Auction preview – RM & Sothebys at Monaco

During the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, RM Sotheby’s Auctions will sell an exclusive collection of historic race cars and some outstanding vehicles. More than eight decades of leading automotive technology are changing hands on the Monaco sale on May 14. A highly anticipated auction.

A 1951 Ferrari 340 America Barchetta is one of the outstanding cars, joined by the 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 evolution with the chassis No.. GT1 993-117. It is the only known street legal  model of its kind and has never stood for sale. Of 31 race participations, the car won 13. Estimated value: 2.7 to 3 million euro.


What is a Monaco auction without formula 1 car – virtually unthinkable. This year the racing car, triple world champion Nicki Lauda drove for his very first F1 race, will come under the hammer. The 1971 March 711 was driven by Lauda at the Austria Grand Prix. Estimated value: 550,000 to 650,000 euros.


In the 1930s this Mercedes was one of the most impressive touring cars. The 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K cabriolet B, chassis No. 130941 is a one of 33 built of this variant. Estimated value: 2.7 to 3.3 million euros.


Also in the category of special etching Prizes of 2.7 to 3.3 million euros is a beautiful Horch cabriolet, chassis No. 67045. One of only five existing copies. This car is the only vintage of its kind which is privately owned and now is sold. All other copies are owned by museums or institutions.