Bonhams sells eclectic docket at Simeone museum

Bonhams sells eclectic docket at Simeone museum

Variety is spice of this annual auction

More than $2.6 million in collector cars went to new owners Monday at Bonhams’ annual auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, where the docket features survivor vehicles and cars “for every budget and taste.”

“Our yearly auction at the Simeone Museum is a special treat for us,” Greg Porter, Bonhams motoring specialist said in the post-sale news release. “Few sales in the northeastern U.S. offer such a world-class selection, especially at such a renowned venue, and motoring aficionados are responding enthusiastically.”

Bonhams also noted that “a pleasant atmosphere of enthusiastic connoisseurs and incredible automobiles permeated Monday’s annual auction,” which featured vehicles spanning the 20th century.

Among the highlight sales noted by the auction house were a 1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter Airflow saloon with coachwork by Nutting that sold for $190,400; an “uncommon and stately” 1916 Simplex Crane Model 5 limousine that made $123,200; and a 1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 that achieved $135,520.

Top-10 sales, Bonhams at Simeone museum 2018

  1. 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, $215,040
  2. 1936 Bentley 4 1/4-liter Airflow sedan, $190,400
  3. 2001 BMW Z8, $162,400
  4. 1954 Kaiser Darrin 161, $135,520
  5. 2002 Bentley Continental R Mulliner, $128,800
  6. 1916 Simplex Crane Model 5 48hp limousine, $123,200
  7. 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ‘Piccadilly’ roadster, $117,600
  8. 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, $109,200
  9. 1933 Packard Super Eight Model 1004 touring car, $106,400
  10. 1947 Jaguar MK IV 3 1/2-liter DHC, $100,800

(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

Bonhams next auction is The Autumn Stafford Sale scheduled for October 13-14 in England.

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