Vintage vehicles belonging to H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco and rare 90s Porsche restored by former F1 driver Thierry Boutsen will represent Monaco at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Prestige this weekend.
The cars will be showcased in a special Monaco pavilion during the two-day celebration of classic automobiles taking place in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on September 18 & 19.
Monaco and the automobile have enjoyed a long-standing love affair. The first car rally was held in the Principality in 1911 and some years later its reigning sovereign Prince Rainier III started his own collection of exceptional vehicles.
It is two of these rare models now displayed in the Car Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco that will be showcased this weekend at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Prestige, a classic car exhibition taking place in Place du Centenaire.
The theme for Saturday’s exhibition is “sports coupés and cabriolets” with Porsche taking centre stage, whilst on Sunday vehicles from all eras will be displayed in a nod to France’s European Heritage Days, the 38th edition of which will take place the same weekend.
Visitors to the Monaco pavilion will be able to see a Delahaye 135 MS from the early 1950s which was bought by Prince Rainier III in 1985 as well as a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, another highlight from the Car Collection in Monaco.
Boutsen Classic Cars – a brokerage in historic cars founded by former F1 and Monaco automobile legend Thierry Boutsen and one of our partners – will participate in the event with a 1990 Porsche 962C, recently restored by Boutsen Ginion Racing, as well as a magnificent Shelby Cobra 289 FIA.
The participation of the Car Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco and Boutsen Classic Cars at the 8th edition of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat event has been coordinated by Top Marques. A hall dedicated to sports cars from the 50s to the 90s will be inaugurated at the 17th edition taking place from June 9 to 12, 2022.