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1934 Talbot AV105 Alpine Trial Team Car - 8
Tuesday 02 December 2014

CARS, BIKES AND A PLANE CLEAR £12.7 MILLION AT BONHAMS RECORD BREAKING BOND STREET SALE

Over the weekend in the heart of Mayfair, Bonhams Bond Street Sale of Collector’s Motor Cars achieved £12,777,450.
  • Sale highlight, the ex-works 1969-70 Porsche 908.02 'Flunder' Langheck Group 6 Racing Sports-Prototype, sold for £2,185,500
  • World auction records broken include £1,379,100 for the Alpine Cup-winning ex-works 1934 Talbot AV105 'Alpine Racer'; 1929 Brough Superior 986cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sports motorcycle at £315,100; and the 2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé for £348,700
  • Iconic supercars of the eighties provided excellent results, with the 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Berlinetta selling for £1,513,500, and a 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort Coupé selling at £505,500
  • On St. Andrews day, from the Scottish Strathallan collection, the M14 Miles Magister WWII era plane realised £46,000
  • Once owned by Sir Elton John, a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Coupé sold for £259,100
James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said: "We had a full auction room with bids also coming in from across the world for our annual Bond Street Sale. In only its second year, the auction achieved over 80% sold, with a diverse selection that included Veteran Motor Cars, 1980s Supercars, Le Mans entrants, iconic Motorcycles and even a 1930s Aeroplane - it was an eclectic sale, but one full of interesting and important consignments."

Multiple World auction records were broken, an achievement set by adventurers of the famously arduous race the Alpine Trial – the 1934 Talbot AV105 'Alpine Racer' (£1,379,100) and the legendary Brough Superior SS100 Alpine Grand Sports motorcycle (£315,100).

With their strikingly bold designs – once papered to every boy-racers bedroom wall – eighties motor cars caught the attention of the assembled audience. The ferociously fast and technologically advanced 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort Coupé sold above estimate at £505,500, later followed by the brutal 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Berlinetta, selling to a bidder in the room for £1,513,500.

Top lot in the Sale was the ex-works 1969-70 Porsche 908.02 'Flunder' Langheck Group 6 Racing Sports-Prototype. With impeccable provenance, the 'Flunder' achieved a worthy £2,185,500. Also selling well, the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy-bodied Berlinetta. Arguably one of the finest production Ferrari road cars ever built, it went to a telephone bidder at £1,821,500.

Also in the Sale - an unusual entrant for Bonhams Motoring Department - from the Scottish Strathallan collection, the 1939 M14 'Miles' Magister aeroplane – in need of complete restoration – sold for £46,000. The M14 Magister was a training aircraft widely used by the RAF and Fleet Air Arm during World War Two to prepare pilots for use of the famous Hurricane and Spitfire fighter planes.

James Knight said, “The Bonhams Motoring Department has delivered spectacular results in 2014 and, with one auction still to come, we are well on track to surpass our record breaking total of 2013. We look forward to 2015 with enthusiasm”.

The final Bonhams Motoring Department Sale of 2014 is the Collectors' Automobilia and Motor Cars at Oxford on Sunday 7 December; for more information (CLICK HERE)
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