Catalog | THE LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN SALE Veteran Motor Cars and Automobilia


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A dozen veteran cars head to Bonhams 101 New Bond Street headquarters, ready for the Brighton Run Sale

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A dozen veteran cars head to Bonhams 101 New Bond Street headquarters, ready for the annual London to Brighton Run Sale. Now entering its 12th year, the auction offers an incredible selection of veteran motor cars, this year starring the 1903 Clement Model AC4R Four-Cylinder Rear-Entrance Tonneau, estimated at £400,000-500,000.  

Tim Schofield, Bonhams UK Head of Motor Cars, said: “We’ve got a wonderful selection of exciting veteran cars at this year’s auction, including two vehicles – an 1899 Panhard-Levassor Type M2E 4hp Two-Seater, estimated at £300,000-350,000, and an 1899 Star Benz 3½hp Vis-à-Vis, estimated at £60,000-70,000 – that are over 115-years old. It’s an incredible and unusual sale, transporting visitors back to the golden age of motoring.” One of the most advanced cars of its day, the Clement has a long known British history, now returning to the UK from American ownership. Its very earliest days were recorded in the programme for the London to Brighton Run in 1934.

The auction also boasts a magnificent 1904 Napier Model D45 12HP Side-Entrance Four-Cylinder Tourer, one of the few Napier models that were assembled in period in America. It has been part of three major international car collections, has four cylinders, a four speed gearbox, carries five passengers, is exceptionally rare and comes with an enviable record of completed Brighton Runs. It is now offered at an estimate of £350,000-400,000. Further automotive masterpieces from across the century and beyond include a 1904 Columbia Mark XLIII Two-Cylinder Rear-entrance Tonneau, estimated at £90,000-110,000, and what was commonly regarded as America’s premier make of petrol motor car, a 1904 Winton 4¼-Litre 20hp Two-Cylinder Detachable Rear-Entrance Tonneau, estimated at £130,000-160,000.
Held on 30th October at Bonhams flagship showroom on 101 New Bond Street, the annual London to Brighton Run Sale will offer over 100 lots of both veteran motor cars and automobilia. The Bonhams London to Brighton Sale celebrates the longest-running motoring event in the world; the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. The sale exclusively features pre-1905 cars, each eligible for the Run.
Bonhams sale takes place during “London Motor Week” – a series of events hosted by the world famous Royal Automobile Club which also includes the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, a Literary Festival, Motoring Forum and the Regent Street Motor Show. The first Run took place in 1896, and since then it has taken place almost every year since it’s 1927 revival.
More information on the Run can be found at For further information on Bonhams motoring department, visit:


94608220-106-4Eight children’s race-cars, including half-scale Ferraris and pedal cars, feature at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale, all offered from Chris Evans. The new Top Gear presenter is to sell over 100 lots of his personal collection. Entered at no reserve, the proceeds of the Chris Evans automobilia sale will go to BBC Charity, Children in Need.

Over 100 lots of Chris Evans personal automobilia will go under the hammer at Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale, taking place 12 September.

The sale includes models, movie posters and eight cars designed for young petrol heads or the young at heart, comprising two half-size Ferraris and other pedal and children’s cars, including an unusual Maserati example.
The highlight of the pee-wee racers is a child’s racing Ferrari 275P. Approximately half the size of a real-life Ferrari, the car is petrol-fuelled, and eligible for the ‘Little Big Mans’ children’s racing event at the legendary Le Mans 24-Hour circuit. The 275P is estimated at £6,000-8,000.

Also featured is a rare ‘Bimbo V12 Racer’ two-seat child’s motorised car by S.I.L.A. of Turin, Italy. With red fibreglass body, electric powered rear engine and Pirelli Bambino pneumatic tyres, the race car is perfect for the young enthusiast. It is offered at an estimate of £5,000-7,000.

Toby Wilson, Bonhams Head of Automobilia, said: “The Goodwood Revival Sale offers items for all enthusiasts, even young petrol-heads who no doubt will take particular interest in Chris Evans half-size Ferraris and Maseratis.”
Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale features over 200 lots of automobilia, with lots 92-212 offered directly from Chris Evans.
Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale takes place on 12 September in Goodwood, Chichester. For more information visit

New Catalogue Online: The Bonhams Summer Classic Sale – Cars, Motorcycles and Memorabilia – June 20, 2015

Schermata 2015-06-11 alle 14.51.39This year’s Summer Classic Sale includes over 350 exciting lots of Collectors’ Motorcycles, Motor Cars and Related Automobilia. Several important motor vehicles offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a working piece of history including the 1917 Matchless-Vickers Russian Military Machine Gun Outfit; The ex-works, Hugh Viney, ISDT Trophy-winning,1953 AJS 498cc Model 20; 1910 Hotchkiss Type X6 Series 1 20/30hp 4.8-litre Roi-de-Belges Tourer and the 1934 Talbot AV105 ‘Alpine Replica’ Tourer to name just a few.

Bonhams is delighted to reaffirm its long-term association with the VMCC as the internationally acclaimed and highly prestigious Banbury Run goes from strength to strength. The Bonhams Motoring Department look forward to welcoming you all to our Oxford saleroom for what promises to be another fabulous auction.

A Porsche 959 Coupè for sale at Bonhams Spa Classic Sale on 24 may


La Bonhams Spa Classic Sale presenterà più di 40 fantastiche automobili e 14 lotti di automobilia accuratamente selezionati. L’evento si svolge il prossimo 24 maggio presso il famoso circuito di Spa Francorchamps, in Belgio.

La Porsche 959 vanta una velocità massima di 195 mph (314 km/h), il che al rendeva la più veloce vettura di serie al mondo negli anni ‘80. Alla Bonhams Spa Classic uno splendida Porsche 959 Coupé del 1988, stimata € 700,000-900,000.

Philip Kantor, Bonhams responsabile europeo del reparto Motoring: “La vettura in questione è rimasta sempre al proprietario originale e quest’anno la 959 festeggia il suo 30° anniversario. Sembra proprio che sia il momento giusto per acquistare una macchina fantastica. Con otto Porsche in vendita alla prossima Spa Classic Sale, si prepara un evento davvero appetitoso per ogni collezionista”.

Concepita nei primi anni ‘80 come una quattro ruote motrici per concorrere al Gruppo B, fu presentata come concept car al Salone di Francoforte del 1983, e nonostante la successiva non partecipazione agli eventi per i quali era stata destinata, entrò in produzione limitata nel 1987.

La macchina era più veloce di qualsiasi altra concorrente ma tuttavia, come nella tradizione Porsche, era comoda, pratica e affidabile. In effetti, con i suoi vetri e specchietti elettrici, climatizzatore, sedili riscaldati e il superbo impianto stereo, la 959 rivaleggiava anche tra le berline di lusso.

Nel 1986 René Metge e Dominique Lemoyne vinsero la massacrante Parigi-Dakar con la loro 959 Rothmans e anche la versione da pista arrivò settima a Le Mans di quell’anno, vincendo la classe GT2 IMSA.

Splendide prestazioni per una vettura prodotta solamente in meno di 300 esemplari.

Ecco una carrellata di alcune delle vetture in asta.

Bonhams Spa Classic takes place on 24 May in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. For more information visit – Manuel Galvez & Andrea Foffi – –

Bonhams annual Spa Classic Sale will showcase more than 40 fantastic motor cars and 14 lots of carefully selected automobilia. The sale takes place 24 May at the famous Circuit at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.

Upon introduction, the Porsche 959 boasted a top speed of 195 mph (314 km/h), making it the world’s fastest street-legal production car. Bonhams Spa Classic sale features an excellent example of this iconic model, a 1988 Porsche 959 Coupé, estimated at €700,000-900,000.

Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motoring, said: “This is an extremely original example, having remained with its first registered owner from new. This 1980s supercar is the rarest and most revolutionary Porsche, and this year it celebrates its 30th anniversary so it’s the perfect time to acquire such a fantastic car. With eight exciting Porsche offered at the upcoming Spa Classic Sale, it’s a wonderful event for any collector.”

The 959 represented the ultimate in automobile design, successfully adapting state-of-the art racing technology for road use, and even today its specification remains unmatched.

Conceived in the early 1980s as a four-wheel-drive Group B competitor, it was first displayed in ‘concept car’ form at the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show, and despite the subsequent abandonment of the events for which it had been intended, it entered limited production in 1987.

The car was faster than just about anything else on the road, and yet, in the Porsche tradition, was comfortable, practical and reliable. Indeed, with its electric windows and mirrors, climate control, electric heated seats and superb stereo system, the 959 rivalled many a limousine for luxury.

Although its Group B raison d-être had ceased to exist, the Porsche 959 did achieve one major competition victory. In 1986 René Metge and Dominique Lemoyne won the gruelling Paris-Dakar Rally in their works 959 with similar cars in second and seventh places. The race-developed variant finished seventh at Le Mans that year, winning the IMSA GT2 class. In total, fewer than 300 of these exclusive supercars were made.

Bonhams Spa Classic takes place on 24 May in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. For more information visit – Manuel Galvez & Andrea Foffi – –



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Scarica il catalogo dell’asta evento Bonhams che vedrà protagoniste le più belle auto d’epoca nella splendida atmosfera di fine ‘800 che solo il Grand Palais può regalare.

L’asta avrà luogo dal 5 al 7 febbraio 2015 presso il Grand Palais, Parigi.



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By Manuel Galvez e Andrea Foffi – –

Download the catalog of the auction event that will draw the most beautiful vintage cars in the beautiful atmosphere of the late ‘800 that only the Grand Palais can offer.

The auction will take place from 5 to February 7, 2015 at the Grand Palais, Paris.

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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. (vai al post pubblicato il 31 ottobre 2014)

By Andrea Foffi e Manuel Galvez

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 saleBonhams is delighted to announce the consignment of a very special and historic competition Ferrari to its auction in Scottsdale, Arizona next January. (go to the post published the oct 31, 2014)

By Andrea Foffi e Manuel Galvez

Catalog now on line “The December Oxford Sale” Collectors Motor Cars and Automobilia

THE DECEMBER OXFORD SALE – Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia – Sunday 7 December at 10am Bonhams Oxford

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THE DECEMBER OXFORD SALE – Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia – Sunday 7 December at 10am Bonhams Oxford.pdf