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

Porsche 908/02 Flunder – Car Profile

1969 Porsche 908-02 Period Race Photo

Amongst all the long litany of pure-bred competition Porsches manufactured and campaigned at premier-level throughout the 1950s and '60s into the 1970s, the lean, lightweight, handsome and sophisticated 3-litre flat-8 engined Typ 908 cars have special significance. They are the design that first elevated Porsche from being consistent class winners in FIA World Championship of Makes endurance racing to becoming … [Read more...]

Headline Offerings at Bonhams Bond Street 2014

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy

An alloy-bodied 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB from the Maranello Rosso Collection will be among the highlighted offerings at the Bonhams Bond Street 2014 auction, scheduled for 30th November at Bonhams' London headquarters on Bond Street. James Knight, Bonhams International Motoring Director, said, "This is a wonderfully original, long-term preserved, Ferrari 275 'Longnose' Berlinetta offered from the Maranello Rosso … [Read more...]

Le Mans Class Winning Ferrari at Bonhams Scottsdale 2015

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

A competition Ferrari with a great race history will headline the Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 auction, to be held Thursday, January 15th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. On offer at Bonhams' 4th annual Scottsdale auction, the 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta (GTB) Competizione Scaglietti won its class at the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours, 1969 Spa-Francorchamps 1000KM and 1969 Imola 500KM under … [Read more...]

Bonhams Zoute Grand Prix 2014 – Auction Results

1989 Ferrari F40

The Bonhams Zoute Grand Prix 2014 sale was held 10th October at the Belgian seaside resort of Knokke-Le-Zoute, resulting in €3.8 million in total sales. The auction was staged alongside the Zoute Grand Prix Rally and Concours d'Elegance, and attracted a strong audience turnout with some keen bidding. Philip Kantor, Head of the Continental European Motoring department, said, "We've enjoyed another great sale at … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at Bonhams Scottsdale 2015

1973 Porsche 911 RS

The Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 Auction will be staged Thursday, January 15th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Early consignments for Bonhams' 4th annual January sale include a selection of European sporting cars. Last year’s event saw several world auction records made with a 90% sell-through rate and nearly $25-million in sales. Most notable, however, were the results attained for Italian … [Read more...]

Bonhams Simeone Museum 2014 – Auction Results

1907 American Underslung Roadster

The Bonhams Simeone Museum 2014 auction was held October 6th at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, resulting in nearly $4 million in total sales and an 80% sell-through rate. The results from Bonhams’ 3rd annual auction focusing on original condition automobiles were up 20% over last year. The top result at this year's Simeone Automotive Museum auction went to the rare 1907 American … [Read more...]

Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 – Auction Report

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina/Scaglietti

Coming off the ten-car Thursday sale of no-reserve Maranello Rosso Ferraris, marked by the Monterey week benchmark sale of Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851GT, Friday's Bonhams auction had high expectations to meet. And meet them it did. Bonhams offered 105 cars on Friday, selling 95 of them, a 90.5% sale rate and $41,550,100 in total sales. The total is $10 million more than last year's record Quail Lodge auction, … [Read more...]

Bonhams Simeone 2014 – Auction Preview

1940 Alvis 12/70 Special

The Bonhams Simeone Museum 2014 auction will be held Monday, October 6th at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. Now in its third year, this auction, which is devoted to the hobby and specifically to "Preserving the Automobile", features important original, preserved and correctly restored historical automobiles as well as related spares and memorabilia. The headline offering at the Bonhams Simeone 2014 … [Read more...]

Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2014 – Auction Results

1936 Lagonda LG45R Rapide

The Bonhams Goodwood Revival Auction 2014 was held Saturday 13th September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, England, resulting in total sales of £15.4 million. With 106 motor cars and 172 lots of automobilia sold, this year's Revival auction was the biggest to date. James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said, “What a weekend – beautiful weather, fantastic cars, and hours of exciting bidding in … [Read more...]

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...]