Rare Cars: Preeminent international auction house RM Auctions has announced the addition of a new sale in Monaco on the 1st of May, 2010. Held at the Grimaldi Forum during the same weekend as the 7th Grand Prix Historique de Monaco, the Sporting Classics of Monaco event will present 80 of the world’s finest motor cars to an elite assemblage of automotive enthusiasts and collectors. The star attraction will be a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet Pininfarina that’s expected to fetch up to $3.5 million.
One of only six short wheelbase examples bodied by Pininfarina, the Ferrari, chassis no. 3309SA was the last example built, and displayed as a factory show car at the Geneva and New York Auto Shows in 1962. The car, which recently underwent a no-expense spared, nut and bolt restoration by top tier marque specialists, enjoyed success as an award winner at this year’s famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Widely regarded as more exclusive, powerful and luxurious than the SWB California Spider, its offering is set to garner significant attention from collectors around the world.
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