This year's December Sale will be held at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands in Surrey, UK, on Monday 3rd December. Lots already consigned include the 2008 Bladerunner BR RIB 35 that powered the Olympic flame on the last leg of its journey to the Olympic Park, a Hawker Hurricane aircraft (estimate £1.4 million - £1.7 million) and a number of important motor cars at the sale, including a 1931 Invicta S-Type (estimate £450,000 - £550,000), a 1938 Jaguar SS100 (estimate £200,000 - £250,000), a 2010 Pagani Zonda F (estimate £500,000 - £600,000) and a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (estimate £250,000 - £300,000).
Tim Schofield, Director of the Bonhams UK Motor Car department, said: "After a fantastic summer of British sporting success, Bonhams is proud to offer for sale the ultimate souvenir from the Olympic opening ceremony – what has been dubbed 'the greatest show on earth'.
"With this boat, the Hawker Hurricane aircraft and a number of important motor cars among the lots, our ever-popular pre-Christmas sale is shaping up to be one of the best yet."
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