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Old 01-30-2019, 10:36 AM
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Bonhams Grand Palais sale preview with fabulous Abarth and upcoming Ginetta supercar

On Thursday, next week, British auctioneer Bonhams will host the annual Les Grandes Marques du Monde sale in the fantastic Grand Palais. One of our favourite cars consigned is a great example of the Abarth 2000 Sport Spider. Introduced in 1968, it was aimed at the Group 4 category and accordingly around 50 examples were built of the rear-engined sports prototype. It was hugely successful both on the track and in hill-climbs. Today it is often referred to as the 'quattre fari' in reference to the four headlights. The chassis consigned was raced successfully in 1970 and 1971 and later spent many decades in the fabulous Maranello Rosso Collection museum.
Among the many other great cars that will star in the sale is a beautiful Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet that was delivered new to Liberia's Consul-General to Hamburg. It was acquired by the late king of Jordan in 1985 and has now been consigned to the sale by the country's royal family.
Also consigned are a one-off Delahaye 135 MS Ghia-Aigle Coupe, an early BMW 507 Roadster that competed in last year's Tour Auto and an ex-works Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185 that was driven to victory in the 1994 San Remo rally by Carlos Sainz.
This morning, British specialist manufacturer Ginetta revealed a first glimpse of a brand Supercar. It will be built around a carbon-fibre composite monocoque and will be powered by a naturally aspirated V8 that produces over 600 bhp.

Enjoy the links:

1968 - 1969 Abarth 2000 Sport Spider - Images, Specifications and Information

1957 BMW 507 - Chassis 70044 - Ultimatecarpage.com

1949 Delahaye 135 MS Ghia-Aigle Coupe - Images, Specifications and Information

2019 Ginetta Supercar - Images, Specifications and Information

1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A - Chassis 408386 - Ultimatecarpage.com

1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185 - Chassis NJT164STJ500014916 - Ultimatecarpage.com

2019 Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept - Images, Specifications and Information
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