Competition Cars To Headline Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

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Andy Warhol Elizabeth Taylor Bonhams annual summer sale at Quail Lodge is famous for its offering of racing and sports cars. From Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and Talbot Lago to Jaguar, Aston Martin and Ferrari, Bonhams is consistently entrusted with the world’s greatest and rarest automobiles.

With many of Bonhams’ specialists competing regularly in racing events, and the firm’s recent appointment as the official partner of the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA), it should come as no surprise that Bonhams is regarded as the foremost experts when it comes to competition machines.

Now in its 13th year, Bonhams’ auction held during the legendary Monterey Peninsula Car Week will once again prominently feature sporting cars. Following are just some of the glorious machines consigned.

From the renowned collection of Michael Amalfitano comes a number of significant Porsches:
1967 Porsche 910 Works Prototype Coupe, ex-Mitter/Bianchi Nurburgring 1000km
1970 Porsche Type 917 Interserie Spyder, ex-Hailwood/Hobbs Le Mans 24 Hours
1975 Porsche Carrera RSR
1988 Porsche 962 Group C Works Prototype
1991 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 Lightweight
Not to mention a plethora of other Porsche-related items, such as bodywork for a 908/02 Flounder and a Type 917K, injection pumps, steering racks, transmissions, windscreens, wheels, even a 1950 Porsche Diesel Standard J Tractor!

Other competitions cars from around the world include:
1932 Lucenti Special, ex-Herb Ardinger Indianapolis 500
1961 Abarth 1000 GT Bialbero, ex-McLaren Team Cunningham Sebring 3 Hours
1963 Jaguar E-Type Competition Roadster
1967 FIAT Abarth TC/R
1971 Lotus Type 69 Formula Ford
Sports cars on offer include:
1937 BMW 328
1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
1958 Jaguar XK150 Roadster
1959 Austin-Healey 3000 MkI
1990 Ferrari F40
These and many more automobiles from all eras, including tourers, sedans, convertibles and coupes, will be auctioned on August 12-13 at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California.

With the deadline for entries closing soon, owners interested in consigning a car or collection of cars to this prominent sale may e-mail usacars@bonhams.com, or call the following specialists:
Mark Osborne, Head of Department, San Francisco: 415-503-3353
Rupert Banner, VP Business Development, New York: 212-461-6515
Eric Minoff, Department Manager, San Francisco: 415-503-3447
David Swig, Motorcar Department, San Francisco: 415-503-3285

For more information visit www.bonhams.com/quail


 

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