Classic cars of the Prince of Monaco to auction



2015-06-26 11:23:37

Classic cars of the Prince of Monaco to auction

Artcurial Auction House have announced that they will be auctioning off several classic cars on behalf of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco on July 26th.

The vast motor collection of Prince Albert II, who is one of the richest royals in the world and the son of actress Grace Kelly, was a legacy handed down to him from his father. His Serene Highness Rainier II amassed the car collection over thirty years, restoring around 100 vehicles. Models from all over Europe and America are represented, including some of the most iconic and influential cars of their time.

Prince Albert II is now reorganising the collection and selling 38 of the cars, presenting this unique opportunity to collectors to own some of these stunning examples with particularly impressive provenance. All of the cars come with Monégasque papers in His Supreme Highness the Prince of Monaco’s name and are offered without reserve.

Highlights include a 1913 Panhard & Levassor x19 Roadster and a 1924 Panhard & Levassor x47 Limousine with Weymann bodywork, valued at €25,000-€35,000 each. Panhard & Levassor set the standard for French automobiles from the late 19th century and well into the 20th. A 1956 Bentley S1 Berline is also valued at €25,000-€35,000.

A handful of military vehicles will be offered at the sale, including an interesting 1942 Dodge command Car (estimate €20,000-€30,000), and two further 1942 Dodge plateau baches and a 1943 GMC vehicle (estimate €10,000-€20,000 each), all characteristic of American militariaWorld War II motors.

A beautiful 1907 Berliet C2 double-phaeton, a rare model with a huge engine and a high windshield is sure to excite bidders. This is expected to fetch €20,000-€30,000.


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