The Bonhams Scottsdale Auction 2013 was staged Thursday, January 17th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in $13.4 million in total sales and 82% of all cars sold. Bidders and registrants from 28 countries participated in the second annual Bonhams Arizona auction.
Top result at the Bonhams Scottsdale 2013 auction went to the 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A that sold post-block for $1,312,500, followed by the 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV from the Oldenburg Collection that went to a private European collector for $1,215,000, the 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Faux Cabriolet sold to an US collector for $951,000 and the 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS Spider that brought $912,500.
After a long bidding battle between two American enthusiasts, the 1967 Ferrari 365 GTC Speciale, originally commissioned by Pirelli Tire president Leopoldo Pirelli, made a world record at $885,000, while the London Motor Show 1964 Morgan 4 Coupe also made a world record for the model when it sold for $230,000.
James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said, “It was a tremendous auction, and everything worked beyond our expectations. The auction total and sale statistics were exemplary, and we serviced one of the largest audiences at one of our US auctions. We achieved prices at this auction that created new benchmark figures and offered advice to our clients that proved to be wholly founded. The success of this sale has laid the foundation for what promises to be an exciting 2013 for the department.”
Bonhams offered 112 automobiles for sale, with 92 finding a new owner, reflecting an 82% sales rate. Total sales volume was $13,455,950, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per car sold was $146,260.
Bonhams Scottsdale 2013 – Top Ten Auction Results
1. 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A – $1,312,500
2. 1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Coupe – $1,215,000
3. 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Faux Cabriolet – $951,000
4. 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS Spider – $912,500
5. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – $896,000
6. 1967 Ferrari 365 GTC Speciale Coupe – $885,000
7. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider Conversion – $423,000
8. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta – $384,500
9. 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Coupe – $285,500
10. 1931 Cord L-29 – $280,000
For complete results, visit bonhams.com/scottsdale.
The next Bonhams motoring auction will take place in Paris, France, on February 7th during Retromobile week, and in Boca Raton, Florida, on February 23rd. For more information, visit bonhams.com/motorcars.