Bonhams Supercar Grand Tour at The Bonmont Sale

Supercars and Grand Tourers will lead an exclusive array of collectors' motor cars at Bonhams forthcoming Bonmont Sale overlooking Lake Geneva on 20 June.

The jewel in this glittering crown of the most exclusive luxury and high-performance machines is a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, estimate CHF 1,350,000 - 1,950,000. The celebrated Ferrari model, styled by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti combined racetrack styling with benchmark levels of passenger comfort for its class. The final model in the long-running 250 series, it was powered by Ferrari's own 3-litre V12 engine, with a promised top speed of 150mph.

This example, the 154th of 350 made, was delivered new to the USA, then later imported to Germany and restored in the late 1990s/early 2000s. A matching numbers and Ferrari Classiche certified motor car, it is finished in brown metallic, with dark beige leather.

The Ferrari's fellow performance cars at The Bonmont Sale span seven decades, with one of the earliest offerings being a 1939 Bugatti Type 57 C 'Aravis' Cabriolet, estimate CHF 700,000 – 1,000,000.

1939 Bugatti Type 57 C 'Aravis' Cabriolet, estimate CHF 700,000 – 1,000,000

A rare Roots-supercharged Type 57 C variant of the most popular Bugatti of its golden era, this 1930s sportscar has the style to match the performance from its 180hp 3.3-litre engine.

Having lost its original body many years, ago, the current vendor commissioned new coachwork in the style of the 2/3-seater Aravis cabriolet by Gangloff, Bugatti's preferred carrossier. At the same time the motor car was substantially restored and is now offered with matching chassis, engine, gearbox and rear axle. The 'Aravis' is eligible for numerous prestigious events, including those of Bugatti clubs on both sides of the Atlantic.

2014 McLaren P1, estimate CHF 1,200,000 – 1,500,000

More modern fare is offered in the guise of a 2014 McLaren P1, estimate CHF 1,200,000 – 1,500,000 and a 2018 Ford GT, estimate CHF 880,000 - 1,000,000. Representing opposite sides of the Atlantic, the British made P1 is number 180 of the 375 examples made of this limited-edition electric hybrid hypercar, while the second generation of the American GT had a 1000-car production run. Both have in common a carbon-fibre monocoque construction and a low odometer reading, with the Ford having covered a mere 1,545kms from new.

Paul Darvill, Bonhams European Auctions Manager, said: "We are looking forward to returning to Switzerland and to meeting up with our existing and new Swiss clients and collectors in this very active market.

Once again, we are pleased to offer an exclusive array of some of the world's most sought-after collector's performance cars. All of these motor cars would offer engaging and spirited drives across the region's challenging roads and Alpine passes."

Other highlights of the third edition of the prestigious sale include:

1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupé, with coachwork by H J Mulliner Park Ward Ltd, estimate CHF190,000 – 250,000.
A rare bespoke soft top model crafted by the famous coachbuilder, with special features including an electric aerial and windows, power-operated hood and Firestone whitewall tyres. Originally a US-motor car, it was brought back to the UK in 2003 by its previous titled owner, before being imported into Switzerland.

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 Pickup, estimate CHF 350,000 – 450,000

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 Pickup, estimate CHF 350,000 – 450,000The ultra-rare-six-wheel drive derivative of the luxury off-roader, powered by the G-63 AMG's 5.5-litre twin-turbo V-8 engine. One of the last Type 463 G-Wagens, this one-owner vehicle has covered just 195 kms from new.

ex-Roger Federer 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series, estimate CHF 150,000 – 200,000

There is also a quartet formerly belonging to stars from the world of sport, with the top seed being the ex-Roger Federer 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series, estimate CHF 150,000 – 200,000. This lines up with a 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera, originally presented as a prize to his fellow former Swiss tennis player and former world number one, Martina Hingis. The Indian Red early 996 variant, which has an estimate of CHF 35,000 - 45,000 was registered in Hingis' mother's name as the former world number one was only 17 at the time and did not yet have her driver's licence.

The ex-Riccardo Patrese, Hungarian GP 2nd Place 1993 Benetton-Ford B193B Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater show car, estimate CHF 80,000 - 120,000, and a 2006 Harley-Davidson 1.131cc VRSCA V-ROD 'muscle bike' motorcycle, once owned by the former Formula 1 driver Nick Heidfeld, estimate of CHF 9,000 – 13,000, complete the line-up.

The catalogue for The Bonhams Bonmont Sale is now online. The sale will be held as a traditional live auction on Sunday, June 20, with bids accepted from clients in the room (respecting social distancing and all local COVID-related guidelines).

The sale will also be available the Bonhams App, which provides registered bidders the opportunity to bid in real time online via while watching the auctioneer and videos of cars on offer. Absentee and telephone bids are also encouraged.

Pre-sale viewing will take place at the Bonmont Golf & Country Club on June 18 and 19 from 10.000 – 19.00 CEST and June 20 10.00 – 13.00 CEST.

For further details contact: [email protected]


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