Blancpain, classicdriver.com and RM Auctions will offer the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 Racing Car, chassis 09825, at RM’s upcoming Monaco sale, May 12 at the Grimaldi Forum.
Offered by luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, Blancpain, the Lamborghini on offer is the racing car in which Blancpain President and CEO, Marc A. Hayek, won the 2011 Amateur-Class championship in the ADAC GT Masters Series. 100 percent of proceeds from the vehicle’s sale, including auction commissions, will be donated to AMM in its fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Built for competition by the Lamborghini Motorsport Department Reiter Engineering (DEU), this model Gallardo LP600 GT3 competed during the 2011 season in the Blancpain Endurance Series and in the ADAC GT Masters. Piloted by Marc A. Hayek and Peter Kox, it competed on some of Europe’s most prestigious race tracks including the Autodromo Nazionale Monza (ITA), Silverstone (UK), Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) and Höckenheim (GER). It was indeed on the legendary Höckenheim circuit that Marc A. Hayek was crowned the 2011 amateur champion at the final of the ADAC GT Masters.
The 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 racing car joins more than 90 blue-chip automobiles at RM’s upcoming Monaco sale on May 12. The weekend, which coincides with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, will also include the sale of more than 100 Ducati motorcycles on May 11.
“Monaco holds a very special place in the history of motorsport, so it’s therefore fitting that RM is accumulating a fabulous collection of some of the world’s finest historic racing machinery for this year’s sale,” said Max Girardo, managing director, RM Europe.
Another significant racing car for sale is a 1948 Ferrari 166 Spider Corsa “Fontana,” chassis number 012I. The ninth Ferrari in chassis sequence and the sixth 166 Spider Corsa built, the car boasts an extraordinary and extensive period race history, first with Scuderia Ferrari and later with Scuderia Marzotto, for whom it was rebodied in 1950 in the Barchetta style by Carrozzeria Fontana. The car’s competition portfolio in the 1948 to 1952 period includes two Mille Miglias and two Targa Florios, during which time it was piloted by such notable drivers as Bracco, Maglioli, Frolian Gonzales and the Marzotto brothers. Documented as one of the most raced Ferraris in existence, it was recently restored to concours condition.
Another important example on offer from the prancing horse stable is a 1974 Ferrari 308 GT4/LM, chassis number 08020, a one-off competition Ferrari built by the factory and specially designed to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In addition to the Ferraris, RM’s Monaco auction will lift the gavel on a competition-bred 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 “Daytona,” chassis number 75033-029, and a very original 1969 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33-3, chassis number 10580-023 (the ex-works Autodelta Group 6 car).
French marques will also be well represented with a 1950 Talbot-Lago T26 GS, chassis No. 110057.
Event details are available online at www.rmauctions.com or by calling +44 20 7851 7070. For those interested in participating in the auction but unable to attend in person, RM offers a wide range of remote bidding options, including absentee, Internet and telephone bidding, and the auction will stream live online at www.rmauctions.com to provide real-time coverage of the event.
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