Ferrari and Alfa show: auction results from Monaco
The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco was the scene for a true Italian party, during the RM auction last weekend. The Canadian based company hammered off ten cars for more than a million euro. Ferrari was the overall winner with 6 cars covering the top 10, and 2 thoroughbred Alfa racers. The star of the show was the 1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider. It was estimated at 3,000,000 – 3,700,000 euro but it performed way better then that, selling at 5.040.000 million euros.
This 625 TRC (pictured: only 2 were ever build) is extremely well documented and has lived a great deal of its life on the American west coast. It has a respectable racing history, with drivers such as Richie Ginther behind the steering wheel. The 2,953 cc V12 SOHC racing engine delivers 320 hp. Another cracking result was the 2,520,000 euro paid for the Ferrari 206 S Dino Spider by Carrozzeria Sports Cars (estimate 2.200.000 – 2.800.000). The 218 hp DOHC V6 engine (manual 5-speed) was in possession of the same owner since 1970. In third place came a beautifully preserved Vignale Ferrari 225 Sport Spyder (Turboscocca). It is one of only 12 created by Vignale and (like the Ferrari’s mentioned above) has matching numbers. The car has a unique Argentinian racing history and is well documented.
Alfa Romeo registered high results with the T33/2 ‘Daytona’ (1,008,000) and T33/3 Sports racer (pictured: 1,232,000). Some of the auction lots featured Fiats, Lancia’s and Maserati’s. Whilst a restored Merak SS brought in just above 20,000 euro, a very original 1958 ‘Nuova 500′ fetched 33,000 euro. All cars were sold for a total of 32.4 million euro.