Bonhams Bond Street 2015 – Auction Report

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1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 25 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 11089; Engine # 11089 ; Silver/Black leather; Estimate $679,500 – $830,500; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $604,000 plus commission of 12.38%; Final Price $678,745. – Power windows, Voxson 8-track stereo, alloy wheels – Represented as matching numbers engine and transaxle. Cosmetically restored in 2011 retaining the original upholstery and now showing more age and use. Good bodywork, paint and panel fits, a sound and well maintained driver-quality GTC. – This is a representative price these days for a sound, drivable GTC that takes into account its condition and the age of the cosmetic restoration.
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Drophead Coupe
Lot # 26 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Drophead Coupe; S/N S838656DN; Engine # VA1518-8 ; Black/Black leather, Black cloth top; Estimate $151,000 – $226,500; Concours restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $573,800 plus commission of 12.39%; Final Price $644,921. – Overdrive, chrome wire wheels, blackwall tires, tools, jack, windshield washer. – Restored in the UK to American standards of beyond perfection with immaculately fitted body panels, interior, paint, chrome, chassis, engine compartment and top. – It’s not an ‘S’, just a beautifully restored standard XK 150 Drophead with overdrive, and a lefthand drive version in a righthand drive market at that. Something miraculous happened at Bond Street with the seller (and Bonhams) the winner in a bidding contest that left reality far in the distance of the XK 150’s tiny rear view mirror, a $200K car for which someone paid 3x the value. It may be the best one in the world; it’s also far and away the most expensive and will be for a very long time.
1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Replica Sports Racer
Lot # 27 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Replica Sports Racer; S/N 0803GT; Engine # 0945GT; White, Blue stripes/Blue leather, White piping; Estimate $755,000 – $906,000; Facsimile restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $709,700 plus commission of 12.32%; Final Price $797,129. – RHD. Six Webers, 4-speed, silver wire wheels. – Replica 250 TR built by DK Engineering based on a decrepit 250 GT Ellena. Pontoon fender body, drum brakes. Current color scheme applied for prior owner Chris Evans. – This is a generous price for a fake TR, but far less than a real one. It will have to appeal to the sympathy of committees selecting event entrants, but looks and runs the part. Despite the expense of its conversion it brought little more than the value of a sound and good looking Ellena coupe.
1974 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 1 7.0-Liter 4-Dr. Sedan
Lot # 28 1974 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 1 7.0-Liter 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N L12003RCAC; Engine # V/540/2003; Cumberland Grey/Wildberry leather; Estimate $604,000 – $755,000; Modified restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $573,800 plus commission of 12.39%; Final Price $644,921. – RHD. 7 liter RS Williams conversion, automatic, alloy wheels, CD stereo, built in cell phone (with rear seat handset), Becker navigation, heated front seats, fog lights, driving lights. – Heavily modified in addition to the killer engine including flared ‘Oscar India’ style fenders and rear deck spoiler. Bought by AML to promote a stillborn new 4-door Lagonda. Freshly serviced after five years’ storage and accompanied by an impressive stack of restoration and upgrade invoices. – Sold by Bonhams to Aston Martin in 2010 for $487,508 and with no further expense except storage and the cost of waking it up after its slumber this is a decent return on AML’s investment. The first thing the new owner should do is quietly remove the jarring horseshoe grille element.
2002 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina Roadster, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 29 2002 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina Roadster, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFZR52B000124120; Engine # 62354; Silver/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $362,400 – $422,800; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $332,200 plus commission of 12.68%; Final Price $374,329. – 6-speed, modular alloy wheels, SF shields, air conditioning, Michalak Design hood. – Essentially a new car with 15,900km and a recent cam belt service. – Based on recent sales, this is a modest price for a 6-speed.
2012 McLaren MP4-12C Coupe
Lot # 30 2012 McLaren MP4-12C Coupe; S/N SBM11AB9CW000465; Engine # 38JBAA110555; Graphite Grey/Black Alcantara; Estimate $135,900 – $181,200; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,700 plus commission of 14.14%; Final Price $120,649. – Carbon fiber trim, power heated seat, carbon brakes, carbon splitter and diffuser, forged wheels. – Originally delivered in the Middle East with about 15,000 km since new, serviced by McLaren, warranty valid until March 2017. McLaren’s own successor to the F1 and SLR. Subject to import restrictions/approval. – Even if it isn’t road registered this is still a moderate price to pay for a track day car with supercar performance and rarity. It also has the ‘Stealth Pack’ (no bright trim) and looks impressively mean and purposeful.

[Source: Rick Carey; photos: Bonhams]