Ferarri 250 GT to headline at Bonhams|Cars Monaco sale May 10th

Ferarri 250 GT to headline at Bonhams|Cars Monaco sale May 10th

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé and the Botti & Pincelli Photo Agency in Modena

Bonhams|Cars credit Massini Archive. Villa La Vigie (2018).

Monte Carlo, Monaco – At The Monaco Sale ‘Les Grandes Marques à Monaco’, Bonhams|Cars will offer a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé. Featuring bespoke coachwork by Drogo at Carrozzeria Sports Cars, this car is distinguished by the combination of this renowned Italian coachbuilder and stands out within the revered ranks of the rarest and one-off 250 GTO models. This car is poised to be a centerpiece of the Bonhams|Cars Monaco Sale, timed to the Historic Monaco Grand Prix. This year’s sale is especially noteworthy as it marks the eagerly awaited return to Villa La Vigie. The venue offers sweeping views of Monte Carlo and serves as a fitting backdrop for an automobile of such pedigree, in a city synonymous with automotive excellence.

This Ferrari 250 GT is recognized for its illustrious past and unique coachwork, presenting in pristine condition readying it for the world’s most prestigious events. Chassis ‘1717 GT’ represents a lineage of premier coachbuilders associated with Ferrari. Originally a Pininfarina-bodied coupé, it was later transformed by Carrozzeria Sports Cars, under the guidance of Piero Drogo in 1966, enhancing both its aesthetic and aerodynamic profile.

Chassis ‘1717 GT’ has a notable competition and concours history, gracing events from the 55th annual Geneva Motor Show in 1985 to the ‘Ferrari 75 Years’ exhibition at Autoworld Museum in Belgium in 2022, as well as historic races across Europe, such as the Carrera des Dolomites in 1988, the 31st Annual Rolex Monterey race at Laguna Seca in 2004, and the TT in the Goodwood Revival Meeting. Its journey includes ownership transitions of recognized Ferrari collectors and has been driven in competitions by American racing driver Duncan Dayton, Australian racing driver David Clark, and Swedish Formula 1 driver Stefan Johansson, to name but a few.

Recently receiving a respray to its original silver hue, ‘1717 GT’ has been meticulously maintained and is presented in fast road specification, which can easily be adapted to competitive racing.

“This is a quintessential example of customized Italian coachwork from the 1960s, which offers collectors an opportunity to acquire a vehicle of unparalleled design and storied heritage, its allure guaranteeing that no similar model will cross your path at meetings, rallies or concours d’élégance,” commented Philip Kantor, International Chairman, Bonhams|Cars.

1950 Delahaye 175 S pictured in Monte Carlo, Monaco (1951)


Other highlights offered in the sale:

1950 Delahaye 175 S, driven by Trevoux-Crovetto in the Monte-Carlo Rally taking overall victory in the 1951 edition as well as participating in the 1951 Carrera Panamericana in in the same year, driven by no other than prewar Monegasque racing legend Louis Chiron himself.1955 Facel Vega FV, believed to be the oldest surviving model, formerly the property of the French Government from new and the fourth production chassis. 2015 Touring Superleggera AERO3, embodies Touring’s streamlined aesthetic from the 1930s in its most modern interpretation with a mere three examples produced.⁠ 

Sale: The Monaco Sale ‘Les Grandes Marques à Monaco’
Location: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Date: May 10th

About Bonhams|Cars – Bonhams|Cars uniquely offers a choice of live, online and private platforms for buying and selling collector cars—platforms characterized by levels of trust, reliability, and transparency born of over three decades of experience as the premier automotive auction house. Through prestigious live auctions around the world, 24/7 online auctions, and our recently introduced Private Sales service, Bonhams|Cars makes it simple for buyers and sellers to find the platform that best meets their needs.

Bonhams|Cars host 17 live auctions annually, participates in all the significant concours around the world, and presents unique selling opportunities at international events such as the 2023 Formula 1® Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the official auction partner of the Formula 1 Paddock Club™, Goodwood Motorsport Events in the UK, The Quail on the Monterey Peninsula in California, The Audrain Concours in Newport, Rhode Island, and The Zoute Grand Prix in Belgium. At Bonhams|Cars Online, formerly The Market by Bonhams, we provide our clients with fast, expert, accurate and agile single-car auctions, 24/7. With dedicated motoring departments in London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Brussels, and beyond, Bonhams|Cars has a world-class team with expertise in all divisions, from vintage cars to racing motorsport and automobilia to motorcycles.

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