Ferrari 250 GT among exclusive models set to be showcased at Bonhams car auction in Monaco

Bonhams car auction in Monaco

Bonhams’ Les Grandes Marques à Monaco is returning to Villa La Vigie, best known as the Monaco home of the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, for a glamourous day of vintage car auctions.   

Some truly extraordinary vehicles will be going under the gavel, but none as quite as rare and exciting as the bespoke Ferrari 250 GT Coupe that will be the event’s centrepiece on 10th May.  

The car, which is anticipated to sell for €2,500,000 to €3,000,000, features custom-made coachwork and is particularly special in that it is one of the rarest 250 GT models.  

It remains in pristine condition and was recently resprayed to its original silver; the Chassis 1717GT Ferrari was originally a Pininfarina-bodied coupe, but was transformed under the guidance of Piero Drogo of Carrozzeria Sports Cars fame in the 1960s. 

This rare Ferrari 250 GT Coupe is set to be the centrepiece of the event. Photo credit: Bonhams Cars

It has been owned by known Ferrari collectors and, over the years, has been driven by the likes of American racing driver Duncan Dayton, Australian racing driver David Clark and Swedish Formula 1 driver Stefan Johansson.. 

It has also been on the show circuit, having been presented at events around the globe that include the 55th annual Geneva Motor Show in 1985 and the Ferrari 75 Years exhibition at Autoworld Museum in Belgium in 2022. Additionally, it has been showcased at a number of historic car races in Europe, such as the Carrera des Dolomites in 1988, the 31st Annual Rolex Monterey race at Laguna Seca in 2004 and the TT at Goodwood’s Revival. 


Other fabulous specimens due to be auctioned off include: a 1950 Delahaye 175 S, with auctioneers’ estimates sitting at €450,000 to €650,000; a 1955 Facel Vega FV, which is likely to go for €200,000 to €250,000; and a extremely rare 2015 Touring Superleggera AERO 3 that could fetch between €600,000 and €900,000 in the sale.  


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Main photo courtesy of Bonhams Cars