Top Marques Monaco has earned a reputation as one of the industry’s leading supercar events and has earned the title of “The World’s Most Exclusive Motor Show” (The New York Times).
And now, for the first time in its 17-year history, organizers have added a new 3000m2 classic car department to the luxury car show, which opens next month at the Grimaldi Forum.
Collectors and car enthusiasts will have the chance to see and buy more than 50 of the rarest and most iconic sports cars from the 1950s to 1990s, presented by leading dealers from across Europe.
Top Marques’ new classics division is launched in collaboration with Boutsen Classic Cars, founded by former F1 driver Thierry Boutsen, and the Parisian classic car show Retromobile. The show will be officially inaugurated by the High Protection, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, on June 9th and will run until June 12th at 6pm.
A collection of A-list sports cars
Among the classic cars lined up for the first-ever vintage section of Top Marques is a 1960 Maserati 3500 GT Superleggera, a 1960 Shelby GT40 Ford Shelby American World Registry, and a Ferrari 512TR. 1992. These legendary vehicles are on display at the Boutsen Classic Cars booth, along with a number of other iconic road and race car exhibits.
Visitors can also expect rare treasures such as a Lamborghini Diablo GT-R S driven by Le Mans driver Gérard Larrousse, a Jaguar XJR 15 that won first place in Monaco in 1991, and a Ferrari F40 on the Dream Car Performance scaffolding.
Meanwhile, Rebellion Motors, a prestigious company near Lausanne in Switzerland that restores modern, classic and racing vehicles, will make the trip to Monaco with a number of other Ferraris, most notably a 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino and a 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC. , as well as a 1967 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada, among other rare vehicles.
Other exhibitors in Top Marques’ classic car section include DPM Motors, Brabus Classic, British & Sportscar, Monaco Luxury, LRS Formula and HSH Prince of Monaco’s Cars Collection.
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 from Estonia’s Kalmar Automotive. The Kalmar 7-97 is named after the legendary Danish driver Tom Kristensen, with 7 referring to his first winning number at Le Mans and 97, the year of his first win.
The Kalmar 7-97 isn’t the only car with a link to the famous Le Mans race, which will be held on the same weekend as Top Marques. As a tribute to this legendary race, Top Marques will present the Renault 4 CV that won at Le Mans in 1951. The Renault 4, which is not for sale, is the only model in the world that is still in original condition.
Another unique classic car to be added to the Top Marques lineup is the very last surviving replica of the Aston Martin DB5 first driven by 007 in the 1964 film Goldfinger. 25 cars were built, of which the last remaining replica of yours is for sale at the Monaco Luxury group stand for 3 million euros.
For more information on any of these cars or to find out which supercars will be on display at Top Marques, June 9-12 with a special pre-opening on June 8, visit www.topmarquesmonaco.com. Tickets are also for sale via the website.