At the end of the 1950s, the car enthusiast Prince Rainier III of Monaco began collecting old cars. In 1993, he decided to open his extensive and precious collection to the public and inaugurated his car museum on the Terrasses de Fontvieille in Monte Carlo. The 5,000 square meters unique museum brings together about one hundred different cars ranging from a 1903 De Dion Bouton to the 2013 Lotus F1, and includes Hispano Suiza, Rolls Royce, Lincoln, Facel Vega, Delage, Delahaye, Packard, Humber, Napier, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, and Alfa Romeo models as well as the Lexus used for the royal wedding in 2011. Until March 15, the Car Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco will host a unique exhibition of Ferrari vehicles.
The Ferrari exhibition, inaugurated on November 3rd by Prince Albert II, brings together about fifty of the most beautiful Ferrari models to tell the story of the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer and the emotions related to its products, in an area where the myth from Maranello has grown, between races and glamour. Car lovers will be able to appreciate under one roof a rich assortment of models, including Gran Turismo cars, supercars, sports cars, and Formula 1 single-seaters. A unique event, which involved several collectors and two pilots linked to the house of the prancing horse: Jean Alesi and Charles Leclerc, who both attended the inauguration, together with the FCA president John Elkann and Pierre Casiraghi. The star of the show is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, a model of that was recently sold for the incredible price of 70 million dollars. However, the impressive exhibition displays also a 250 Le Mans, a 512S, an F40 and, a LaFerrari, just to name a few of the most loved and well-known models.