Luxury Cars: An extremely rare and desirable 1950 Ferrari 166/195S Cabriolet by Vignale is expected to fetch in the region of $1.5 million at Bonhams’ annual Les Grandes Marques à Monaco sale of motor cars and automobilia in the principality of Monaco on April 30th. Originally created as a Berlinetta and factory rebodied in 1951, the highly collectible model, of which very few examples were built, has several racing victories in its pedigree including a Mille Miglia win. There’s also an oppourtunity to get your hands on a rare 'alloy bodied' 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, estimated at $930,000 – $1.1 million.
Other desirable Ferraris on offer in the sale include an early 1989 Ferrari F40, formerly owned by Michel Neugarten, which has raced in the Italian GT championship and the BPR series, estimated at $315,000 - $385,000.; and a rare 1976 'vetroresina' Ferrari 308 GTB, estimated at only $70,000 - $110,000. Also of note for collectors: an immaculately restored European delivery left hand drive Jaguar XK120 Roadster, estimated at $100,000 - $160,000; and a Lancia Appia Zagato GTE, estimated at $70,000 - $100,000.