Life’s a Beach for Bonhams – Zoute Sale Achieves €25 Million


 

London, 9th October, 2022 

Bonhams Collector Cars Europe achieved their best-ever result for the glamorous Zoute Sale today, with the 2022 edition, staged on the beach at Knokke-Heist, Belgium, achieving a stunning total of €25 million, with a sell-through rate of 95%.

Topping the sale was a true automotive icon, a rare 1957 BMW 507 Series 1 Roadster, which made €2,093,000, earning enthusiastic applause from the packed beachfront saleroom.

The BMW was one of eight wonders of the motoring world which achieved seven figure sums today, including a fellow 1950s legend – a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupι, subject of a spectacular specialist restoration and offered with competition history, which made €1,380,000. Both cars are eligible for the Mille Miglia Storica.

The finest Ferraris always perform well at Zoute and today was no exception, with a fully matching numbers 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L 'Lusso' Berlinetta, which was displayed that year at the 50th Paris Motor Show, making €1,700,000. Its stablemate 250 GT, a Ferrari Classiche certified 1961 Series II Cabriolet, the rarest and one of the most desirable of the 250 variants, sold for €1,092,500.

However, it was another Sixties Superstar which really set the saleroom on fire, doubling its pre-sale estimate. €1,115,500 was achieved by a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400, offered in its original colour scheme of Blue Miura over Gobi (beige), which had spent the past 17 years on static display in a private collection. 

The Miura’s performance was matched by a contemporary supercar – a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S Roadster, a one owner from new example of the limited edition commemorating the marque’s 1955 Mille Miglia victory, which achieved €1,012,000, twice its pre-sale estimate. Its rival modern supercar – a rare European-specification 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, which sold for €1,380,000, surpassing its top pre-sale estimate.

Philip Kantor, International Chairman, Bonhams Motoring, said: “Our decennial Zoute Sale has exceeded all expectations and is our largest sale to date – and Bonhams’ most successful sale so far this year. We are all truly delighted with this result, which is double that of last year’s auction.” 

The 2022 Zoute Sale presented its largest selection of collector cars from the classic to the contemporary era, with 75 motoring jewels being offered.

 

Further highlights which had their moment in the sun include

2014 Mercedes-Benz AMG G-63 6x6, sold for €759,000, exceeding its top estimate of €500,000. This one-owner example of the ultra-rare and luxurious off-roader had covered fewer than 200kms from new. 

1959 Cadillac Series 62 De Ville Convertible, sold for €253,000, also surpassing its top estimate of €170,000. Previously owned by Albert Uderzo, creator of the world-renowned cartoon character Asterix the Gaul.

1997 Porsche 911 Type 993 Turbo ‘X50’ Coupι, sold for €278,000, twice its pre-sale estimate. This example of the last air-cooled engine variant of the 911 had been built to Gulf Cooperation Council specification, and its power upgraded to 430bhp.

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series, sold for 335,000, more than double its top estimate of €140,000. One of only 350 largely carbon fibre fixed-head coupι Black Series supercars, with a power output of 670 bhp. The one owner car had covered a mere 80 kms from new.

The Bonhams Zoute Sale was the 10th edition staged as part of the Zoute Grand Prix in the Belgian resort of Knokke-Heist. The Bonhams Eurocars team is now preparing for its first auction in Italy – The Milano Sale on 18 November during Milano AutoClassica.


Top 10 List



Lot List

 

Lot

Description

S/N

Estimates

Result
incl. Buyer’s Premium

101

1970 FIAT 500

120 251849

€9,000  -   12,000
(NR)

€14,375

102

1966 FIAT Abarth 595

110F 1119016

€30,000  -   40,000
(NR)

€48,300

103

1962 FIAT 500D 'Transformabile'

110D 419361

€25,000  -   30,000
(NR)

€28,750

104

1997 Porsche 911 Type 993 Turbo X50

WP0ZZZ99ZVS
370869

€80,000  -   120,000
(NR)

€278,300

105

1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III

AM300/3/1575

€80,000  -   140,000
(NR)

€195,500

106

2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead

SCA682D07AUX
14427

€100,000  -   200,000
(NR)

€218,500

107

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S

WPOZZZ99ZHS
161205

€80,000  -   120,000
(NR)

€138,000

108

2007 Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate

SCFAC243M7B
502577

€80,000  -   120,000
(NR)

€126,500

109

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S

WDD1994761M
002047

€500,000  -   600,000
(NR)

 

€1,012,000

110

1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 … seized engine

3769

€500,000  -   800,000
(NR)

€1,115,500

111

1992 Ferrari 512 TR

93223

€120,000  -   160,000
(NR)

€184,000

112

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead

LML/50/366

€250,000  -   350,000

€356,500

114

1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4

15135

€140,000  -   200,000
(NR)

€184,000

115

1974 Maserati Bora 4.9-litre

AM 117 718

€125,000  -   150,000

€195,500

116

1958 AC Ace-Bristol Roadster

BEX 421

€290,000  -   340,000

€310,500

117

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black

WDBSK79F39F
158201

€80,000  -   140,000
(NR)

€333,500

118

1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series II

3827

€380,000  -   450,000

Not Sold High Bid €360,000

119

1957 Porsche-Zagato 356 Speedster

101251

€300,000  -   450,000

€356,500

120

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet

2319GT

€1,100,000  -   1,400,000

€1,092,500

121

1964 Facel Vega Facel II

HK2 B 169

€130,000  -   160,000
(NR)

€169,625

122

2015 Rolls-Royce Silver Spectre
Shooting Brake

SCA665C03FUX
79064

€300,000  -   350,000
(NR)

€368,000

123

1939 BMW 327/328 Sports Cabriolet

74440

€280,000  -   340,000

Not Sold High Bid €250,000

124

1957 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible

B24S 1519

€300,000  -   350,000

Not Sold High Bid €260,000

125

2004 Porsche Carrera GT

WP0ZZZ98Z5L
000142

€1,250,000  -   1,350,000

€1,380,000

126

2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupι

SCA683C04AUX
29183

€100,000  -   160,000
(NR)

€253,000

127

1979 Ferrari 308 GTB 'Dry Sump'

F106AB27371

€100,000  -   130,000
(NR)

€126,500

128

2009 Maserati Touring Bellagio Fastback

ZAMFD39B0000
36271

€150,000  -   200,000

€161,000

129

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster

WDD1994761M
001821

€270,000  -   350,000
(NR)

€345,000

130

1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso

5087GT

€1,650,000  -   1,850,000

Not Sold High Bid €1,500,000

131

1971 Porsche 914/6

9140431393

€80,000  -   120,000
(NR)

€115,000

132

1964 Citroλn DS19M Dιcapotable

4407046

€150,000  -   200,000

€253,000

133

1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Cabriolet

DB4C/1069/L

€1,200,000  -   1,400,000

Not Sold High Bid €1,100,000

134

2014 Mercedes-Benz AMG G-63 6x6

WDCYC7CF3EX
211995

€300,000  -   500,000
(NR)

€759,000

135

1967 Porsche 911 S 2.0-Litre SWB Targe

500325S

€150,000  -   250,000
(NR)

€230,000

136

1957 BMW 507 Series I Roadster w/Hardtop

70019

€2,000,000  -   2,500,000

€2,093,000

137

1990 Citroλn 2CV6 Club

VF7AZK00KA
364392

€30,000  -   40,000
(NR)

€31,050

138

1964 Citroλn 2CV 'Sahara' AZ 4x4

1100111

€70,000  -   90,000
(NR)

€77,625

139

1954 MG Midget TF Roadster

TF2280

€40,000  -   50,000
(NR)

€48,300

140

1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione

ZLA831AB000
554788

€75,000  -   100,000
(NR)

€92,000

141

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-L 'Flat Floor' Roadster

875889

€200,000  -   250,000

€230,000

142

1959 Cadillac Series 62 De Ville Conv.

59FO11939

€140,000  -   170,000

€253,000

143

1962 Aston Martin DB4 S.IV GT-engined

DB4/886/L

€1,200,000  -   1,600,000

€1,236,250

144

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

111.027.12.
001081

€260,000  -   350,000

€270,250

145

1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series 2  plus original engine block

8505GT

€220,000  -   280,000
(NR)

€310,500

146

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupι

WMX1973771A
003875

€140,000  -   220,000
(NR)

€253,000

147

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

54783

€3,700,000  -   4,100,000

Not Sold High Bid €3,500,000

148

2010 Ferrari 599 GTO

175965

€750,000  -   950,000

€782,000

149

1972 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring

9113600192

€550,000  -   750,000

Not Sold High Bid €480,000

150

2006 Maybach 62S Saloon

WDBVG78J66A
001484

€150,000  -   250,000
(NR)

€109,250

151

1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead

LSAE499

€280,000  -   360,000

Not Sold High Bid €240,000

152

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

198.040.5.
500771

€1,200,000  -   1,400,000

€1,380,000

153

1952 Land Rover Series I 80” 4x4

36633777

€30,000  -   50,000
(NR)

€51,750

154

1970 Porsche 911 T 2.2-Litre Coupι

9110101395

€85,000  -   120,000
(NR)

€120,750

155

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB Saloon

SCA681L08DUX
73664

€150,000  -   250,000
(NR)

€195,500

156

1957 Jaguar XK150 3.8-Litre Coupι

S 834365

€800,000  -   1,000,000

€862,500

157

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre

1E 34027

€110,000  -   160,000

€149,500

158

1924 Bugatti Type 30 Torpedo

4224

€320,000  -   380,000

€345,000

159

1955 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN2 Roadster

BN2-L/228627

€85,000  -   125,000

€103,500

160

1970 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupι

7662

€180,000  -   200,000
(NR)

€178,250

161

1970 Renault Alpine A110 1600 S Group 4

16610

€180,000  -   200,000

€178,250

162

1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet

915.696

€600,000  -   800,000

Not Sold High Bid €460,000

163

1964 Rolls-Royce Phantom V 7-Passenger

5LVA121

€80,000  -   140,000
(NR)

€80,500

164

1958 AC Aceca Bristol Coupι

BEX693

€100,000  -   150,000
(NR)

€143,750

165

1972 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 Roadster

UC1S20505BW

€70,000  -   90,000
(NR)

€103,500

166

1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2

01087

€230,000  -   270,000
(NR)

€218,500

167

2000 Porsche 911 Type 996.1 GT3 Clubsport

WP0ZZZ99ZYS
691277

€80,000  -   120,000
(NR)

€115,000

168

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Convertible

121040 9500085

€90,000  -   120,000

€172,500

169

1995 Aston Martin Virage Vantage 5.3 Ltd

SCFCAM2SJRBL
50418

€30,000  -   50,000
(NR)

€48,300

170

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda w/Hardtop

113.044.10.
002156

€85,000  -   120,000
(NR)

€132,250

171

1965 Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) 21-Window

245121087

€90,000  -   120,000
(NR)

€115,000

172

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupι

111.026.12.
000145

€75,000  -   100,000
(NR)

€83,375

173

2010 FIAT 500 Abarth R3T Rally Car

ZFA312000
00438767

€25,000  -   35,000
(NR)

€31,050

174

1969 Maserati Mexico 4700

AM 112/1 378

€60,000  -   90,000
(NR)

€65,550

175

1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage

DB6/2891/R

€160,000  -   220,000
(NR)

€276,000

 


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