Early Americans to ’60s sports cars at Bonhams’ Greenwich sale

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A 1964 Aston Marton DB5 convertible is a featured car
A 1964 Aston Marton DB5 convertible is a featured car | Jared Zaugg/Bonhams photos

Classic European sports cars from Aston Martin, Maserati, Ferrari and Porsche will be among the special offerings at Bonhams’ 11th annual auction in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Held in conjunction with the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, the auction features more the 100 collector cars representing a variety of eras, and from early classics to modern exotics.

The 1960s sports cars include this Jaguar E-Type roadster
The 1960s sports cars include this Jaguar E-Type roadster

“One of the hallmarks of our annual Greenwich auction is the immense variety of collectible cars,” Eric Minoff, Bonhams Greenwich head of sales said in a news release, “There always is something for every taste and budget, which always makes for an exciting event.”

Those shopping the upper end can choose from a desirable 1964 Aston Martin DB5 convertible, one or 39 built in left-hand drive, loaded with factory options and outfitted with a ZF 5-speed manual transmission, or such beauties as a 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I roadster, 1963 Maserati Sebring 3500 GTi Series I coupe or a 1959 AC Aceca coupe.

Among the more-modern supercars that will cross the block are a 2005 Ford GT Heritage Edition, 1998 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster, 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Monospecchio, a 1986 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S and a 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo. 

The 1986 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S is a one-owner car

American pre-war classics include a sporty 1910 National Series S 50HP roadster, a 1912 Oakland Model 30 Tourer, a 1926 Ford Model T roadster, a 1932 Chrysler CP8 convertible coupe, a 1934 Ford Model 40 woody wagon and a 1937 Ford Phaeton Model 78 Deluxe Phaeton.

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A special offering at this year’s Greenwich auction is a collection of 24 vehicles from the late Carroll Shelby’s personal collection, which highlight Shelby’s relationships over the years with Ford and Chrysler.

Bonhams’ auction will be held June 3 at the waterfront park in downtown Greenwich. For information, visit the auction website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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