Numerous British and European sports cars and American classics
to feature strongly at forthcoming auction
In just a few days at the beautiful waterfront park in Greenwich, Connecticut, Bonhams will host its sixth annual motorcar auction in conjunction with the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance.
Led by some extremely noteworthy highlights from Bugatti, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce, the 100 car-strong roster – the event's largest ever offering – will present an extraordinary line-up of automobiles fresh to market from more than five different private collections.
Sports cars feature prominently among the assembly, from the original and lovingly maintained to numerous concours-condition machines, immaculately restored and ready to roar. Some of the most notable include:
1952 Jaguar XK 120 OTS
1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 2-Seater Sports
1957 Porsche 356A Speedster
1958 MGA Coupe with Judson Supercharger
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Litre Roadster
1963 Chevrolet Corvette "Split Window" Coupe
It must be emphasised that these are just a few, and multiple examples of sports cars will be represented from Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Fiat, Mercedes-Benz and particularly Jaguar.
American veterans and classics, too, will be well represented at this New England sale. Stand-outs include:
1905 George Pierce "Great Arrow" 5-Passenger Roi de Belges
1911 Winton 17B 5-Passenger Touring
1919 Pierce-Arrow Series 31 7-Passenger Tourer from the movie Cheaper By The Dozen
1932 Lincoln KB 4-Passenger Town Sedan
1936 Cord 812 Phaeton
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
1941 Packard 110 Deluxe "Woody" Station Waggon
1948 Chrysler Town & Country "Woody" Convertible
Once again, these are but some from the wide variety of splendid cars available, and multiple examples will be present from American Austin, Cadillac, Chrysler, Devin, Ford, Lincoln, Packard and Studebaker.
Representing British refinement will be numerous models of both Bentley and Rolls-Royce, while a 1947 Tatra T87 Sedan from Czechoslovakia will represent the rarities.
From the uncommon and novel, included will be:
1945 Ford Military GPW "Jeep"
1960 BMW 600 4-Seater Microcar
1964 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible
1967 VW Type 2 Westfalia Deluxe Camper with matching Westfalia Trailer
1966 Ford F250 Good Humour Ice Cream Truck
1969 Fiat Michelotti Shellette Beach Car
This anticipated auction takes place on Sunday, June 2nd, just 30 miles northeast of New York City. Interested buyers are encouraged to visit www.bonhams.com/greenwich for more information and to register to bid live or in absentia.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com