Ignition Autumn / Winter 2012

It has been quite a summer for the Bonhams UK Motoring team. After recovering from the record-breaking highs of June's £22 million auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the team geared up for a busy two weeks during September, hosting sales at the Beaulieu International Autojumble and the Goodwood Revival.

All three departments put on an extremely strong showing at this year's Beaulieu, selling every one of the 10 cars, 13 motorcycles and more than 230 lots of automobilia from the Exmoor Classic Car Museum Collection. The entire sale realized £2.6 million, with Toby Wilson, Sholto Gilbertson and James Knight on the rostrum to clock up a 93 per cent sale rate.

A record-breaking £13.6 million at Revival put the combined total from this year's Goodwood auctions at an incredible £35.6 million.
Sadly with the end of the summer sales came the departure of motor
car department administrator Bess Walker, who left the company to travel the world for the next 12 months. The team welcomed Cherie Silver as her replacement, a familiar face to many bidders at Bonhams sales as a key member of the customer services team.

The US team – meanwhile – enjoyed a strong Quail Lodge in August, led
by the sale of the 1997 McLaren F1, and followed that up with further
success in early October with the first ever Bonhams sale at the Simeone Foundation Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Led by the sale of a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupé for $357,000, the entire auction realized just under $3 million.

Meanwhile, in Europe, the team is preparing for a return to Grand Palais in Paris in early February for a sale that will offer not only motor cars, motorcycles and automobilia, but also wine and the 20th century decorative arts.

With all the excitement of the past few months one might think the team would be taking a well-earned break in the run up to Christmas but far from it – everyone is gearing up for our November sales at our New Bond Street saleroom and in Yorkshire, and our end-of-year sale at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands in December with the aim of ending the year on a high... and only the minor distraction of planning what style of mustache to grow for "Movember" .

Helen Buckingham
Ignition Editor

  1. Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival 20120

    Page 3

    UK Sales in Review

    COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS, MOTORCYCLES & AUTOMOBILIA

    THE NATIONAL MOTOR MUSUEM, BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE
    SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2012

    The Bonhams auction at the International Autojumble at The National
    Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire, was a resounding success, with
    93 per cent of lots selling for a combined total of £2.6 million.
    Among the highlights was the sale of the entire contents of ...

  2. VSCC Prescott Speed Hill Climb May 2012

    Page 6

    News and Events

    VSCC PRESCOTT SPEED HILL CLIMB

    PRESCOTT, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
    SATURDAY 26 & SUNDAY 27 MAY 2012

    The Motor Car Department was out in force at the Vintage Sports-Car
    Club's annual Prescott Speed Hill Climb at the Bugatti Owner's Club's
    Gloucestershire venue, where the wet summer weather did not dampen
    the spirits of more than 8,000 spectators who watched 250 ...

  3. One owner from new,2003/2010 Pagani Zonda C12 S/F 7.3-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9C820C10SF76046

    Page 11

    Forthcoming sales

    THE DECEMBER SALE:

    COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
    WEYBRIDGE, MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD BROOKLANDS
    MONDAY 3 DECEMBER 2012

    Leading the consignments for the third annual pre-Christmas sale at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands is a World War II Hurricane fighter aircraft. Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 was built in Canada in 1942 and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Presented in traditional
    "Battle of ...

  4. The Marston Sunbeam Centenary

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    Motorcycles

    THE MARSTON SUNBEAM CLUB CENTENARY

    WOLVERHAMPTON RUGBY CLUB
    SATURDAY 11 & SUNDAY 12 AUGUST 2012

    Bonhams Motorcycle Consultant Robert Cordon-Champ (also Marston Sunbeam Club honorary historian and consultant) and Motorcycle Specialist James Stenselattended this fantastic two-day rally, held
    in the John Marston marque's home town of Wolverhampton for the first time in two decades and attended by club members from ...

  5. The Ex-GTC Gulf Team Davidoff - the final example produced,1997 McLaren F1 GTR 'Longtail' FIA GT Endurance Racing Coupe  Chassis no. 028R

    Page 16

    Worldwide News

    QUAIL LODGE SALE, CARMEL, CALIFORNIA

    THURSDAY 16 & FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 2012

    The 15th annual Bonhams Quail Lodge sale – the longest running of any international auction house during Monterey Car Week – realized in excess of $13 million.

    Highlights included the sale of the ex-Filipinetti/ Dominique Martin Team ZITRO 1966 Ford GT40 for $2.2 million, and a 1966 Lola T70 MkII ...

  6. Eric Minoff

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    The Specialists Choice

    ERIC MINOFF

    Specialist
    Bonhams Motor Car
    Department, New York

    1900 – 1910
    1909 White Model M
    If it is good enough for the President of the United States of America, it is good enough for me. William Howard Taft selected a Model M sevenpassenger tourer as the first official automobile of
    the US President, and for good reason. Certainly one of ...

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