Now revving up for its 16th year, Bonhams is assembling an impressive line-up of the finest motorcars for its annual summer auction, held in Carmel during the world-renowned Monterey Peninsula Car Week.
Among the list of early consignments is a barn-find 1972 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale that has remained untouched for the last 30 years. This early Bertone example is in highly original and sound condition and has been in the same southern California ownership since the early 1980s.
Another Lancia, the famous 1957 Aurelia B24S Cabriolet, which is eminently blessed with speed, comfort and grace, is also confirmed. Eligible for all the great international vintage touring events, this is a well-maintained example of a highly sought after model.
A 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, the final iteration of this iconic sportscar, has also joined Bonhams' line-up. Featuring the alloy engine block and four-wheel disc brake system, it is a fully documented, matching numbers car and benefits from a comprehensive restoration by a renowned marque expert.
Also confirmed is the ex-Works 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkII "767 KNX" – the sole factory entry in the 12 Hours of Sebring that year where it was co-driven by the legendary Paddy Hopkirk. Later achieving admirable finishes in races at Oulton Park and twice at the Targa Florio, it's one of the most historically significant big Healey racers and has been the recent subject of an exquisite concours condition restoration.
And representing the pioneers is a rare 1914 American Underslung Tourer with impressive provenance. Formerly part of the William Harrah Collection, this unique and original automobile is the only example of its kind in private ownership.
These and many more important motorcars will be offered at Bonhams' mid-August auction at the sunny and scenic Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California.
Consignments of special and noteworthy cars are actively being sought and interested owners are encouraged to contact a Bonhams motoring specialist today:
Mark Osborne • 415-503-3353 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Jakob Greisen • 415-503-3284 • email@example.com
Rupert Banner • 212-461-6515 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Evan Ide • 917-340-4657 • email@example.com
David Swig • 415-503-3285 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Minoff • 917- 206-1630 • email@example.com
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com