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1903 Knox Model C Runabout

Knox automobiles were built in Springfield, MA, from 1900 to 1914. The earliest production Knox three-wheelers were built in the Waltham Watch Company’s Springfield factory. For 1903, just one model was cataloged, the Model C, built on a wheelbase slightly extended over its predecessor of 72 inches. The clever, compact, […]

1959 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark I Jamaican

The rare car we offer was exported new to the U.S. in 1960 as an Ivory White Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 4-seater. As with many old sports cars, it fell into disrepair and was turned into a Fiberfab Jamaican in the late 1960s. These stylish sports coupe bodies, designed by Chris […]

1966 Maserati Mistral Coupe

Last of the classic 6-cylinder Maseratis, the Pietro Frua-styled Mistral commenced production in 1963. The 3.7-liter version of the famous long-stroke engine was fitted to most cars, other options being the 3.5-liter or, from 1966, the 4.0-liter unit, all of which came with Lucas fuel injection. A handsome 2-seater on […]

2008 Zagato GTZ Nibbio

Wearing bespoke carbon-fiber bodywork by Zagato, this stunning GTZ Nibbio is one of just nine to be restyled by the famous Italian coachbuilder. The current owner commissioned the build in GTZ specification after buying the vehicle in 2015. The work was completed in late 2016; the final bill was no […]

1957 BMW 507 Series II

Every BMW 507 is a special machine, but this example benefits from both enthusiast long-term owners and beautiful preservation as a result of long-term dry storage. One of only 252 examples of the 507 ever built, chassis 70059 was one of 13 to be delivered new to Venezuela. According to […]

2011 Aston Martin One-77

The late 2000s marked a period of rediscovery for Aston Martin, with new backing and bold ideas. After a decade-and-a-half under the leadership of Ford, the famous British marque was acquired by a consortium led by Prodrive’s Dave Richards in March 2007. The One-77 was revealed — partially covered, as […]

1964 Cooper-Zerex-Oldsmobile “Transformer” Sports Racer

Here the Bonhams Motor Car Department is delighted to offer for sale by auction the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Team’s first sports-racing car. It is back at Goodwood for the first time since it started from pole position here in the immensely popular and universally respected young driver and engineer’s […]

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ

Alfa Romeos enjoyed tremendous success in the 1920s and early 1930s in distance, circuit and hillclimb events across Europe. However, as World War II approached, German super teams from Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union attempted to overshadow the cars from Portello. Post-war, Alfa Romeo picked up its winning ways with privateers […]

2012 McLaren MP4-12C

The MP4-12C was the first production road car developed entirely by McLaren, featuring a carbon-composite chassis and equipped with a 3.8-L twin-turbocharged V8 and Graziano 7-speed Seamless-Shift dual-clutch gearbox. This 2012 example is finished in the rare premium color of Mercury Red over a Carbon Black leather-and-Alcantara interior with red […]

1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9

One of only 7,380 examples built during its limited run First use of hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension Quickest-accelerating and fastest European saloon in its day Only 51,153 miles Original leather interior and power sunroof Finished in Light Ivory over Bamboo leather interior