Welcome to Ignition

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.

Thomas Harrington
Editor

  1. The Ex-Scuderia Ferrari, Hans Ruesch, Dick Seaman, Dennis Poore Donington Grand Prix and RAC Hill-Climb Championship-winning,1935-36 ALFA ROMEO 8C-35 Grand Prix Racing Monoposto  Chassis no. 50013 Engine no. 50013

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    Sale Reviews

    COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS, MOTORCYCLES & AUTOMOBILIA

    THE NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM, HAMPSHIRE, UK
    SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2013

    Following the success of 2012's £2.6m sale at the National Motor Museum during the Beaulieu Autojumble, Bonhams Motoring team returned to Hampshire where it managed to surpass the previous year's result and achieve a sale total of £2,825,448. A marathon ...

  2. Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia

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    Forthcoming Sales

    BONHAMS DECEMBER OXFORD SALE

    WOODSTOCK, OXFORD
    MONDAY 9 DECEMBER 2013

    An addition to our 2013 sales calendar, the Motor Car department returns to our Regional Salerooms for the season finale. An interesting
    line up of cars will be offered, highlights include an 11,000 miles from new 1973 Jaguar Series III Roadster (£60,000 - 70,000); 1932 Alvis 12/50 ...

  3. 1938 Jaguar SS 100 3.5 Litre

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    News

    THE WEST KENT RALLY

    WEDNESDAY 24 JULY 2013

    Malcolm Barber, his wife Jo and friends Robin Loder, Ron and Sue Clark took part in the West Kent Rally in August. Malcolm was in control of his 1914 Cadillac, a car which he found in a dilapidated state in the US and saved from the scrapheap. This car was the first ...

  4. The ex-Francis Beart, Joe Dunphy, Keith Heckles,c.1966 Norton 350cc Model 40 Manx Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1 66 Engine no. FB 66 JUNE TT

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    Motorcycles

    THE AUTUMN STAFFORD SALE

    SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 2013

    The Michael Buttinger Collection of Japanese motorcycles provided one of the star lots of Bonhams' Autumn Stafford Sale when the limited
    edition c.1992 Honda NR750 superbike – an oval piston, 32-valve, V4-engined technological tour de force, the like of which has not been seen since – sold for £57,500. But it was ...

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    Worldwide review

    THE ZOUTE SALE

    THE ZOUTE GRAND PRIX, BELGIUM
    FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER

    The inaugural Bonhams auction in the fashionable seaside town of Knokke-Le-Zoute in Belgium on Friday 11th October achieved the strong total of €2.3m. The sale was held alongside the Zoute Grand Prix Rally and the Zoute Concours d'Elegance and attracted a strong audience and it was to ...

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    My Career Highlights

    JAMES KNIGHT

    GROUP MOTORING DIRECTOR

    He says: "I joined the world of motoring auctions in 1984 and it has been my life's career. I have had the pleasure to handle the sale of
    some of the most significant motor cars to come to market. Some motor cars have been particularly enjoyable, especially those that require specific, or challenging, thought ...

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    The Specialist's choice

    GREGOR WENNER

    CONSULTANT, BONHAMS EUROPE
    (pictured with his dog Fritz)

    1900 – 1909
    1908 Itala Grand Prix Car "Floretta"

    Not a period where I would start to spend my millions, but this must have been the ueber- McLaren F1 of its time. I would have the ex-
    George Daniels "Floretta" with its fantastic history, patina and provenance.

    1909 – 1919
    Rolls-Royce Silver ...

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