The multi-mil­lion mo­tors of Monte Carlo

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

The most pop­u­lar, de­sir­able and valu­able open-top road-go­ing Fer­rari, the 1968 275 GTS/4 NART Spi­der of the type eyed-up by Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Af­fair is com­ing to pub­lic mar­ket in Monaco.

The last of the 10 NART Spi­ders, and the only one sold new in Europe, will head­line the up­com­ing RM Sotheby’s sale at Le Sport­ing Monte Carlo dur­ing His­toric Grand Prix week­end, when the North Amer­i­can auc­tion house fore­casts that the match­ing chas­sis and engine num­bers 11057 could sell for €19-23mil­lion (£17-20mil­lion).

A long way be­hind in the Auc­tion Prix will be a glob­ally retro-event-el­i­gi­ble 1951 340 Amer­ica Barchetta, the third of 23 chas­sis built and the sec­ond of eight bod­ied by Tour­ing, that took part in the 1951 and 1952 24 Hours Le Mans, and which might clock €7.7-9 mil­lion (£5.8-7 mil­lion).

A slightly more back-on-planet-earth €2.4-2.8 mil­lion (£1.8-2.2 mil­lion) has been sug­gested for a 27,000km-from-new 1972 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spi­der, and €2.1-2.4 mil­lion (£1.6-1.9 mil­lion) for a re­cently re­stored 1967 330GTS.

A 1964 250GT/L Lusso Ber­linetta, the 30th of 350 pro­duced, has been pitched at €1.55-1.8 mil­lion (£1.2-1.4m), the same money as a very orig­i­nal 1996 275 GTS.

Group B ex­pec­ta­tions con­tinue to be boosted

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