Bonhams Paris 2016 – Auction Results

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB sold for €2,070,000

The Bonhams Paris 2016 auction was held 4 February at the Grand Palais in Paris during Retromobile Week, resulting in more than €14 million in total sales.

A lineup of Ferraris led Bonhams’ 2016 Retromobile sale, with the marque accounting for half of the top ten lots, headed by the 1966 275 GTB Berlinetta at €2,070,000.

Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motoring, said, “Fifty per cent of the top ten lots from today’s sale were from Ferrari, with the remainder coming from Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Rolls-Royce. We’re seeing a continued desire for models offered at respectable estimates.”

Further results for the Italian marque included a 2002 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina that changed hands for €451,667, a 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO that brought €425,500 and a 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupe that hammered for a world record €345,000.

Other notable results included the 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV sold for €609,500, a 1951 Bentley Petersen 6 1/2-Litre ‘Dartmoor’ Coupe sold for €483,000 and a 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Cabriolet sold for €425,500.

Elsewhere, a generous donor offered his 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible for sale, with proceeds to benefit a Parisien charity. The Fondation de l’Assistance Publique — Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) is dedicated to supporting post-trauma research, and will receive €80,000 (£61,280) from the sale for their cause.

Additionally, 80 percent of the MC Collection of 18 motorcycles sold, led by the 1976 Benelli 750 CM3 SEI, sold for €16,675. Further results include a 1972 Honda CB500R 650CC Racing Motorcycle sold for €88,333, a 1999 MV Agusta 750 CM3 F4 ‘Series Oro’ sold for €25,300, a 1930 Excelsior 750 CM3 Super-X sold for €25,300, a 1996 Honda RVF750 R Type RC45, sold for €21,275 and a 1928 Indian 750 CM3 101 achieved €25,300.

Bonhams Paris 2016 – Top Five Auction Results

1. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta – €2,070,000
2. 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV – €609,500
3. 1951 Bentley Petersen 6 1/2-Litre ‘Dartmoor’ Coupe – €483,000
4. 2002 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina – €451,667
5. 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO – €425,500
5. 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Cabriolet – €425,500

For complete auction results, visit Bonhams Grand Palais.

In 2016 Bonhams European motoring sales will include the recently announced Monaco Sale, taking place 13 May, and returning to France for the Chantilly sale, taking place 4 September.

[Source: Bonhams]