Sholto Gilbertson is Director of the Bonhams Motoring Department. Having joined the company in 2004 as a junior in the Automobilia Department, he was promoted to the Motor Car Department in 2007.
In his time at Bonhams, Sholto has handled record-breaking auctions of both collections and individual motor cars, including the Barry Burnett Collection in 2009 and Part II in 2019 which included a magnificent Bugatti Type 57 Atalante. Notable motor cars handled include the magnificent ex-Scuderia Ferrari, ex-Richard-Shuttleworth, 1935 Donington Grand Prix-winning 1932-34 Alfa Romeo Tipo B Monoposto which achieved £4,593,500 in 2018, the unique 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT 'Bertone Jet' Coupé reached £3,249,500 in 2013 (a World Record for the marque at the time).
Sholto also oversaw the Chris Evans Collection in 2015 and the famous James Bond 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon, driven by Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye, which sold for £1,961,500 in 2018. Another notable consignment at the beginning of his career was the sale of the 1944 Supermarine Spitfire Tr MkIX 'Gilda' two-seater which achieved £1,739,500 in 2009. Sholto has consigned and sold over 1,100 cars for the Motoring Department and achieved over £125,000,000 in hammer sales during his time at Bonhams.
Sholto is very active within the motoring community, holding membership in the Vintage Sports Car Club, Veteran Car Club and Bentley Drivers Club and the RAC Club. He can be found at many annual motoring events including the Flying Scotsman, Wolseley Rally and London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Sholto owns a 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster, known as the 'Yellow Peril' which is usually seen at most Bonhams Motor Car auctions.