30/07/2012 Artcurial’s 1.2m-euro Monaco royal car collection sale, 26 July 2012
The pre-sale estimates at Artcurial’s Monaco sale of selected cars from the personal collection of HSH Prince Albert were torn up, as all 38 entries sold for a massive total of 1,180,000 euros.
The AMG-converted 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC (estimate 15,000 - 25,000 euros), ordered new by Prince Rainier, achieved 117,600 euros, while a modest Fiat 500 more than doubled its estimate, selling for 26,300 euros.
Auctioneers Hervé Poulain and Matthieu Lamoure shared the rostrum, Lamoure commenting afterwards:
“The Monaco result rounds off an exceptional run of sales this year for Artcurial Motorcars. To date, in 2012, our sales have totalled 25 million euros.”
Artcurial 26 July 2012, Monaco Sale - Results
The vehicle names/details below are as given by the auction house. All prices are in euros and include the buyer's premium.