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Multi-Million Euro Beauties on Wheels on the Auction Block at the Historic Grand Prix

The historic race weekend, organized by the Automobile Club of Monaco, celebrates the world’s most incredible race cars—Formula 1 and Grand Prix—with competitive races, categorized by era and/or engine sizes, on the same Monaco Grand Prix historic circuit they may have raced years or decades prior.

And the Historic Grand Prix is not just the place to see racing but it is a magnet for car auctions of the most incredible cars. We are talking legendary cars with values in the millions. And not just one or two million euros. This is an occasion to see rare jewels worth up to 6 million euros or more. 

Sotheby’s, Bonhams and Artcurial are all competing for the attention of these rare car buyers, those in the hunt for the most unique Ferrari GTs. Even James Bond is getting into the fray with models of the famous DB6 up for grabs. 

Take advantage of going on a journey through automotive history as the Historic Monaco Grand Prix sets the stage for this extraordinary event: vintage car auctions. From May 10th to 12th, 2024, 

Check out where these classic cars will find new homes or if your budget runs from several hundred thousand euros to millions, whether yours could be one of them. Immerse yourself in the legacy of Formula 1 and these rare gems from automotive history.

Jody Scheckter Collection

Jody Scheckter’s collection takes centre stage with 12 iconic cars up for auction. Presented by RM Sotheby’s at the Grimaldi Forum on May 11th, these treasures include the legendary Ferrari 312 T4, marking Scheckter’s triumph in 1979. Each vehicle tells a story, from the McLaren M19A’s debut to the unique Tyrell P34’s victory at the Swedish Grand Prix in 1976. The estimated value of these 12 marvels? A staggering €10.9 million.

The 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 is the same model that saw Scheckter to victory at the Monaco, Belgian and Italian Grand Prix races in 1979. It remains in pristine condition and has only ever been driven by the man himself. This extraordinary piece of machinery alone is expected to sell for between €5,250,000 and €6,500,000.

The 1973 McLaren M23 is often cited as one of the most beautiful racing cars of all time. This one was famously driven by Peter Revson during his 1973 British Grand Prix win and has featured in a total of over 60 races. The Revlon cosmetics company heir died in a crash in South Africa the following year. This remarkable historic machine has an estimated worth of between €1,750,000 to €2,250,000.  

Ferrari 250 GTs & Aston Martin DB6s at Bonhams

On May 10th, Bonhams Car invites you to Villa La Vigie, where 17 exceptional vehicles await their new owners. Among them shines the Ferrari 250 GT, a symbol of 1960s automotive excellence. Two Aston Martin DB6s, reminiscent of James Bond’s iconic ride, and the Fiat 124 Abarth Spider Sport Rally add to the allure of this extraordinary event.

Artcurial Motorcars

From Stockholm to Monaco, the journey continues with “The W Collection.” On May 9th, Artcurial Motorcars presents 55 automotive treasures, including Porsches, Ferraris, Jaguars, and Mercedes-Benz models. Each car carries the legacy of a passionate Swedish collector, offering a glimpse into a captivating narrative. Among the highlights is the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, a testament to Ferrari’s prestige, alongside the iconic 1957 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing and the Volvo P1800 S.

Prepare to be mesmerized as the Historic Monaco Grand Prix becomes the stage for automotive history in motion. With each auction, a new chapter unfolds, inviting enthusiasts to become custodians of timeless beauty on wheels.

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