TWO COUNTRIES, TWO CITIES AND TWO AUCTIONS IN BONHAMS MOTORING WEEKEND
Monday 21 March 2016
Excellent prices were achieved at Bonhams weekend of motoring auctions, as lots from the Mercedes-Benz and the Goodwood Members’ Meeting Sales went under the hammer.
- At the Mercedes-Benz Sale (19 March), the magnificent 1928 Mercedes-Benz Model K 6,240cc Supercharged Torpedo Transformable achieved €758,403, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren ‘Stirling Moss’ sold for €2,300,000, and formerly the property of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu, a 1973 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL Convertible realised €49,450
- At the Goodwood Members’ Meeting Sale (20 March), the ex-Lord Mountbatten 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost sold for £264,700, a 1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer sold for £320,700, and vehicle registration number ‘S5’ soared to £270,300
The Mercedes-Benz sale also saw a 1973 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL Roadster – auctioned for charity and originally owned by Communist dictator, Nicolae Ceaușescu – achieving €49,450.
Further highlights include top lot, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren ‘Stirling Moss’, selling for €2,300,000; the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet achieving €793,500, and from the Mercedes-Benz Musuem ‘All Time Stars’ collection, the 1994 Mercedes-Benz 600 SEL, which sold for €28,750.
On Sunday 20 March, enthusiasts headed for the Goodwood Members’ Meeting Sale, where a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Gullwing’ Coupé from the single-owner Curtis Collection took the auction top spot, achieving £841,500. Additional highlights included the former Limousine of Eva 'Evita' Duarte de Perón, a 1951 Cadillac 75, which sold for £85,500; a 1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer sold for £320,700, and one of Scotland’s earliest vehicle registration numbers, ‘S5’, soared to £270,300.
Bonhams Motoring Department Sales calendar continues with the Monaco Sale, taking place Friday 13 May in Monte Carlo. For information on this or other news from Bonhams, please CLICK HERE.