Race

1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato “2 VEV”

Bonhams is delighted to offer this ultimate, individual Aston Martin Zagato to the car-collecting world. This competition coupe — always known by its distinctive U.K. road-registration number “2 VEV” — is simply the best known and most charismatic of all Aston Martin DB4GT Zagatos. This ultimate Zagato variant, the 1962 […]

1983 BMW 635 CSi Group A

Constructed in 1982/1983 by BMW specialists Ted Grace International for Frank Sytner Competed in BTCC/ETCC in 1983 and 1984, driven by Frank Sytner, Brian Muir and Barrie Williams Extensive British and New Zealand racing history Immaculately prepared and eligible for a wide range of 1980s and Group A touring car […]

1993 McLaren-Cosworth Ford MP4/8A Formula One

It is evident from our long years of market experience that the essence of truly collectible and iconic competition cars is surely a combination of several very significant factors. The crème de la crème cars upon the very pinnacle of collectibility each have an individually unique and completely verifiable racing […]

1967 Lotus 47 GT-015 Group 4 Coupe

By the mid-1960s, Colin Chapman’s boundless energy had produced no less than 36 distinctive Lotus automobiles. But the entrepreneurial engineer still yearned to build an inexpensive mid-engine production car with a race version for Team Lotus — and for sale to privateers. Thus the Type 46, or Europa, was revealed […]

1956 Lotus Eleven Le Mans Series I

The present owner of this shining Lotus Eleven is no stranger to the type, having owned and raced another Eleven. Keen to add to his Lotus collection, he found another Eleven in the U.K., though it had been badly crashed — when and by whom is unknown. This car’s long […]

1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder

  It was in 1953 that the Maserati A6GCS found its perfect form. Having left Maserati for Stanguellini, Alberto Massimino left a space that was filled by Gioacchino Colombo, known for his work at Alfa Romeo, and the designer of the V12 Ferrari engine that took his name. Colombo perfected […]

The New Normal for Porsche Spyders

There has been a small batch of Spyder sales since March 2012, when David Gooding auctioned a Porsche 550 at triple the SCM Pocket Price Guide number. The question then was whether the $3,685,000 price was an aberration or a new reality. Subsequent Spyder prices have shown that David Gooding’s […]

1952 Jaguar C-Type

This stunning C-type is just the seventh example of 53 cars in the chassis number sequence, and it wears the ninth body constructed. Chassis number XKC007 also claims important SCCA racing history in the hands of the legendary Phil Hill. The Jaguar debuted as number 41 at Elkhart Lake in […]

1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two Seater

1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two Seater

All dual-overhead-camshaft engines trace their origins back to a few Peugeots built a hundred years ago by a trio of racers, Jules Goux, Georges Boillot and Paolo Zuccarelli — and their engineer collaborator Ernest Henry. The race cars they built had several variations to comply with changing regulations, but today […]

1963 Ford Galaxie 500

1963 Ford Galaxie 500

Here we offer the John Willment Automobiles Ltd. racing team’s Ford Galaxie 500 — the landmark car in which the late, great, hugely popular driver Jack Sears stood the racing record on its head and shattered those long years of Jaguar domination. The Galaxie was a 400-horsepower 7-liter “Lightweight,” built […]