The 2016 Bonhams Arizona Auction Week event will feature a selection of automobiles at its 5th annual Arizona sale, to be held Thursday, January 28th at the Westin-Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Early consignments include an assortment of sports cars, particularly from Germany and Italy.
From Germany is a Porsche line-up with the finest Carrera models represented, including Turbos, Targas, Carbriolets and Speedsters. Two highlights include a factory sunroof 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS Coupe and 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS. The 356 Carrera was the top-of-the-line model from Porsche in its day and has been restored to Concours condition, while the 911 Carrera is a matching-numbers example restored to its factory livery.
Also from Germany is Munich’s answer to Stuttgart’s road-going racers — a 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile.” This is a matching-numbers, low-mileage example of the model that provided Bavaria with multiple racing trophies. Another Teutonic marvel that deserves mention is a 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. As the final iteration of this sports car, Bonhams’ example has the alloy engine block and four-wheel disc brake system, and is fully documented with matching numbers.
The 2016 Bonhams Scottsdale will also feature Italian sports cars representing Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini and Maserati, among others. Leading the list of focal points is a 1953 FIAT 8V Zagato Elaborata. One of five made, it boasts early racing history and has been freshly restored. Other Italian highlights include the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, complete with an award-winning restoration and Ferrari Classiche certification, and the 1963 Iso A3 Competizione Berlinetta with desirable outside-riveted aluminum bodywork.
The 2016 Bonhams Scottsdale Auction will be held Thursday, January 28th at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Select consignments — of all makes and vintages — are still invited for consideration. For further information on the Arizona sale, visit Bonhams.com/Scottsdale.