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Monaco GP Historique, May 10-12, 2018

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On alternate years the Auto Club de Monaco strangles the city of Monte Carlo in advance of the FIA Formula 1 Grand Prix for a few days of delicious exercise of historic cars on the Monaco GP course. It is one of the most evocative events on the historic racing calendar: running flat out in […]

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Coys, Espace Fontvieille, Monaco, May 11, 2018

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This is a rather useless auction report, and a wasted half-day on a tightly-scheduled trip to Monaco during the GP Historique. The pointlessness is on account of Coys of Kensington’s nearly opaque operation. Many of the cataloged lots have no chassis numbers, and there was no on-site list to make up for that lack of […]

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Bonhams, Villa La Vigie, Monaco, May 11, 2018

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For years Bonhams held its Monaco auction at the Exposition de la Collection de Voitures Anciennes de S.A.S. le Prince de Monaco, a charming and convenient but cramped location in the shadow of the royal palace. That changed in 2018 with the new location at Villa La Vigie. Perched high up on a headland adjacent […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, Monte Carlo, May 12, 2018

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RM Sotheby’s biennial visit to Monaco during the GP Historique turned in creditable numbers despite missing on the headline $7 million Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France. RM’s Monaco history has been erratic, sometimes featuring a large consignment of moderately priced cars such as 2016’s Quattroroute Collection and sometimes including a big buck consignment such […]

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