Bonhams

Coverage of Bonhams auctions, including previews, results and reports from the many Bonhams sales across the globe.

Summary Monterey Auction Report 2014

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor 2014 was the year Bonhams sold Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851GT for $38,115,000, an all-time record for a collector car – or any car at all for that matter – at auction. Some pundits thought the GTO, the first time one has been offered publicly since Brooks Auctioneers offered s/n 4293GT, second overall at Le Mans in 1963, at Gstaad in 2000 with an unsuccessful high … [Read more...]

Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 – Auction Results

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

The Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 Auctions were held Thursday, August 14th and Friday, August 15th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, resulting in $108 million in total sales and a 92% sell-through rate. Held in connection with the Quail Motorsport Gathering, the 17th Bonhams sale held during Monterey Classic Car Week featured the 10-car Maranello Rosso Collection on Thursday and more than … [Read more...]

Bonhams Maranello Rosso Collection 2014 – Auction Report

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta

Bonhams Maranello Rosso Auction, Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley, August 14, 2014 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor It has been a quarter century since a 250 GTO was offered publicly. There was, therefore, considerable interest when Bonhams announced they had consigned 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851 GT along with nine other Ferraris from the Maranello Rosso collection of Fabrizio Violati. … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 GTO Breaks Auction Record

Ferrari 250 GTO

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $38,115,000 (£22,843,633, €28,528,626) at the Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 Auction, held Thursday, August 14th at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. The sale price for the GTO broke the all-time auction record set only last year by the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R that Bonhams sold for £19,601,500 (USD $29,650,095) at their Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. Bidders … [Read more...]

New Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

1911 EMF #33 driven by Jack Tower in the Tiedeman Cup, Savannah, Georgia, 27 November 1911

Bonhams announced that it would hold its first-ever auction in Amelia Island, Florida to conincide with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The inaugural auction will be held Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Amelia Island. A 1911 EMF Model “30” Factory Racer will be among the headline offerings at the new Bonhams Amelia Island Concours auction. This genuine pre-First World War … [Read more...]

Mille Miglia OM 665 SS at 2014 Bonhams Goodwood Revival

1930 OM 665 SS Superba

A 1930 OM 665 SS Superba 2.3-Litre Supercharged that won its class at the Mille Miglia will be featured at the 2014 Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction, scheduled for 13 September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, UK. After winning its class and finishing fifth overall at the Mille Miglia around Italy in 1930, the impressive OM continued with entries in a number of the most noted endurance races of its day … [Read more...]

Monterey Classic Car Week 2014 – Preview

Rob Walton's 1957 Maserati 450S was a fan favorite at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion (photo: Tim Scott)

For one week each August, the Monterey Peninsula in California is transformed into the epicenter for the classic car community. Regardless of the name -- the Monterey Classic Car Week, Pebble Beach Automotive Week, Concours Week, Holy Car Week or just Car Heaven -- the events that make up the week are among the most important on the historic automotive calendar and 2014 will be no different. A celebration of the … [Read more...]

Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 – Auction Preview

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3851GT

The Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 Auction will be held August 14th and August 15th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California. Held in connection with the Quail Motorsport Gathering, the 17th annual Bonhams sale held during Monterey Classic Car Week will feature nearly 120 vehicles. A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO will headline the 2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction. Serial number 3851 GT was built on … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 GTO – Car Profile and Photos

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3851GT

The Ferrari 250 Gran Turismo Omologato (GTO) needs little introduction as the most iconic, most habitable, street-useable, race-winning, World Championship-winning – and simply gorgeous – closed two-seat Coupe car from the world-famous Maranello factory. The GTO was developed to contest the 1962 3-litre class FIA GT World Championship series of classical endurance racing events. Selective production at Maranello and … [Read more...]

Bonhams Mercedes-Benz 2014 – Auction Results

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster sold for €3.1 million

The debut Bonhams Mercedes-Benz auction was held 12th July 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, resulting in €11,855,925 in total sales. The sale included nearly 50 Mercedes-Benz cars, with models of the marque spanning over 100 years. Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Co-Chairman and auctioneer on the day, said, "Today's sale demonstrated the fantastic diversity and engineering excellence available from … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 GTO Auction – Boys Will be Boys

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3851 GT

Bonhams has recently announced that it will offer Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851 at its Quail Lodge auction, scheduled for August 14-15, 2014 at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. The GTO is one of a number of Ferraris from San Marino's Maranello Rosso collection recently acquired from the estate of Fabrizio Violati. Bonhams will also offer another nine of the Maranello Rosso Ferraris at Quail … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 GTO Offered at 2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3851 GT

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO will headline the 2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction, scheduled for Friday, August 15th at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. Offered at no reserve, the GTO will undoubtedly become the most valuable automobile ever sold at auction when it crosses the block during Monterey Classic Car Week. … [Read more...]

Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 – Auction Results

Ferrari 375 Plus

The Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 auction was held Friday 27 June on the Tapestry Lawn at Goodwood House in Chichester, UK, resulting in £22.6 million ($38.4 million USD) in total sales. A selection of more than 85 automobiles crossed the auction block, with the top result going to the ex-Scuderia 1954 Ferrari 375 Plus that sold for £10,753,500 ($18.2 million USD). … [Read more...]

Bonhams Greenwich 2014 – Auction Report

1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica Coupe Roadster

Bonhams, Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Greenwich, Connecticut, June 1, 2014 Report by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Bonhams featured a couple of headline cars at Greenwich, particularly John Fitch's Fitch Phoenix prototype which John had driven many times down from Lime Rock to the Concours. The Fitch Phoenix's thunder might have been overshadowed in the auction results by the $1.2 million Countach … [Read more...]

Bonhams Paris 2014 – Auction Report

1984 Ferrari 126 C4 M2 Formula 1

Bonhams, Grand Palais, Paris, France, February 6, 2014 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor There are just a few particularly charismatic places to hold collector car auctions. Worldwide's auction in the Cord Front Drive L29 Assembly Building in Auburn is one. Bonhams at the Grand Palais, site of the early Paris Auto Shows, is another. It is impossible to be unaffected by the … [Read more...]