This month, we have a special edition of “For Sale!”, featuring the most interesting stuff of the upcoming May 12th Monaco sale of the RM Sotheby’s auction company.
You can find the list of all 85 lots for sale here
All image credits: RM Sotheby’s
1935 Fiat 508 CS ‘Balilla’ Berlinetta Aerodinamica
An incredible piece of history! This 508 Balilla competed in the 1935 Mille Miglia and is, according to Sotheby’s, the last Berlinetta Aerodinamica known to have done so. The following year it went back and finished 14th overall. This little 36hp art deco jewl was recently fully restored and looks stunning! A rare find with rarer history and definitely a lot to keep an eye on.
Price: Estimated €395.000 to 495.000 (477.121 to 597.911 USD)
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale
One of the most desirable Giulias and also one of the prettiest cars Alfa Romeo has ever made, the Sprint Speciale may not be the rarest of the Alfas, but it’s certainly one of the most beloved. A light body coupled to a peppy 1600cc 4 cylinder make this aerodynamic Giulia a joy to drive. Prices still completely insane on these yet, making this a good opportunity to grab one.
Price: Estimated €100.000 to 120.000 (120.790 to 144.948 USD)
2018 Lamborghini Huracán
This special 2018 Huracán was a gift from Lamborghini to His Holiness Pope Francis. However, since The Pope isn’t much of a gearhead, he decided to put it up for sale and donate the proceeds to charity. Finished in Bianco Monocerus with Giallo Tiberino stripes, an homage to the Vatican City’s flag colors, the Huracán is also signed by Pope Francis himself, a nice touch for the collector who picks this lot up.
Price: Estimated €250.000 to 350.000 (301.975 to 422.765 USD)
1975 BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile”
The ultimate object of desire for classic BMW enthusiats, the 3.0 CSL – lovingly nicknamed the “Batmobile” – is a homologation special (to make the car eligible for the European Touring Car Championship) and, unsurprisingly, a rare bird. Just under 170 of these were ever made and people go crazy for them. With good reason: it’s fantastic to look at and a serious driver’s car. With less than 40.000 Kms under its belt and in wonderfully original condition, it will be interesting to see where the CSL lands price wise.
Price: Estimated €290.000 to 390.000 (350.291 to 471.081 USD)
1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT
The lightest, fastest, most powerful, most hardcore incarnation of the Diablo, the GT took everything that was already raw and visceral about it and dialed it up to 11. Let’s get one thing straight, the Diablo was never a nice, owner friendly kind of ride; it would punch you in the gut, throw you in a ditch and blame you for the whole thing, but the GT got even meaner because in essence, it’s just a race car in formal wear. With a 6.0L V12, stripped down interior and carbon fiber bodywork, the rear wheel drive Diablo GT is a danger to itself and others and you should absolutely get this one when it comes up for sale on the 12th. One of just 80 ever made and with under 280km ever driven, this thing is aching to be let loose and Hulk-OUT.
Price: Estimated €775.000 to 875.000 (936.123 to 1.056.913 USD)
2015 Ferrari Superfast Sergio
After the legendary Sergio Pininfarina passed away in 2012, Pininfarina and Ferrari decided to honor him by building six road going versions of their Sergio concept car. Mechanically 458s with 458 Speciale engines, the Sergios are unique tributes to someone who was, in turn, a unique man. This particular example being offered for sale has been driven less than 200km from new, so here’s to hoping the next owner will keep this former show car (2015 Geneva Motor Show) from becoming solely a museum piece.
Price: Estimated €2.500.000 to 3.000.000 (3.019.750 to 3.623.700 USD)
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
Lancia’s crown jewel, the B24 and B24S (“sinistra – LHD) was only made between 1954 and 1955. With a wonderfully voluptuous Pinin Farina body, the B24 is a symphony of fluidity and harmony, featuring a one piece wrap around windshield, half cut doors and no door handles in order to keep the purity of the body lines. Arguably the most stunning Lancia ever assembled, the B24 Spider is equal parts charm and beauty.
Price: Estimated €800.000 to 1.000.000 (966.320 to 1.207.900 USD)
1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’
Ferrari’s 250 GT lineup is one of the most badass series of cars ever made. There’s nothing in the 250 GT family which isn’t amazing, rare and incredibly expensive. One of the most notable members of that family is the “Tour de France”, a 72 units production run nicknamed after the Tour de France Rally because of this particular model’s dominance over the event. With very well documented ownership history which included race driver Wolfgang Seidel and a long racing history crowned by a 2nd place at the 1958 Grand Prix of Spa-Francorchamps, this 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione is not just gorgeous to look at, it’s also a hymn to Ferrari’s golden age.
Price: Estimated €7.000.000 to 9.000.000 (8.455.300 to 10.871.100 USD)