For those who are big fans of classic, Monaco is the right place to go next month. RM. Sotheby's are going to liquidate several dozen vehicles from the Quattroruote Collection. This collection results from years and decades of acquisitions.
Starting in the 1950 Gianni Mazzocchi and continuing until death 1984, the founder of Italy's Quattroruote magazine built a huge car collection of most historically significant cars, 27 of which will be offered at Monaco, along with a 1902 De Dion-Bouton K1 chassis, a motorcycle, a moped, two 19th Century bicycles, three engines — 1930 Fiat 525 N with transmission, 1930 Hispano-Suiza H6B, and 1950 Lancia Ardea 4th series with transmission — several horse-drawn coaches and a circa-1800 sleigh. All of the cars are going up for an auction with no reserve.
The most anticipated cars from the collection are :
- 1930 Hispano-Suiza H6B coupe chauffeur that was bought by Mazzocchi in 1962
- A 1922 Lancia Lambda 1st series torpedo, that is a part of the John Cuthill Sword collection and acquired by Mazzocchi in 1962
- A 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II sedanca de ville with coachwork by Hooper. Th car is equipped with its original body and engine and has a complete history from new and including Mazzocchi’s acquisition in 1961.
- A 1914 Benz 8/20 HP tourer that RM Sotheby’s says is one of the most significant of Brass Era models. The car carries the badge of numbers of Antonio Vasquez until now.
At sale are going to be many European lots, but we'll have a chance to see the American classics too: a '48Studebaker Champion DeLuxe and a '55 Cadillac Series 62. The auction is set for May 14 at Le Sporting in Monte Carlo. You can try your luck and take your classic home.