Bonhams' Carmel Auction Exceeds $13m
|Sunday, 19 August 2012 13:55|
MCLAREN F1 SUPERCAR HEADLINES BONHAMS’ CARMEL AUCTION,
WHICH REALIZES IN EXCESS OF $13 MILLION
Sports and competition cars grab pole position at Bonhams’
new location on the Quail Lodge grounds
San Francisco – International bidders assembled in the Bonhams tent, aided by telephone, absentee and online bidding, to create a truly competitive atmosphere at Bonhams 15th annual sale – the longest running sale of an international auction house during the Monterey Car Week.
In addition to the sale of the ex-GTC Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ FIA GT Endurance Racing Coupe other headlining cars included:
The ex-Filipinetti/Dominique Martin Team ZITRO, 1966 Ford GT40 at $2.2 million.
The ex-Mecom/Simoniz Racing/Ron Grable 1966 Lola T70 MkII GT Coupe that brought $324,000.
Uniquely, Bonhams offered not only motorcars but motorcycles, automobilia and jewelry at Quail Lodge. Highlights included:
The trio of rare Crocker V-Twin motorcycles that all sold to a private collection in Asia Pacific for approximately $300,000 each.
A beautifully restored 1937 Brough Superior SS100, which made $203,000.
An extremely rare Lalique ‘Renard’ fox mascot that made a new world record at almost $340,000.
Other interesting lots included the unique Art Deco 1941 Tatra T87 Aerodynamic Saloon that exceeded all estimates selling for $280,000 after spirited bidding, while the 1970 BMW CSL Group 2 Coupe realized $214,000.
In all, Bonhams’ two-day sale during the world-famous Monterey Car Week was another success for the worldwide auction house. Said Group CEO Malcolm Barber, “This was a wonderful way to celebrate our 15th anniversary auction on the peninsula – we welcomed old friends and new faces into our spacious new facility. This followed a week-long activity commencing with our sponsorship of the exciting Pre-Historic Races at Laguna Seca and hosting the Quail Rally breakfast.”
Read more highlights at bonhams.com.