Tomorrow, Saturday 21 October, Bonhams & Goodman will be holding an auction in Perth of collectors’ cars along with a large sale of art and antiques. Bonhams is the world’s largest and most successful auctioneer of vintage and classic cars, with a reputation envied around the globe.
A select group of just under twenty vehicles will go under the hammer at the Claremont Showgrounds, including some very rare vehicles.
One of the most exciting of the cars is a unique 1964 Studebaker Commander R4, with a Bathurst racing history. This car is unquestionably the most famous Studebaker in Australia, having raced with success when new and since been restored to an exceptionally high standard. The multiple concours winning, V8-engined Commander has many rare and desirable competition parts and has covered only 32,000 miles. The estimated selling price is $53,000-58,000.
At the other end of the price scale is a 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider, left-hand-drive and sound, but in need of some cosmetic attention, expected to sell for between $9500 and $11,000.
Among the other cars of interest include a 1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche, restored and converted to Bentley specifications – finished in bright red, an E-Type Jaguar Series 2 Fixed Head Coupe, a Mercedes-Benz 280SL “Pagoda’ Sports, a 1973 Cadillac Coupe De Ville and a majestic Daimler DS420 Limousine.
Unusual cars will feature strongly, including a Citroen AK400 2CV panel van, a rare Studebaker Avanti sports car and an unusual 1970 Opel GT sports. Another of the cars which is certain to attract attention is a replica Ferrari Daytona Spider, built on Corvette running gear, with great attention to detail. This car was built in the USA by McBurnie Coachcraft, which manufactured the similar example that starred in the Miami Vice television series. It is expected to reach $35,000-45,000.
Cars may be viewed on Friday 20 October from12noon – 6.30pm and on Saturday 21 October from 9am.
The sale will be held at the Wilkinson and Wine Pavilions at the Perth Royal Agricultural Showgrounds in Claremont on Saturday 21 October.
12 noon – Motor Vehicles
2.30pm – Antiques, Decorative Arts and Paintings