With summer rapidly becoming autumn it could only mean the Bonhams Motoring team were back in action for their annual sales from Quail Lodge in California through to the Goodwood Revival in the heart of the Sussex Downs. The record-breaking year continued at our Quail Lodge Sale, highlight of which was the 1931 Bentley 4½-Liter Supercharged Le Mans Racer from the Charles R.J. Noble Collection
which realized $4,647,500 - a new world record for a production Blower
Bentley. This record was one of many at the sale - the sale report later on in the issue details them further.
The next stop for the team was the Beaulieu Autojumble followed the
very next week by the Goodwood Revival where Alfa Romeo was another marque added to the list of world records achieved by Bonhams - The Ex-Scuderia Ferrari, 1935-36 Alfa Romeo 8C-35 Grand Prix realised
£5.9m when auctioneer Rupert Banner brought the hammer down.
Following shortly behind was a new sale to the calendar at the Zoute
Grand Prix in Belgium, with a sale theme of European Engineering, the
top lot was the 1957 Maserati A6G/54 which realized €506,000. Further
to this there were a few surprises in the results, full details of which can be found in the sale report.
It has been a busy couple of months for the Motorcycle team, following
a strong showing at the Beaulieu Autojumble with all but one lot
finding a new home; it was straight into the Autumn Stafford Sale. A
new world record was realized for a Norton Manx when it made £61,980
- a full report on the sale is later in the issue. Looking forward - the Yorkshire Events Center will play host to our annual Harrogate Sale which follows shortly thereafter on Wednesday 13th November. The
Ecurie Ecosse Collection will lead a promising selection of Important
Motor Cars for sale on the 1st of December at 101 New Bond Street and then to round the year off we return to the Bonhams Saleroom inOxford on Monday 9th of December for our final sale.