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RM Auctions introduces Monaco sale during Grand Prix weekend

Thu, 29 Apr 2010

RM Auctions will inaugurate its Sporting Classics of Monaco auction with a sale of 105 prewar and postwar European motor cars. The event, scheduled for April 30-May 1, will coincide with the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco, now it its seventh year.

Highlights include a 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Competition Cabriolet, a 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage" and a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Cabriolet. The auction also includes the world's largest single-owner collection of Shell Petroliana, featuring 1,000 Shell-related items.

The Sporting Classics of Monaco auction will take place at the Grimaldi Forum. On April 30, there will be a preview from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a drinks reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On May 1, the preview will begin at 10 a.m. and the auction will begin at 1 p.m.

Admission requires the purchase of an auction catalog, priced at about $94. The catalog admits two. Internet, absentee and telephone bidding options are also available.

For complete information about the items up for bid, visit or call RM's London office at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070.

By Izzi Bendall