The 18th edition of Top Marques Monaco, which closed its doors nine days ago, was the most successful and sensational to date, according to exhibitors and visitors alike.
More than 25,000 visitors attended Monaco’s internationally renowned luxury auto show in the Grimaldi Forum, where around 200 of the most exotic supercars, classic cars, motorbikes, and transport innovations were on display.
Multiple sales were confirmed by exhibitors in both the Classic Car and Supercar departments, whilst the first ever Ferrari auction held on the show’s opening day was also heralded a huge success.
The highlight of the l’ASTAROSSA auction of 40 rare Ferraris organized by MonacoCarAuctions was the sale of Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari Enzo – for the sum of €5,400,000 euros.
Another grande dame of the auction which resulted in the sale of 18 consignments was the 1956 Ferrari 250 GTO Boano, which sold for a record breaking €1,512,000.
Salim Zeghdar, CEO of Top Marques Monaco, said: “This year’s Top Marques Monaco broke records on every level possible! We have never had so many vehicles in the Grimaldi Forum! The Diaghilev was almost fit to bursting with 80 classic cars and motorbikes, whilst unique models from brands such as Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Ferrari, Maserati, McLaren, Porsche and Rolls Royce were nose to nose in the Ravel.
“We were particularly thrilled to have been chosen by Audi France as the launchpad for the world premier of its RS 6 GTO Concept which was a huge hit with the press and the public – as well as Venturi’s FLEX electric rover which visitors could see up close for the first time before it heads to the moon in 2026.
“I’m very proud of this year’s show. More than 70 percent of exhibitors have already confirmed their wish to return next year, which is a clear sign of the show’s success.”
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