Prince Albert II Sells 38 Cars of His Father’s Collection image

Prince Albert II puts 38 cars up for auction of his father’s collection of rare, classic and collectible cars.

Prince Rainier III of Monaco spent years to gather this priceless collection, which includes a 1980 Citroën CX2400, a 1928 Hispano Suiza and a 1939 Simca 5. Prince Albert II decided to sell part of the collection, to get a more focused collection of cars, also adding some new models.

The 1939 Simca 5 is expected to get between 8,000 and 10,000€ (about $12,500) and the price for a 1973 Camaro, with 43,000 km onboard, is expected to vary between 8,000 and 12,000€ ($15,000). A 1924 Panhard & Levassor X47 limo featuring a Weymann body, will probably get 35,000€ ($44,000), taking into consideration the fact that it the car is very rare and is in an amazing condition.

“The Princes of Monaco have always been passionate about motor cars. Prince Pierre initiated the Grand Prix in 1929, and competed in it, in a Torpedo. My father, Prince Rainier, took over the development of the race, which has today become one of the most prestigious events in the world. Together, we established a private collection of classic cars which is particularly close to my heart. I now wish to add some new models to the collection.”