Bonhams

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

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...]

Bonhams Amelia Island 2015 – Auction Preview

1911 EMF Model 30 Factory Racer

The inaugural Bonhams Amelia Island 2015 Auction will be held Thursday, March 12 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Amelia Island. More than 80 automobiles will be offered at Bonhams' debut sale held during the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance week. Headlining the 2015 Bonhams Amelia Island sale will be a 1930 Cord L-29 Town Car; 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster; 1932 Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat; 1911 EMF Model … [Read more...]

Bonhams Grand Palais Paris 2015 – Auction Results

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

The Bonhams Paris Auction 2015 was held Thursday 5th February at the Grand Palais in Paris during Retromobile Week. The auction attracted buyers from the Middle East, Far East, North and South America, Australasia competing against the European market. The top result at the Bonhams Paris 2015 auction went to the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible that sold to an auction room bidder for €1,897,500 (£1,430,715). … [Read more...]

Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Report

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Coupe, Body by Pininfarina

Bonhams, Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 15, 2015 Bonhams kicks off the catalog auctions at Scottsdale with its sale at the Westin Kierland Thursday mid-day. Attractively presented in a park-like setting, the cars preview well in the entry marquee and space between it and the auction tent. Bonhams' venture into the Valley of the Sun began only four years ago. The first year's sale was a bit … [Read more...]

Stutz Super Bearcat at Bonhams Amelia Island 2015

1932 Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat

A 1932 Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat with coachwork by Weymann will be among the headline offerings at the Bonhams Amelia Island 2015 auction, to be held Thursday, March 12th at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club in Florida. The Stutz was formerly part of the Dr. Frederick A. Simeone collection. Stutz was inspired by its racing success at 24 Hours of Le Mans to create the Super Bearcat as a way to promote its … [Read more...]

Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Results

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

The Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 Auction was held Thursday, January 15th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in nearly $24.8 million in total sales and an 87% sell-through rate. James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said, “Year on year our auction here in Scottsdale has grown in both reputation and results. Our selection is focused but diverse, representing the very best of the car … [Read more...]

Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Preview

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

The Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 Auction will be held January 15th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, with more than 80 automobiles on offer at the 4th annual Bonhams Arizona Auction Week event. Headlining the 2015 Bonhams Arizona sale will be a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione; 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Alloy Coupe; 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy; 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider; 1964 Aston … [Read more...]

Jaguars Sold at Auction in 2014

1955 Jaguar D-Type

Jaguar, the brand known for its leaping feline mascot, enjoyed plenty of air time this year within the collector car auction world. Well represented at nearly every single collector car auction in 2014, Auction Editor Rick Carey witnessed the good, bad and the ugly from the Coventry-based car firm. Not surprisingly, the Jaguar E-Type made up a majority of the Jaguar offerings at auction in 2014. After a … [Read more...]

Mercedes-Benz Sold at Auction in 2014

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at RM Amelia Island

Mercedes-Benz has long represented a great choice for enthusiasts that want a beautiful, well-engineered automobile that will actually crank on a cold morning. As the world's oldest automaker, the brand's history is littered with numerous important open and sporting cars like the famed White Knights, the dominating Silver Arrows, the elegant 540K series and the blue-chip 300 SL Gullwing and Roadster. The level of … [Read more...]

Bonhams Simeone Museum 2014 – Auction Report

1956 Lancia Aurelia B20S 6th Series Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina

Bonhams 'Preserving the Automobile', Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, PA, October 6, 2014 2014 marked Bonhams' third foray into the delightful environs of Dr. Fred Simeone's marvelous collection near the Philadelphia airport. If the auction isn't sufficient to induce people to come, the chance to see the collection of competition automobiles that Dr. Simeone has put together should be. His dedication to presenting … [Read more...]

Porsches Sold at Auction in 2014

1968 Porsche 907 Longtail (photo: Eric Fairchild / Gooding)

Porsche products resonate with enthusiasts. Whether it's the remarkable story involving a seemingly perpetual product that's enjoyed over a half century of development or their deep motorsport heritage, the iconic brand has cemented itself as one most enthusiasts aspire to experience at one point in their life. For some, they need more than one taste of the brand, evidenced in 2014 by what seemed like an endless … [Read more...]

New Bonhams Auction at Goodwood Members’ Meeting

1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe

Bonhams will stage the the first-ever classic car auction at the Goodwood Members' Meeting. Held on 21 March 2015, the newly announced sale will be the third Bonhams auction hosted at Goodwood, alongside the annual Festival of Speed Sale on 26 June 2015 and the Goodwood Revival Sale on 12 September 2015. … [Read more...]