Bonhams

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

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...]

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...]