Bonhams & Butterfields’ annual summer sale at Quail Lodge was held August 12-13, 2010 at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, resulting in $18 million in total sales and a 74% sales rate.
Comprising a selection of 102 cars, 1 airplane and 1 boat – of which 77 sold (a 74% sell rate), the auction represented three major collections headlined by the Michael Amalfitano collection of competition cars, which exceeded all pre-sale expectations and set the tone for the newly expanded, two-day sale.
“We are very honored to have been selected to offer these incredible motorcars at auction,” says Mark Osborne, head of Bonhams’ Motoring Department. “We are very pleased with the results and the satisfaction of having met or exceeded the expectations of our discerning and growing clientele.”
A world record for any Porsche sold at auction was achieved with the ex-Jurgen Neuhaus/Jurgen Barth 1972-73 European Interserie and David Hobbs/Mike Hailwood Gulf-JW Automotive team 1972-73 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder neé 1970 Gulf-JWA Le Mans 917K Coupe realizing $3,965,000.
Many other strong prices were attained at the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction 2010, including:
— 1930 Mercedes-Benz 7.1 Liter SS Tourer made $2,537,000 after spirited bidding.
— Ex-works, Gerhard Mitter/Lucien Bianchi Nurburgring 1000 kms-leading 1967 Porsche 910 Endurance Racing Works Coupe sold for $797,000.
— Ex- J. Herbert Carpenter, Western Reserve Historical Society, Joe Tracy 1908 Thomas Flyer 4-60 Tourer went for $733,000.
— Ex-Ernst Loof racing team, Sandizell-owned 1937 BMW 328 Roadster was bought for $667,000.
Furthermore, automobilia and spares posted the highest ever total at this venue with $1.185 million realized.