Bonhams motoring department is delighted to announce the inaugural Italian auction on 28 October 2017 of classic and collectors' motor cars at Auto e Moto d'Epoca, Italy's most widely-attended classic car show.

Since its debut in 1983, the show, which is held in Padua, near Venice, has become known as the quintessential Italian event for motoring fanatics. It has grown in popularity year on year, with a record 90,000 visitors attending in 2016 and a remarkable 4,500 vehicles on display.

Rupert Banner, Bonhams Group Head of Motoring said, "The Bonhams motoring team is very active on Continental Europe, whether it be regular sales such as Paris, Spa, Zoute, Chantilly, Monaco, or special one-off sales such as the Frederiksen Collection in Denmark. The time is now right to expand our calendar by presenting a sale in Italy at the prestigious Auto e Moto d'Epoca."

Bonhams European sales have seen remarkable results during the past year, including:

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss' sold for €2,300,000 at The Mercedes-Benz Sale on 19 March 2016

1953 Jaguar C-Type sold for €7,245,000 at 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' on 13 May 2016

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Roadster sold for €5,290,000 at The Chantilly Sale on 3 September 2016

2016 Porsche 911 R sold for €483,000 at the Zoute Sale on 7 Oct 2016.

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