The Bonhams Bond Street 2015 auction was held 6th December at Bonhams’ London headquarters on Bond Street in the heart of Mayfair, resulting in more than £8.8 million in total sales. More than 25 automobiles sold, including the Gordon Willey Collection and the Arthur Carter Collection of Austin-Healeys.
The Lancashire-based Gordon Willey Collection saw 100 percent sold, including a 1964 Aston Martin DB5. Originally owned by Johnnie Walker heir and motor racing figure, Rob Walker, the DB5 achieved £516,700. Further collection highlights include the 1929 Bentley 4 1/2-Litre Tourer, bought by a British bidder in the room for £667,900 and the ex-Billy Cotton 1938 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Roadster, sold for £617,500.
Featuring examples from Austin-Healey, the Arthur Carter Collection included a 1953 Austin-Healey 100/’100S’ Coupe, the everyday car of marque founder, Donald Healey that sold to a bidder in the room for £639,900. Another notable result from the Carter Collection was the 1959 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk. I Works Rally/Modsports Coupe that brought £191,900.
Further sale highlights include a world record £427,100 for the 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8-Litre Drophead Coupe, a 1937 Lagonda 4 1/2-Litre LG45 Rapide Tourer sold for £785,500, a 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica Convertible, sold for £611,900 and the personal Rolex wristwatch of Austin-Healey founder, Donald Healey, sold for more than double estimate to achieve £25,300.
“We’ve seen some excellent figures achieved at the annual Bond Street Sale, with over £8.8 million sold, and a new world record set for the 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8-Litre Drophead Coupe,” said James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director.
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