Friday, 28 August 2015


26 August 2015

1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Skiff, estimate 7,200,000-9,200,000 DKK
  • Bonhams single-owner Frederiksen Collection Sale features 13 outstanding classic Rolls-Royce motor cars
  • The sale on 26 September will be the first time Bonhams conducts an auction in Denmark. The location for this historic auction will be a picturesque 16th-century manor houseLyngsbækgaard, set in the Mols Bjerge national park near Aarhus, Denmark, that belongs to the owner of the collection, Henrik Frederiksen
It’s a rare treat to own a Rolls-Royce, and quite a feat to own more than one. Henrik Frederiksen is the proud owner of an incredible thirteen Rolls-Royce motor cars, each to be offered at Bonhams single-owner Frederiksen Collection Sale, taking place 26 September.

Highlight of the series is the 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Skiff, estimate 7,200,000-9,200,000 DKK (£675,000-875,000). At over one hundred years old, the 40/50 H.P. Silver Ghost chassis is regarded by many as the model that earned Rolls-Royce the sobriquet "the best car in the world". Incredibly well travelled, it has been enjoyed by previous owners residing in France, Brussels, Cairo, London and California. Today, 54PB presents beautifully with lovely patina and a high degree of originality.
Also offered is an outstanding 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Open Tourer – estimate 2,000,000-2,600,000 DKK (£175,000-250,000). The Phantom was once owned by famous Suffragette, Katharine McCormick. An American philanthropist, Mrs. McCormick is renowned for single-handedly financing the development of the birth control pill.
Reputedly the last model that Henry Royce designed himself, the Phantom II was announced in September 1929 with deliveries commencing immediately. Unlike its predecessor, which inherited its underpinnings from the preceding 40/50HP Silver Ghost model, the Phantom II employed an entirely new chassis laid out along the lines of that of the smaller 20HP Rolls-Royce. Built in two wheelbase lengths, this new low-slung frame enabled coachbuilders to design a sleeker, more modern body for the car.
Rolls-Royce motor cars offered in Bonhams sale include:
  • The ex-Robert Barrymore, 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Skiff – estimate 7,200,000-9,200,000 DKK (£675,000-875,000)
  • The ex-Richard Solove,1910 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost 'Balloon Car' – estimate 4,600,000-6,200,000 DKK (£425,000-575,000)
  • The ex-Peta Fisher - Blue Train challenging,1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Owen Sedanca Coupe – estimate 5,600,000-7,200,000 DKK (£510,000-660,000)
  • 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Cabriolet – estimate 4,200,000-5,600,000 DKK (£390,000-520,000)
  • The ex-Maharaja of Patiala and Richard J. Solove 1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Tourer – estimate 4,200,000-5,600,000 DKK (£390,000-500,000)
  • The ex-Hedy Lamarr and Fritz Mandl,1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Drophead Coupe – Estimate 4,000,000-5,200,000 DKK (£370,000-490,000)
  • Ex-John Fasal,1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 'Roi-Des-Belges' – estimate 3,500,000-5,000,000 DKK (£320,000-470,000)
  • The unique Pietro Frua,1973 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Cabriolet – estimate 2,000,000-2,600,000 DKK (£180,000-240,000)
  • 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster – estimate 2,000,000-2,600,000 DKK (£185,000-235,000)
  • The ex-Katharine Dexter McCormick, 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Open Tourer – estimate 2,000,000-2,600,000 DKK (£175,000-250,000)
  • 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Owen Sedanca Coupe – estimate 1,000,000-1,300,000 DKK (£90,000-125,000)
  • 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Town Car – estimate 950,000-1,250,000 DKK (£85,000-115,000)
  • The ex-McElroy,1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Tourer – estimate 700,000- 900,000 DKK (£60,000-85,000)
The Frederiksen Collection sale will take place at Lyngsbækgaard Manor, in Mols Bjerge National Park, Denmark, on Saturday 26 September 2015.
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Thursday, 20 August 2015


A 1970 Porsche 908/03 – factory converted to turbocharging in 1974 – with World Championship for Makes racing provenance will be offered at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale, estimated at £2,200,000-2,500,000.
One of the most renowned of all World Championship endurance racing Porsche sport-prototypes, this 908/03 began life as one of the legendary Gulf-JW Automotive racing team's quasi-works entries for the 1970 Targa Florio and Nürburgring 1,000Km races, co-driven respectively by Richard Attwood/Björn Waldegård and Pedro Rodriguez/Leo Kinnunen.
Chassis '11' finished 5th in the great Sicilian Targa Florio, and qualified 2nd fastest on the German Nürburgring circuit. Later sold and converted by Porsche into a 908/03 Turbo for the 1975 Martini Racing programme, chassis '11' then finished 3rd at Mugello, Italy, co-driven by Gijs van Lennep/Herbert Müller, and once again raced in the Nürburgring 1,000kms (co-driven by Kinnunen/Müller), before winning the Mainz-Finthen InterSerie race. It was later raced by Jürgen Neuhaus, Jürgen Barth, Axel Plankenhorn and Dr. Sigi Brun.
Fitted with a 660bhp twin-turbo 2146cc flat-6 cylinder engine, the car most recently finished 2nd at Ricard-Castellet in 2013, and is eligible for the Le Mans Classique, Proto Seventies and Pre-1980 endurance series events. It is offered ‘on the button’ – ready to impress!
James Knight, Bonhams International Group Motoring Director, said: “This Porsche 908/03 turbo has outstanding provenance, having been entered in nearly 30 races in-period, including the Le Mans 24-Hours, the Targa Florio, and the Monza and Nürburgring 1,000Kms. It’s now offered by Bonhams, in running order, with an estimate of £2,200,000-2,500,000.”
1970 Targa Florio, Sicily, Richard Attwood & Bjorn Waldegard, 5th overall
The super-light, super-compact 908/03 was absolutely the minimum car for the maximum engine (and driver), initially in 1970 with 3-litre flat-8-cylinder power for the twisty Targa Florio and Nürburgring courses – then for 1975 re-engined with the 2.1-litre turbocharged flat-6 to excel on circuits of all kinds, worldwide. This example’s entry for public auction provides a rare and important opportunity.
The Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale takes place on 12 September at Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex. For more information visit:


Left: 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta, 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy
  • 13 of presenter Chris Evans’ highly prized motor cars will be offered for sale at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale, taking place 12 September
  • The multi-million-pound selection of motor cars features six Ferraris, including sale highlight, the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, estimate £2,600,000-2,900,000
Chris Evans, presenter, DJ, and the new host of Top Gear, has consigned 13 cars to Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale, taking place 12 September.
Leading the series are several of Evans’ highly prized Ferraris, including the rare right-hand drive 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, estimate £2,600,000-2,900,000, the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 ‘Daytona’ Spider, estimate £2,300,000-2,600,000 and the 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’, estimate £1,400,000-1,800,000.
Sholto Gilbertson, Bonhams Director of Motor cars, said: “Chris Evans is offering thirteen incredible motor cars at Bonhams sale, a stable which includes six outstanding Ferraris.
“Chris has been a long-standing client of Bonhams, so we’re delighted to offer his incredible motor cars at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale. In refreshing his collection, others will have the opportunity to enjoy Chris’ fantastic cars – after all, you never ‘own’ a classic car, you enjoy it, look after it, and pass it on for others to appreciate.”
More than 140 lots of Evans’ Automobilia will also be offered, the proceeds of which will be donated to BBC charity, Children in Need.
The motor cars offered from Chris Evans are:
  • 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, estimate £2,600,000-2,900,000
  • 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, estimate £2,300,000-2,600,000
  • 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’, estimate £1,400,000-1,800,000
  • 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder, estimate £1,300,000-1,600,000
  • 1963 Ferrari 250 SWB Replica, estimate £500,000-600,000
  • 1949 Jaguar XK120 ‘Alloy’ Roadster, estimated £325,000-375,000
  • 1967 Jaguar XKSS ‘Lynx’, estimate £325,000-375,000
  • 1936 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica, estimate £250,000-350,000
  • 1970 Mercedes 280SL ‘Pagoda’, estimate £100,000-130,000
  • 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS, estimate £100,000-130,000
  • 1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Fixed Head Coupé, estimate £55,000-65,000
  • 1964 Daimler Dart Police Car SP250, estimate £50,000-60,000
  • 1983 Fiat 127 Abarth, estimate £10,000-15,000
Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale takes place on 12 September in Goodwood, Chichester. For more information visit

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Exceptional Sports and Racing Cars at The Pebble Beach Auctions

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View the 1964 Aston Martin DB5

Silverstone Auctions Salon Prive Sale

  1. Inviting quality entries into our very special sale at Salon Privé

    Following a superb Silverstone Classic Sale, we’re continuing to invite entries into the second high-quality auction at Salon Privé, taking place on September 4 at Blenheim Palace.
    Some of the world’s very best of breed motorcars have already been consigned, so if you would like your car to join the auction at the UK’s finest concours event then please get in touch with the team.
    Click here for more information on the sale.
    Entries into the sale are limited so we would urge those considering submitting a car to contact the team as soon as possible. In the meantime, some of the fine motorcars already entered into the Salon Privé Sale are showcased below:
    1986 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante - estimate: £825,000 - £925,000

    A mere 140 DB6-based Volantes were manufactured and of these, only 29 were specified with the more powerful Vantage engine. This particular car has undergone extensive recommissioning including a major service and suspension overhaul in 2013.
    This remarkable DB6 Vantage Volante will be sold with a full inspection report from Heritage Aston Martin expert, Desmond Smail, who will also carry out any remedial works required. The Aston Martin would make an impressive addition to any international collection and would be welcome at most prestigious classic car events around the world.
    1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback - estimate: £900,000 - £1,100,000

    This one of 75 R-Type Continental was one of the first four seater sports coupes capable of speeds up to 120 mph, thanks to its upgraded 4,877cc engine – up from 4,566c in previous models.
    The highly desirable later D-Series mode here is offered with superb documentation and history -including original build sheets, handbooks, historical photographs, Autocar road test reviews and even owners’ correspondence. A very similar car was sold by Silverstone Auctions at last year’s sale for £1,012,000 proving its popularity in the current market.
    2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith - estimate: £165,000 - £180,000
    The Rolls-Royce Wraith is a four-seater, two door Coupe, based on the chassis of the Rolls-Royce Ghost. Launched in early 2014, the Wraith has been a turning point for the manufacturer and its popularity has been increasing since its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013. 
    Fitted with the new 'ZF' eight-speed gearbox and a 6.6-litre, twin turbo engine, the Wraith has the ability to go from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds in total comfort. 
    Delivered new in 2014, the car was ordered in a smart combination of Lazuli Blue and a special two-tone tan leather upholstery with a high specification option list. The car will be sold with just over 3,500 miles with a four-year warranty and all-inclusive service package until 2018.
    1958 AC Ace Bristol - estimate: £180,000 - £220,000
    Named as a ‘racing car for the road’, the Grandfather to the AC Cobra was first introduced at Earls Court Motor Show in 1953. The car epitomised a new era of British post-war sports car production, it was the first British car to be equipped with independent suspension by transverse springs but also had pioneering tubular ‘ladder-type’ chassis, which had been successfully used by the marque on previous cars.
    The Bristol engine was added to the AC Ace in 1956 and the partnership of the more refined straight-six engine with the lightweight bodywork, ensured the cars were competitive on the track in the hands of enthusiastic club racers, private owners and most notably by the Ken Rudd team at Le Mans in 1957 and 1958.
    In total, only 466 Ace Bristols were produced and are rarely seen on the open market. The car offered for sale at Salon Privé is resplendent in its original colour scheme in a superb condition. Having successfully been piloted at Spa 6 Hours, Dijon-Prenois and Silverstone Classic in the highly prestigious Sir Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-1961 Sports Cars, the car is offered with a full MSA Historical Technical Passport.
    1991 Ferrari 250 GTE Series II 2+2 Coupe - estimate: £300,000 - £350,000
    The car, which is largely based on the 250 SWB, was the marque’s first true production 2+2 and marked a new era for Ferrari.The 1962 matching-numbers example is presented with a large history file after a sympathetic bare metal restoration to return it to its original condition.
    The car looks superb in its original colour scheme. It comes complete with a large history file, including a full photographic documentation of its restoration as well as superb provenance as it was displayed at the 1962 Paris Motor Show.
    Forthcoming Auctions:
    The Salon Privé Sale
    4th September
    Blenheim Palace
    The Porsche Sale
    25th October
    00The Wing
    The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale
    14th and 15th November
    The NEC
    The Salon Privé Sale:
    calling for consignments 

    Consignments are now being invited into the Salon Privé Sale, with interest placed on high-end classic and modern supercars.
    The event takes place at Blenheim Palace on Friday 4 September.
    Anyone interested in submitting an entry and benefitting from Silverstone Auctions’ expertise and support can call
    +44 (0) 1926 691 141 or visit the website for more information.

Las Vegas Auction Cars

Shannons Auction eNews - Sydney Winter Auction Results

Shannons Club
1973 Ferrari Dino
Enthusiastic buyers ‘went on the green’ to splurge on a range of hi-worth Classics at Shannons Sydney Winter Auction on August 10.
The standout result of the $2 million sale was the sale of a beautifully presented and Australian-delivered 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Coupe to a local enthusiast for an Australian auction record price of $522,000.
This excellent result was a reflection of current world-market values of top Dino 246 GT Coupes, no doubt elevated since Ferrari recently announced plans to re-introduce the famous nameplate on a new entry-level model.
Lot 12
1968 Ford Cortina MkII 1600E Saloon
SOLD $26,000
Lot 17
1949 Fiat 500C 'Topolino' Cabriolet
SOLD $24,000
Lot 20
1979 Holden Commodore VB
SOLD $125,000
Lot 21
1957 Cadillac Eldorado
SOLD $122,000
Lot 22
1962 MGA 1600 MkII Roadster
SOLD $49,000
Lot AH
c1983 Ducati
SOLD $32,000
Lot 308
1951 Cooper Climax MkV 1100cc F2 Race Car
$60,000 ONO
Lot 309
1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 HJ.Mulliner Saloon
Lot 310
c1940 Harley-Davidson FL Knucklehead 74ci Motorcycle
1925 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer
Monday 21 September
2015 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic Auction
Limited spaces remain for the upcoming Melbourne Spring Classic Auction. One of the feature vehicles of the sale is a 1925 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer (pictured above). 
Click below to submit your vehicle online or call Ryan Lednar on +61 3 8588 0863 and Rodney Hansen on +61 3 8588 0864.

Monday 9 November
2015 Shannons Sydney Spring Classic Auction
Entries are now invited for the Sydney Spring Classic Auction.
Click below to submit your vehicle online or call Ian Clayton on +61 2 8019 4180 and Stuart Roberts on +61 2 8019 4179.

Nurburgring update and Porsche Classics

Coys' annual auction at the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in Germany proved yet again that Coys really are the "Ringmeisters" when it comes to auction sales in Germany.

The auction was standing room only, and as in previous years, catalogues sold out long before the auction even started.

Highlight sales are featured below, with full results to follow.
1992 Ferrari F40

SOLD: €1,121,975
1937 BMW 328 Roadster - Last owner since 1973
FIVA papered ( Pass Nr.: 0862 )

SOLD: €562,475
1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS – Historic Race Car - FIA Papers
SOLD: €75,000
1964 Lancia Flaminia GTL 2.8 - 3 C Superleggera Coupe by Touring        
SOLD: €73,472
2006 Ford GT
SOLD: €266,775
2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
Only 33,000 km from new and 2 owners from new

SOLD: €178,500
1972 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato
SOLD: €49,497
1971 Lamborghini Espada SII
SOLD: €145,088
Having the longest established single-make Porsche auction in the world - The Excellence of Porsche - we are delighted to be inviting entries for the 2015 edition, being held at the exclusive Porsche Classics at the Castle event on Sunday 6th September 2015.

Some of the already consigned cars are featured below, and interested parties should note that with the exclusivity of the event, this will be an over-subscribed auction, so attention must be paid to that if you wish to sell your Pre-1974 Porsche or other Porsche types at this sought-after venue.

For entries and enquiries, please contact
1956 Porsche 356 Carrera GS
2006 Porsche Carrera GT 
The Porsche Works/Vic Elford
1970 Porsche 911S
1982 Porsche 911 3 Litre SC
Dutch Motorway Police High Speed Pursuit Car
The “ Ian Mackay”  1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 G series RS MFI Coupé - One owner since 1982. One of 117 Right hand drive examples.
Ex Porsche Club GB Museum 
1972 Volkswagen Porsche 914 2 Litre by Karmann
21,000 miles from New.  Un-restored. 
1991 Porsche 928 GT 
The Excellence of Porsche
Classics at the Castle
Castle Hedingham 
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