James Knight is Group Director of the Bonhams Motoring Department and an acknowledged expert having specialised in the subject since 1984.
He has handled record-breaking auctions of both Collections and individual motor cars. Collections include those of George Daniels and Rosso Bianco, as well as the landmark British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Sale. Notable motor cars handled include Jaguars D-Type, E2A, and Semi-Lightweight E-Type; a couple of Bugattis, the Lord Raglan Type 51 and the ex-Earl Howe Type 57S Atalante. He was also pleased to auction the earliest surviving Rolls-Royce, a 1904 10hp Two-Seater. He is particularly fond of the Austin-Healey marque and has handled more Works Healeys than any other auction specialist, including 'NOJ 393' the Le Mans/Lance Macklin Special Test Car/100S that established a new world-record price by some distance.
James also acts as an adviser to a number of institutions, which include manufacturers, trusts and museums. Is an accomplished auctioneer and nominated 'Auctioneer of the Year' for the British Antiques and Collectors Association. Holds membership to a multitude of motoring Clubs and owns a 1954 Austin-Healey 100 Roadster. James has also competed in historic motor sport with 1955 Jaguar D-Type and 1958 Lotus 15 sports racing cars.