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Old 01-16-2014, 06:29 AM
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Fabulous Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Simca headed for Bonhams auction ...

Later today, Bonhams will hold their annual Scottsdale auction and as a warm up we have featured three of the highlights today. Certainly very highly anticipated will be the Ferrari 212 Export Touring Berlinetta, which has benefitted from a recent restoration and has not been seen in public for nearly four decades. It is one of just a handful of 212 Export chassis clothed by Touring with this lovely Berlinetta body and was extensively raced in Italy early in its life. Bonhams estimate the 212 Export to change hands for at least $3 million.
Another Italian thoroughbred to cross the block today is this Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Zagato Spider. Originally sold to a French Baron, it was also briefly raced when it was new and has remained in French ownership until very recently. Since then it has been meticulously restored at the expense of over $600,000. Following its restoration, it has been shown at Pebble Beach and Villa d'Este. One of the high profile cars of the sale, the 6C 1750 GS Zagato Spider is estimated to sell for anywhere between $2.4 - $2.7 million.
Certainly not restored is this diminutive Simca 1000 Coupe, which was one of the final examples built of this Giugiaro styled pocket rocket. Beautifully preserved in the South of France, it remains in highly original condition. It comes with the hand-painted license plates that were supplied when the car was new and there are just over 22,000 km on the odometer. It was awarded the FIVA Trophy for the best preserved car at The Quail in 2013 and this superb Simca has a relatively modest estimate of $35,000 - $50,000.

Enjoy the links:

1931 - 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Zagato Spider - Images, Specifications and Information

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Berlinetta - Images, Specifications and Information

1962 - 1967 Simca 1000 Coupe - Images, Specifications and Information
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