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Five Amazing Classic Cars to Start a Collection With This Month

UK auction house Bonhams' Les Grandes Marques à Monaco Sale, one of the most important events on the annual collector-car calendar, is being held both live and online at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo overlooking the famous hairpin bend of the Monaco Grand Prix circuit on April 23. 

As always there's an exciting array of cars on offer, ranging from Le Mans competitors from the 1930s to (by comparison) modern Porsches, Ferraris and more. Here are five of our favorites:

1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA 1600 SPIDER VELOCE

With its coachwork by Pininfarina, Cars Illustrated has described this Italian beauty as "one of the most delightful small sports cars which will ever be produced." Est. $110,000–$140,000.

1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 VOLANTE CONVERTIBLE

The winner of numerous classic car concours, this very rare convertible version of the iconic DB6 comes finished in its period correct paint, called Rolls-Royce Coffee Bean Brown. $540,000–$660,000.

1958 PORSCHE 356 A T2 CARRERA 1500 GS CABRIOLET

One of only five built, this is one of the rarest Porsche production road cars ever made and is a must-have for the serious Porsche collector, Bonhams notes. Est. $780,000–$1 million.

1973 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 2.7 RS TOURING

This much more modern Porsche, a 2nd Series Carrera RS in Touring specification, was delivered new in Italy in April 1973 and retains all of its valuable original equipment. Est. $540,000—$660,000.

1936 DELAHAYE 135 S COMPÉTITION COURT

One of the most historically important cars in the sale, this French-made racer was built for the 1936 Le Mans 24 Hours race, and went on to compete in dozens of competitions prior to World War II. $960,000–$1.3 million.