Bonhams next European sale takes place on 23 April during the 12th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, where the star attraction is a 1936 Delahaye 135 S with an estimate of €800,000 – 1,100,000. Nicknamed ‘Blue Buzz II’, chassis 46810 is a matching-numbers car that was actively campaigned in the 1930s as part of Laury and Lucy Schell’s factory-supported Écurie Bleu team. Notable races during its inaugural season in 1936 included the RAC Tourist Trophy and the Donington Grand Prix, with a career highlight for its next owner Eugène Chaboud, running as competitor number 19 in the 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours.
A rare one-of-30 1991 Isdera Imperator 108i joins the line-up with a guide of €500,000 – 700,000; while the top five is rounded off with a 1958 Porsche 356 A T2 Carrera 1500 GS Cabriolet (estimate €650,000 – 850,000), a 14,800-km 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (estimate €790,000 – 850,000), and a 1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello GTLM that raced in the French and Spanish GT Championships from 1999-2002 (estimate €500,000 – 700,000).
Highlights among the open-topped machinery on offer includes a 1967 Citroën DS 21 Décapotable, restored in 2010 and treated to €45,000 mechanical overhaul in 2015 (estimate €160,000 – 200,000), and a right-hand drive 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante that recently received a full engine rebuild at Aston Martin Works (estimate €450,000 – 550,000).
A 1973 Porsche 911 ST by PS Automobile heads the 25-car catalogue at Osenat’s Versailles sale on 25 April, listed at €150,000 – 180,000. Mechanical upgrades in the conversion have resulted in an estimated 240bhp from the 2.5 litre engine, with Recaro seats and a mix of Minilite/Fuchs wheels complementing the bodywork revisions.
Classic car auction price estimates for: Delahaye| Isdera | Porsche | Ferrari | Citroën | Aston Martin
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