Spitfire to Headline at Bonhams and Goodman

The catalog for Bonhams and Goodman’s much anticipated September 14 inaugural New Zealand sale is now available.

The star of the auction is undoubtedly the 1945 Supermarine Spitfire featured in a short film on the company’s website, www.bonhamsandgoodman.com.au. “We have not had the pleasure of offering a Spitfire before and unsurprisingly, we have had a huge amount of interest in the sale of the aircraft both locally and overseas,” says Robert Glover, National Head of Collectors’ Motor Cars.

The motoring department team has selected high quality lots for the sale ensuring that the standard of the sale is to the level that clients have come to expect from all Bonhams international sales. There is a broad spread of lots offered from brass era cars to post war sports cars, vintage touring cars to American classics and even a racing single seater. Some of the highlights of the sale include:

• 1930 Auburn Model 125 Rumble Seat Roadster offered in immaculate condition, estimate: $65,000 – $75,000

• 1949 Ford V8 ‘Woodie’ Station Wagon together with an extremely rare teardrop caravan perfect for long distance touring, estimate: $100,000 – $120,000

• c21,000 miles from new 1963 BMW Isetta 300, extremely collectable and reasonably estimated at: $15,000 – $19,000

• The ex-Ulf Norinder 1969 Lola T142 Formula 5000 Monoposto fresh from race restoration, estimate: $88,500 – $100,000

“We are very much looking forward to meeting the New Zealand car collecting community in Nelson for this exciting event and are confident that it will bring plenty of enthusiasts together to make new purchases in time for the summer season of rallies, club meetings and competition events in the southern hemisphere,” enthuses Robert Glover.