At Bonhams London To Brighton Run Sale

London to Brighton Run Sale, Veteran Motor Cars and Related Automobilia
2 Nov 2018
London, New Bond Street

Bonhams annual London to Brighton Run Sale proved as popular as ever this year, with an impressive 94% of lots sold (12 out of 13 motor cars) and a total of £1,750,778 achieved.

The top lot of the sale was the imposing 1903 Darracq 24hp Model JJ Rear-Entrance Tonneau which took place in the legendary Paris-Madrid Tour. It sold for £599,640, against a pre-sale estimate of £550,000-650,000. The oldest car of the sale was the elegant 1894-5 Peugeot 2½hp Twin-Cylinder Two-Seater, which is believed to have taken part in the Paris-Rouen Race. It achieved £356,500, and its new owner is considering flying in to London to drive his new motor car to Brighton for the first time. The 1901 Schaudel 10hp Four-Seater Rear-Entrance Tonneau was offered with entry in to the Run on Sunday and sold for £120,750. It will be driven to Brighton by its new owners.

One of only two thought to exist, the c.1902 Liberia-Dupont 12hp Twin-Cylinder Two/Four-Seater Detachable Tonneau performed well, selling for £115,000 while the 1904 Star 7hp Twin-Cylinder Two-Seater realized £87,400.

Tim Schofield, Head of Bonhams UK Motoring Department, commented: 'Today's results show that the appetite for the earliest motor cars remains as strong as ever. Our specialist team are nearly all owners and drivers of veteran machines, and we enjoy sharing this particular interest with likeminded bidders from across the world. We are delighted with today's sale, and look forward to seeing some of the cars making their way to Madeira Drive on Sunday.'

Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run takes place on Sunday 4 November, and the first car leaves Hyde Park at 7am - an unmissable sight.


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewelry. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit

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