A bit Porsche race automobile achieved an enormous consequence in the course of the Bonhams Quail Motorcar Auction, a reside and on-line sale held August 14 on the firm’s Los Angeles showroom.
The uncommon 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder bought for greater than $2.23 million, together with public sale charge, to take first place on the Bonhams sale, which achieved an general whole of $12.Eight million with a gross sales charge of 65 %.
The LA public sale changed Bonhams’ customary reside sale held yearly on the Quail Lodge adjoining to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, California. Both occasions together with all different main Monterey Car Week occasions had been canceled this yr due to the continuing pandemic.
The Porsche Spyder, with a repute as a “giant killer” amongst opponents, was raced with nice success by the legendary Porsche driver Bob Holbert in quite a few SCCA and worldwide occasions. The automobile was bought after 50 years possession by its third proprietor.
Bonhams known as its second-highest vendor a “classic of the future,” a special-edition 2004 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse that bought for practically $1.9 million. The Bugatti, which has been pushed simply 400 miles, is the one U.S.-spec model of three Meo Costantini examples constructed, “honouring the head of the firm’s factory team and winner of the Targa Florio and paying homage to the fabled Type 35,” the London-based public sale firm mentioned in a information launch.
The subsequent prime vendor was a “beautifully restored” 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Roadster, bought for $951,000, adopted by a spectacular pre-war traditional, a 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GTC “Coupe Royale” by Carrozeria Touring, which bought for $582,500.
Two different Porsches reached the ranks of the highest sellers of the public sale, a 1957 356A 1500 Carrera GS that achieved $428,500 and a 1964 901 Coupe, bought for $340,500.
The ersatz Quail public sale was held as a part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s collector automobile week that helped stand in for the Monterey occasions.
“This sale shows that the interest in collectors’ motorcars is as strong as ever and good examples of rare and pedigreed vehicles from all eras are attracting strong bids from passionate collectors around the world,” mentioned Jakob Greisen, Bonhams vp and head of US Motoring.
“We are delighted to have played a part in the virtual Petersen Car Week and are grateful to the Petersen Automotive Museum for their support in facilitating our Los Angeles previews.”
The top-10 highest sellers are Bonhams’ Quail public sale had been:
1. 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder, $2.233 million
2. 2004 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, $1.875 million
3. 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Roadster, $951,000.
4. 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GTC “Coupe Royale,” $582,500
5. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT coupe, $456,000
6. 1972 Ferrari 375 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, $434,000
7. 1957 Porsche 356A 1500 Carrera GS, $428,500
8. 2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce coupe, $417,500
9. 1964 Porsche 901 coupe, $340,500
(All consequence embody auctions charges)
The remaining two Bonhams auctions within the U.S. Calendar will happen on the Simeone Foundation Auto Museum on October 4, and the Barber Motorsports Museum on October 10. Sales scheduled for the U.Okay. and Europe embody the Autoworld Autumn Sale on September 6, the Bonmont Sale on September 20, the Zoute Sale on October 9 and the Goodwood Speedweek Sale on October 17.
For extra info and a listing of all remaining 2020 Bonhams gross sales, go to the company’s website.