Bonhams achieves highest motorcar auction price at Greenwich sale - rare Ferrari fetches $1.2 million setting New England auction record


Lot 422 - 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB 6 Carb s/n 07871 Sold $1,244,500

Lot 422 - 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB 6 Carb s/n 07871 Sold $1,244,500

Lot 451 - ex Rod Stewart 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder Conversion Est. $340,000-380,000 Sold $330,000

Lot 451 - ex Rod Stewart 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder Conversion Est. $340,000-380,000 Sold $330,000

Lot 476 - 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon Est. $400,000-500,000 Sold 392,000

Lot 476 - 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon Est. $400,000-500,000 Sold 392,000

 

Greenwich, CT, 10 June, 2012

The Bonhams auction in Greenwich, CT on Sunday achieved the highest auction price realised for a single motorcar in New England: $1,244,500 for a rare 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C. The tension was palpable, as the 300 + standing room only crowd quieted, anxiously witnessing the volley between bidders for this exceptionally rare lot. Thunderous applause broke out when a front row bidder successfully beat out the world-wide competition!

Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia sale totaled over $5 million dollars. Another Ferrari on offer, once owned by rock star Rod Stewart, sold for $330,000!

The auction tent was filled to capacity for the sale, and savvy bidders present were very successful against world-wide absentee competition. The second top lot of the day went to a bidder present in Greenwich, who triumphed over phone, internet and others present to get a very rare left hand drive, original condition 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon with only 37,000 miles from new for $392,000.

A lady seated in the middle section of the tent placed the winning bid of $254,500 for a beautiful 1924 Bentley 3-Litre Sport Tourer, while a 'barn find' and tattered looking 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MKII sold to a buyer who came to the site to take a good look at what he was buying for $94,470, demonstrating the strong appeal of the Aston Martin marque, with which Bonhams has enjoyed a long-term relationship.

"The Ferrari is the most valuable car to sell at this venue in 8 years of auctions, and the combined total is the highest for the Greenwich sale as well," Rupert Banner motorcar specialist said. "Presenting an excellent variety of the best collector motorcars to a very knowledgeable and appreciative audience created a spectacular event and record setting auction day. We're grateful to everyone who participated, and the hospitality of the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance organisers."

Successful telephone bidders did acquire the sporting 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster for $194,000, and the 1929 Stutz Series M Two-Passenger Speedster for $139,000. A fully restored, matching numbers 1964 Jaguar E Type 3.8 Litre Roadster found a new home in Europe for $128,000. A 1907 Stanley Model EX, in the same ownership for 86 years, was sold to a telephone bidder in the U.K. for $128,000, and the 1919 Locomobile, of Bridgeport, CT manufacture was sold in the room for $65,000 to a private buyer from Denver, CO.

A sharp looking 1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible, from the renowned Beardslee Collection sold for $117,000, along with three other classic motorcars from the same ownership.

A full size replica of an 1885 Daimler Reitwagen – the first gasoline powered motorcycle in the world - sold for $31,250 during the automobilia auction to a museum in Europe where it will be proudly displayed, while
a pair of Rolls-Royce book ends sold for $3,125 more than ten times its presale estimate of $100-$200 to a phone bidder, and an early 1911-1914 Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy mascot sold for $4,750. Nearly 90 % of the automobilia lots were sold.

Bonhams international motorcars auction calendar takes a leap across the pond to the Goodwood Festival of Speed sale featuring the George Daniels collection on June 29th, and then the team will head west for the next U.S. sale at Quail Lodge, in Carmel, CA on August 16-17th, during the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event.


Lot

Year Make Model

Chassis #

Estimate in $

Result

401

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Convertible

WDBB
A48D1JA
084134

8,000
- 12,000

15,795

402

Barn discovery,1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder

AR 1495
10298

9,000
- 11,000

 

403

1966 Rambler Marlin Fastback

A6KF97U
100892

10,000
- 14,000

8,190

404

1971 Checker Marathon Station Wagon

A12W
364631379A

12,000
- 16,000

19,305

405

1914 Ford Model T Raceabout Speedster

E# 2753964

10,000
- 15,000

14,625

406

1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390hp Roadster

194676S
113981

65,000
- 75,000

407

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster

80745

180,000
- 200,000

194,000

408

1971 Fiat 850 Spider

100GBS
10102501

12,000
- 16,000

12,285

409

1987 Jaguar XJ6 Sedan

SAJAV
1349HC
475393

4,000
- 6,000

3,042

410

1956 Facel Vega FV2B Coupé

FV2B-56 106

135,000
- 150,000

411

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster with Hardtop

113.044-12-
020610

50,000
- 60,000

52,650

412

1949 MG TC Midget Two Seater

XPAG7723

30,000
- 40,000

32,760

413

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon

LML/50/285

170,000
- 200,000

414

1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster

121.042.85.
00787

50,000
- 60,000

54,990

415

1956 Ford Thunderbird with Hardtop

P6FH190753

15,000
- 20,000

16,380

416

1964 Jaguar E Type 3.8 Liter Roadster

878841

135,000
- 155,000

128,000

417

1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

E545002776

70,000
- 90,000

418

1965 Ford GT350 Mustang Coupe Recreation

5F09C385213

35,000
- 45,000

35,100

419

1960 Willys DJ3 Gala-Surrey Jeep

56337 19055

40,000
- 50,000

420

1929 Stutz Series M Two-Passenger Speedster

31276

130,000
- 150,000

139,000

421

1965 Porsche 911 Coupe

301763

80,000
- 100,000

105,300

422

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Berlinetta

07871

1,244,500

423

1960 Fiat Multipla 600 Taxi

100108
074075

35,000
- 45,000

39,780

424

1961 Daimler SP250 Dart Two Seater Sports

100531

40,000
- 50,000

52,650

425

1960 Daimler SP250 Dart Two Seater Sports

100320

30,000
- 40,000

44,460

426

1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Sedan

8361683

60,000
- 80,000

60,000

427

1957 Jaguar MkI Saloon

S986121BW

35,000
- 45,000

38,610

428

1960 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

00867S
100464

45,000
- 55,000

52,650

429

1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Super 90 Cabriolet

157022

150,000
- 175,000

430

1924 Bentley 3-Liter Sport Tourer

792

225,000
- 275,000

254,500

431

1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible

SCAZD
42A8ECX
08826

42,000
- 48,000

432

1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS

671555

110,000
- 120,000

139,000

432A

1957 MGA 1500 Roadster

HDL4330150

38,000
- 44,000

55,575

433

1930 Ford Model A Five Window Coupe

E# A3020483

25,000
- 35,000

16,380

434

1950 Willys Jeepster

673VJ 11064

35,000
- 45,000

42,120

435

1931 Ford Model A DeLuxe Delivery

A4381388

30,000
- 40,000

436

1959 Ford Skyliner Retractable Hardtop Convertible

B9EWL56620

30,000
- 40,000

32,760

437

1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible

5699-1229

85,000
- 115,000

117,000

438

1962 Jaguar MkII 4-Door Saloon

P216263DN

35,000
- 40,000

36,270

439

1938 Lincoln 4-Door Convertible

90,000
- 120,000

440

1942 Lincoln Continental V-12 Coupe

129794

22,000
- 30,000

25,740

441

1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet

8H171796

55,000
- 70,000

442

1957 Lincoln Premiere Convertible

57WA20832L

90,000
- 120,000

443

1939 Cadillac Series 90 Sixteen Formal Sedan

E# 5290100

75,000
- 100,000

444

1939 Packard Series 1700 4-Door Touring Sedan

I-282-2425

30,000
- 35,000

445

1964 Jaguar E Type Series I 3.8 Liter Roadster

880249

45,000
- 55,000

46,800

446

1954 MG TF 1250 Roadster

XPAGTF31294

35,000
- 45,000

49,140

447

1915 Simplex Crane Model 5 Sport Berline

2168

100,000
- 140,000

448

1979 Kougar Sports 3.8 Liter Roadster

P1B52479DN

40,000
- 50,000

42,120

449

1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

SCFCV
81V4KTL
15829

110,000
- 130,000

450

1961 Oldsmobile Super 88 Custom Two-door Hardtop

615C02279

30,000
- 40,000

30,420

451

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder Conversion

16639

340,000
- 380,000

330,000

452

1965 Jaguar E Type 4.2 Liter Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe

IE 30723

35,000
- 45,000

39,195

453

1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Special Touring Limousine

LWVH114

75,000
- 85,000

73,710

454

1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Convertible

H-BJ8-L/
27395

35,000
- 40,000

455

1954 Nash-Healey LeMans Coupe

3025

60,000
- 70,000

456

1973 Jaguar XKE Series III Convertible

UDIS21868BW

45,000
- 55,000

457

1954 Buick Skylark Convertible

7A1057212

80,000
- 90,000

458

1930 Ford Model A Station Wagon

E# T105600

30,000
- 40,000

23,400

459

1919 Locomobile Model 48 6-Fender Town Car

16008

60,000
- 80,000

65,000

460

1940 Plymouth Model P10 Deluxe Station Wagon

11060816

40,000
- 50,000

33,930

461

1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Coupe

180037

40,000
- 50,000

35,100

462

1957 Ford Thunderbird Roadster with Hardtop

D7FH154842

25,000
- 30,000

29,250

463

1969 Jaguar XKE 4.2 Series 2 Fixed-Head Coupe

1R25011

30,000
- 40,000

464

1973 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray T-Top Coupe

1Z37J3S
419885

20,000
- 25,000

465

1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet

180.030.
N8509371

80,000
- 100,000

99,450

466

1962 Moretti 2500 SS Coupe

114BS

65,000
- 75,000

467

1942 Ford GPW 'Jeep'

37594

35,000
- 45,000

37,440

468

1937 Buick 40-C Convertible Phaeton Chassis

25,000
- 35,000

28,665

469

1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible Roadster with Hardtop

121.040.
10.024468

35,000
- 40,000

39,780

470

1957 BMW Isetta 300

501617

30,000
- 40,000

31,590

471

1963 Ford Thunderbird

3Y83Z126821

25,000
- 30,000

25,740

472

1963 Chrysler 300 Pace Setter Convertible

8033192643

60,000
- 80,000

473

1961 Lancia Flaminia GT

824 00 1793

45,000
- 55,000

46,507

474

1955 Jaguar XK140 SE Drophead Coupe

S817336 DN

85,000
- 95,000

105,300

475

c.1964 Factory Five MkIII (AC Cobra Replica)

FSR1005836RD

30,000
- 40,000

28,431

476

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon

DB5/1322/L

392,000

477

1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop Coupe

6T07C165561

18,000
- 25,000

 

478

1986 Ferrari Testarossa

64545

43,290

479

1952 Packard Series 250 Convertible

2579-2255

35,000
- 40,000

 

480

1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible

6Y86G413859

22,230

481

1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Super 90 Coupe

211317

75,000
- 85,000

 

482

c.1900 Société Parisienne Victoria Combination

56,160

483

1907 Stanley Model EX

3595

128,000

484

1926 Morgan/GN Four Wheeler Monoposto

LTOWS39283

29,250

485

1962 Morgan Plus 4 Two Seater

5409

35,000
- 45,000

486

1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII

AM3001268

94,770

486A

1922 Cunningham Series V-4 Model 82-A Town Limousine

V4627

128,000

487

1975 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL Sedan

116.033.
12 035589

9,945