L’ASTAROSSA Reveals Second Annual Event in Monaco

Monaco Car Auctions gathering will highlight Ferrari's lineage...

L’ASTAROSSA, the Ferrari-only auction by Monaco Car Auctions, will return to the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco for its second edition on June 8. The highly exclusive auction, held in conjunction with the renowned Monegasque car and luxury lifestyle event, Top Marques, will focus on many of Ferrari’s most desirable automobiles.

Founded by passionate car enthusiast Laurent Blomet, Monaco Car Auctions is the only collector car and automobilia auction house based in the Principality. Every Monaco Car Auctions sale is thematic, with the consigned lots carefully curated.

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“Last year we laid the foundations to grow Monaco Car Auctions into a major player within the collectable car auction landscape. Our debut sale was a momentous achievement for all involved and proved our ability to secure market-leading results, while also offering something new with a Ferrari-exclusive catalog,” said Blomet.

“We’re excited to be back for a sale containing some truly remarkable cars from Ferrari’s lineage. I encourage enthusiasts to stay up to date with our consignment announcements in the weeks to come.”

L’ASTAROSSA 2024 builds upon the success of Monaco Car Auction’s inaugural sale in June of last year, which saw more than 40 outstanding Ferraris cross the auction block. The event was headlined by two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari Enzo, which reached 5.4 million pounds after the conclusion of the event.

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In addition to the significant provenance afforded by its racing driver owner, the icon of performance motoring was also prized for being “Scocca n.1” – the first example built by the Maranello factory. Auction attendees were treated to a special video message from Alonso, which saw him reflect on his time owning the vehicle.

Other highlights from the 2023 auction included a record-breaking alloy-bodied Ferrari 250 GT Boano, which competed at the 1956 Nassau Governor’s Trophy in the hands of prominent customer racer, Jan de Vroom. The Pininfarina-designed, Carrozzeria Boano-built Ferrari made 1,512,000 pounds. 

A Ferrari 599 GTO made €784,000. One of the other notable sales was of a Ferrari 348 GTS, which achieved an impressive 156,800 pounds. 

The auction also raised 6,944 pounds for the Princess Charlène of Monaco Foundation through the sale of a replica Charles Leclerc 2023 Monaco Grand Prix race helmet, signed by the driver.

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