BONHAMS COMMENCE EUROPEAN AUCTIONS WITH IMPRESSIVE GRAND PALAIS SALE

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Bonhams begin the 2016 season of European motoring sales with an enviable selection of incredible motor cars from across the world’s greatest automotive marques. 
An impressive lineup of Ferraris led the sale, with the marque accounting for half of the top ten lots, headed by the 1966 275 GTB Berlinetta, achieving €2,070,000 (£1,559,331). The 275 GTB is considered a masterpiece of motor car design. Boasting a V12, 300 bhp engine, it was the successor to the 250 series, spearheaded by the legendary 250 GTO. Claiming further successes for the marque, a 2002 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina sold for €451,667 (£340,240), a 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO sold for €425,500 (£320,529), and a 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello coupé sold for a world record price of €345,000 (£259,888).
Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motoring, said: “Fifty per cent of the top ten lots from today’s sale were from Ferrari, with the remainder coming from Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Rolls-Royce. We’re seeing a continued desire for models offered at respectable estimates. Bonhams motoring department now look to the Mercedes-Benz sale (Stuttgart, Germany, 19 March), and the Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale (Chichester, UK, 20 March) for further exciting auctions.”
Elsewhere, a generous donor offered his 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible for sale, with proceeds to benefit a Parisien charity. The Fondation de l’Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) is dedicated to supporting post-trauma research, and will receive €80,000 (£61,280) from the sale for their cause.
Further sale highlights include a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV, sold for €609,500 (£459,136), a 1951 Bentley Petersen 6½-Litre ‘Dartmoor’ coupé, sold for €483,000 (£363,843), and a 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Cabriolet sold for €425,500 (£320,529).9252317-2-29

Motorcycles saw great results, with 80% of the world renowned MC Collection of 18 motorcycles sold, led by the 1976 Benelli 750 CM3 SEI, sold for €16,675. Further successes include a 1972 Honda CB500R 650CC Racing Motorcycle sold for €88,333 (£66,541), a 1999 MV Agusta 750 CM3 F4 ‘Series Oro’ (£19,058) sold for €25,300, a 1930 Excelsior 750 CM3 Super-X sold for €25,300 (£19,058), a 1996 Honda RVF750 R Type RC45 (£16,026), sold for €21,275 (£19,058), and a 1928 Indian 750 CM3 101 soared above estimate to achieve €25,300 (£19,058).9266871-1-1

In 2016 Bonhams European motoring sales will include the recently announced Monaco Sale, taking place 13 May, and returning to France for the Chantilly sale, taking place 4 September.
For further information visit: https://www.bonhams.com/departments/MOT-CAR/

Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione. Bonhams, Scottsdale January 2015. Save the date…

Bonhams è lieta di annunciare la consegna di una Ferrari davvero speciale per la sua asta di Scottsdale, in Arizona il prossimo gennaio. Si tratta di una Ferrari 275 Berlinetta Gran Turismo Competizione Scaglietti del 1966 vincitrice a Le Mans, Spa-Francorchamps e Imola con la Scuderia Filipinetti. L’undicesima di appena dodici vetture costruite.

Ha partecipato per tre volte alla leggendaria Le Mans, nel 1967, 1968 e nel 1969. Nel 1969, ha corso a Spa-Francorchamps e poi è andata a vincere a Imola. Lanciata nel 1966, questa Ferrari era progettata espressamente per la competizione ed è stata costruita intorno ad un telaio completamente nuovo, specifico per questo modello. Telaio e scocca più leggeri ne hanno fatto un purosangue da gara. Il propulsore, anch’esso ridisegnato, da 3.3 litri, V12 è stato posizionato strategicamente più in basso e più indietro fornendo ancora più performance nel bilanciamento dei pesi. Parlando di estetica, il suo muso lungo e le feritoie laterali da squalo ne hanno sempre esaltato il fascino e l’hanno resa accattivante tanto in pista che su strada.

Ceduta da Filipinetti, è appartenuta a diverse collezioni americane durante gli anni ’70 e ’80. Poi, nel 1985, la carrozzeria è stata danneggiata da un incendio ma il motore, la trasmissione e il telaio non hanno riportato conseguenze. La vettura è stata spedita in Italia, dove la sua carrozzeria è stata meticolosamente restaurata da esperti rispettando le specifiche di fabbrica, dopodiché ha ricevuto la certificazione “Ferrari Classiche”.

Da allora, questa straordinaria auto ha anche vinto diversi riconoscimenti in mostre e ed eventi, tra cui il prestigioso Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Ha partecipato inoltre a Le Mans Classic, Silverstone Classic e Tour Auto, solo per citarne alcuni. Recentemente, è stata una delle sole sessanta Ferrari selezionate in tutto il mondo a celebrare il 60° anniversario della Ferrari a Beverly Hills. Autentico e bellissimo cavallo di razza, questa Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione rappresenta una rara opportunità per collezionisti interessati.

La Bonhams Scottsdale Auction 2015 si svolgerà il 15 gennaio presso il Westin Kierland Resort & Spa di Scottsdale, Arizona.


The Ferrari Classiche red book certified, three times Le Mans entrant, Spa-Francorchamps winner, Imola winner and concours award recipient joins impressive early consignments for January’s sale

Bonhams is delighted to announce the consignment of a very special and historic competition Ferrari to its auction in Scottsdale, Arizona next January.

From the most famous and respected name in sports and racing is the 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti – class winner of the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours, 1969 Spa-Francorchamps 1000 Km and 1969 Imola 500 Km under Scuderia Filipinetti.

From the day it was delivered new to legendary race team owner Georges Filipinetti of Geneva, Switzerland, this automobile – chassis number 09079 – has had an exceptional and well-documented history. The eleventh of just twelve built – and one of the most prominent and successful of those twelve, this rare, matching numbers, Ferrari Classiche-certified car went on to do what its makers intended: race.

Competing three times consecutively in the most prestigious race of them all, Le Mans, in 1967, 1968 and 1969, it won the GT class its first year with Filipinetti team drivers Rico Steinmann and Dieter Spörry. Then in 1969, the first and only time it raced Spa-Francorchamps, it won that GT class with Filipinetti team drivers Jacques Rey and Edgar Berney, and then went on to win its class at Imola. In the right hands, number 09079 was a force to be reckoned with.

Launched in 1966, this new GT-class Ferrari designed expressly for competition was built around a completely new chassis specific to this model. It was lighter and stronger than the chassis of the standard 275, was fitted with reinforced wheel hubs and wider than standard wheels, and given twin saddle-mounted alloy fuel tanks with quick-access exterior fuel and oil filler caps. Additionally, it was wrapped in an ultra-thin alloy body thereby reducing weight even further.

The powerplant was also new, with a Tipo 213 Competition motor developed from the Ferrari factory team racer campaigned the previous year. The new 3.3-litre, V12 engine with fully dry sump benefited from a long list of uprated factory modifications. And the strategic placement of this awesome engine – lower and farther back – provided even more advantage with its nearly perfect weight distribution.

Not only were the physical properties of this car extremely impressive but the aesthetics also wowed the world. Its long, shark-like nose with gill-like side vents and low, wide stance made it appear both rakishly handsome and predatory at once. And its practicality, too, made it enormously attractive as it could be ferociously raced on the track or sportingly driven to the country club.

After its tenure with Filipinetti, car 09079 found a home with several respected American collections during the 1970s and 80s. Then in 1985 its body was damaged in a garage fire but the engine, drive train and chassis were all unharmed. The car was shipped to Italy where its bodywork was meticulously and accurately restored to factory specifications by marque experts Carrozzeria Brandoli, after which it received its red book certification from Ferrari Classiche confirming its matching numbers engine, chassis, suspension and transaxle.

Since then, this stunning champion has also won several honours at contemporary shows and events, including the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and has participated in Le Mans Classic, Silverstone Classic and Tour Auto, to name a few. Recently, it was one of just 60 Ferraris selected worldwide to represent the 60th anniversary of Ferrari in Beverly Hills.

Authentic, pedigreed, historic and gorgeous, the highly useable 09079 is truly a car of international importance and represents a rare opportunity for interested buyers. To see and hear this incredible machine in motion, watch the video online at Bonhams.com/video/17789.

The 2015 Bonhams Scottsdale Auction will take place Thursday, January 15th at the luxurious Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in the heart of Scottsdale.

Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014: The 100 million dollar auction

 

Che la Quail Lodge Auction del 14 agosto 2014 sarebbe stata l’asta dei record si poteva immaginare ma superare la cifra record di 100 milioni di dollari di vendite fa veramente impressione. Soprattutto in tempi in cui prima di spendere del denaro ci si pensa due volte. Guardando il generoso catalogo si nota che il marchio Ferrari schierava sicuramente una collezione impressionante di leggende a quattro ruote. Una sfilata di miti che sarà difficile rivedere tutti assieme in un’asta… Difficile, ma non impossibile per Bonhams.

 

 

Sure we could imagine that Quail Lodge Auction of August 14, 2014 would have been the auction of records but to exceed the record of $ 100 million dollars in sales is really impressive. Especially in hard times like those we are living. Watching the generous Bonhams catalog you notice that the brand Ferrari fielded certainly an impressive collection of legends on four wheels. A parade of myths that will be difficult to see all together at an auction … It is difficult, but not impossible for Bonhams…