Grimaldi Forum vintage motor cars

This weekend, some iconic classic cars from through the years will go on auction at RM Auctions’ sale, a biennial event, running from May 11 to 12, 2012.

1956 BMW Isetta 300

1956 BMW Isetta 300

The 1956 BMW Isetta 300, shown here at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, will be one of many vehicles up for auction at the RM Auctions’ sale.

2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione

2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione

Designed as a competition car for the street, this special edition V12 boasts 860hp and is expected to sell for €1.3 – €1.7m.

1951 Piero Taruffi “Italcorsa/Tarf II” speed-record car

1951 Piero Taruffi Italcorsa Tarf II

On 20 March 1951, Taruffi drove “Tarf II” to a pair of speed records for the “flying mile” and the “flying kilometre” at 298.507 kph (185.49 mph) and 290.552 km/h (180.55 mph), respectively.

1969 Fiat 500 Mare

1969 Fiat 500 Mare

The Mare is an adapted version of the special edition 500/600 Fiat Jolly, designed and restored especially for the beach.

1936 Mercedes Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A

1936 Mercedes Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A

This 1930s model defined a generation and is one of the stars of the event, expected to sell for €2 – €2.4 million.

1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II roadster

1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II roadster

This Phantom II was one of the first produced after the model launch in 1929 and is thought to be the only Rolls-Royce ever produced in solid copper.

The 1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport.

1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport

Incredibly, this model has had just three owners from new and still maintained a superb racing career, taking part in the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans.

1978 Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP Racing car

1978 Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP Racing car

This unique model actually boasts the V8 engine of the Ford Cosworth, capable of outputting 415bhp.

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Zagato

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Zagato

Zagato’s lightweight bodywork and Alfa Romeo’s sophisticated engines made this model successful in competitions

1925 Bentley 4 1/2 litre Le Mans Replica Tourer

1925 Bentley litre Le Mans Replica Tourer

This replica is a faithful recreation of “Old Mother Gun”, the famed winner of the 1928 Le Mans.

1953 Timossi Ferrari Arno XI Racing Hydroplane

1953 Timossi Ferrari Arno XI Racing Hydroplane

This racing hydroplane once held a world record for its class (241km/h) and has been painstakingly restored and had its engine confirmed original by Ferrari.