Moving along with our coverage of Bonhams‘ Quail Lodge auction in Carmel, California on August 18–19, we bring you another rare British racer.

The Van Housen Motors/ex-William Sturgis, Graham Hill-Laguna Seca 1962 Cooper Monaco MK IV is a bare metal beauty with an enviable competition pedigree.

Raced by multiple Formula One World Championship driver and Indy 500 winner Graham Hill

Raced by multiple Formula One World Championship driver and Indy 500 winner Graham Hill, it recently underwent a total restoration.

Estimated at $225,000 – $275,000, it’s a nifty example of one of the most successful mid-engined sports racing cars ever constructed.

In other words, a nude British beauty with dangerous curves….