Art Deco French Fancy Leads Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction


Lot 034 - 1928 Mercedes-Benz 26_120_180-S-Type s_n  35920 Est. $3,000,000  -  4,000,000 · £2,200,000  -  2,900,000 · €2,500,000  -  3,400,000 - Sold $5,395,000 €4,585,635

Lot 034 - 1928 Mercedes-Benz 26_120_180-S-Type s_n 35920 Est. $3,000,000 - 4,000,000 · £2,200,000 - 2,900,000 · €2,500,000 - 3,400,000 - Sold $5,395,000 €4,585,635

Lot 049 - 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Dιcapotable s_n  3179  Est. $1,800,000  -  2,300,000 · £1,300,000  -  1,700,000 · €1,500,000  -  1,900,000

Lot 049 - 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Dιcapotable s_n 3179 Est. $1,800,000 - 2,300,000 · £1,300,000 - 1,700,000 · €1,500,000 - 1,900,000

 

Carmel, 20 July, 2021

A concours-standard example of one of the most powerful, most glamorous and unique automobiles of the Art Deco era - which was discovered more than 50 years ago - will grace the lawns of Quail Lodge next month, leading the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction on August 13, when the auction house returns to Carmel after two years.

The 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Cabriolet Dιcapotable (estimate on request), was one of only four examples fitted with bodywork created by celebrated carrossier Figoni et Falaschi, leading coachbuilders of the time. The flamboyant lines of the motorcar offered were based on their distinctive whale-like Narval design, during what is recognised as their last great period of creativity. This powerful styling was matched by its high-performance 4.5-litre, 175hp engine and the sporting handling of the all-new Talbot-Lago chassis.


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Of the four bespoke cabriolet variants produced, only two have survived. This is a once in a generation opportunity to acquire this spectacular machine, and to unveil it at a number of the most prestigious concours events.

The T26 started life as a concours Queen, making its debut at the Deauville Concours d'elegance, a few weeks after its completion. Its first owner Gilbert Fayol, scion of the notable French industrialist family, who commissioned its bespoke bodywork, presented his elegant new motorcar at the fashionable event, along with his equally glamorous friend, Mademoiselle Michelle Cancre, the French female horse-jumping champion.

However, less than a decade later, having been sold on, it had been driven to the point of unroadworthiness. It was discovered in a sorry state in the 1960s, albeit complete with its original chassis, bodywork and engine, by its next owner, who then stored the car for another 20 years in his countryside barn.

Finally, the approach of the 1990s saw a return to the good life for the T26, with its first restoration completed to a high standard, meriting a place at the Parisian Rιtromobile classic car show, where it was bought off the stand. It was later acquired for the fabled Rosso-Bianco Collection in Germany in which it was displayed until the collection closed in 2006.

The T26 was sold at that year's Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction to important Texan collector John O'Quinn who commissioned a second ground-up restoration by marque specialist Tessier in central France. With O'Quinn's untimely death due to a car accident, the T26 was sold along with the other 800 automobiles in his collection, the new owner returning the motorcar – in bare metal guise – to Tessier. After eight years, the factory-correct restoration, using original finishes and materials, returned the 1940s belle to its former glory, as it is now presented.

Jakob Greisen, Bonhams Head of US Motoring, said: "We are excited to be returning to Quail Lodge after last year's Live and Online auction, due to the global pandemic. We are looking forward to welcoming our West Coast clients and collectors to the saleroom at our 24th Monterey Week auction.

"We are also delighted to once again offer this spectacular automobile at Quail Lodge. Its incredible history and provenance have been enhanced by its superb second restoration and it would be welcomed at the finest Concours d'Elegances around the world."

1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Cabriolet, coachwork by Carrozzeria Ghia. Estimate on request. The 1952 Geneva and Torino Auto Show car is Ferrari-Classiche Red Book certified and retains matching numbers.

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America, coachwork by Pinin Farina. Estimate on request. Among the most iconic sports cars ever made and driven by the likes of Brigitte Bardot, this is one of only 181 left-hand drive examples. A California car from new with well-documented history, it has been expertly restored.

 

Lot

Description

S/N

Estimates ($)

Price incl. Buyer’s Premium

001

1970 Subaru 360 Deluxe Sedan

K111L10014

$30,000  -  50,000
(NR)

$16,800 €14,279

002

1968 Aston Martin DBS Saloon

DBS/5100/LAC

$60,000  -  90,000
(NR)

$80,640 €68,542

003

2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage

SCFAB2230YK
300
740

$25,000  -  35,000
(NR)

$51,520 €43,790

004

1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon

LSNF5

$35,000  -  55,000
(NR)

$45,920 €39,031

005

1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

12317

$80,000  -  120,000
(NR)

$112,000 €95,197

006

1962 Facel Vega Facel II 

HK2 A107

$180,000  -  240,000
(NR)

$229,600 €195,155

007

1933 Ford 5-Window Coupe Hot Rod

18116978

$70,000  -  90,000

$119,840 €101,861

008

1959 MGA 1600 Roadster

GHNL/72262

$20,000  -  25,000
(NR)

$35,840 €30,463

009

1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 Targa

9113112200

$100,000  -  130,000

$134,400 €114,237

010

1971 AC 428 Fastback

CF60

$150,000  -  200,000

$173,600 €147,556

011

1965 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron Limousine

Y353103693

$100,000  -  140,000
(NR)

$106,400 €90,437

012

1980 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Hardtop

FJ40322492

$75,000  -  125,000
(NR)

$123,200 €104,717

013

1992 Airstream Model 34 Limited Excella

1STGLAU36NJ
508766

$150,000  -  250,000
(NR)

$235,200 €199,915

014

2011 Ford F450 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat

1FT8W4DT2BEA
68058

$70,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$84,000 €71,398

015

2015 Tesla Model S P85D

5YJSA4H45FF
095332

$70,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$67,200 €57,118

016

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

08116

$200,000  -  250,000

$307,500 €261,368

017

1975 Maserati Bora 4.9

AM117/US*916*

$180,000  -  220,000
(NR)

$143,360 €121,852

018

1984 Ferrari 400i GT

50807

$80,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$53,760 €45,694

019

1965 Bentley S3 Continental Coupe

BC90LXC

$70,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$106,400 €90,437

020

1963 Jaguar E Type Series 1 Competition

888691

$200,000  -  250,000

Not Sold

021

1930 Morgan 3-Wheeler Aero Super Sports

M301

$50,000  -  75,000
(NR)

$50,400 €42,838

022

2014 Morgan 3-Wheeler Brooklands Edition

SA9M32851EP
202122

$40,000  -  60,000
(NR)

$50,400 €42,838

023

1964 AC Cobra 289

C0X 6014

$900,000  -  1,100,000

$995,000 €845,728

024

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III

4829GT

$220,000  -  280,000
(NR)

$296,500 €252,018

025

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe

111026.12.
003665

$75,000  -  95,000

$89,600 €76,158

026

1953 Chevrolet Series 6400 Pickup

W53B012498

$30,000  -  40,000
(NR)

$29,120 €24,751

027

1977 Ferrari 308 GTB

22273

$80,000  -  120,000

$78,400 €66,638

028

1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

SCFCV81V7JTL
15659

$90,000  -  120,000
(NR)

$100,800 €85,677

029

1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV Twin Turbo 'Monterey Edition'

ZA9DU21B4WLA
12007

$200,000  -  250,000

$280,000 €237,994

030

1959 Jaguar XK150S 3.4 Roadster

T831532DN

$175,000  -  225,000
(NR)

$224,000 €190,395

031

1990 Maserati Biturbo Spyder

ZAMFN1104LA
331948

$25,000  -  35,000
(NR)

$22,400 €19,039

032

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

113.044.12.
014237

$70,000  -  90,000

$78,400 €66,638

033

1964 Dolphin 'America' -  Abarth Sports Racer

 

$70,000  -  100,000

$42,560 €36,175

034

1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180-S-Type

35920

$3,000,000  -  4,000,000

$5,395,000 €4,585,635

035

1973 Maserati Bora 4.9

AM111/49/500

$120,000  -  150,000

Not Sold

036

1929 Bentley 4½ ltr Replica

AB 3669

$600,000  -  800,000

$863,000 €733,531

037

2003 Aston Martin DB AR1

SCFAE62313K
800090

$220,000  -  260,000

$235,200 €199,915

038

1995 Ferrari F512 M

101340

$200,000  -  300,000
(NR)

$229,600 €195,155

039

1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II

DB4/438/L

$260,000  -  320,000
(NR)

$340,500 €289,417

040

1992 Ferrari F40

93065

$1,500,000  -  1,850,000

Not Sold

041

1972 Aston Martin DBS V8 Sports Saloon

DBSV8/10204/LCA

$60,000  -  90,000
(NR)

$78,400 €66,638

042

1981 DeLorean DMC-12

SCEDT26TXBD
002734

$40,000  -  55,000
(NR)

$53,200 €45,218

043

1977 Maserati Merak SS

AM122US2210

$80,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$53,200 €45,218

044

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America

B24S 1144

$1,100,000  -  1,300,000

Not Sold

045

1955 Jaguar XK140 SE OTS

S811883

$90,000  -  130,000
(NR)

$140,000 €118,997

046

1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

CSX 3242

$1,000,000  -  1,200,000

$1,050,000 €892,477

047

2001 Ferrari 456M GT

122507

$100,000  -  140,000

$106,400 €90,437

048

1975 Porsche 914 2.0

4752905155

$25,000  -  35,000
(NR)

$35,840 €30,463

049

1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Dιcapotable

3179

$1,800,000  -  2,300,000

$1,875,000 €1,593,710

050

1931 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup Hot-Rod

A4531229

$50,000  -  70,000

Not Sold

051

1982 Aston Martin V8 Volante

SCFCV81C4CTL
15295

$80,000  -  120,000
(NR)

$75,600 €64,258

052

1928 Bentley 4½ Liter Replica

RN 3043

$750,000  -  900,000

Not Sold

053

1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible Brougham

7A112278

$80,000  -  120,000
(NR)

$67,200 €57,118

054

1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupe

AM115.1568

$175,000  -  225,000
(NR)

$179,200 €152,316

055

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

09599

$475,000  -  575,000

$505,500 €429,664

056

1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Cabriolet

0233EU

$1,700,000  -  2,100,000

$1,820,000 €1,546,961

057

1975 Lamborghini Espada Series III Coupe

9652

$50,000  -  70,000
(NR)

$67,200 €57,118

058

1975 Porsche 911S 3.0 Targa

9115210790

$40,000  -  50,000
(NR)

$59,360 €50,454

059

1959 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Sports Racer

J59S104283

$180,000  -  220,000

Not Sold

060

1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III BJ8

HBJ8L/39088

$40,000  -  55,000
(NR)

$56,000 €47,598

061

1959 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Drophead Coupe

S827414DN

$75,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$87,360 €74,254

062

1974 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT 12

AR11512*010*

$1,700,000  -  2,200,000

Not Sold

063

1972 Lola T290

T290-HU27

$110,000  -  140,000

Not Sold

064

1961 Dolphin America Sports Racer

004

$60,000  -  90,000
(NR)

$60,480 €51,406

065

1966 Shelby Cobra 427

CSX3205

$900,000  -  1,200,000

$995,000 €845,728

066

1990 Shelby Can-Am Racing Single Seater

033

$30,000  -  50,000
(NR)

$21,280 €18,087

067

1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster

UE1S25187

$55,000  -  75,000
(NR)

$64,960 €55,214

068

1958 Ford Ranchero Street Rod

C8RF142407

$60,000  -  90,000
(NR)

$28,000 €23,799

069

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe

198.040.55.
00801

$1,250,000  -  1,500,000

$1,710,000 €1,453,463

070

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

9113600918

$700,000  -  900,000

Not Sold

071

1942 Hudson Super Six De Luxe Convertible

2123532

$50,000  -  75,000
(NR)

$30,240 €25,703

072

1972 Volvo P1800 ES Sports Wagon

1836353-002665

$50,000  -  70,000
(NR)

$44,800 €38,079

073

1930 Bucciali TAV 30 La Marie Torpedo

101

 

Not Sold

074

1950 Lancia Aurelia B50 Cabriolet

B50 1159

$150,000  -  200,000

Not Sold

075

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans

BN2L233087

$160,000  -  210,000

$179,200 €152,316

076

1960 Lotus Type 18 Formula Junior

18-J-815 

$50,000  -  70,000
(NR)

$42,560 €36,175

077

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster

1E14009

$170,000  -  210,000
(NR)

$212,800 €180,875

078

1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe

9309801161

$110,000  -  130,000

$114,240 €97,101

079

1967 Ford GT40 MK IV

J-9

$3,000,000  -  3,500,000

Not Sold

080

1953 Nash-Healy Roadster

2369

$70,000  -  100,000

$89,600 €76,158

081

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster

188.012.55.
00047

$475,000  -  575,000

$610,000 €518,487

082

2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation

DB4GT/0205/L

$1,200,000  -  1,600,000

Not Sold

083

1959 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon

AM300/3/1642

$120,000  -  160,000
(NR)

$145,600 €123,756

084

1965 Aston Martin DB5

DB5/2269/L

$750,000  -  900,000

$874,000 €742,881

085

1975 Maserati Khamsin

AM120US1116

$50,000  -  60,000
(NR)

$47,040 €39,983

086

1937 Ford 5-Window Coupe Hot Rod

184013933

$65,000  -  85,000

$76,160 €64,734

087

1951 Allard J2 Roadster

99J2123

$225,000  -  275,000

$207,200 €176,115

088

2006 Ford GT

1FAFP90SX6Y
401261

$290,000  -  330,000

$324,000 €275,393

089

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe

111026.12.
002322

$80,000  -  100,000

$145,600 €123,756

090

1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB Limousine

LFLW95

$80,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$75,600 €64,258

091

1988 Ferrari Testarossa

7519

$120,000  -  150,000

$122,080 €103,765

092

1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

671867

$120,000  -  150,000

Not Sold

093

2019 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake

SCFNMCUZ4KGJ
54520

$600,000  -  800,000

$577,000 €490,437

094

1925 Bentley 3-Liter Speed Model Tourer

921

$475,000  -  575,000

Not Sold

095

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe

1E33597

$120,000  -  150,000

Not Sold

096

1934 Riley MPH Sports Two Seater

44T 2246

$800,000  -  1,200,000

$967,500 €822,354

097

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

11107.12.
004058

$290,000  -  330,000

$379,000 €322,141

098

1930 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Salamanca

S476MR

$175,000  -  200,000
(NR)

$128,800 €109,477

099

1935 Cadillac V16 Model 452-D Convertible Victoria

5100087

$550,000  -  650,000

$373,500 €317,467

100

1958 Facel Vega Excellence EX1

EX1 A2

$80,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$134,400 €114,237

101

1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

12793

$140,000  -  170,000

$151,200 €128,516

102

1959 Lincoln Continental 4-Door Landau

H9YC426681

$15,000  -  20,000
(NR)

$29,120 €24,751

103

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

59E013537

$130,000  -  180,000
(NR)

$313,000 €266,043

104

1934 Ford Model 40 5-Window Coupe

1845399934

$40,000  -  50,000
(NR)

$44,800 €38,079

 

105

1957 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

5762094249

$50,000  -  70,000
(NR)

$50,400 €42,838

106

1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

H9KW125758

$30,000  -  40,000
(NR)

$29,120 €24,751

107

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door Sedan

VC570120659

$60,000  -  80,000
(NR)

$63,840 €54,262

108

1934 Ford Model 40 Tudor Sedan

1840893052

$40,000  -  50,000
(NR)

$56,000 €47,598

109

C1928 Pedroso Roadster

101

$100,000  -  150,000

$296,500 €252,018

110

1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon

DB6/2687/L

$150,000  -  200,000
(
NR)

$240,800 €204,674

111

1965 TVR Griffith 400 Coupe

400/5/009

$100,000  -  140,000

$134,400 €114,237

112

1949 Bentley MARK VI Coupe

B466DA

$375,000  -  450,000

Not Sold

113

1967 Ford Mustang Holman & Moody Competition

C7HM-10118-GT

$175,000  -  200,000

$145,600 €123,756

114

1994 Porsche 911 Type 964 Speedster

WP0CB2960RS
465258

$175,000  -  225,000
(NR)

$224,000 €190,395

115

1972 Citroλn DS 21

DS21-4659395

$20,000  -  30,000
(NR)

$24,640 €20,943

116

2001 Ferrari 456 M GTA

123101

$35,000  -  50,000
(NR)

$58,240 €49,502

117

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

WP0AG2993V
5376048

$260,000  -  320,000
(NR)

$654,000 €555,886

118

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster

1E13274

$190,000  -  240,000

Not Sold

119

1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon'

A3445396

$25,000  -  35,000
(NR)

$17,920 €15,231

120

1965 Amphicar Model 770 Cabriolet

104076

$40,000  -  50,000
(NR)

$47,040 €39,983

121

1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead Coupe

LSMF10

$250,000  -  300,000
(NR)

$140,000 €118,997

122

1911 Packard Model 18 Runabout

19101

$150,000  -  175,000

$179,200 €152,316

123

2015 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Prototype

1FA6P8CF5F
5339066

$60,000  -  80,000
(NR)

$95,200 €80,917

124

1987 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe

WP0JB0930HS
050814

$70,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$179,200 €152,316

125

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

51339

$210,000  -  260,000

$235,200 €199,915

126

1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II 'Adaptation'

LSRA19

$200,000  -  250,000
(NR)

$210,000 €178,495

127

1972 De Tomaso Pantera Coupe

THPNMB02517

$90,000  -  140,000

$140,000 €118,997

128

1967 Ferrari 330 GT Series II 2+2

8937GT

$120,000  -  160,000
(NR)

$246,400 €209,434

129

1994 Nissan Skyline-R R32 GT-R Vspec II

BNR32-309609

$160,000  -  190,000

Not Sold

130

1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe

0724

$280,000  -  340,000
(NR)

$335,000 €284,742

131

1998 Chevrolet Corvette 'Indy 500 Pace Car'

1G1YY32G7W
5117666

$35,000  -  55,000
(NR)

$33,600 €28,559

132

1993 Land Rover Defender 130

SALLDKHF8LA
931378

$70,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$106,400 €90,437

133

1966 Triumph TR4A IRS

CTC64655L

$30,000  -  40,000
(NR)

$31,360 €26,655

134

1974 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Formal Limousine

PRX4773

$70,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$184,800 €157,076

135

1963 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur

BC22LXB

$120,000  -  180,000
(NR)

$207,200 €176,115

136

1994 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV

SCAZD02CORCX
50035

$70,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$154,000 €130,896

137

1943 Willys Military Jeep

MB206300

$20,000  -  25,000
(NR)

$24,640 €20,943

138

1969 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

124AS.0011630

$5,000  -  7,000
(NR)

$6,160 €5,235

139

1936 American LaFrance Fire Engine

L787

$60,000  -  75,000
(NR)

$106,400 €90,437



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