Bonhams Motoring Gears up for 2020


 

London,  20 December 2019

World records; a launch of a new division; and a return to Switzerland were just some of the highlights of a busy 2019 for the Bonhams global motoring department, comprising 24 sales taking place across the world. 

  • world record auction price for a Lamborghini was achieved in September when an ultra-rare Veneno, one of only nine in the world, achieved a remarkable CHF 8,28 million /£6.375 million /€7.62 million /$8.34 million).

  • The Veneno was the star of The Bonmont Sale - the first Bonhams auction in Switzerland for more than 10 years - leading the headline ‘Supercar Collection’ of 25 supercars, hypercars and luxury cars. With a 100 per cent sale rate, the collection raised CHF 23.4 million with proceeds going to charity, while the sale totalled CHF 36.7 million. Bonhams will return to Bonmont for another collectors' motor car sale on 14 June 2020.
  • Bonhams MPH, the new motoring division based at Bicester Heritage dedicated to affordable and modern classics was launched in June with debut sales taking place in September and November.

  • Another world record was set at The Festival of Speed Sale: the highest price paid at auction for a Williams Grand Prix Formula 1 car - £2.7 million. Bonhams sold the 1992 Williams-Renault FW14B in which Nigel Mansell won a record-setting five Grand Prix races (all from pole) on his way to securing that year’s Championship. 

Amelia Island in Florida saw three world records being set for ‘brass era antique cars: $885,000 for a 1914 Simplex Speed Car; $698,000 for a 1904 Peerless Type 8 Roi des Belges; and $456,000 for a 1908 Welch 4-L Tourer. These fresh to market automobiles were from the Don C. Boulton collection which had a 100 per cent sale rate.

Amelia Island in Florida saw three world records being set for ‘brass era antique cars: $885,000 for a 1914 Simplex Speed Car; $698,000 for a 1904 Peerless Type 8 Roi des Belges; and $456,000 for a 1908 Welch 4-L Tourer. These fresh to market automobiles were from the Don C. Boulton collection which had a 100 per cent sale rate.  

  • 1962 Triumph 649cc TR6SS ridden by Bud Ekins, the American bike racer who performed the famous jump as stunt-double for Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, achieving a world record auction price of £97,750 – over three times its top estimate at the Bonhams motorcycle division’s Spring Stafford Sale.

The Bonhams motoring team is now gearing up for 2020 which begins in the New Year with The Scottsdale Auction. 

 

 

The provisional Bonhams 2020 diary is as follows: 

 

January

16            

The Scottsdale Auction, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

23            

The Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction, Las Vegas, Nevada USA

 

 

February                   

6              

Les Grandes Marques du Grand Palais, Paris, France

 

 

March                        

5              

The Amelia Island Auction, Florida, USA

21            

MPH, Bicester Heritage, Bicester, UK

29            

Goodwood Members’ Meeting, Chichester, UK

 

 

April                

25/26      

The Spring Stafford Sale (motorcycles), Stafford, UK

 

 

May                            

8              

The Monaco Sale, Les Grandes Marques à Monaco, Monte Carlo       

17            

Aston Martin Works Sale, The Wormsley Estate, UK

30            

MPH, Bicester Heritage, Bicester, UK

31            

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Auction, Connecticut, USA

 

 

June               

14            

The Bonmont Sale, Bonmont, Switzerland

 

 

July

10            

Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale, Chichester, UK

25              

MPH, Bicester Heritage, Bicester, UK

 

 

August                        

13/14        

Quail Lodge Auction, Carmel, California, USA

 

 

September                

5                

The Beaulieu Sale, Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK

12              

Goodwood Revival Sale, Chichester, UK

 

 

October

3              

Collectors Motorcycles at the Barber Museum, Birmingham, USA 

5              

Collectors Motor Cars and Automobilia, New York, USA

9              

The Zoute Sale, Zoute, Belgium

10/11        

Autumn Stafford Sale, Stafford, UK

24              

MPH, Bicester Heritage, Bicester, UK

30              

Veteran Car Run Sale, London, UK

 

 

December

5                

The Bond Street Sale, London, UK

 

 

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