The Bonhams Bond Street 2014 sale was held 30th November at Bonhams’ London headquarters on Bond Street in the heart of Mayfair, resulting in £12,777,450 in total sales and an 83.8% sell-through rate.
The top lot in the Bonhams Bond Street 2014 auction went to the ex-works 1969-70 Porsche 908.02 ‘Flunder’ Langheck Group 6 Racing Sports-Prototype that achieved £2,185,500. Also selling well, the alloy-bodied 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta that went to a telephone bidder at £1,821,500.
James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said, “We had a full auction room with bids also coming in from across the world for our annual Bond Street Sale. In only its second year, the auction achieved over 80% sold, with a diverse selection that included veteran motor cars, 1980s supercars, Le Mans entrants, iconic motorcycles and even a 1930s aeroplane – it was an eclectic sale, but one full of interesting and important consignments.”
Multiple World auction records were broken, an achievement set by adventurers of the famously arduous race the Alpine Trial – the 1934 Talbot AV105 ‘Alpine Racer’ at £1,379,100 and the legendary Brough Superior SS100 Alpine Grand Sports motorcycle that made £315,100.
With their strikingly bold designs, 1980s motor cars caught the attention of the assembled audience. The technologically advanced 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort Coupe sold above estimate at £505,500, later followed by the 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Berlinetta that sold to a bidder in the room for £1,513,500.
Also in the sale – an unusual entrant for Bonhams motoring department – from the Scottish Strathallan collection, the 1939 M14 ‘Miles’ Magister aeroplane – in need of complete restoration – sold for £46,000. The M14 Magister was a training aircraft widely used by the RAF and Fleet Air Arm during World War Two to prepare pilots for use of the famous Hurricane and Spitfire fighter planes.
Bonhams Bond Street 2014 – Top Five Auction Results
1. 1969-70 Porsche 908.02 ‘Flunder’ Langheck – £2,185,500 ($3,430,352 USD)
2. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy Berlinetta – £1,821,500 ($2,859,019 USD)
3. 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Berlinetta – £1,513,500 ($2,375,584 USD)
4. 1934 Talbot AV105 Alpine Racer – £1,379,100 ($2,164,630 USD)
5. 1955 Austin-Healey 100S – £673,500 ($1,057,123 USD)
5. 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage – £673,500 ($1,057,123 USD)
For complete auction results, visit Bonhams Bond Street sale.
James Knight said, “The Bonhams Motoring department has delivered spectacular results in 2014 and, with one auction still to come, we are well on track to surpass our record breaking total of 2013. We look forward to 2015 with enthusiasm.”