For the jet-set, what other place in the world epitomized the swinging Sixties more than Monaco? For this auction, we decided to pick a few head-turning supercars that would have easily graced the streets of Monte Carlo back in the late Sixties.
RMS Auctions – MONACO 10 May 2014
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S
1969 De Tomaso Mangusta
Wikipedia: The Mangusta replaced the Vallelunga model, on which its chassis was based. The word “mangusta” is Italian for “mongoose”, an animal that can kill cobras. It was rumored that the car was so named because De Tomaso had some talks with Carroll Shelby to replace the Shelby Cobra with a racing car to be built in Italy by the Argentine-born De Tomaso, but no deal was signed since Shelby became involved in the Ford GT40 racing program.
1968 Ferrari 365 GTC by Pininfarina
1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Alloy
Road & Track: The 5300 GT’s styling is gorgeous, and [Giotto] Bizzarrini’s friend Giorgetto Giugiaro at Bertone had a hand in it. The Strada was, as the name says, the street version with a full interior and creature comforts; a 5300 GT Corsa was aimed at racers. In full race tune, the 327 could reportedly belt out 400 hp, but the street version puts about 385 hp to the ground. The Rivolta’s [Iso Rivolta 300] four-wheel independent suspension is carried over, and it has four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes and a BorgWarner T-10 four-speed, meaning the powertrain can be serviced in your driveway after a trip to the NAPA. That’s not always the case with a Ferrari or Lamborghini.
1969 Lamborghini Miura S ‘Jota’
1968 Toyota 2000GT
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