White (Driving) Glove Sale for Bonhams Autumn Motoring Online Auction

Bonhams European Car Department has ended the year on a high note, with a white glove result for its Autumn Motoring Online Sale, which achieved a 100 per cent sell-through rate - the first such for a Bonhams motor cars fully-digital auction – and a total just shy of €2 million.

Leading the sale was a 2012 Maybach 62S Saloon LWB, a one-owner from new example of the ultra-exclusive luxury sports limousine, which achieved €345,000, more than three times its top pre-sale estimate of €100,000.

In its slipstream were a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series 2 Saloon, a Rallye de Monte Carlo Historique participant, which sold for €287,500 and a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1, which made €207,000 – both original left hand drive cars.

The British marque dominated the top ten most valuable lots in the sale. Other results of note included a 1973 Ducati 750 GT project. In single family ownership since 1974, the motorcycle sold for €21,850, more than double its pre-sale estimate.

Paul Darvill, Bonhams European Sales Manager, said: "This is a great result and reflects our clients' increasing confidence in the fully-digital sales platform. We are delighted to finish our year with a white glove sale and look forward to continuing our online auctions into 2022 with new sales for Automobilia alongside the growth of The Market in the European Union."

The department is now looking ahead to next year and its 2022 opener, the Grand Marques du Monde à Paris Sale on 3 February which will be staged in its new location in the heart of the city, at the Grand Palais Éphémère.

Consignments for exceptional collectors' motor cars are now invited. Contact: [email protected] for further details.

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