The Prince of Monaco, Albert II, will be auctioning off a portion of the collection of cars assembled by his late father Rainer III in an attempt to ‘re-organise’ the fleet.
Rainer III spend 30 years putting together the private collection comprising of over 100 vehicles, on display at a museum in Monaco, of which 38 will be auctioned off. The collection is a mix of models including classics, American muscle cars, city cars and even a Mercedes built especially for the Prince.
Prince Albert II commented that, “The Princes of Monaco have always been passionate about motor cars. Prince Pierre initiated the Grand Prix in 1929, and competed in it, in a Torpedo. My father, Prince Rainier, took over the development of the race, which has today become one of the most prestigious events in the world.”He also supported the Historic Grand Prix, which was established in 1997 and has enjoyed enormous success.”Together, we established a private collection of classic cars which is particularly close to my heart. I now wish to add some new models to the collection.”
Below is a list of some of the cars that will be placed on auctioned:
- 1971 Fiat 500
- 1964 Dodge Dart
- 1980 Citroen CX
- 1983 Mercedes 500 SEC AMG
- 1969 Siata Spring Roadster
- 1939 Simca 5
- 1968 NSU Sport Prinz coupé