Bonhams

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

Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 – Auction Results

Aston Martin Ulster

The Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 auction was held Friday 26 June on the Tapestry Lawn at Goodwood House in Chichester, UK, resulting in £17,789,688 in total sales and an 86.26% sell-through rate. The top result at Bonhams' 2015 Festival of Speed sale went to the ex-Works Racing Aston Martin Ulster Team Car 'LM19' that sold for £2,913,500, a new auction record for a Pre-War Aston Martin. The Ulster was … [Read more...]

Bonhams Greenwich 2015 – Auction Report

1938 Bugatti Type 57S Stelvio Convertible, Body by Gangloff

Bonhams, Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, May 31, 2015 By any measure, Bonhams is through hard work and dedication turning its auction in conjunction with the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance into a consistent success. This year's total was helped by having 51 of the 95 lots offered without reserve and selling to the highest bidder from the time the first bid was taken. That's well over half the entire consignment … [Read more...]

Headline Ferraris at Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta

A pair of Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 auction, scheduled for Friday, August 14th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. Among the Ferrari consignments, the 1959 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta has to be the standout entry. Offered from an American collection, chassis number 1519 GT is one of the … [Read more...]

Bonhams Greenwich 2015 – Auction Results

1973 Porsche 911 RS Touring sold for $594,000

The Bonhams Greenwich 2015 auction was held Sunday, May 31st at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance in Connecticut, resulting in $7,710,262 in total sales and an 89 percent sell-through rate. Held at the waterfront Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Bonhams’ 8th annual sale featured more than 90 automobiles and a wide-ranging selection of automobilia. Despite torrential rain over the weekend in Greenwich, the … [Read more...]

Bonhams Greenwich 2015 – Auction Preview

1935 Jaguar SS90 (photo: Pawel Litwinski)

The Bonhams Greenwich 2015 auction will be held Sunday, May 31st at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance in Connecticut. Held at the waterfront Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Bonhams' 8th annual sale will feature more than 90 automobiles and a wide-ranging selection of automobilia. A supercharged 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet with coachwork by Gangloff will headline Bonhams' 2015 Greenwich Concours sale. … [Read more...]

Stirling Moss’ Porsche RS-61 Offered

1961 Porsche RS-61

A 1961 Porsche RS-61 currently owned by Sir Stirling Moss OBE will be offered for sale at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 sale, to be held June 26th at Goodwood House in Chichester, UK. Sir Stirling Moss OBE famously bought this Porsche RS-61 (chassis 718-070) for $1,705,000 USD at the 2010 Gooding Amelia Island auction, less than one week after breaking both his ankles after falling three stories down … [Read more...]

Bonhams Aston Martin 2015 – Auction Results

Bonhams Aston Martin 2015 sale

The Bonhams Aston Martin 2015 auction was held Saturday 9th May at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, UK, resulting in £10,280,275 in total sales. The largest auction in Bonhams 16-year history at Aston Martin Works, the sale featured more than 50 motor cars and 170 lots of automobilia, with 25% of motor cars left-hand drive specification. Highlights of Bonhams' 2015 Aston Martin sale included the 1962 DB4 … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 Auction

1948 Aston Martin 2-Liter Works Team Car (photo: Boris Adolf)

Bonhams announced a selection of early consignments for its annual Monterey Classic Car Week motorcar auction, scheduled for August 13-14, 2015 on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California. Following last year’s results of $108 million, including setting the record for the most valuable car ever sold at auction, this year's line-up will feature among others a 1948 Aston Martin 2-Liter Works Team … [Read more...]

New Bonhams Sale at Chantilly Concours

Chantilly Concours d'Elegance 2014

Bonhams continues its growth pattern with a new auction that will be staged 5 September 2015 on the grounds of Château de Chantilly in Chantilly, France. The new black tie evening sale will be held in association with the Chantilly Arts and Elegance Concours d'Elegance. Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motorcars, commented, “We’re delighted to announce this brand new and exclusive motoring sale, taking … [Read more...]

Bonhams Mercedes-Benz 2015 – Auction Results

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe

The Bonhams Mercedes-Benz 2015 auction was held 28 March at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, resulting in total sales of €13 million and a 92.9% sell-through rate. Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Co-Chairman and auctioneer for the day, said, “With a full sale room, active internet bidding, and international bidders both in the room and on the telephone, we saw spectacular prices for cars in exemplary … [Read more...]

Ex-Works Aston Martin at Bonhams Festival of Speed 2015

Aston Martin Ulster Ex-Works

An ex-Works Racing Aston Martin Ulster, chassis LM19, will headline the Bonhams Festival of Speed 2015 auction, scheduled for June 26th at the Goodwood House in Chichester, UK. The LM series of pre-war Aston Martin Works Team Cars were individually numbered from LM1 to LM23. As the initials indicate, they were produced to challenge the world’s best in the annual Le Mans 24-hour race. … [Read more...]

Bugatti Type 57C at Bonhams Greenwich 2015 Auction

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff Cabriolet

A supercharged 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet with coachwork by Gangloff will headline the Bonhams Greenwich 2015 auction, scheduled for May 31 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. Introduced in 1934, the Type 57 represented a new era for the company under the direction of Jean Bugatti, son of “Le Patron,” Ettore Bugatti. … [Read more...]

Bonhams Goodwood Members Meeting 2015 – Auction Results

1959 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe sold for £470,000

The Bonhams Goodwood Members Meeting 2015 was staged 21st March at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, England, resulting in total sales of £4,311,722 and a 75% sell-through rate. The ex-Kitty Maurice 1959 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe was the top result, selling for £470,000. Bonhams debut sale at the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting also showed a trend for 1980s sports cars, achieving a new world auction record … [Read more...]

Bonhams Amelia Island 2015 – Auction Report

1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe

Bonhams Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach Golf Club, Amelia Island, Florida, March 12, 2015 Bonhams returned to Amelia Island in 2015 after a long absence, having previously stuck its toe in the water in 2000 with a sale under the Brooks Auctioneers banner at the Amelia Island Plantation. After selling just nine lots for a total of $1.2 million, Brooks beat a strategic retreat but Bonhams will not have to … [Read more...]

Bonhams Amelia Island 2015 – Auction Results

1930 Cord Model L-29 Town Car sold for $1,760,000

The inaugural Bonhams Amelia Island 2015 Auction was held Thursday, March 12 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Amelia Island, resulting in $13.95 million in total sales and a 79% sell-through rate. The newest addition to the Amelia Island Concours Classic Car Week saw pre-war American cars sell strongly and models from Alfa Romeo, BMW and Porsche set new auction records. The top result at the debut Bonhams … [Read more...]