Prince Rainier's car collection to be auctioned

Monday July 9, 2012

Royal fans and car enthusiasts alike will get the chance to snap up vintage motors once owned by Prince Rainier of Monaco, when pieces from the late principality ruler's collection go under the hammer.

Prince Albert is selling 38 models as he wishes to "reorganise" the royal fleet and add new pieces.

The auction will take place on July 26 at the Museum Terrasses de Fontvieille in Monaco.

Vehicles being sold include Prince Rainier's Mercedes 500 SEC which was one of his favourites.

An impressive Porsche 928 S, which is expected to fetch £312,000, is also up for grabs.

The late principality ruler was passionate about cars, and assembled a fleet of 100 models over 30 years before his death in 2005.

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Photo: © Rex Features

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