1928 Mercedes-Benz 630 K La Baule Transformable
1928 Mercedes-Benz 630 K La Baule Transformable sold for $973,500

Bonhams Scottsdale 2016 – Auction Results

The Bonhams Scottsdale 2016 auction was held Thursday, January 28th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $18 million in total sales and an 84% sell-through rate.

Bonhams’ US Head of Motoring, Jakob Greisen, commented, “What we saw this year in Scottsdale was that the ‘best-in-class’ cars are attracting strong interest. We sold a lot of very good cars across a broad spectrum and collectors are responding to prime examples that are sensitively priced.”

Bonhams’ fifth annual Arizona Auction Week sale was led by a 2015 McLaren P1 offered near the beginning of the sale that quickly rose to achieve a new world auction record for the model when it was bought by a young American family for $2,090,000.

Worldwide interest in the right 300 SLs remained strong when the well-documented, alloy-engined 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster made $1,485,000. Demonstrating interest in superb Daytonas, the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta with less than 9,000 miles from new sold for $1,155,000, creating a new live auction record for the model.

The 1928 Mercedes-Benz 630 K La Baule Transformable (pictured) was the subject of robust bidding from clients in the audience and on the telephones and ultimately sold for $973,500, while a 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet brought $869,000.

Other results were achieved by models from Aston Martin and BMW with a 1964 DB5 and 1955 DB2/4 Drophead making $781,000 and $396,000 respectively, while the 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” made $341,000 and a new world auction record for the model.

Bonhams Scottsdale 2016 – Top Ten Auction Results

1. 2015 McLaren P1 – $2,090,000
2. 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster – $1,485,000
3. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta – $1,155,000
4. 1928 Mercedes-Benz 630 K La Baule Transformable – $973,500
5. 1935 Hispano Suiza K6 Cabriolet – $869,000
6. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon – $781,000
7. 1962 Porsche Carrera 2 GS Coupe – $627,000
8. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 – $525,000
9. 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Drop Head Coupe – $396,000
10. 1973 BMW 3.0CSL ‘Batmobile’ – $341,000

For complete results, visit Bonhams.com/Scottsdale.

James Knight, Bonhams’ Global Head of Motoring, said, “We’ve hosted some very successful sales in America and Europe recently, and Scottsdale produced a fine and respectable sell-through rate. The collector car market is robust and collectors are willing to pay prime levels – indeed records – for the best examples.”

[Source: Bonhams; photo: Peter Singhof]