The Bonhams Scottsdale 2014 Auction was held January 16th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in nearly $25 million in total sales and an 89% sell-through rate. The total for Bonhams’ third annual Arizona sale nearly doubled last year’s total and quadrupled that of the first year.
The top result at the 2014 Bonhams Scottsdale sale went to the 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Berlinetta that sold for $3,190,000 to an American collector in the audience after a long bidding battle between other collectors in the room and on the phones. Chassis number 0088 E featured documented ownership and competition history, original bodywork and a matching-numbers drivetrain.
Additional notable results included the 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Zagato Gran Sport Spider that sold for $3,080,000, a world auction record for the model, the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C that exceeded its pre-sale estimate to make $2,640,000, the multiple award-winning 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC that achieved a strong $803,000 and the preserved 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Supercharged Sports Phaeton that sold to a well-known marque collector by telephone for $1,430,000.
“We were thrilled with the sale and very grateful to our esteemed consignors and buyers,” said Mark Osborne, Head of Bonhams US Motoring Department. “Our sell-through rate was nearly 90% while achieving world record prices. The sale total shows tremendous growth for Bonhams and our presence here in Scottsdale. We were able to offer an excellent selection of top-tier automobiles and the market responded accordingly.”
Bonhams Scottsdale 2014 – Top Ten Auction Results
1. 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Berlinetta – $3,190,000
2. 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Zagato Gran Sport Spider – $3,080,000
3. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C – $2,640,000
4. 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Sports Phaeton – $1,430,000
5. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster – $1,237,500
6. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing – $1,078,000
7. 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC – $803,000
8. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC – $660,000
9. 1947 Bentley Mk VI Coupe – $605,000
10. 1935 Auburn 851 Supercharged Boattail Speedster – $467,500
For complete results, visit Bonhams.com/Scottsdale.
James Knight, Group Motoring Director at Bonhams, commented, “Our US department delivered strong growth in 2013 and have continued the trend into 2014 with a tremendous Scottsdale auction. We are being entrusted with an ever-increasing volume of high-end motorcars and repaying our clients’ faith in us by achieving record results. We look forward to our next important auction at the magnificent Grand Palais in Paris next month.”
Bonhams’ next auction of automobiles will be in Paris on February 6th, 2014 at the Grand Palais, held in conjunction with Retromobile. For more information, visit Bonhams.com/Paris.
[Source: Bonhams; photo: Sports Car Digest]