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Collection of 12 Classic Cars From the Dean Edmonds Estate Consigned to Bonhams Amelia Island Auction


1931 Bugatti Type 55 Two-Seat Supersport

1931 Bugatti Type 55 Two-Seat Supersport

 

Amelia Island, 24th January, 2020

Bonhams is delighted to announce a major collection for this year’s Amelia Island Auction – a dozen cars from the Estate of Dean S. Edmonds Jr.  

Best known for his work as a physics professor at Boston University, Edmonds was also a passionate and fastidious collector of premier automobiles. 

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Leading his collection is an exceptional example of the rare Bugatti Type 55 Roadster. This genuine 1931 supercharged model with stunning Jean Bugatti-designed factory coachwork was sold new to the future Baron Rothschild. The car has been in Edmonds’ collection for over 30 years since he acquired it at auction and set a world record for a Bugatti at 440,000, in 1985. Under Edmonds’ stewardship, the Type 55 won 1stin Class at Pebble Beach and successfully completed the Mille Miglia. A beautiful Bugatti Type 44 Cabriolet, which was once part of the Bill Harrah Collection, will also be offered.

Another legendary pre-war sportscar owned by Edmonds is a 1931 Invicta 4½-Liter S-Type Low Chassis Tourer. Renowned for speed and comfort, this rakish convertible with Vanden Plas coachwork also won 1stin Class at Pebble Beach.



The extremely rare 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series 4 GT is also quite newsworthy. One of only seven surviving factory-specified left-hand drive examples with special series GT engine, this superb “gentleman’s express” is a hallmark model of the storied British marque and its condition is testament to Edmonds’ superior standards.

Within the group are four Jaguars, led by an exquisite 1967 Jaguar XKE 4.2-Liter Roadster that Edmonds ordered new from the factory, had shipped to New Jersey, and then drove home to Massachusetts! It remained with him for over 50 years and has covered just over 7,200 miles. This was preceded by a 1953 Mark VII Sedan which had been gifted to him when new, and later a XK120 Roadster and Mark IV Drophead Coupe.  

These and the other cars of the collection, including a 1982 DeLorean, represent Edmonds’ passion for design and engineering, and demonstrate a lifetime of love for automobiles in a variety of forms. 

“Bonhams is delighted to present these dozen exceptional automobiles from this discreet collection,” says Rupert Banner, Bonhams VP of Motoring. “Many of them are genuine icons of their eras and the ex-Rothschild Bugatti Type 55 particularly represents a truly generational opportunity for collectors.” 

The 12 cars from the Edmonds Collection will join the dune buggy and Rolls-Royce that Steve McQueen drove in the movie The Thomas Crown Affair at our Amelia Island Auction on March 5th. 

 

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Lot

Description

S/N

Estimates ($)

Result

101

1959 Lambretta Li 150 Series 1

150Li*598982*

$20,000 - 30,000
(NR)

 

102

1953 MG TD Roadster

TD-22418

$20,000 - 30,000
(NR)

 

103

1985 Ferrari Mondial QV Coupe

54691

$25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

 

104

1959 BMW Isetta 600

148545

$30,000 - 40,000
(NR)

 

105

1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

107.044.12.
065097

$25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

 

106

1980 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ 40

BJ40-040920

$45,000 - 65,000
(NR)

 

107

1958 Bentley S-Type Continental Flying Spur

BC22LEL

$125,000 - 175,000
(NR)

 

108

1953 Packard Caribbean

L411551

$65,000 - 80,000

 

109

1994 BMW 850CSi

WBSEG932XRCD
00140

$90,000 - 130,000
(NR)

 

110

1961 Triumph TR3A

TS78909 L

$25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

 

111

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans Specification

BN2L230869

$90,000 - 140,000

 

112

2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner "Wide-Body"

SCBZB26E8YCX
63302

$75,000 - 95,000
(NR)

 

113

1965 Lotus Super Seven S2

SB2088

$35,000 - 45,000
(NR)

 

114

1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer

206 SC 001

$150,000 - 200,000

 

115

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup

WP0AA0950JN
165082

$60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

 

116

1962 Porsche 356B Super 90 Cabriolet

157138

$100,000 - 130,000

 

117

1971 DeTomaso Pantera

THPNLM02259

$70,000 - 90,000

 

118

1965 Triumph TR4A

66 54053 L

$37,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

119

c.1967/68 Con-Ferr Meyers Manx Dune Buggy

117358054

$400,000 - 600,000

 

120

1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

CRX2672

$100,000 - 150,000
(NR)

 

121

1953 Jaguar Mark VII Sedan

734637

$20,000 - 30,000
(NR)

 

122

1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

DRH 0050380

$25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

 

123

1932 Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport Roadster

55220

$6,500,000 - 9,500,000

 

124

1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Liter Roadster

1E 15634

$150,000 - 180,000

 

125

1928 Bugatti Type 44 Cabriolet

44857

$330,000 - 360,000

 

126

1952 Jaguar XK120 Open Two-Seater

673127

$75,000 - 90,000

 

127

1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type 'Low Chassis' Sports Tourer

S102

$850,000 - 1,000,000

 

128

1948 Jaguar Mk IV 3½ Liter Drophead Coupe

637222

$90,000 - 120,000

 

129

1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series 4 GT-Engined Saloon

DB4/836/L

$900,000 - 1,100,000

 

130

1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Van

227069506

$10,000 - 20,000
(NR)

 

131

1981 DeLorean DMC12

SCEDT26TXBD
004239

$25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

 

132

1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"

GUJ 33

$200,000 - 300,000

 

133

1948 Jaguar Mark IV 3½-Liter Drophead Coupe

611056

$250,000 - 350,000

 

134

1931 Cadillac Series 452A V-16 Coach Sill Convertible

7-2921

$700,000 - 900,000

 

135

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

113.044-12-
019017

$90,000 - 110,000
(NR)

 

136

1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"

9746COLO

$18,000 - 22,000
(NR)

 

137

1925 Bugatti Type 30 Sports Tourer

4725

$400,000 - 450,000

 

138

1954 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1

BN1-L/160376

$90,000 - 110,000
(NR)

 

139

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Sports Phaeton

S 287 FP

$220,000 - 280,000

 

140

1957 Dual-Ghia Cabriolet

150

$275,000 - 350,000

 

141

1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster

878510

$100,000 - 130,000
(NR)

 

142

1952 Jaguar C-Type Sports Racing Two-Seater

XKC 014

$6,500,000 - 7,500,000

 

143

1931 Pierce-Arrow Model 42 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton

1025047

$100,000 - 130,000

 

144

1937 Lincoln Model K Coupe Roadster

A35089

$100,000 - 115,000

 

145

1931 Alfa Romeo 6c 1750 GTC

101014832

$800,000 - 900,000

 

146

1951 Allard K2 Roadster

K1845

$85,000 - 135,000

 

147

1931 Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Phantom II (Sedanca) Drophead Coupe

67 GX

$225,000 - 275,000

 

148

1984 March 84G.03 "Kreepy Krauly"

84G.01

$475,000 - 675,000

 

149

1958 AC Ace-Bristol

BEX1019

$350,000 - 380,000

 

150

1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

13989

$175,000 - 225,000

 

151

1954 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1 Roadster

161015

$50,000 - 60,000
(NR)

 

152

1908 Stanley Model F 20HP Touring Car

3899

$180,000 - 220,000

 

153

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS

9791

$1,800,000 - 2,200,000

 

154

1952 Siata 300BC Barchetta Sports Spider

ST 427BC

$200,000 - 250,000

 

155

1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster

878960

$125,000 - 150,000
(NR)

 

156

1968 Marcos 1500GT

5134

$50,000 - 60,000
(NR)

 

157

1976 Porsche 911S

9116201094

$60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

 

158

1988 Aston Martin V8 Volante

SCFCV81C2JTL
15650

$170,000 - 210,000

 

159

1907 Renault Type AI 35/45HP Vanderbilt Racer

8938

 

 

160

1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe

S847017

$80,000 - 110,000
(NR)

 

161

1904 Knox 16/18HP Tudor 5-Passenger Touring

312

$275,000 - 325,000

 

162

1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

WP0CB2969MS
460083

$65,000 - 85,000
(NR)

 

163

1955 Austin Healey 100-4 BN1 Custom Roadster

BN1L 222089

$60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

 

164

1909 Cadillac Model 30 Demi-Tonneau

17016

$60,000 - 70,000

 

165

1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen Replica

MBCC 052

$60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

 

166

1932 Opel 18C Regent

17137

$35,000 - 45,000
(NR)

 

167

1944 Volkswagen Type 82 'Kübelwagen'

2-029544

$30,000 - 40,000
(
NR)

 

168

2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe

WDDAJ76F96M
001144

$250,000 - 300,000

 

169

1922 Packard Single Six 223 Runabout

U22272A

$35,000 - 45,000
(NR)

 

170

1927 Citroën Model C4 Berline 4-Door Sedan

904248

$25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

 

171

1911 Benz 50hp Victoria

7754

$400,000 - 500,000

 

172

1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan

409550

$30,000 - 45,000
(NR)

 

173

1936 Adler Trumpf Junior Sport

92211

$20,000 - 25,000
(NR)

 

174

1918 Opel 14/38 PS Double-Phaeton

13231

$125,000 - 175,000

 

175

1957 BMW Isetta 300

506947

$35,000 - 45,000
(NR)

 

176

1945 NSU Sd. Kfz. 2 Kettenkrad

 

$60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

 

177

c.1897 Benz 10hp Mylord-Coupe

 

$500,000 - 750,000

 

178

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster

WDDAJ76F96M
001144

$125,000 - 175,000
(NR)

 

179

1944 Volkswagen Type 166 'Schwimmwagen'

7-009132

$100,000 - 125,000
(NR)

 

180

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

198.042.85.
00284

$900,000 - 1,100,000

 

181

1966 Mercedes-Benz Unimog Car Hauler

406133004336

$25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

 

182

1936 Mercedes-Benz 230 N Cabriolet B

139756

$160,000 - 200,000

 

183

2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec

WDBUF22XX7B
035258

$20,000 - 25,000 (NR)

 

184

1987 Ford Mustang "Racer"

1EABP42E3HF
136822

$20,000 - 25,000
(NR)

 

185

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Four-Passenger Tourer

123689

$600,000 - 800,000
(NR)

 

186

1910 White Model 0-0 5-Passenger Touring

10347

$125,000 - 175,000

 

187

1907 American Underslung 50hp Roadster

 

$1,500,000 - 1,800,000

 

188

2001 BMW Z8 Roadster

WBAEJ13451AH
60573

$180,000 - 220,000

 

189

2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe

SCBFS8ZA3FC
048102

$130,000 - 160,000

 

190

c.1903 Thomas Model 18 Single Cylinder 8HP Rear Entrance Tonneau

 

$100,000 - 125,000
(NR)

 

191

1910 Thomas Model M 6-40 Flyabout

 

$200,000 - 250,000
(NR)

 

192

1932 Lancia Dilambda Town Car

27-934

$35,000 - 45,000
(NR)

 

193

2009 Bentley Brooklands Coupe

SCBCC41NX9CX
13797

$130,000 - 150,000

 

194

1950 Willys Jeepster Phaeton

1S14274

$30,000 - 40,000
(NR)

 

195

1968 Porsche 911S Coupe

11800561

$110,000 - 130,000
(NR)

 

196

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel-Injected Convertible

20867S106224

$70,000 - 90,000
(NR)

 

197

1974 Ferrari Dino 246GTS

07658

$225,000 - 275,000

 

198

1933 MG J2 Midget Two Seater

J2932

$50,000 - 60,000
(NR)

 

199

1945 MG TC Midget Two Seater Sports

TC 0275

$22,000 - 28,000
(NR)

 

200

1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MK II BJ7

H-BJ7L/22747

$55,000 - 70,000
(NR)

 

201

1967 Volkswaegn Type 2 Westfalia Camper

237134798

$50,000 - 70,000
(NR)

 

202

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Liter Roadster

1E12068

$110,000 - 130,000
(NR)

 

203

1968 McLaren M6B-50

 

$250,000 - 300,000

 

204

1987 Porsche 928 S4

WP0JB0925HS
861242

$30,000 - 40,000
(NR)

 

205

1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

00867S101160

$70,000 - 90,000
(NR)

 

206

1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck

BB 18974506

$30,000 - 40,000

 

207

1928 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup

 

$25,000 - 35,000

 

208

1902 Boyer 9HP Two-Cylinder Rear Entry Tonneau

 

$150,000 - 180,000

 

209

1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster

2Y89M147868

$60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

 

210

1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout

7883

$40,000 - 65,000
(NR)

 

211

1908 Stanley Steamer 10hp EX Runabout

4108

$60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

 

212

1990 Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet

86306

$30,000 - 40,000
(NR)

 

213

1929 Pierce-Arrow Model 125 Coupe

2005556

$75,000 - 85,000

 

214

1935 Ford Model 48 Deluxe Phaeton

181597651

$50,000 - 70,000
(NR)

 

215

1935 Humber Snipe 80 Saloon

119240

$30,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

216

1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 Convertible

40867S103012

$55,000 - 70,000
(NR)

 

217

c.1985 Citroën 2CV Charleston

 

$12,000 - 18,000
(NR)