Bonhams

  • 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder

    A historic piece of Porsche's history crossed the auction block at Bonham's last Thursday and brought in more than $5 million—$5.17 million to be exact. The Porsche 550A Spyder, known as the "giant killer" in its day for racing against and beating far more-powerful racers, was a Porsche Works entrant with a glowing pedigree. The car placed on the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and won its class at the Nürburgring 1000. The 550A Spyder accomplished all of this with a 1.5-liter twin-cam flat-4 engine producing 135 horsepower. Although collectors adore any 550A Spyder, this...

  • 1966 Shelby GT350-H owned by Carroll Shelby
    Carroll Shelby's personal 1966 GT350H is up for grabs

    Carroll Shelby's personal GT350H is heading to auction this month. The 1966 example served as Shelby's personal car after trading hands with two prior owners. Now it's for sale through the Bonhams auction January 18 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Shelby cranked out a number of amazing machines over the...

  • 1949 Saab 92 Prototype
    One of three remaining 1949 Saab 92 prototypes heading to auction

    Saab's automotive days may be behind it, but that doesn't mean enthusiasts and collectors at large have forgotten about the quirky Swedish marque. In the middle of the last century, Saab was a fledgling automaker, and this was one of its first cars: a 1949 Saab 92. Now, it's heading to a Bonhams...

  • 1956 Aston Martin DBR1
    See the top 10 most expensive cars sold at Pebble Beach

    Millions of dollars were spent at the auctions that were held during the lead up to this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, but what did those lofty sums buy? Quite a few tremendous machines. We've already highlighted some of the largest transactions that took place during the posh classic...

  • 1953 Aston Martin DB3S
    Aston Martin with incredible provenance comes up for auction

    The list of people that have driven this Aston Martin DB3S headed for the auction block has been a veritable Who's Who of the racing scene: Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, Peter Collins, Roy Salvadori and Reg Parnell have all held its big steering wheel and hustled it through the corners. CHECK OUT...

  • 1965 Ferrari 330 GT owned by John Lennon
    John Lennon Ferrari 330GT Back On The Auction Block

    If you managed to miss the last time John Lennon’s Ferrari was up for sale at auction, you’ve got one more chance, as it didn’t sell last time. The Ferrari 330GT that Lennon drove at what was perhaps the height of the Beatlemania era is back, and the car will go on the auction...

  • A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sport Saloon with just 48,000 accumulated miles - image: Bonhams

    Tie-ins to James Bond aside, the Aston Martin DB 5 is one of the most stunning luxury sport coupes of all time. That helps to explain the ongoing demand for the car, which went out of production in 1965. Original examples are getting harder to find with each passing year, which is what makes a 1964 DB5 Sports Saloon barn find that much more alluring. In May, Bonhams will auction off this particular 48,000 mile example, which reportedly spent over three decades in the owner’s garage. That owner purchased the car in 1972 and drove it until 1980, when it was unceremoniously parked in an...

  • Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin's Blower Bentley 4 1/2 Liter sells for record price at Goodwood
    Zero To $7 Million In 3 Minutes With A Blower Bentley: Video

    Tim Birkin's record-setting Blower Bentley is a rolling, running, racing piece of history. It's also the most expensive Bentley ever purchased at auction as of last weekend. This video shows the sale from the perspective of Bonhams, the auction house that sold it. Birkin's 1929 4 1/2 Litre Bentley...

  • Prince Charles' 1994 Virage Volante. Image: Bonhams
    Prince Charles' Aston Martin Virage Volante Heads To Auction

    Are you in the market for a vintage drop-top Aston Martin Virage? Do you want one with a bit of history and perhaps a former celebrity owner? In that case, be prepared to bid on lot number 223 at the upcoming Bonhams Aston Martin sale. The car in question, sprayed in non-metallic Special British...

  • The final 1991 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Sanction II Coupe built.
    Rare 1991 Aston Martin Zagato Sanction II Coupe Heads To Auction

    In 1960, Aston Martin collaborated with Zagato to build a lightweight, higher performance variant of the Aston Martin DB4 GT, to be called the DB4 GT Zagato. Initial plans called for the production of 25 units, but demand never reached expected levels. In the end, only 20 cars were produced from...

  • The Lotus XI "Wide Body" competes at Le Mans, 1956.
    Impressive Lotus Collection To Be Auctioned By Bonhams

    In the 1963 Dutch Grand Prix, legendary driver Jim Clark dominated the competition in his Lotus 25 Formula One car. A young Olav Glasius was so impressed by both the Lotus and Clark’s driving that he became a lifelong fan of the brand. Glasius, described by Bonhams as a “textile...

  • 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2
    Lambo On The Run? Paul McCartney's 1967 400GT Headed To Goodwood Auction

    Former Beatles and Wings star Paul McCartney's 1967 Lamborghini 400GT is headed to auction at Goodwood.

  • Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez

    It’s been two months since the Japan earthquake disaster but the effects, especially on the auto industry, are still being felt all around the world. Aston Martin is showing its full support for the island nation, with its CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez announcing plans to auction his Rapide company car at this year’s annual Bonhams auction at Newport Pagnell in the UK, with all proceeds to go to charities providing aid to victims of the recent earthquakes and Tsunami in Japan. Chassis number ‘F00039’ is a UK specification, right-hand drive Aston Martin Rapide built in late 2009...

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