16 Jan 2012
Rolls-Royce marque to figure prominently in Bonhams' inaugural Arizona sale.
Bonhams is pleased to announce a very impressive assembly of exquisite touring cars from Europe and America at its first annual auction in Scottsdale on January 19th.
Complementing the stunning 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformable Convertible Sedan formerly owned by Marlene Dietrich will be a highly authentic and documented 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet C that's been in the same ownership for more than 45 years, a rare open coachwork model 1932 Packard DeLuxe Eight 904 Custom Convertible Victoria, and the ex-Mike Couper 1953 Monte Carlo Coupe d'Or-winning 1952 Bentley R-Type Saloon. And these are but highlights. Further consigned tourers of superb condition and provenance include:
1908 Buick Model S Tourabout
1914 Cadillac 5-Passenger Touring
1923 Duesenberg Model A, previously owned by William Harrah
1923 Rolls-Royce 20hp 2-Seater
1924 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8 Torpedo Tourer
1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan
1929 Packard 640 Super 8 Touring
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Imperial Cabriolet
1929 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost "London to Edinburgh"-style Torpedo Tourer
1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville
1932 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Trouville Towncar
1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Drophead Coupe
1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Phaeton
1947 Delahaye 135M 3-Position Drophead Coupe
1950 Bentley MkVI Sports Saloon
1951 Jaguar MkV Drophead Coupe
These as well as sports and racing cars, particularly Porsche, for which Bonhams has become renowned, will be offered at the first-ever Bonhams Scottsdale Sale at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in the heart of sunny Scottsdale (near Phoenix), Arizona, on Thursday,
To register to bid, remotely or in person, order a catalog, or learn more about these and other consignments, visit bonhams.com/scottsdale. Alternatively, interested collectors may call 415-391-4000 or e-mail 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 appraisal services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com