1960 Ferrari 250 GT coupe is top seller at Bonhams auction in Italy

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1960 Ferrari 250 GT tops all sales at auction in Italy | Bonhams photo

A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II coupe led the sales list at Bonhams’ second Padua Auction staged this past weekend in Italy, where the car sold for $578,378.

‘We enjoyed our second sale here at Padua, and were delighted to see such a busy salesroom with so many keen international bidders,” said Gregor Wenner, a Bonhams specialist and organizer of the auction, held at the Auto e Moto d’Epoca collector car weekend. 

“The top lots achieved strong prices that reflect a stabilizing market, and we look forward to continued success at our next auctions in November and December.”

Bonhams stages its London to Brighton Run auction on November 2, it’s Bond Street sale on December 1 and it’s London Olympia auction on December 3 before opening its 2019 sales calendar at Scottsdale, Arizona, and on January 24 with its annual motorcycle auction at Las Vegas.

Top 5 sales, Bonhams Padua, Italy auction 2018

  1. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II coupe, $578,378
  2. 1961 Jaguar E-type Series 1 “flat floor,” $242,130
  3. 1969 Citroen DS 21 Decapotable, $143,969
  4. 1962 Jaguar E-type Series 1 coupe, $137,425
  5. 1960 Alfa romeo 2000 Spider, $117,793

(Prices include buyer’s fee).

Bonhams did not report an overall sales total or a sell-through rate for the Padua sale.

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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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