Keith Richards' Dino sells well but a 330GTC tops Coys' Monaco sale


Top-seller at Coys' €5million Monaco auction was a 1967 Ferrari 330GTC that raised €529,400. The Ferrari, entered by Messina Classics, was well clear of the second priciest car, a 1934 Bugatti T57 Ventoux that amassed just over €400k.

Celebrity provenance won out in the battle of the Dinos with the ex-Keith Richards 1972 246GT raising €294k against the €237k paid for a nice red example.

Between them in the results was a Mulliner Park Ward Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III DHC that found a new owner at a fraction under €250,000.

The car generating the biggest buzz among potential buyers, however, was a 1990 Ferrari 512BB that eventually sold for €182,200.

C&SC's favourite car was a 1960 Maserati 3500GT by Touring that sold for €249,400, while a 1977 March 771 F1 car looked top money at €210k while the ex-James Hunt Hesketh 308 was selling for not that much more down the road at RM.

It wasn't all big-bucks lots, though, with a Ferrari 308GTSi in need of some TLC making just €23,000 and a sweet Peugeot 304 Cabrio struggling to just over €2000 after bidding started at €1.

One of the most charming lots was a fully restored 1970 Fiat 500L and Graziella 300 Roulotte caravan combo that made €25k. A rare Autobianchi Bianchina Jolly - one of just four built – was much more pricey at over €50, but still way short of the €75k paid for a less rare 1958 Fiat 600 Jolly by Ghia.

This was the 14th running of Coys Legende et Passion auction at the Espace Fontvieille and the company said post-sale that it had signed up to rent the pavilion for another 12 years.

Click here to read James Elliott's blog on one of the lots: a Pavesi Ventorosso.

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