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Bonhams Quail Lodge 2013 – Auction Preview

1958 Lister-Chevrolet Knobbly
1958 Lister-Chevrolet Knobbly

The Bonhams Quail Lodge 2013 Auction will be held Friday, August 16th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California. Held in connection with The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering, the 16th annual Bonhams sale held during Monterey Classic Car Week will feature approximately 90 vehicles.

Headline consignments at the 2013 Bonhams Quail sale include the 1931 Bentley 4.5-Liter Supercharged Le Mans; 1924 Bugatti Type 35 Prototype;1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster; 1972 Lancia Stratos Stradale; 1970 Porsche 911 S/T; 1958 Lister-Chevrolet Knobbly; 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Vignale Coupe; 1963 Shelby AC Cobra; 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America; 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica and 1952 Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica Mk2; among others.

In 2012, Bonhams offered 96 vehicles for sale, with 55 finding a new owner, reflecting a 57.3% sales rate. Total sales volume was $11,663,070, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per vehicle sold was $212,056. Top sale went to the 1997 McLaren F1 GTR at $3,850,000, followed by the 1966 Ford GT40 Coupe at $2,205,000. (See 2012 Bonhams Quail Lodge – Auction Report).

Admission to the 2013 Bonhams Quail Lodge auction comes with purchase of a catalog for $80, which admits two people. Previews for the motorcars and automobilia will take place on Wednesday, August 14th and Thursday, August, 15th from 10:00am – 6:00pm. The Automobilia sale begin Friday, August 16th at 9:30am and the Motorcars auction will commence at 11:00am. Please note that entry to Bonhams’ previews and auctions does not require a ticket to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, which is a separate event held by Quail Lodge on Friday, August 16th.

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Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction 2013 – Preview


1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – Estimate $1,100,000 – $1,400,000. European delivery, alloy block, disc brake 300SL; Matching numbers example; Known ownership history since new; Offered with both hard and soft tops, extensive history file, books and tools.
1924 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix Prototype
1924 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix – Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,500,000. Chassis 4323; first example of the Type 35; Driven by Ettore Bugatti for personal use; 1983 Pebble Beach Concours Best in Class; Engine rebuild by High Mountain Classics; subsequent owners have included Sir Robert and Lady Bird, Col. G. Giles, Chairman of the Bugatti Owners Club, and Henry Haga, Chief Designer at Chevrolet.
1961 Mercedes-Benz Type O321H Bus
1961 Mercedes-Benz Type O321H Bus – Estimate $75,000 – $90,000. Authentic period hockey team bus configured as a motorhome; recent servicing.
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkII 767 KNX
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkII Lightweight – Estimate $300,000 – $350,000. 767 KNX; 1964 Sebring 12 Hours Works entry driven by Paddy Hopkirk; 1966 and 1968 Targa Florio entrant; Ex-Ted Worswick; Five owners from new; original condition.
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America – Estimate $800,000 – $950,000. Coachwork by Pinin Farina; One of 181 left-hand drive B24S Spider Americas built; delivered new to California; Four owners from new; recent $250,000 restoration.
1970 Porsche 911 S-T Coupe
1970 Porsche 911 S/T Coupe – Estimate $450,000 – $650,000. Lightweight factory S/T specification; Period European racing history, including 1970 Nurburgring 36-Hour race winner; Offered with extensive history file and period photographs.
1931 Bentley 4.5-Liter Supercharged Le Mans
1931 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter Supercharged Le Mans – Estimate $4,000,000 – $5,000,000. One of three Original Le Mans Specification production Supercharged cars built; Owned by the Noble family for more than 55 years; Original components and numbers as delivered new from Bentley; Documented by Bentley Expert Dr. Clare Hay (See Full Profile).
1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Vignale Coupe
1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe – Estimate $2,800,000 – $3,400,000. One-off Michelotti design for Vignale; 1954 New York Auto Show; Ferrari Classiche Certified; Award winner at 2012 Concorso Villa d’Este.
1963 Shelby AC Cobra
1963 Shelby AC Cobra – Estimate $850,000 – $1,000,000. 1963 Car and Driver road test car; offered in time-warp condition; Documented provenance in the Shelby Registry; Possibly be the most original and lowest mileage (4,711) example extant; Only two owners from new; Preservation Class candidate; Stan Hallinan Collection.
1958 Lister-Chevrolet Knobbly Front
1958 Lister-Chevrolet Knobbly Sports-Racing Two-Seater – Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,500,000. Chassis BHL 115; Used for local Gymkhana events and the occasional spirited country drive for just a few of its early years; Retired to protective dry storage in 1964 where it remained until June; Doug Nye called it, “the most perfect of all preserved and undoubtedly genuine Lister sports-racing cars”; Stan Hallinan Collection.
1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400
1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 – Estimate $600,000 – $750,000. Matching numbers ‘Periscopica’ with 53,000 kilometers from new; Presented in the original color combination; One of 150 built.
1952 Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica MkII Competition Model
1952 Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica MkII Competition Model – Estimate $550,000 – $650,000. 1952 Earls Court Motor Show feature car; 1953 Sebring 12 Hour participant; Ex-Stuart “Duke” Donaldson and George Waltman; Two owners from new and in present ownership since 1959.
1972 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
1972 Lancia Stratos Stradale – Estimate $250,000 – $300,000. Approximately 50,000 kilometers from new; Long-term ownership, parked in storage since 1998.

[Source: Bonhams]