Top Marques Monaco has gained the reputation as one of the industry’s leading supercar events, earning the title of ‘the world’s most exclusive auto show’ (The New York Times).
And now, for the first time in its 17-year history, organizers have added a new classic car department of 3000m2 to the luxury auto show, which opens next month in the Grimaldi Forum.
Collectors and car lovers will have the opportunity to see and buy more than 50 of the rarest and most iconic sports cars from the 50s to the 90s, presented by leading dealers from all over Europe.
Top Marques’ new classic car department is being launched in partnership with Boutsen Classic Cars, founded by former F1 racing driver Thierry Boutsen, and the Parisian classic car show Retromobile. The show will be officially inaugurated by the High Patronage, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, on June 9, and runs until June 12 at 6 pm.
A collection of A-List Sports Cars
Amongst the classic cars lined up for Top Marques’ first ever vintage section is a Maserati 3500 GT Superleggera from 1960, a Ford Shelby GT40 listed in the Shelby American World Registry from 1960 and a Ferrari 512TR from 1992. These legendary vehicles will be displayed on the Boutsen Classic Cars stand, along with a number of other iconic road and racing car exhibits.
Visitors can also expect to find rare treasures such as a Lamborghini Diablo GT-R S, driven by Le Mans racing driver Gérard Larrousse, a Jaguar XJR 15 which won first place in Monaco in 1991, and a Ferrari F40, on the Dream Car Performance was standing.
Meanwhile Rebellion Motors, a prestigious outfit near Lausanne in Switzerland which restores modern, classic and racing vehicles, will be making the journey to Monaco with a number of other Ferraris, notably a 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino and a Ferrari 365 GTC from 1969, as well as a Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada from 1967, among other rare vehicles.
Other exhibitors in Top Marques’ classic car section will include DPM Motors, Brabus Classic, British & Sportscar, Monaco Luxury, LRS Formula and the Cars Collection of HSH Prince of Monaco.
There will also be a number of ‘restomods’; classic cars that have been restored but modified with modern parts and technology. In this section, visitors can discover the Porsche Kalmar RS-R and Porsche Kalmar 7-97 by Kalmar Automotive, from Estonia. The Kalmar 7-97 is named after the fabled Danish racing driving Tom Kristensen with 7 referring to his first Le Mans winning number, and 97, the year of his first victory.
The Kalmar 7-97 is not the only car with a link to the famous Le Mans race, being held on the same weekend as Top Marques. To pay tribute to this legendary race, Top Marques will showcase the Renault 4 CV that won at Le Mans, in 1951. The Renault 4, which is not for sale, is the only model left in the world in it original condition.
Another unique classic car to be included in the lineup at Top Marques is the very last remaining replica of the Aston Martin DB5 first driven by 007 in the 1964 movie Goldfinger. Twenty-five cars were built, with the last remaining replica yours for 3 million euros, on sale on the Monaco Luxury group stand.
For more information about any of these cars or to find out which supercars will be present at Top Marques, from June 9 to 12 with a special Pre-Opening on June 8, please go to www.topmarquesmonaco.com. Tickets can also be bought via the website.