 hand-picked, exceptional cars in the prestigious environs of the Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel, which overlooks the iconic Grand Prix circuit.

Among the highlights will be the Aston Martin One-77, officially launched at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, and featuring 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.

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.”

Also offered will be a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, a 2006 Porsche Carrera GT Roadster, and a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster.

By Paul Joseph