The Final Ferrari Europa GT Shines at Bonhams 25th Anniversary Quail Auction


 

Carmel, 22nd August, 2022

The final Ferrari 250 Europa GT topped the Bonhams silver anniversary Quail Auction on Friday (August 19), selling for more than $2 million. The 25th edition of the auction house’s Monterey Week sale achieved over $30 million and sell-through rate of 90%, with several seven-figure collector cars successfully crossing the block.

 

The 1955 250 Europa GT Coupé, the very last example of the landmark model regarded as the first of the iconic Ferrari GTs, achieved $2,095,000. Styled and built by Pininfarina, this car was first exhibited at the 1956 Brussels Motor Show and raced in period at Spa Francorchamps.

A rival Italian, a 1969 Lamborghini P400S Miura, made a record price of $1,957,000. The stunning matching-numbers example of the top-of-the-line landmark Miura had been the subject of a superb, factory-correct specialist restoration, while retaining its original bodywork.

Other European classics to wow the Californian crowd today included a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupé, which achieved $1,737,500. This superbly restored Gullwing had been kept by one family owner. Originally a daily driver for its first owner, Greek shipping magnate George C. Makris, the SL was latterly stored in a climate-controlled environment and had covered under 22,000 miles from new.

Meanwhile, its convertible sibling, a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, also broke the million-dollar barrier, selling for $1,039,000. Offered from 36 years’ single-family ownership, a previous custodian of this SL was renowned racing driver Bob Akin.

Pre-war perfection was offered with two further seven-figure sales. A 1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria, with one-off coachwork by LeBaron, sold for $1,435,000. Having been meticulously restored, the Stutz became one of the most awarded American Classics in modern Concours d'Elegance events, including at The Quail.

A 1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly doubled its estimate to sell for $1.435 million. Recently subjected to a recent ground-up restoration, this special Silver Ghost had been returned to its original configuration with original chassis, engine, and body. Unshown until the Quail Auction, the Rolls was offered from a major American collection.

A time capsule 1938 Bugatti Type 57C also found a home, selling for a significant figure at an undisclosed sum. This supercharged art deco masterpiece, designed by Jean Bugatti with coachwork by fabled Swiss/French coachbuilder Gangloff, was the supercar of the golden age, reaching a top speed of 120mph, when most cars aimed for 50 mph.

“We are very pleased with the strong sell-through rate and results achieved for the many exciting lots we offered,” commented Jakob Greisen Vice President and Head of Bonhams US Motoring Department. “We are pleased to be entrusted with several cars that had over half a century ownership and honored to pass these on to the next custodians.”

Further notable results included:


Ex-Steve McQueen 1971 Husqvarna motorcycle
, sold at top estimate for $186,500. One of McQueen’s favourite off-road bikes which he kept until his death in 1980. The lovingly preserved, authentic machine was offered in “as last ridden by McQueen” condition. 

Ex- Humphrey Bogart 1956 Ford Thunderbird made $105,000. Owned by the Casablanca star from new, very well-preserved and in the original slate grey coachwork ordered by Bogie. 

2022 Ferrari Testa Rossa J by The Little Car Company, sold for $148,000. Officially licensed by Ferrari, the electric 75% -scale example of the legendary 250 Testa Rossa, finished to match Le Mans campaigner ‘Lucybell II’, raced past its pre-sale estimate of $100,000 with all profits going to the Pebble Beach Company Foundation.

 

The Bonhams Collector Car team will be heading East for next month’s Goodwood Revival Sale on September 17 in the United Kingdom, followed by the final US sale of the year, the Audrain Concours Auction on September 30 in Newport, Rhode Island. Consignments of important collector cars are invited for both.

 

Lot

Description

S/N

Estimates

Price incl. Buyer’s Premium

001

1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross

MI3845

$130,000  -  180,000
(NR)

$186,500

002

1950 Vincent Rapide Series C

UFM RC7669B /
RFM RC10259/C

$65,000  -  85,000
(NR)

$51,750

003

1954 Norton Big 4

55512

$8,000  -  12,000
(NR)

$11,500

004

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Victoria Club Coupe

C7DV233516

$20,000  -  25,000
(NR)

$17,920

005

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

2762755

$40,000  -  50,000
(NR)

$67,200

006

1982 Ferrari 512 BBi

39927

$180,000  -  230,000

$182,000

007

1957 Fiat 'Nuova' 500

12955

$20,000  -  30,000
(NR)

$15,680

008

1903 Oldsmobile Model R 'Curved Dash' Runabout

17575

$65,000  -  80,000
(NR)

$30,240

009

1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4

14871

$275,000  -  325,000

Not Sold

010

1956 GMC 100 Blue Chip V8 Pickup

1018PY5203

$40,000  -  50,000
(NR)

$47,040

011

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

WDBBA48D3HA
071427

$45,000  -  65,000
(NR)

$33,600

 

012

1967 Porsche 911 S 2.0

308283S

$200,000  -  250,000

$324,000

013

1994 Lamborghini Diablo VT

ZA9DU07PXRLA
12203

$200,000  -  250,000

WDN

014

1967 Porsche 911S 2.0 'Soft Window' Targa

500065

$360,000  -  390,000

$390,000

015

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans

BN2L230648

$140,000  -  170,000
(NR)

$159,600

016

1958 Mercedes- Benz 190 SL

121.042.85.
01084

$180,000  -  200,000

$218,400

017

1927 Hispano-Suiza H6B Coupe Chauffeur

11767

$350,000  -  450,000

Not Sold

018

1969 Citroën ID20 Familial Wagon

3988573

$40,000  -  70,000
(NR)

$62,720

019

1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon

1836354005522

$60,000  -  80,000
(NR)

$47,040

020

2004 Porsche 911 'Type 996.2' GT3

WP0AC29944S
692461

$150,000  -  180,000

Not Sold

021

1903 Winton 2 Cylinder Tourer

1718

$225,000  -  250,000

$335,000

022

1956 Ford Thunderbird

P6FH235360

$75,000  -  125,000
(NR)

$106,400

023

1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Dual Cowl Phaeton

185657

$275,000  -  325,000

Not Sold

024

1963 Porsche 356C 1600 'Sunroof' Coupe

126963

$90,000  -  120,000

$100,800

025

2014 Porsche GT America Cup

WP0ZZZ99ZES
198098

$300,000  -  400,000
(NR)

$224,000

026

1962 Facel Vega Facel II Coupe

HK2 A106

$150,000  -  200,000
(NR)

$128,800

027

1958 Porsche 356A T2 1600 Speedster

84140

$385,000  -  485,000

$533,000

028

2002 BMW Z8 Roadster

WBAEJ13472AH
61306

$200,000  -  230,000

$235,200

029

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce

AR1495F07582

$90,000  -  130,000
(NR)

$123,200

030

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT Coupe

0205

$550,000  -  750,000

$742,000

031

1961 Chrysler 300-G Convertible

8413158814

$150,000  -  180,000
(NR)

$151,200

032

1961 Jaguar E- Type Series I 3.8 Roadster

875526

$175,000  -  225,000

$207,200

033

1995 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V550 Coupe

SCFDAM2S8RBL
70040

$100,000  -  160,000
(NR)

$100,800

034

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante

57767

$2,800,000  -  3,400,000

Not Sold

035

1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Drophead Coupe

S837450BW

$70,000  -  90,000

$87,360

036

1936 BMW 319 Four-Window Cabriolet

57546

$60,000  -  80,000
(NR)

$51,520

037

1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet

915788

$500,000  -  650,000

$522,000

038

1965 Fiat 500 Jolly Giardiniera

136619

$100,000  -  130,000
(NR)

$106,400

039

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Coupe

WP0AB0914JS
121212

$105,000  -  125,000

$113,120

040

1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe

01276

$250,000  -  300,000
(NR)

$246,400

041

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster

S178ML

$450,000  -  600,000

$1,325,000

042

1938 Talbot-Lago T150C 'Lago Spéciale' Cabriolet

90039

$850,000  -  1,000,000

$665,000

043

1972 Porsche 911 T 2.4 Coupe

9112100987

$155,000  -  185,000

$252,000

044

1960 Facel Vega Excellence EX1

B068

$80,000  -  120,000
(NR)

$52,640

045

1947 Bugatti Type 73C Grand Prix Monoposto

73002

$500,000  -  700,000

$511,000

046

1958 BMW Isetta 600

132907

$50,000  -  70,000
(NR)

$67,200

047

1968 Porsche 912 Coupe

12802634

$60,000  -  90,000
(NR)

$70,000

048

1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria

DV-PC-1224

$1,400,000  -  1,800,000

$1,435,000

049

1952 Jaguar XK120C Competition Roadster

672525

$175,000  -  225,000

$190,400

050

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT

0427 GT

$2,250,000  -  2,750,000

$2,095,000

051

2022 “Little Car” Ferrari Testa Rossa J

 

$90,000  -  120,000
(NR)

$148,000

052

1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster

UD1S21689BW

$50,000  -  75,000
(NR)

$67,200

053

1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

AR1493E 03269

$200,000  -  250,000

$218,400

054

1958 Chrysler 300-D Hard Top

LC41717

$70,000  -  90,000
(NR)

$92,400

 

055

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super

AR 859345

$25,000  -  35,000
(NR)

$42,000

056

1949 Ferrari 166 Inter Cabriolet

033 S

$1,800,000  -  2,200,000

Not Sold

057

1920 Stutz Series K Bearcat

H6212

$160,000  -  180,000

$156,800

058

1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine

5LAT22

$80,000  -  120,000
(NR)

$30,800

059

1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe

50279

$180,000  -  220,000

$183,680

060

1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition

S850664

EUR

Not Sold

061

1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 Targa

91A0132539

$80,000  -  120,000

$84,000

062

1955 Jaguar XK140 MC Roadster

S810477

$65,000  -  95,000

$72,800

063

1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Alloy Coupe

0145 E

$1,350,000  -  1,650,000

$1,215,000

064

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe

9114400415

$120,000  -  150,000

$117,600

065

1933 Ford 5- Window Coupe Hot Rod

18116978

$110,000  -  130,000

Not Sold

066

1966 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe

303501

$200,000  -  240,000

$224,000

067

1910 Pope-Hartford Model W 50HP "Racer"

8098

$400,000  -  500,000

$445,000

068

1982 Aston Martin V8 Volante

SCFCV81C8CTL
15266

$100,000  -  125,000

$112,000

069

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe

198.040.65.
00146

$1,400,000  -  1,700,000

$1,737,500

070

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster

188.012.
00309/53

$400,000  -  500,000

$445,000

071

1934 Pierce- Arrow 840A Coupe

2080431

$150,000  -  200,000

$173,600

072

1963 Porsche 356C 1600 Coupe

215303

$90,000  -  120,000

$98,000

073

1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport S4

8513025

$1,600,000  -  1,800,000

Not Sold

074

1956 Jomar MK II Sports- Racer

7C104

$80,000  -  120,000

Not Sold

075

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster

877671

$250,000  -  300,000

$224,000

076

1986 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe

WP0JB0930GS
050939

$60,000  -  90,000
(NR)

$106,400

077

1913 Mitchell Model 5-4 40HP Touring

30658

$50,000  -  70,000
(NR)

$35,840

078

1974 Alfa Romeo TIPO 33 TT 12

11512.007

$1,700,000  -  2,200,000

Not Sold

079

1966 Lotus Elan Type 45 Convertible

45/6406

$50,000  -  60,000
(NR)

$53,760

080

1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 HP Roadster

194678S
404381

$55,000  -  75,000
(NR)

$57,120

081

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

198.042.75.
00570

$1,000,000  -  1,300,000

$1,039,000

082

1958 Porsche 356A T2 1600 Speedster

84471

$275,000  -  350,000

$302,000

083

1935 Aston Martin Ulster

B5/551/U

$800,000  -  1,000,000

Not Sold

084

1989 Ferrari 328 GTB

79368

$100,000  -  130,000

$117,600

085

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA 1600

613 886

$280,000  -  340,000

$280,000

086

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster

876887

$80,000  -  120,000
(NR)

$78,400

087

1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

AR3024388

$75,000  -  100,000
(NR)

$112,000

088

1925 Bentley 3-Liter Speed Model Tourer

921

$350,000  -  450,000

Not Sold

089

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S

4170

$1,750,000  -  2,250,000 (NR)

$1,957,500

090

1938 BMW 327 Cabriolet

73330

$200,000  -  220,000 (NR)

$137,200

091

1972 Lola T290

290-HU27

$80,000  -  120,000

$109,760

092

1928 Ford Model A Roadster Pick up

A37135

$20,000  -  25,000
(NR)

$20,160

093

1925 Ford 'Rajo Special' Single Seater

1704776

$25,000  -  45,000
(NR)

$50,400

094

1934 Ford 'Gilmore Special' Single Seater

A951809

$40,000  -  50,000
(NR)

 

$33,600

095

1932 Ford V8 Model 18 Deluxe Roadster

175683

$45,000  -  55,000
(NR)

$73,920

096

1907 Ford Model S Runabout

1948

$45,000  -  55,000
(NR)

$44,800

097

1915 Ford Model T Speedster

907686

$15,000  -  20,000
(NR)

$12,320

098

1929 Lincoln Model L Seven-Passenger Touring

58645

$75,000  -  95,000
(NR)

$85,120

099

1995 Porsche 911 'Type 993' GT2

WP0ZZZ99ZTS
392111

$850,000  -  1,200,000

$1,545,000

100

1958 Facel Vega Excellence

EX 8A

$175,000  -  225,000

$225,000

101

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

113.044.10.
015209

$200,000  -  230,000

$179,200

102

1976 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible

2311-1947

$50,000  -  80,000
(NR)

$44,800

103

1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce

AR.1532842

$50,000  -  60,000
(NR)

$39,200

104

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

113.044.12.
004151

$130,000  -  150,000

$117,600

105

1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327/375HP 'Fuelie'

194375S109774

$90,000  -  130,000

$89,600

106

1959 Cadillac El Dorado Biarritz Convertible

59E044496

$140,000  -  180,000

$268,800

107

1982 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC

WDB12604412
002455

$25,000  -  35,000
(NR)

$35,840

108

2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0

WP0AD2A86NS
268278

$90,000  -  120,000

$112,000

109

1933 Packard Model 1000 Super Eight Conv.

750055

$350,000  -  450,000

Not Sold

110

1967 Alfa Romeo Gran Sport Quattroruote

393036

$90,000  -  120,000
(NR)

$92,400

111

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Coupe

1R-25880

$70,000  -  90,000
(NR)

$95,200

112

1968 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe

11835109

$100,000  -  130,000

$104,160

113

1959 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet

128.030.N-85.
00069

$110,000  -  140,000

$162,400

114

1966 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe

304260

$180,000  -  210,000

$210,000

115

1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 1⁄2 4.2 Roadster

1E18090

$150,000  -  180,000

$201,600

116

1969 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato R

AR 1800525

$150,000  -  200,000

Not Sold

117

1941 Cadillac Series 62 4-Passenger Coupe

83496288

$30,000  -  50,000
(NR)

$30,800

118

1990 Land Rover Defender 90 Hard Top

SALLDVAB8FA
383362

$50,000  -  80,000
(NR)

 

$41,440

119

1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

121.040.10.
023771

$180,000  -  200,000

$224,000

120

1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365HP Roadster

40867S
121311

$65,000  -  85,000
(NR)

$53,760

121

1999 Acura NSX 'Zanardi Edition'

JH4NA2127XT
000129

$240,000  -  280,000

$240,800

122

1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

FJ40168892

$50,000  -  70,000
(NR)

$63,840

123

1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB

LHLW39

$40,000  -  60,000
(NR)

$42,000

124

1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

107044.12.
007246

$40,000  -  50,000
(NR)

$62,720

125

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet

WP0EB0917HS
171548

$80,000  -  120,000
(NR)

$109,200

126

1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II Saloon

LSAE589

$30,000  -  40,000
(NR)

$42,560

127

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Coupe

1R25451

$50,000  -  60,000
(NR)

$44,800

128

1967 Ferrari 330GT Series II 2+2

8985

$100,000  -  130,000
(NR)

$140,000

129

1966 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe

304216

$100,000  -  130,000

$109,200

130

1962 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEB Cabriolet

111.023.10.
00562

$95,000  -  110,000

$112,000

131

1928 Essex Super Six Sport Roadster

821990

$25,000  -  35,000

$22,400

132

1913 Cadillac Model 30 Touring

83386

$30,000  -  40,000
(NR)

$44,800

133

1922 Packard Single Six Model 126 Runabout

U13118

$35,000  -  45,000
(NR)

$31,360

134

1929 Cadillac Series 341-B Convertible Coupe

326953

$35,000  -  45,000
(NR)

$52,640

135

1911 Buick Model 26 Roadster

534

$40,000  -  50,000
(NR)

$35,840

136

1934 Packard Eight Model 1101 Conv.

374332

$70,000  -  90,000
(NR)

$91,840

137

1923 Cadillac Type 61 V8 Roadster

20819

$30,000  -  40,000
(NR)

$26,880

138

1914 Detroit Electric Model 47 Brougham

9341

$30,000  -  40,000
(NR)

$140,000

139

1922 Locomobile Model 48 Sportif

18153

$60,000  -  80,000
(NR)

$112,000

140

1913 Simplex Model 38 Pickup Conversion

1051

$75,000  -  125,000
(NR)

$145,600




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