Bonhams’ second “stay on-line” motoring public sale was staged this previous weekend at Bicester Heritage in England, the place gross sales totaled greater than £2.5 million ($3.22 million). The public sale home stated 71 % of the heaps went to new homeowners by the sale.
Of these gross sales, 65 % have been finished by on-line bidding, Bonhams stated. Others have been offered by way of stay phone or absentee bids submitted prematurely.
The most costly buy of the public sale was the $287,058 (together with purchaser’s price) paid for a 1927 Bentley 3-liter Pace mannequin sports activities roadster initially outfitted as a Weymann sedan by Gurney Nutting.
The roadster bodywork was finished within the instant post-war interval and the automotive was raced. When the unique engine threw a rod, it was changed with one courting from 1923.
Runner-up honors for the sale went to a 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo (964 coupe) pushed lower than 58,000 miles since new that offered for $209,552.
“We’re more than happy to see that our on-line consignment platform has, but once more, proved to be an efficient and environment friendly option to consign and promote motor automobiles at public sale,” Rob Hubbard, head of Bonhams MPH division, was quoted within the post-sale information launch.
“Outcomes have been sturdy throughout the board, notably for pre-war, fashionable and well-liked classics, once more proving confidence out there.”
Bonhams subsequent MPH public sale at Bicester Heritage is scheduled for September 19. Nevertheless, Bonhams might be again at Bicester earlier than then for its Summer time Sale of bikes, August 14-16. The docket for the motorbike public sale consists of the Morbidelli Assortment.
Bonhams additionally will stage its revised Quail Sale on August 14 in Los Angeles as a part of the Petersen Automobile Week.