Bonhams announce exceptional motor car Auction for historic single-owner sale

Bonhams is delighted to announce the single-owner sale, the Frederiksen Collection. Based in Denmark, the collection consists of 48 rare and iconic motor cars, all offered at an auction taking place at the home of owner, Danish gentleman, Mr. Henrik Frederiksen.

The sale features predominantly pre-war motor cars, built by some of the worlds most exclusive manufacturers, including Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Lagonda and Maybach.

“Mr. Frederiksen has spent several decades building this outstanding collection, so it’s a great privilege for Bonhams to have the opportunity to offer these incredibly rare and meticulously maintained motor cars,” said Jakob Greisen, head of Bonhams US Motoring Department. “It’s certainly one of Europe’s most important motoring collections, with several of these outstanding vehicles having received internationally recognized awards at Pebble Beach and Villa d’Este.”

Housed on the grounds of Lyngsbækgaard, a 16th century manor house built for Danish Royalty, the collection offers access to a personal museum of motor cars from pivotal points in early motoring history.  “I think cars are a kind of art,” said Mr. Frederiksen. “I think they’re beautiful. I’ve always bought with the heart and not with the brain, I go with what I like, so no ‘one’ is my favourite.

“Also, I’ve never sold a car before, so this is a first for me. I’ve used the ex-J.D. Rockefeller Bentley and the Cadillac the most, so I’ll be sad to see them go. I’ve been in the motoring world for a long time now, but it’s time for that door to close and a new one to open. I like the way Bonhams do things, so it was easy to make that choice.”

The Collection:

“Rarely does one see a single-owner collection that showcases such a broad variety of important brands, and yet still keeps to such a clear, historic theme where manufacturers pursue motoring perfection. It’s truly remarkable,” said Bonhams co-chairman, Malcolm Barber.

Spanning the best of British, European and American motoring, the collection features some 13 Rolls-Royce, three Mercedes-Benz, three Cadillac’s and two Bentleys, in addition to offerings from Lagonda, Duesenberg, Jaguar, Horch, Chrysler, Renault, Citroën, Isotta Fraschini, Ahrens-Fox, Lincoln, Stutz, Packard, Auburn, Pierce Arrow and Alvis. 

From a 1905 Woods Electric Queen Victoria Brougham, to a 1974 Citroën DS 23 Pallas, the collection provides a fascinating look at the evolution of motoring, including vehicles of considerable rarity, such as Pebble Beach Concours winner, the 1939 Lagonda LG6 Rapide Drophead.

The Frederiksen Collection sale will take place at Lyngsbækgaard Manor, in Mols Bjerge national park, Denmark, on Saturday 26 September 2015.

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Aston Martin DB4C e DB5 Touring Superleggera at Bonhams Grand Palais Sale

In evidenza all’asta, la Aston Martin DB4 Convertible del 1962, stimata in € 1,200,000-1,600,000, e la Aston Martin DB5 Convertible del 1965, stimata in € 1,600,000-1,900,000.
L’asta Bonhams di Parigi del 2015 sarà la più grande mai organizzata al Grand Palais fino ad oggi, con circa 130 vetture.

Icona dello stile industriale inglese e simbolo del cinema britannico, il Aston Martin ha prodotto alcune delle automobili più rappresentative di un epoca automobilistica irripetibile: gli anni sessanta. Al timone dell’azienda, Sir David Brown e le auto: la DB4 e la DB5.
Con solo 70 esemplari prodotti, la DB4C del 1962 è uno delle più rare Aston Martin della sua epoca. Essa combina con successo le virtù tradizionali dello stile e delle prestazioni di una “DB” con le delizie di un automobilismo all’aria aperta, ed è oggi una delle più ricercate e pregiate vetture della sua categoria.

Introdotta sul mercato nel 1963, la DB5 è nata come evoluzione della DB4. Il progetto di questa Touring aveva come obiettivo di rendere riconoscibile al primo sguardo il marchio inglese, e così è stato. Solo 19 convertibili DB5 sono state realizzate con guida a sinistra.

Philip Kantor, responsabile europeo del dipartimento Bonhams Motoring, ha commentato: “Le due Aston Martin sono esempi perfetti di quanto abbia significato per la casa automobilistica inglese avere al timone una personalità ispirata come Sir David Brown. Si tratta di due auto con guida a sinistra carrozzate Touring Superleggera, esemplari rari e molto quotati. Stiamo vedendo un forte rialzo della richiesta per le auto degli ‘60, quindi c’è da aspettarsi una forte competizione nella nostra prossima asta di Parigi. ”

La Bonhams Grand Palais Sale si terrà a Parigi il 5 febbraio 2015. Per ulteriori informazioni:



Sale highlights, the 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible, estimated at €1,200,000-1,600,000 (£950,000-1,250,000), and the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible, estimated at €1,600,000-1,900,000 (£1,250,000-1,500,000)
2015 will be the biggest Bonhams Grand Palais sale to date, with around 130 motor cars

Two fantastic cars from British luxury marque Aston Martin are set to be offered at Bonhams Paris sale on 5 February 2015.

Synonymous with Britain, and of course, British movie heroes, the luxury marque has produced some truly iconic motor cars throughout its decades of manufacture – arguably none more so than those designed in the David Brown era: the DB4 and DB5.

With only 70 produced, the 1962 DB4C is one of the rarest Aston Martin roadcars of its era. It successfully combines the brands traditional virtues of style and performance with the delights of open air motoring, and is today a most sought after and highly prized motor car.

Introduced in 1963, the DB5 was a development of the preceding DB4. Classically proportioned, the Touring-designed body established an instantly recognizable look that would stand the marque in good stead until 1970. Only 19 DB5 convertibles were ever made in left-hand drive, making this offering a very rare find.

Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motoring, said: “The duo of Aston Martins offered are perfect examples of the superior design that took hold of the brand in its post-war David Brown era – the cars were driven by the coolest of cool, and were accordingly featured in films of the decade; the DB5 model is synonymous with the James Bond franchise, and the DB4C came to a treacherous end over the alpine cliff edge in The Italian Job.

“Unusually, the pairing are both left-hand drive convertibles, making them ultra rare and highly sought after. They feature beautifully designed Italian coachwork from Touring’s Superleggera, successfully crafted on what is otherwise a very British car. At Bonhams we’re seeing great demand in the trend for cars of the 1960s, so expect some spirited bidding at our upcoming Paris auction.”

Bonhams Grand Palais Sale takes place in Paris on 5 February 2015. For further information visit: