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A Brace of Pre-War Aston Martins Lead the Charge for British Marques at Grand Palais Sale


Lot 333 1923 Bugatti Brescia T27  s/n 1693

Lot 333 1923 Bugatti Brescia T27 s/n 1693

1935 Aston Martin Ulster 'CML 719' s/n A5/537/U Est. €1,600,000 - 1,800,000 £1,400,000 - 1,500,000

1935 Aston Martin Ulster 'CML 719' s/n A5/537/U Est. €1,600,000 - 1,800,000 £1,400,000 - 1,500,000

 

London, 17 February, 2017 

Despite taking place across the channel, the Bonhams sale Les Grandes Marques au Grand Palais in Paris on 9th February will witness the sale of some of Britain’s finest motor cars. More than 30 vehicles from 7 of the most celebrated British marques will be offered, including Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar and Austin-Healey.





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Magnificent Aston Martin Ulster

The top lot of the sale is the magnificent 1935 Aston Martin Ulster two-seat sports (€1,600,000-1,800,000) which was a works entry in Le Mans 24 Hours of 1935 where it finished 5th in its class. Based on the Mk II chassis, the Ulster was the apotheosis of the pre-war sporting Aston Martin and was originally made available to amateur racers for just £750. One of only 31 Ulsters built, ‘CML 719’ list of race outings reads like a racetrack hall of fame: Spa Francorchamps, Brooklands, Donington, Silverstone, Goodwood, Monterey and the Mille Miglia have all witnessed the robust elegance of what is widely considered to be the marque’s finest pre-war car. Eligible for the most important historic motorsports events, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a sports car of this calibre.

Effortless cruising

If you’d rather experience effortless cruising than electrifying hairpin bends, then the 1957 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupé (€1,000,000-1,500,000) may be just right. At the time of release, it was described as ‘offering a degree of comfort and performance beyond even the imagination of the world’s motorists.’ One of just 31 left-hand drive drophead coupés made, this example was delivered new to the shipping magnate and Bentley Connoisseur George A. Embiricos and has had just 2 further owners, one of whom kept the car for over 30 years. It is presented in immaculate condition with genuine owners manual and extensive documentation; the vendor advises that this is a truly luxurious grand tourer and a delight to drive.

Originally displayed at the 1928 London Motor Show at Olympia, the 1928 Aston Martin 1½ Litre Standard Sports Model ( €600,000-800,000) is the third oldest Bertelli-era Aston Martin known to be running. Finished to a unique specification, 'TS10' was sold directly from the show stand to Maharajah of Patiala and directly exported ot India. Little is known of the car's time there, and when it was discovered by the current vendor in pieces, restoration seemed insurmountable. However, in 2006 Andy Bell of Ecurie Bertlli Ltd (the world renowned authority on pre-war Aston Martins) achieved the impossible and in just under three years restored this unique car to a magnificent standard. Representing the dawn of one of Britain's finest sporting marques, this vehicle would surely take pride of place in any collection.

Quintessential British Luxury

From Rolls-Royce, Bonhams offers both a series II and series III Silver Cloud Drophead Cabriolet. The 1962 Series II (€335,000-395,000) is restored to a superb concours standard. First owned by American TV royalty and Television Academy Hall of Fame member, Bill Todman (The Price is Right, What’s My Line), the car passed to his son on his death – the only other owner – making this a genuine two private-owner example. It is not just the celebrated Mulliner coachwork that sets this car apart, but also the quintessentially luxurious interior, boasting picnic tables, split front blue leather seats and matching carpets throughout. The 1965 Series III (€380,000-420,000) was delivered new to Mme la Comtesse Lucrece de Stephanos; the original correspondence between Mme la Comtesse and Rolls-Royce accompanies the car, including a letter of complaint stating that it was delivered without an ashtray! The car was favourably received at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, one of the world’s most prestigious motoring events.

A trio of E-Types

One cannot talk of British cars without mentioning the Jaguar E-Type, and Bonhams is proud to offer three exemplary examples. The 1961 Jaguar E Type 3.8-Litre Roadster (€180,000-230,000) is a ‘flat floor’ model, considered by enthusiasts (other than those above 6ft 2) to be the most desirable version. It caused a sensation when it first appeared on the market, due to its now iconic design and its 150mph top speed. A recent overhaul of the body, interior, hood and mechanicals has resulted in a beautiful example of a classic model, presented with matching numbers and in a rare and eye-catching opalescent blue-silver colour combination. The 1965 Series I 4.2-Litre Roadster (€145,00-175,000) is in similarly fantastic condition, and also sports matching numbers. It is presented fresh from a ‘rotisserie’ restoration including a full interior retrim.

After the elevation of the GT class to Manufacturer’s Championship status in 1963, Jaguar were prompted to develop a very small batch of lightweight cars to take on Ferrari. Despite 100 cars being the minimum required by the FIA, coachwork modification enabled Jaguar to claim its lightweights as standard (but altered…) E-Types. Today, copies of these ultra-rare variants such as this 1962 3.8-Litre Semi-Lightweight Competition Coupé Hardtop (€250,000-350,000) are highly sought after as eligible for many events worldwide. Built by Classic Restoration Services, this example was completed in 2016 and is immaculately presented to FIA specification with period correct magnesium peg-drive wheels. Having featured in the March edition of Dutch Octane magazine, this Semi-Lightweight is a mouth-watering prospect for its next owner.

A pair of Austin-Healeys

Arguably one of the most beautiful and enjoyable sports cars of the 1950s, this 1955 Austin-Healey 100M 'Le Mans' Roadster (€200,000-250,000) is a genuine factory-built version and one of two Austin-Healeys being offered. Completed on 8th Septembe 1955, it was finished in the same black and red combination it sports today. Capable of just shy of 120mph, this motor car is eligible for the Mille Miglia and is a serious potential concours winner. The second Austin-Healey left the factory just a year later in 1956 and factory fitted with the same Le Mans tuning kit including its beautiful finished hardtop. A 2012 Mille Miglia entrant and indeed finished, this example retains its colour scheme of Old English White with red trim and is accompanied by its British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, confirming its full matching numbers and its origins as a genuine factory-built 100M 'Le Mans' car. (€180,000-240,000)

 
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Lot

Year Make Model

Chassis #

Estimate

Result

301

1969 Jaguar 420G berline

P1F8112BN

€10,000 - 15,000 £8,700 - 13,000

€7,475

302

1972 Lancia Fulvia 1.3 S Montecarlo coupé

818.630 030192

€25,000 - 30,000 £22,000 - 26,000

€20,700

303

1978 Range Rover break 4x4

35838914D

€30,000 - 50,000 £25,000 - 42,000

€25,300

304

1952 Land Rover série I pickup

CC9999

€15,000 - 20,000 £13,000 - 17,000

€6,900

305

1957 Lamborghini DLA 35 tracteur

3050/35

€20,000 - 25,000 £17,000 - 21,000

€14,950

306

1957 MV AGUSTA 1100 D2 autocarro à restaurer

RTZ4

€30,000 - 40,000 £25,000 - 34,000

Not Sold

307

1933 FIAT 508 Balilla pickup

019240

€18,000 - 23,000 £15,000 - 19,000

€11,500

308

1971 CAP-FIAT 500 Scoiattolo

2745156

€18,000 - 25,000 £15,000 - 21,000

€9,200

309

1972 FIAT 130 coupé

 0000204

€20,000 - 25,000 £17,000 - 21,000

€11,500

310

2010 FIAT 500 Jollycar

ZFA312 00000 35072

€35,000 - 45,000 £30,000 - 38,000

€34,500

311

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce

AR249045

€50,000 - 70,000 £42,000 - 59,000

Not Sold

312

1977 Aston Martin V8 série 3 coupé

V8/11649/LCA

€140,000 - 220,000 £120,000 - 190,000

Not Sold

314

1977 Lancia Stratos HF

829ARO001744

€350,000 - 400,000 £300,000 - 340,000

€373,750

315

1968 Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior

AR*775599

€220,000 - 260,000 £200,000 - 230,000

€218,500

316

1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupé

LSJR571C

€380,000 - 420,000 £320,000 - 360,000

Not Sold

317

1958 Facel Vega FV3B

FV3B 58 357

€190,000 - 240,000 £160,000 - 200,000

Not Sold

318

1967 Simca 1000 Coupé

SB163228

€10,000 - 15,000 £8,400 - 13,000

€11,500

319

1962 Facel Vega Facellia F2

F2B109B

€30,000 - 40,000 £25,000 - 34,000

€86,250

320

1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL 

113.042.10.
015475

€45,000 - 65,000 £38,000 - 55,000

€66,700

321

1964 Jaguar E Type Serie 1

889189

€70,000 - 90,000 £60,000 - 77,000

€89,700

322

1993 Porsche 991 Turbo

WPO222962PS
470185

€180,000 - 240,000 £150,000 - 200,000

€218,500

323

1988 Aston Martin Vantage Volante

SCFCV81V4JTL
15621

€250,000 - 350,000 £210,000 - 290,000

€222,500

324

1900 Benz Ideal 4.5 HP

B170

€120,000 - 140,000 £100,000 - 120,000

€120,750

325

1902 Panhard-Levassor Type A Two-Cylinder 7HP Voiturette

5139

€210,000 - 250,000 £180,000 - 210,000

€253,000

326

1930 Delage D8

33783

€350,000 - 450,000 £300,000 - 380,000

Not Sold

327

1956 Lancia B24S Cabriolet

 B24S-1188

€380,000 - 480,000 £320,000 - 410,000

Not Sold

328

1893 Benz Victoria

.........

€20,000 - 30,000 £17,000 - 25,000

€28,750

329

1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL cabriolet

107.044-12-009777

€20,000 - 25,000 £17,000 - 21,000

€31,050

330

1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

821999

€40,000 - 50,000 £34,000 - 43,000

€37,950

331

1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI berline

AR 420971

€35,000 - 45,000 £30,000 - 39,000

Not Sold

332

1928 Hispano Suiza T49

7/37

€80,000 - 100,000 £68,000 - 85,000

€80,500

333

1923 Bugatti Brescia T27

1693

€380,000 - 540,000 £320,000 - 450,000

€506,000

334

1959 Porsche 356 A Coupé 1600 Sunroof

107238

€75,000 - 95,000 £64,000 - 82,000

€86,250

335

1958 Talbot-Lago V8 America Coupé T14

140069B

€450,000 - 550,000 £380,000 - 460,000

Not Sold

336

1955 Austin-Healey 100 M

BN2-L/228388

€200,000 - 250,000 £170,000 - 210,000

Not Sold

337

1966 Lancia Fulvia

818.130
011773

€17,000 - 22,000 £14,000 - 19,000

€16,100

338

1990 Bentley Turbo R

SCBZR03A9LCX
32912

€20,000 - 30,000 £17,000 - 26,000

€17,250

339

1935 Aston Martin Ulster 'CML 719'

A5/537/U

€1,600,000 - 1,800,000 £1,400,000 - 1,500,000

€2,012,500

340

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagode

113.044-10-022545

€70,000 - 90,000 £59,000 - 76,000

€71,300

341

1980 Ferrari 308 GTB Dry Sump

30959

€80,000 - 110,000 £67,000 - 93,000

Not Sold

342

1970 Porsche 914/6 GT

9140431533

€180,000 - 240,000 £150,000 - 200,000

€184,000

343

1994 Lancia Hyena

00579320

€150,000 - 200,000 £130,000 - 170,000

€161,000

344

1991 Porsche 964 Carrera RS RCT

WPOZZZ96ZNSS
499076

€150,000 - 170,000 £130,000 - 140,000

€151,800

                

345

1950 Giannini 750 Sport

011250

€250,000 - 300,000 £230,000 - 270,000

Not Sold

 

346

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Flat Floor Roadster

876464

€180,000 - 230,000 £150,000 - 190,000

Not Sold

 

347

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster 1500 Super

80 363

€350,000 - 550,000 £300,000 - 470,000

€368,000

348

1959 Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe

1247GT

€450,000 - 550,000 £410,000 - 500,000

€437,000

349

1934 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara Spider

 700321

€550,000 - 750,000 £490,000 - 660,000

Not Sold

350

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

 198.40.55.
00823

€1,100,000 - 1,300,000 £920,000 - 1,100,000

€1,016,666

351

1984 Maserati Quattroporte III

AM 330
493520

€20,000 - 30,000 £17,000 - 25,000

€17,250

352

1972 BMW 2002 Baur

2795326

€30,000 - 50,000 £25,000 - 42,000

€28,750

353

1955 Renault 4cv 'PIE'

2.262.123

€28,000 - 34,000 £24,000 - 29,000

€39,100

354

1991 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 berline

WDB201035-1F-
747407

€30,000 - 40,000 £25,000 - 34,000

€13,800

355

1928 Aston Martin 1½-Litre Standard Sports Model

 TS10

€315,000 - 415,000 £270,000 - 360,000

Not Sold

356

1939 Renault Viva Grand Sport

930988

€90,000 - 130,000 £80,000 - 120,000

Not Sold

357

1965 Bentley S3 Continental Coupé

BC58LXE

€190,000 - 240,000 £160,000 - 200,000

Not Sold

358

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

16447

€620,000 - 680,000 £520,000 - 570,000

Not Sold

359

1956 Austin-Healey 100 M

BN2-L/229932

€180,000 - 240,000 £160,000 - 210,000

€189,750

360

1957 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe

BC.30.LHC

€1,000,000 - 1,500,000 £830,000 - 1,300,000

€1,069,500

361

1975 Alfa Romeo GT 1600 Junior

AR0001351

€40,000 - 50,000 £34,000 - 42,000

Not Sold

362

1970 Porsche 911E 2,2 litres coupé

9110200901

€70,000 - 90,000 £61,000 - 78,000

€69,000

363

1962 Lancia Flaminia Zagato Super Sport

824-13 3107

€240,000 - 300,000 £210,000 - 260,000

Not Sold

364

1952 SIATA Daina Gran Sport Type A Barchetta

SLO216

€280,000 - 380,000 £240,000 - 320,000

Not Sold

365

1956 Jaguar XK140 SE coupé

S815655BW

€100,000 - 120,000 £85,000 - 100,000

€82,800

366

1957 Maserati Osca Evocation (Replica)

395472

€85,000 - 95,000 £72,000 - 80,000

€69,000

367

1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2

8183GT

€270,000 - 330,000 £230,000 - 280,000

€276,000

368

1939 Maybach SW38

2240

€750,000 - 950,000 £670,000 - 850,000

€672,750

369

1964 Citroën DS 19 Cabriolet

440 7056

€170,000 - 210,000 £150,000 - 190,000

€207,000

370

1985 Audi Sport Quattro

WAUZZZ85ZEA
905077

€330,000 - 400,000 £280,000 - 340,000

Not Sold

371

2004 BMW Z8 Alpina Roadster

WBAEJI3483AH
62238

€320,000 - 380,000 £270,000 - 320,000

Not Sold

372

1983 Renault 5 Turbo Group B works rally car

VF1822004D
0000016

€200,000 - 300,000 £170,000 - 260,000

€195,500

373

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Continental Coupé

53846

€275,000 - 475,000 £240,000 - 410,000

€287,500

374

1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet B

435053

€350,000 - 450,000 £300,000 - 390,000

€356,500

375

1957 Lancia Aurelia B20S 5e Serie Coupé

1276

€130,000 - 150,000 £110,000 - 130,000

€166,750

376

1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster 1600

83375

€330,000 - 400,000 £280,000 - 340,000

€339,250

377

1963 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé

AM101.2716

€180,000 - 220,000 £150,000 - 190,000

€178,250

378

1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT roadster

ZA9RE37AOV LA
12762

€200,000 - 250,000 £170,000 - 210,000

Not Sold

379

2001 Bentley Continental Le Mans Coupe

SCBZB25E72LX
01754

€80,000 - 120,000 £67,000 - 100,000

€79,350

380

1989 Porsche 3.2 Speedster

WP0ZZZ91ZKS
173434

€170,000 - 240,000 £140,000 - 200,000

€195,500

381

2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

SCAZK29B01CX
68595

€120,000 - 150,000 £100,000 - 130,000

€126,500

382

1958 Jaguar XK150

S830280

€90,000 - 150,000 £76,000 - 130,000

€82,800

383

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo

WPOZZZ992TS
372174

€100,000 - 150,000 £85,000 - 130,000

€241,500

384

1980 Ferrari 308 GTB Group 4

32419

€200,000 - 300,000 £170,000 - 260,000

Not Sold

385

1949 Simca Deho 8 Evocation (Replica)

894718

€75,000 - 85,000 £63,000 - 72,000

€60,950

386

1943 Ford GPA 'Amphibious' 

11397

€140,000 - 170,000 £120,000 - 140,000

Not Sold

387

1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Convertible

LSAE583

€335,000 - 395,000 £290,000 - 340,000

Not Sold

388

2003 Porsche 911 996 GT3 RS

WPDZZZ99Z4S
691767

€125,000 - 165,000 £110,000 - 140,000

Not Sold

389

1962 Jaguar Type E 3.8-Litre semi-Lightweight compétition coupé hardtop

877005

€250,000 - 350,000 £210,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

390

1976 Lancia Stratos Group IV

829 ARO
001827

€350,000 - 450,000 £290,000 - 380,000

Not Sold

391

1995 Mercedes-Benz E500 Limited berline

WDB1240361C
213789

€35,000 - 45,000 £29,000 - 38,000

€52,900

392

1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal

AR1426028

€65,000 - 70,000 £56,000 - 60,000

Not Sold

393

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI

9114600528

€120,000 - 160,000 £100,000 - 140,000

Not Sold

394

1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible

121.042.65.
02351

€80,000 - 100,000 £68,000 - 85,000

€86,250

395

1958 Facel Vega HK500 

HKL1

€150,000 - 200,000 £130,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

396

1988 Ferrari 328 GTS

77449

€70,000 - 90,000 £59,000 - 76,000

€78,200

397

1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

7356

€35,000 - 55,000 £29,000 - 46,000

€52,900

398

1992 Porsche 964 RS RUF

WPOZZZ96ZNS
491894

€150,000 - 170,000 £130,000 - 140,000

Not Sold

399

1965 Jaguar Type E séries 1 4,2 litres roadster

1E11996

€145,000 - 175,000  £130,000 - 150,000

€155,250

400

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagode

112.044.10.
020160

€90,000 - 120,000 £76,000 - 100,000

€94,300

401

1911 Panhard-Levassor Type X8 3.6 litre Open Drive Limousine

72092

€80,000 - 110,000 £67,000 - 92,000

€71,300

402

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 B Cabriolet

W186014

€130,000 - 150,000 £110,000 - 130,000

€149,500

403

1978 Maserati Khamsin

AM 120 US 1258

€130,000 - 160,000 £110,000 - 140,000

€166,750

404

1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur berline

BC124AR

€140,000 - 180,000 £120,000 - 150,000

Not Sold

405

1967 Iso Rivolta IR 300 Coupé

410 389

€85,000 - 125,000 £74,000 - 110,000

€92,000

406

2000 Bentley Continental R

SCBZB25E91CX
63512

€60,000 - 90,000 £50,000 - 76,000

€69,000

407

1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS

AR 380106

€90,000 - 130,000 £75,000 - 110,000

€101,200

408

1963  Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray "split window" coupé

308375107895

€60,000 - 70,000 £52,000 - 61,000

Not Sold

409

2002 Ferrari F360 spider

127192

€80,000 - 120,000 £69,000 - 100,000

€88,550

410

1913 FIAT Tipo 1A

23117

€40,000 - 50,000 £34,000 - 42,000

€40,250

411

1928 Tracta D2 Sport

503

€60,000 - 80,000 £52,000 - 69,000

€59,800

412

1984 Porsche 911 Turbo type 930 coupé

WPOZZZ93ZFS
000104

€75,000 - 110,000 £65,000 - 96,000

€89,700

414

1995 Ferrari F355 Spider

103134

€60,000 - 70,000 £51,000 - 59,000

Not Sold

415

1977 Porsche 911 S 2,7 litres coupé

9117200053

€45,000 - 65,000 £38,000 - 55,000

€56,350

416

2003 Ferrari 575M 

132339

€80,000 - 120,000 £68,000 - 100,000

€81,650

417

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Cabriolet

113.044-12-
013407

€75,000 - 100,000 £63,000 - 85,000

Not Sold

418

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupé

111.024-12-
004911

€70,000 - 90,000 £59,000 - 76,000

Not Sold

419

1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

673222

€100,000 - 150,000 £84,000 - 130,000

Not Sold

420

1971 FIAT Dino 2400 Spider

135B500
01374

€100,000 - 180,000 £85,000 - 150,000

€96,600

421

1980 Ferrari 208 GTB

33911

€60,000 - 70,000 £51,000 - 59,000

Not Sold

422

1985 Porsche 928 S3 coupé

WPOZZZ92ZF5
860235

€40,000 - 60,000 £34,000 - 51,000

€26,450

423

1961 Renault Camionnette

09100283

€10,000 - 20,000 £8,500 - 17,000

€8,050

424

1975 Citroën DS 23 ie

DSFG02FG2232

€35,000 - 45,000 £30,000 - 38,000

Not Sold

425

1970 Jaguar Type E série 2 roadster

2R 13655

€60,000 - 80,000 £51,000 - 68,000

€63,250

426

1987 Bentley Continental Drophead Coupé

SCBZD42A2HCX
16663

€70,000 - 90,000 £59,000 - 76,000

Not Sold

427

1968 APAL Horizon GT Coupé

2

€40,000 - 50,000 £34,000 - 42,000

€29,900

428

1957 Jaguar XK150 3,8 litres coupé

S834413

€50,000 - 70,000 £43,000 - 61,000 

€55,200

429

1972 Jaguar Type E série III V12 roadster avec hardtop d'usine

UD1S21059

€60,000 - 70,000 £52,000 - 61,000

€69,000

430

1947 Cadillac Serie 62

8443511

 €40,000 - 60,000 £34,000 - 51,000

€41,400

431

1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV cabriolet

H9YC406833

€35,000 - 55,000 £30,000 - 47,000

Not Sold

432

1970 Ford Mustang Fastback

OFO2F176625

€25,000 - 35,000 £21,000 - 30,000

€29,900

433

2006 Ford Shelby GT 500

1ZVFT885
675221191

€40,000 - 50,000 £34,000 - 42,000

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