The other day we mentioned that RM Auctions will return to Monaco on May 10–12 for its biennial sale at the Grimaldi Forum, coinciding with the 8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.

In addition to the usual lineup of amazing autos, RM will be selling the Saltarelli Ducati Collection, one of the largest private collections of Ducati motorcycles ever to be offered at auction.

The Saltarelli Ducati Collection at RM’s Monaco sale

Spanning the marque’s full history from road to racing machines, the 100-bike collection was carefully selected over the past 30 years by lifelong enthusiast Carlo Saltarelli, an ex-Ducati factory test rider, racer and owner of a Ducati dealership.

Among a long list of highlights on offer is a terrific series of racing bikes, headed up by this amazing 1972 Ducati 750SS 200 Miles Imola Racer, otherwise known as the “Green Frame,” sister bike of the world-famous 200 Miles of Imola race winner.

Estimated at up to about $275,000, it’s going to be tough to beat.

But then it always was….

[via JamesList]