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Bonhams lists featured European sports cars for Scottsdale sale


Zagato-bodied 1953 Fiat 8V Elaborata | Bonhams photos
Zagato-bodied 1953 Fiat 8V Elaborata | Bonhams photos

Turbos, Targas and Speedsters. 300 SLs. Italian stallions. Even a “Batmobile.” All of them will be among the German and Italian sports cars offered at Bonhams’ fifth annual Scottsdale auction, scheduled for January 28, 2016, at the Westin-Kierland resort.

While noting that it is still accepting consignments for the one-day sale, Bonhams listed many of the European sports cars already on the docket.

“From Germany is an extremely strong Porsche lineup with the finest Carrera models represented, including Turbos, Targas, Carbriolets and Speedsters,” Bonhams said in its news release, which especially noted a pair of the Porsches that have been restored to their original specifications:

1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS
1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS

  • A 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS Coupe that is one of only 27 with an original factory sunroof.
  • A 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS that the auction house says is a matching-numbers example.


Another Germany sports car classic is a 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster, this one with alloy engine block and four-wheel disc brakes. Also on the docket is a 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” that Bonhams said is a “low-mileage example.”

From Italy comes a 1953 Fiat 8V Zagato Elaborata that Bonhams said is one of only five produced. The car has racing history, including a second-place finish in the Coppa Internationanl Delle Dame, the auction house said. It has been restored recently and is eligible for events such as the Mille Miglia.

1973 Porsche 911 RS
1973 Porsche 911 RS

Ferraris include a 1971 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta with Ferrari Classiche certification.

Also on the docket is a 1963 Iso A3 Competizione Berlinetta by former Ferrari engineer Giotto Bizzarrini.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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