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(Artcurial)   Prince Albert II of Monaco is auctioning off part of the luxury car collection started by his father Prince Rainier III. Yes indeed, there is some American metal in the collection   (artcurial.com) divider line 111
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2012-06-24 03:54:16 PM  
But is he still in a can?
 
2012-06-24 04:21:19 PM  

Mugato: But is he still in a can?


No, he's out getting pierced.
 
2012-06-24 04:42:54 PM  
Looks like they're all priced to move.
 
2012-06-24 04:48:29 PM  

Mugato: But is he still in a can?


I don't know, but I assume that his refrigerator is running.
 
2012-06-24 04:49:12 PM  
There's also some metal in Prince Albert.
 
2012-06-24 05:17:49 PM  
*add to cart*
Fiat 500 Abarth
MB 500 SEC AMG
all the pre war French cars
 
2012-06-24 06:06:39 PM  

2wolves: Looks like they're all priced to move.


Came to say something similar... A lot of nice rides with some very, ahem, conservative price estimates...
I also suspect some of the American cars might get better prices on this side of the pond.
 
2012-06-24 06:26:31 PM  
Darn, I came here to make a joke about penises with prince alberts. Looks like I'm late to the party. Oh well.
 
2012-06-24 06:41:04 PM  

sno man: 2wolves: Looks like they're all priced to move.

Came to say something similar... A lot of nice rides with some very, ahem, conservative price estimates...
I also suspect some of the American cars might get better prices on this side of the pond.


You can get all 38 cars for around 400,000 euros on the low end and 600,000 euros on the high add 25% if you paying by dollars and add shipping costs and and you could get the whole lot for less than $1,000,000. Sweet
 
2012-06-24 06:59:07 PM  
I bid about tree-fiddy on the 1956 Bentley (#10)
 
2012-06-24 07:00:35 PM  
Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?
 
2012-06-24 07:03:23 PM  

Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?


Appears to be. I have no idea why he would have that.
 
2012-06-24 07:12:34 PM  

Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?


Yes Jubjub, it is.
 
2012-06-24 07:30:33 PM  
Is there something wrong with me, or was that just seriously unimpressive?
 
2012-06-24 07:30:53 PM  
If it were at all practical to get this legalized for use in the US, I'd be all over it:

Link
 
2012-06-24 07:33:34 PM  
Hot Lunch: Is there something wrong with me, or was that just seriously unimpressive?

I'm sure some of the like 30s model in mint condition stuff is worth stupid amounts of money, but thats not my kinda ride that I'd buy even if I had stupid amounts of money to burn, a '64 dart and a '73 camaro just aren't that impressive of 60s/70s muscle cars.
 
2012-06-24 07:34:56 PM  

Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?


AFA I am concerned the dodge 4x4s are the best of the lot.
 
2012-06-24 07:35:04 PM  

Mugato: But is he still in a can?


DAMMIT! LET HIM OUT BEFORE HE SOFFOCATES!
 
2012-06-24 07:35:22 PM  
I owned 2 of those, kind of. Not those specific ones, obviously, but:

1962 Fiat 500 (non-Abarth)
1976 Citroën CX Pallas

/probably the two cheesiest out of the collection
 
2012-06-24 07:35:38 PM  
I need to know which engine is in the Camaro.

I wouldn't mind the NSU (the earliest wankel motor car).
 
2012-06-24 07:36:23 PM  

Hot Lunch: Is there something wrong with me, or was that just seriously unimpressive?


Nothing there really caught my eye.
 
2012-06-24 07:37:15 PM  

GAT_00: Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?

Appears to be. I have no idea why he would have that.


If you read the descriptions, it says he loved military vehicles and in particular associated American military vehicles with the liberation of France.
 
2012-06-24 07:38:02 PM  
1981 Citroën CX Reflex D Break

Longcar is looooooong.

Has anyone ever made a car with six doors?

*googles*

Ah, I see it's been done:

www.dieselstation.com
 
2012-06-24 07:38:10 PM  
Having looked at the prices, I'm astounded. Are these models, or is this a hoax?

1952 Traction-Avant for 10K Euros?

Dammit. I'm out of work, and I'd be tempted to buy one of these.

But then, I've always loved Citroens.
 
2012-06-24 07:42:41 PM  
I guess these low low numbers are just the suggested opening prices for the auction. There's probably a lot of value added in that they were probably cared for very well and possibly not all that old when they were acquired too.

/would LOVE to have some of those 10's-30's convertibles.
 
2012-06-24 07:43:50 PM  

Oldiron_79: Hot Lunch: Is there something wrong with me, or was that just seriously unimpressive?

I'm sure some of the like 30s model in mint condition stuff is worth stupid amounts of money, but thats not my kinda ride that I'd buy even if I had stupid amounts of money to burn, a '64 dart and a '73 camaro just aren't that impressive of 60s/70s muscle cars.


That collection was a bit lacking in muscle cars. I expected to see at least one classic Ford Mustang but there weren't any. Of course, the cars in the photos were just the ones he's auctioning off. He might actually have one (or more) and doesn't want to sell it off yet.
 
2012-06-24 07:44:07 PM  
The last remaining 1974 Dodge Dart w/ a slant 6? (in true Dodge fashion all the others have since rusted away into obliteration)
 
2012-06-24 07:44:32 PM  
How the hell does he walk??

LMAO!!!

*click*

bwahahahaha
 
2012-06-24 07:45:32 PM  
www.artcurial.com

I'll take this one, even though it needs a paint job.
 
2012-06-24 07:47:56 PM  

Another Government Employee: I need to know which engine is in the Camaro.


"It is powered by an inline six-cylinder of 4.1-litres (250 cubic inch) that develops 140bhp, which is good enough for impressive performance."

sales pitch right there.
 
2012-06-24 07:47:59 PM  
Is Prince Albert in a tin lizzie?
 
2012-06-24 07:48:14 PM  
1964 Dodge Dart coupé
1933 Austin Seven roadster
1939 Simca 5
1942 Dodge 4x4 Command Car
1925 Citroën 5 HP torpédo "Trèfle", Super-culasse
1913 Panhard & Levassor X19 roadster

If i only had money...
 
2012-06-24 07:49:27 PM  

clowncar on fire: The last remaining 1974 Dodge Dart w/ a slant 6? (in true Dodge fashion all the others have since rusted away into obliteration)


Clearly a Found On Road Dead fan.

I'd be curious to see what he is keeping IN the collection.
 
2012-06-24 07:51:36 PM  
I think Jay Leno and Clive Cussler are about to spend some serious money.
 
2012-06-24 07:51:50 PM  
Those have to be starting prices
 
2012-06-24 07:53:14 PM  
These are the cars his mother didn't drive off the cliff, right?
 
2012-06-24 07:53:26 PM  

clowncar on fire: The last remaining 1974 1964 Dodge Dart w/ a slant 6? (in true Dodge fashion all the others have since rusted away into obliteration)

 
2012-06-24 07:54:09 PM  
www.artcurial.com

This one looks great for taking the kids to Wally World.
 
2012-06-24 07:54:09 PM  

GAT_00: Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?

Appears to be. I have no idea why he would have that.


The only vehicle in Monaco's armed forces fleet.
 
2012-06-24 07:56:07 PM  
I was only kidding about the Dodge Dart and low and behold- he's trying to rid himself of one of those.

It looks like a kid's matchbox collection with no discern for quality other than what appealed to an 8yr old at the time

That, or three generations of reigning Monarchs finally deciding to give back all those rentals aquired over the years.

You can laugh at the Pallas cx all you want but it actually a very cool ride when you factored in comfort overe appearance
 
2012-06-24 07:56:43 PM  

Tillmaster: Having looked at the prices, I'm astounded. Are these models, or is this a hoax?

1952 Traction-Avant for 10K Euros?

Dammit. I'm out of work, and I'd be tempted to buy one of these.

But then, I've always loved Citroens.


That is a seriously handsome car.
 
2012-06-24 07:57:16 PM  

GAT_00: Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?

Appears to be. I have no idea why he would have that.


U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?
 
2012-06-24 08:03:09 PM  
American metal?
You mean like Slayer?
 
2012-06-24 08:09:02 PM  
I had a 1971 SS396 Camaro. In Screaming Yellow Zonker. The Prince had good taste, some of the time.

auctionsamerica.com

Lowered it 1/2 inch. Put Pirellis on which no one had ever heard of and switched out the intake manifold and carb and it ran 400 hp. Shiver. Great car for it's time.

/let the 'stang arguments begin!
 
2012-06-24 08:09:53 PM  
Why would the prince of frickin' monaco own a '76 VW? And it does seem they are priced to move. Exchange rate anyone?
 
2012-06-24 08:16:24 PM  

Another Government Employee: I need to know which engine is in the Camaro.

I wouldn't mind the NSU (the earliest wankel motor car).


250 inch six
 
2012-06-24 08:19:05 PM  
That is certainly an eclectic array of vehicles. I'll take the Bentley.
 
2012-06-24 08:20:30 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: If it were at all practical to get this legalized for use in the US, I'd be all over it:

Link


Register it as an antique?
 
2012-06-24 08:20:43 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Mugato: But is he still in a can?

No, he's out getting pierced.


www.blujay.com

OWW!
 
2012-06-24 08:25:38 PM  

Hot Lunch: Is there something wrong with me, or was that just seriously unimpressive?


i felt that way at first then reconsidered. this was not a collection of roadsters, a given marque or what have you. these were selected primarily for resale. he wasn't out to impress guests.

they are wise to have affordable starting bids. should be a fun auction.
 
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