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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.
 
2012-06-24 08:27:30 PM  
Yeah, I was unimpressed with most of it too. It looks like it's the dregs of the collection. Nothing much to see here. A largish part of his collection (100 cars) is in a museum in Monaco. Never been there, but the descriptions I found online seem to indicate that what's on display are pretty good.

Dregs or not, I have to say that most of the pre-1960s European cars would be fantastic to tool around in here in the states on a sunny day.
 
2012-06-24 08:29:34 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: [www.artcurial.com image 200x200]

I'll take this one, even though it needs a paint job.


Why on earth would you take an automatic 928? There are manual Sharks floating around the US.
 
2012-06-24 08:33:02 PM  
rhiannon SmartestFunniest 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.


Sharp knees, right?
 
2012-06-24 08:34:14 PM  

Medic Zero: 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.


But, enough about Princess Grace ...
 
2012-06-24 08:34:37 PM  

clowncar on fire: 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


odd that you said that....
That Camero really rocked my 8 year old imagination at the time. Although even then it had to be the Z28 with the 4 speed stick...
Later I discovered pre emission control muscle...
Lately developing a fondness for current British go-fasts.
 
2012-06-24 08:38:13 PM  

violentsalvation: 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.


Clean looking car, needs a V8 in it though.. :D
 
2012-06-24 08:39:37 PM  

Too-Tall: Yeah, I was unimpressed with most of it too. It looks like it's the dregs of the collection. Nothing much to see here. A largish part of his collection (100 cars) is in a museum in Monaco. Never been there, but the descriptions I found online seem to indicate that what's on display are pretty good.

Dregs or not, I have to say that most of the pre-1960s European cars would be fantastic to tool around in here in the states on a sunny day.


Dregs? This http://www.artcurial.com/en/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=2231++++++30 +&refno=10399584 isn't dregs, and neither are the others.

How about this http://www.artcurial.com/en/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=2231++++++37 +&refno=10399565

Compared to the more rarified things in his collection, these may be a step down from a boat-tailed Bugatti, but they're still nice little motors. I'd even be interested in the Austin Seven.

As for the Eighties CXs, I used to own a Seventies GS, which was my pride and joy. I wouldn't mind a CX, if only for old times' sake.

Citroen FTW.
 
2012-06-24 08:42:40 PM  

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

Link


The US part shouldn't be a problem, but if you live in a state with strict smog regulations, that's probably where the adventure ends, or at least gets really difficult.
 
2012-06-24 08:42:54 PM  

sno man: clowncar on fire: 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

odd that you said that....
That Camero really rocked my 8 year old imagination at the time. Although even then it had to be the Z28 with the 4 speed stick...
Later I discovered pre emission control muscle...
Lately developing a fondness for current British go-fasts.


Oh god my 8 year old self loved Camaros. Strangely enough in college i got a Z-28 made when i was 8 (1985). I also loved muscle cars in general, British roadsters, foreign cars (911, Countach,Lotus: especially Lotus for some reason), old stepside trucks, hell even tractors. Now that I'm in my 30's I still love them as much if not more. Tack on a few like the new austins and that ariel atom. God if i ever get rich i'm going to have the weirdest redneck/classic european car collection ever.
 
2012-06-24 08:48:07 PM  
austins Astons...
 
2012-06-24 08:48:42 PM  

Another Government Employee:

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


Not in the coupe, though.
 
2012-06-24 08:56:37 PM  
I would do dirty, dirty things in the back seat of that Bentley.
 
2012-06-24 09:09:43 PM  

Show_The_O_Face: I would do dirty, dirty things in the back seat of that Bentley.


Yea but you do those things in French in the back of the Citroën Traction 11C (!)
 
2012-06-24 09:10:06 PM  

Tillmaster: Compared to the more rarified things in his collection, these may be a step down from a boat-tailed Bugatti, but they're still nice little motors. I'd even be interested in the Austin Seven.


This.

Before you internet tough guys comeout about how lame these cars are...

Let's see your collection.

Looks like he bought what he liked, and I bet they are drivers, not trailer queens.
 
2012-06-24 09:11:18 PM  

sno man: Show_The_O_Face: I would do dirty, dirty things in the back seat of that Bentley.

Yea but you do those things in French in the back of the Citroën Traction 11C (!)


Ah.

Wi Wi.
 
2012-06-24 09:17:34 PM  
Look, I know I'm a fan of all things that were popular on the road when I was a kid....but a Dart?? I just picture Darts as muscle car engines at best in grandma frames....

\mom had a '73 Duster, dad had a '72 Cutlass
\\would love to have both
\\\just gotta make sure the duster's not *actually* hers, that thing was a lemon & a half
 
2012-06-24 09:23:34 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: Kumana Wanalaia: [www.artcurial.com image 200x200]

I'll take this one, even though it needs a paint job.

Why on earth would you take an automatic 928? There are manual Sharks floating around the US.


There is that. I'm afraid I wouldn't re-paint that one though. Carsh should have paint appropriate for the period and that car exemplifies the '80s.
 
2012-06-24 09:24:36 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-06-24 09:27:31 PM  

rohar: Why on earth would you take an automatic 928? There are manual Sharks floating around the US.

There is that. I'm afraid I wouldn't re-paint that one though. Carsh should have paint appropriate for the period and that car exemplifies the '80s.



It is that...

I want a 78 with the weird checkerboard upholstery.

Alas, the majority of 928's were built with slushboxes, so they are harder to find with the 5 speed.
 
2012-06-24 09:29:47 PM  

Easy Reader: 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.


Some people here have never been to an auction and do not understand the difference between opening and asking price.
 
2012-06-24 09:30:28 PM  

baka-san: I want a 78 with the weird checkerboard upholstery.


Found it!

forums.pelicanparts.com
 
2012-06-24 09:39:56 PM  

baka-san: baka-san: I want a 78 with the weird checkerboard upholstery.

Found it!

[forums.pelicanparts.com image 640x480]


Ok, the checkerboard I like, but WTF was wrong with porsche when they decided to paint their cars that color brown?
 
2012-06-24 09:46:27 PM  
That 1956 Bentley S1 Berline is mighty fine!
 
2012-06-24 09:48:54 PM  
Does he have some life-size Army men for those WWII Army vehicles?
 
2012-06-24 09:59:18 PM  
i.telegraph.co.uk

These are the only cars I care about in Monaco.
 
2012-06-24 09:59:59 PM  

violentsalvation: 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.


Please.

I need at least the 350/350.
 
2012-06-24 10:10:33 PM  
www.artcurial.com

I would love this car.
 
2012-06-24 10:13:30 PM  
Why does that 1983 Mercedes look WAY more modern than anything else I've seen for the last 29 years for cars? It doesn't look at all "dated", save for the radio.
 
2012-06-24 10:16:19 PM  

FriarReb98: Look, I know I'm a fan of all things that were popular on the road when I was a kid....but a Dart?? I just picture Darts as muscle car engines at best in grandma frames....

\mom had a '73 Duster, dad had a '72 Cutlass
\\would love to have both
\\\just gotta make sure the duster's not *actually* hers, that thing was a lemon & a half


Had a 72 Duster, 340 c.i.456 posi rear end.....good times.

Subby
 
2012-06-24 10:23:52 PM  
Ohhh, yay! A straight 6 Camaro. How awesome!
 
2012-06-24 10:35:02 PM  

British: Why does that 1983 Mercedes look WAY more modern than anything else I've seen for the last 29 years for cars? It doesn't look at all "dated", save for the radio.


three letters help...
AMG

/magicians, that lot
 
2012-06-24 10:39:40 PM  

British: Why does that 1983 Mercedes look WAY more modern than anything else I've seen for the last 29 years for cars? It doesn't look at all "dated", save for the radio.

--------------------------------------------
That is truly a sweet ride.
 
2012-06-24 10:52:15 PM  

VivianVivisect: 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?


Army slang for two and a half ton truck.
 
2012-06-24 10:53:18 PM  

mjones73: violentsalvation: 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.

Clean looking car, needs a V8 in it though.. :D


Another Government Employee: Please.

I need at least the 350/350.



I know.. But I bet it is pretty pristine and stock so I hope the next owner is happy with the 6 and doesn't mess with it too much.
 
2012-06-24 10:59:26 PM  
A lot of these strike me as the sort of thing a guy with basically as much money as he wants to spend says "I'll take one of those, and one of those, and one of those..." Think the rest of us on Gran Turismo who spend way too much on some crappy car just for the sake of driving it a few times for funsies.

Some neat stuff in there all the same.
 
2012-06-24 11:03:28 PM  
That Camaro is pretty vanilla with the inline 6. It is clean and nice looking. While it may not have a v8 lets remember it is a 39 year old, all original (right down to the hub caps), numbers matching Camaro. If I could buy it and have it shipped here for 10k I'd be all over it.

You can part it out for about 20k LOL

But no kidding... If I could buy it I'd leave it alone.
 
2012-06-24 11:16:18 PM  

violentsalvation: I know.. But I bet it is pretty pristine and stock so I hope the next owner is happy with the 6 and doesn't mess with it too much.


Simonsezz: But no kidding... If I could buy it I'd leave it alone.


This X 2

There are enough basket cases out there to mod to your hearts content.
 
2012-06-24 11:23:18 PM  

ISO15693: I would love this car.


The rear right tire is flat.
 
2012-06-24 11:35:11 PM  
This man is a is a car nerd that likes relatively unusual cars from different times in history and keeps them stock.

He is not into muscle and does not judge the worth of cars upon arbitrary market evaluations and what collectors consider 'classic'.

I am very happy he does not have any tubbed out 60's camaros for sale.
 
2012-06-24 11:36:13 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.


jim32rr: Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?

Yes Jubjub, it is.


Hmmm, I thought the term "deuce and half" only applies to the M35 family of 6x6 two and half ton trucks that entered service beginning with the Korean war and not to WWII Dodge (and GMC) 6x6s.
 
2012-06-24 11:40:46 PM  
Or yet another collection of high end Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches or Bugattis.
/Not that that isn't cool, but it still isn't unique.
 
2012-06-24 11:46:19 PM  

Enemabag Jones: This man is a is a car nerd that likes relatively unusual cars from different times in history and keeps them stock.

He is not into muscle and does not judge the worth of cars upon arbitrary market evaluations and what collectors consider 'classic'.

I am very happy he does not have any tubbed out 60's camaros for sale.


The cars were actually acquired by the man's father who died several years ago.

The roads in and around Monaco reward good handling cars. On these roads muscle is useless if, as in the average American 60s muscle car, it is accompanied by criminally poor handling and brakes.
 
2012-06-24 11:55:06 PM  

baka-san: rohar: Why on earth would you take an automatic 928? There are manual Sharks floating around the US.

There is that. I'm afraid I wouldn't re-paint that one though. Carsh should have paint appropriate for the period and that car exemplifies the '80s.


It is that...

I want a 78 with the weird checkerboard upholstery.

Alas, the majority of 928's were built with slushboxes, so they are harder to find with the 5 speed.


My father still has his '86 manual!
 
2012-06-25 12:31:47 AM  
Looks like the Prince is more of a hoarder than a collector.

White trash cars...Crappy 6cyl Camaro, Dodge Dart, Porsche U-Boat. Where's the good stuff?
 
2012-06-25 12:42:24 AM  
The Bentley and the two Citroen Tractions

The rest is for other collectors.
 
2012-06-25 12:43:33 AM  

Turbo Cojones: White trash cars...Crappy 6cyl Camaro, Dodge Dart, Porsche U-Boat. Where's the good stuff?


Not for sale. This is a cleaning out the crap sale, which is clear from the weird assortment of cars for sale.

There's no way the price is hurting for money, so this probably has to do freeing up some space wherever these are stored.

I see they're also not selling one used Aston Martin convertible with front-end damage.
 
2012-06-25 01:10:43 AM  
1968 Sport Prinz; This finally explains the song NSU from the Fresh Cream album. I know Clapton is a car nut, but I always thought it stood for Non-Specific Urethritis,,,
 
2012-06-25 01:38:06 AM  

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

Link


That was my first pick as well. Not so much for its looks, although it is a great looking car, but because there would be very few - if any - in the US. Second choice was any of the three WWII Dodge vehicles. Third was the Panhard (Lot 29). Maybe it was the camera angle, but that one doesn't seem to have the high beltline and stance of its peers. Much lower and wider than other cars from that era. I am generally not at all interested in those kinds of cars, but this one has a nice presentation.

And I am also in the group that sees this as a "clear out some space for better stuff" auction. Not expecting any serious big dollar collectors here, because these cars simply don't attract those collectors. Royal ownership or really any kind of celebrity ownership of vehicles rarely lends itself to highly inflated prices. The only exceptions to that rule are when historically significant events took place either in the vehicle or the vehicle was an integral part of the event. The rarity or significance of the car itself is much more important than who owned it.

A 6 cylinder 1973 Camaro? Really? I mean, it is surely one of the best examples of that model in existence today, but who the hell wants a 140 bhp 6 cylinder Camaro?
 
2012-06-25 02:00:34 AM  

baka-san: There are enough basket cases out there to mod to your hearts content.


Yup.

Leave the nice originals alone.
 
2012-06-25 02:18:46 AM  
SkittleBrau, A 6 cylinder 1973 Camaro? Really? I mean, it is surely one of the best examples of that model in existence today, but who the hell wants a 140 bhp 6 cylinder Camaro?

Couldn't agree more. That thing needs to be tubbed out, shoehorn in a V8, maybe a nitro kit. Then give it to your teenage son.
 
2012-06-25 05:09:45 AM  
...the hell? What are those estimates? The estimated final selling prices? Seems wayyyyy to low. And 20k for a '71 Citroen seems way to high.

Nevertheless, I'd want some of the really old cars.
 
2012-06-25 06:26:59 AM  

Mad Mark: VivianVivisect: 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?

Army slang for two and a half ton truck.


I was remarkably close to making a poop joke. Now it just seems sad.
 
2012-06-25 07:45:08 AM  
www.celebs101.com

"Your timing is very poor, my son."

/Too soon?
 
2012-06-25 08:51:40 AM  
Sorry, I had expected a lot better. The Shah of Iran had a much, much better collection.
Calling these "Luxury cars" is a bit of a stretch.
 
2012-06-25 09:41:17 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Easy Reader: 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.

Some people here have never been to an auction and do not understand the difference between opening and asking price.


Those are reserve prices.
 
2012-06-25 09:46:49 AM  

capt.hollister: 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.

jim32rr: Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?

Yes Jubjub, it is.

Hmmm, I thought the term "deuce and half" only applies to the M35 family of 6x6 two and half ton trucks that entered service beginning with the Korean war and not to WWII Dodge (and GMC) 6x6s.


You could be correct Capt. I only know the truck from my time in, looks the same to me.
 
2012-06-25 11:30:47 AM  

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

Link


Not a problem if the car is over 25 years old: Link
 
2012-06-25 11:53:33 AM  

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


The former?
 
2012-06-25 02:17:00 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Looks like the Prince is more of a hoarder than a collector.

White trash cars...Crappy 6cyl Camaro, Dodge Dart, Porsche U-Boat. Where's the good stuff?


Apparently you are not aware of how good and desirable a Citroen Traction Avant really is and how far ahead (decades, literally) it was from anything else on the road. The two might be the most desirable cars in the collection. I predict that they will sell for more than the estimate.

But, yeah, a 1973 6-cylinder Camaro is a pointless paperweight. The Dart is slightly more interesting to a collector because it carries a Simca manufacturer's plate and metric instrumentation meaning it is one of the very small number of 60s Dodges manufactured directly for the French importer as opposed to one independently imported from the US or Canada.
 
2012-06-25 08:17:39 PM  
Sure, they're the royal castoffs, but I'd give ANY of those rides a good home if a dear old aunt left one to me...probably sell the Bentley though, for another Amphicar, but maybe with a 1299cc Spitfire engine instead of the stock 1153cc Herald unit. Be nice to hit 70 occasionally.
 
2012-06-25 10:15:48 PM  

capt.hollister: 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.

jim32rr: Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?

Yes Jubjub, it is.

Hmmm, I thought the term "deuce and half" only applies to the M35 family of 6x6 two and half ton trucks that entered service beginning with the Korean war and not to WWII Dodge (and GMC) 6x6s.


I googled the term after I posted. You are right. Despite the similar appearances, the 2 1/2 ton truck that is famous through the last half of the 20th century is not that same truck used in WW2.
 
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