Monaco, 9th May, 2022
Leading the Bonhams' car catwalk is the 1988 Porsche 959, the fastest street-legal production car of its day.
With its Le Mans-derived 493bhp 2.5-litre engine, it could reach a top speed of more than 314kmh (195mph).
Off-road, the 959 won the gruelling Paris-Dakar Rally in 1986. This more refined Komfort-spec example,
offering limousine-level luxury, was delivered new to Middle Eastern royalty, and has covered only 26,000 kms
in 34 years. The 959 has an estimate of €1,400,000 - €1,600,000.
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1970 US-spec Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 litre Roadster delivered new to the SOLAR Movie
Productions set of Le Mans, estimate €250,000 – 350,000, No Reserve. The E-Type is offered direct from
the movie’s on-set Swiss chef Fredy Zurbrügg who, according to the 2017 book Our Le Mans, was given the
E-Type by the film’s leading actor Steve McQueen.
Ex-Hugh Hefner 1954 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide Deluxe Roadster, estimate €300,000 – 400,000. An
ultra-rare, American-inspired, Anglo-Italian sports car, which made its mark in sports car racing in the USA.
One of 142 produced, this more expensive Bolide Deluxe model was delivered new to Playboy magazine
founder, Hugh Hefner – reportedly, a gift from founder Wacky Arnolt who was friends with Hefner.
A supercar from another era – which would have been a familiar sight in Monaco in arguably the principality’s
golden age – is a 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, estimate €950,000 - €1,200,000. Derived from the
famous racing 300SL which dominated 1950s motorsport, winning the Mille Miglia, Le Mans 24 Hours and the
Carrera Pan-Americana, the Roadster was one of the fastest convertibles of its time, with a top speed of
219kmh (130mph), and was beloved of the era’s ‘jet set’.
The Bonhams Monaco Sale, Les Grandes Marques à Monaco, will be staged in the principality as a live
auctionon 13 May at 17.00 CEST at theFairmont Monte-Carlo overlooking the famous hairpin bend of the
Monaco Grand Prix circuit, which will host the Monaco Historic Grand Prix over the same weekend.
More modern fare includes the ex-Alessandro Zanardi 1999 Williams-Supertec Renault FW21 Formula 1
Racing Single-Seater (€100,000 - €150,000) and the ex-Gerhard Berger 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé,
(€140,000 - €150,000).