Bonhams Magazine Motoring Winter Edition

COMING DOWN THE TRACK FOR WINTER SEASON 2015/16
• There are many famous locations associated with the world of motorsport, but few can rival Monte Carlo for glamour. Bonhams' new Monaco Sale adds to the blue riband motoring calendar for 2016, with the team also planning returns to Amelia Island, Chantilly and the Goodwood Members' Meeting.

• This year's December Sale takes place at RAF Hendon museum. Highlights include the second and final instalment of the Gordon Willey Collection, featuring six astonishing Bentleys, led by a 1939 Bentley 41⁄4-Litre Drophead Coupé, estimated at £140,000 - 170,000.

• In this issue, Simon de Burton on an Austin-Healey coupé owned by marque founder, Donald Healey; Richard Holt explains how the Mercedes-Benz Gullwing was hatched; and Neil Lyndon examines the life of 'la Marocchina' – Italy's speed queen.

  1. Matching numbers, long-nose and torque-tube example,1966 Ferrari 275 GTB   Chassis no. 8973 Engine no. 8973

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    Firing on all cylinders
    The Ferrari 275 is one of the most evocative machines ever built by the great Italian marque, says Melissa Lawford

    The Ferrari 275 GTB, which was designed and developed under the watch of Enzo Ferrari himself, is considered to be one of the masterpieces of the Italian marque's golden age. The sound of the 275's 12 cylinder, 300 horsepower engine in full flow, is among the most thrilling experiences motoring can provide. In February, a stunning long-nosed, matching ...

  2. The ex-Billy Cotton,1938 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Roadster

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    Cotton on to this
    Billy Cotton dreamed of winning the RAC Tourist Trophy. Unfortunately history intervened, Andrew Currie explains

    With his 'Wakey! Wakey!' catch phrase and signature tune, Somebody Stole My Gal, band leader Billy Cotton was one of Britain's most popular radio and television entertainers of the 1950s. What most of his audience didn't know was that this multi-talented man was also an accomplished boxer, footballer, cricketer, yachtsman, aviator and significantly, a racing driver.

    In 1938 ...

  3. 1952 Jaguar C-Type Sports Racing  Chassis no. XKC011

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    Room with a view
    Ruth Fletcher gives the lowdown on an historic return to Monte Carlo for Bonhams

    Every other year in Monaco, during the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend, spectators flock to the balconies of the Fairmont Hotel to watch drivers put pedal to the metal on the principality's Fairmont Hairpin Bend – one of the most famous corners in motor racing. In May 2016, (to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the weekend event) spectators ...

  4. 'ONX 113'- The ex-Donald Healey,1953 Austin-Healey 100/'100S' Coupé

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    Austin power
    When it came to choosing a motor car, Donald Healey could take his pick. Simon de Burton gives the story of the racing tycoon's personal favourite

    There are few British sports cars more instantly recognisable than those famously 'hairy chested' roadsters which emerged form the partnership between Austin and the Donald Healey Motor Company in the early 1950s.

    The Healey 100 was first unveiled at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1952. Purposeful, low-slung and exquisitely styled by Gerry Coker, the original cars were based on ...

  5. 1953 FIAT 8V Elaborata  Chassis no. 106.000022 Engine no. 104.000.000043

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    Speed queen
    For much of the 20th century, women raced on equal terms with men – and frequently won. Neil Lyndon traces the story of Anna Maria Peduzzi

    Fabulous woman: extraordinary car. The combination of Anna Maria Peduzzi and the 1953 Fiat 8V Elaborata surely deserves at least a book, if not a film.

    As the record stands at present, however, the glamorous and intrepid Anna Maria barely rates a footnote in 20th- century history. While whole archives exist on the 8V Elaborata, one of the most beguiling ...

  6. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Gullwing' Coupé

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    Wings of desire
    Importing Europe's finest motorcars to America wasn't enough for Max Hoffman. Richard Holt finds out how one man shaped to post-war automative world

    Can you name an Austrian-born man with world-conquering ambitions who was responsible for one of the most influential cars of the 20th century? Well yes, there was that one. But Hitler's backing of the VW Beetle is well-known, if understandably glossed over to avoid tainting a beloved car with such a malign association.

    The automotive legacy of Max Hoffman ...

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