Wow! What a collection of cars.
The late Prince Rainer of Monaco, a name familiar to Americans due mostly to his wife, the very pretty Grace Kelly, had one of the most famous collections of cars of different types in the world. And they are going on the block.
While not all are to my taste, there are a number of them that I’d love to own. But then, I say that about most cars being as how I am car crazy.
I’ve had so many cars over my 70 plus years, I think I recall almost all of them. I also think I was in love with the darn things. More so when younger.
Some of these are quite nice. But nothin’ beats a Doozy. Or is it Doosey? And certainly nothing beats a Cord. Not ever. IMHO.
Or a Packard or a Hudson. The Hollywood Coup. Hudson Hornet? Damn. There’s so many. Hey, how about the Vet and the T-Bird? I loved the ride and the looks of the 62, 63 and 64 T-Bird. And then there was the Mustang. Had one of those too.
I once had a 52 Caddy convertible. White leather like top and a light metallic green body. She sure was pretty and fun too when she worked. Sometime she wouldn’t run. Get her fixed and something else went. Loved her anyway. Who says men can’t be faithful? Of course we can.
As I reflect on my buying habits and youthful exuberance, it only now occurs to me why I was broke so much of the time. Even with gas under a buck. Heck. I remember when it went up to 25 cents. lol.
From Bentleys to Beetles: Monaco prince’s car collection up for auction (and there’s something for all tastes… and budgets)
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
This fantastic array of classic, sporty, unusual and downright down-to-earth cars offers millionaires and the common man alike a ‘unique opportunity’ to own a piece of motoring history.
They are being auctioned off tomorrow by the Prince of Monaco, whose late father Rainer III spent years assembling one of the most famous collections in the world.
The vehicles range from immaculate examples of a 1953 Cadillac and a 1950s Bentley S1 through to a number of bargain basement models such as a Fiat 500 and a Citroen estate.
More than 100 of his vehicles have been on display at the Terrace of Fontvieille Museum in Monaco, but now his son, Albert II, has decided to sell 38 of them - with no reserve.
While there are a number of classic cars, the bulk of the vehicles on offer are ‘real world’ models which are affordable to the man on the street.
The eclectic mix has everything from cute city cars to American muscle along with a retro Mercedes built specially for the Prince.
Among the strangest cars for a Royal to own is a 1971 Fiat 500 with the diminutive Italian model expected to fetch around £4,800.
A bit of a side story but nothing to do with cars.
Wife once worked as nanny to Hollywood ppl and while working for one them had occasion to meet and look after the kids of the Prince and Princess Grace for the day. She always said they were nice people. Nothing false or put on. Nice to know really, as these days we read so much that’s negative about celebrities.
Any bets as to how many Mr Leno will end up with??
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