IMPORTANT COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS, MOTORCYCLES AND AUTOMOBILIA
LE GRAND PALAIS, PARIS, FRANCE
Thursday 7 February 2013
The Bonhams Motoring department returns to the Grand Palais in 2013. Leading consignments is the 1929 American Moth Corporation DH
60GMW Gipsy Moth bi-plane which featured in the seven-times Oscar-winning 1985 film Out of Africa, which starred Robert Redford and Meryl Streep (estimate upon request). The bi-plane, in yellow and-black livery with registration G-AAMY in homage to English aviatrix Amy Johnson, is offered in excellent condition with permit to fly.
The motor car section of the sale is led by the outstanding ex-works Bugatti Type 54 that raced at Monza on 6th September 1931 in the hands of Achille Varzi (estimate €2.5 million - €3.5 million). Other motor cars of note include two cars that have been in their respective families' ownerships from new – a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Cabriolet (estimate €350,000 - €450,000) and a 1949 Bentley MkVI with coachwork by Graber (estimate €75,000 - €125,000). Also included in the sale are a 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental (estimate
€550,000 - €750,000), a 1938 Lancia Astura 4th Series Cabriolet (estimate €400,000 - €500,000), a 1928 Minerva AK 32 PK Faux Cabriolet (estimate €280,000 - €360,000) from the collection of Frenchman Serge Pozzoli, and a 1928 Rolls-Royce 'Playboy Roadster' that was once owned by American real estate developer Jerry J Moore (estimate €290,000 - €370,000).
Two single-owner collections are headlining the motorcycle section of the sale. The Garelli Grand Prix Collection comprises some two-dozen historic racing motorcycles from the celebrated Italian manufacturer, many from the factory's 1980s heyday and a selection from its pre-war days. Highlights among the machines – which will all be sold at no reserve – include the 1963 Garelli 50cc Monza world-record-breaker (estimate €50,000 - €70,000); the ex-Eugenio Lazzarini 1983 50cc
racer that helped Garelli to the manufacturers' World Championship that year (estimate €12,000 - €17,000); and a 1987 example of the 125cc twin that won six riders' World Championships and four manufacturers' titles during the 1980s (estimate €7,000 - €12,000). Also forming part of the collection are two important non-Garelli
racing motorcycles: the ex-Fred Merkel Honda RC30 ridden by the American World Superbike champion during the 1989/90 season (estimate
€20,000 - €30,000), and the 1989 Yamaha TZ250W used by French star Jean-François Baldéduring his final season of Grand Prix racing
(estimate €3,500 - €5,500).
Lining up alongside the Garellis is an important French private collection assembled by the late Claude Lesellier. The eclectic mix of some 55 machines includes French, British, German and American motorcycles dating from the early vintage era to the modern day, including a 1916 Indian 1,000cc Powerplus (estimate €20,000 -
€25,000) and a 1918 Harley-Davidson Model 18F combination (estimate €16,000 - €20,000).
THE CHARLES H. BROWN COLLECTION
Bonhams announces the sale of the Charles H. Brown Collection at the Grand Palais. Mr Brown was an architect, and his collection refl ects an interest in the design of the automobile from its earliest days.
The collection includes automobiles spanning more than 70 years. It features electric, petrol and steam-driven motorcars and a number of icons of automotive design, including examples of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Stanley Steamer, Detroit Electric, Lancia Lambda, Citroen Light Fifteen and Packard Twin Six. Highlights include a 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Sports Tourer that is a fine example of the vintage model which was guaranteed to achieve 100mph and had such torque that it was possible to reach this speed from standstill in top gear (estimate €500,000 - €600,000). Also in the collection is a 1927 Renault Torpedo with Art Deco coachwork by Kellner tapering back from its distinctive 'coal scuttle' bonnet that was formerly exhibited at the Louis Vuitton Classic Concours (estimate €120,000 - €150,000).
Other highlights are a 1904 Pierce Stanhope that was formerly in the William Penn Memorial Museum in Pennsylvania, and two 'time-warp' unrestored cars purchased new by Mr Brown's family: a 1929 Packard
and 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe
THE SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
THE WESTIN KIERLAND
RESORT AND SPA,
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, USA
Thursday 17 January 2013
Following the success of last year's inaugural auction during Scottsdale Car Week, the Bonhams Motor Car and Automobilia departments will return to the beautiful and spacious grounds of
the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona,for a second annual auction.
Leading consignments is a renowned collection from a prominent American family of horse breeders. The Oldenburg Family Automobile
Collection encompasses more than 30 cars including multiple models of marques such as Ferrari and Jaguar. Italian machines in the collection include the most sought-after Lamborghini ever produced – the 1972 Miura SV (estimate $900,000 - $1,100,000) – and five Ferraris, including a 1968 330 GTS Spyder (estimate $650,000 - $850,000) and a unique 1967 365 GTC Prototype created for the president of Pirelli, Leopoldo Pirelli (estimate $400,000 -$500,000). British marques on offer include seven Jaguars and one of the rarest MGs in existence – the 1936 NB Magnette Airline Coupé (estimate $200,000 - $250,000) – while the American side of the collection features, among other machines, a 1965 Shelby GT 350 Coupé (estimate $180,000 - $220,000).
Noteworthy machines from outside the collection include a 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Faux Cabriolet with coachwork by Veth & Zoon
(estimate $900,000 - $1,200,000), a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupé (estimate $850,000 - $1,000,000), and a stylish 1931
Cord L-29 Cabriolet that was a 1957 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Class Winner and is offered directly from long-term private ownership
(estimate $200,000 - $250,000).
BOCA RATON CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, BOCA RATON,
Saturday 23 February 2013
The Motoring department will join the Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance for a new auction held alongside the seventh annual show at the
spectacular Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida. Already consigned to the sale is an original left-hand drive, manual transmission and air
conditioning specifi cation 1965 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Shooting Brake with coachwork by Radford (estimate $575,000 - $625,000).
Joining it is a 1957 Lincoln Premiere Convertible from the estate of Eugene Beardslee (estimate $50,000 - $60,000) and the 1938 Rolls-Royce
25/30hp Wraith Seven-Passenger Limousine, with coachwork by Carrosserie de Villars, given by Prince Artchil Gourielli-Tchkonia to cosmetics magnate Helena Rubenstein (estimate $35,000 - $45,000).
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THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW,
STAFFORD, STAFFORDSHIRE, UK
Sunday 28 April 2013
Leading consignments for the Motorcycle and Automobilia departments' annual spring sale at the Stafford County Showground are two post-war
Vincent 998cc Rapides. A 1949 HRD Series B model is estimated to sell for between £22,000 and £26,000, while a 1953 Series C carries a pre-sale estimate of £17,000 to £22,000.
Also offered for sale will be a 1911 Rudge 499cc Whitworth that carries an estimate of £10,000 to £14,000.
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KIDLINGTON, OXFORDSHIRE, UK
Saturday 2 March 2013
Consignments are now being accepted for the Motor Car and Automobilia departments' Oxford sale, which last year recorded an outstanding 100
per cent sale rate. Among entries already accepted are a 1968
Ferrari 365 GT that has been re-bodied as a 250 SWB (estimate £200,000 - £250,000) and a collection of Buicks, led by a 1928 McLaughlin Buick 496 Tourer (estimate £40,000 - £45,000) that is a
former royal ceremonial car.Two other Buicks in the sale are a 1927 Buick 48 Opera Coupé (estimate £13,000 - £15,000) and a 1927 Buick X54 Roadster with coachwork by Fisher (estimate £18,000 - £22,000).
THE RAF MUSEUM, HENDON, LONDON, UK
Monday 29 April 2013
ASTON MARTIN WORKS, NEWPORT PAGNELL, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK
Saturday 18 May 2013
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