|Canadian-built motor car fit for royalty on offer as Bonhams returns to Oxford for annual sale|
| Eclectic auction will offer everything from a Ferrari to a Morris Oxford, via a Buick with royal connections
A single-owner collection of Canadian-built Buick motor cars, including one that was used by two future Kings of England, will be among the highlights of the upcoming Bonhams sale in Oxford, UK, on Saturday 2nd March.
Following the success of last year's auction, which recorded an outstanding 100 per cent sale rate, the Bonhams Motor Car and Automobilia departments will return to the regional Oxford salerooms for the first sale of the UK auction calendar.
Among motor cars already consigned is a collection of Buicks led by the 1928 model year McLaughlin-Buick 496 Tourer that is one of only two built and used on the royal tour of Canada in 1927 (estimate £40,000 - £45,000). The custom-built cars were the only vehicles built by the motor company during that year which comfortably seated seven people, and were designed and detailed with class and elegance in mind. They were used extensively by the then Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII), his brother the Duke of York (later King George VI) and their entourage carrying out their civic duties, and were shipped from province to province by train.
|Ferrari 250 GTO Achieves $38,115,000A New World Auction Record At Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale|
Carmel, California – Thursday, 14 August 2014 – The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta has become the most valuable car in history to be sold at auction when it realized $38,115,000 (£22,843,633 or €28,528,626) moments ago at Bonhams' Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California.
Surpassing the current record of the most valuable car sold at auction, which was also set by Bonhams with the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R F1 Racer that....
|Bonhams to Preview Ultra-Rare Ferrari 250 GTO at Monterey Pre-Reunion• Anticipated to be the Most Expensive Car to Ever be Sold at Auction|
MONTEREY, Calif., August 1, 2014 – An example of arguably the most famous and sought-after classic race car ever – the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – will be previewed by Bonhams at the Monterey Pre-Reunion August 9 and 10. The classic race car, of which only 39 were constructed, will be shown in the Bonhams hospitality area at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where the historic car racing is taking place.
The Ferrari, ....
|Podium for Dan, Seb fifth after epic duelNORTHAMPTON, England – Daniel Ricciardo took a deserved fourth podium finish of the season at the British Grand Prix after switching to a one-stop strategy that saw him fend off pressure from rivals behind and hold together his final set of tires for 37 laps until the checkered flag.|
Sebastian Vettel, meanwhile, finished fifth, the champion winning an epic battle with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso that defined the last third of the race.
The race was won by Lewis Hamilton, who took his ....
|GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED OFFERS SPORT AND SHOWGOODWOOD, England – The 21st annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, a thrilling mix of sport and show highlighting the cars of today and tomorrow, came to a close Sunday.|
A Moving Motorshow allowed spectators to drive production models up the famed 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb, while classic and Formula 1 cars, as well as the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hour winner, were on display.
Design excellence was a hallmark of the Cartier 'Style et Luxe' Concours d'Elegance. And Goodwood also highlighted the crosso....
|ANTONIO FELIX DA COSTA JOINS AMLIN AGURI TO RACE IN FORMULA ELEICESTERSHIRE, UK (July 2 2014) – Amlin Aguri has today announced that Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa will join the team for its inaugural FIA Formula E Championship season.|
Felix da Costa will participate in Thursday's first public test for the squad before linking up on Friday with the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Team where he will continue as the team's reserve driver at the British Grand Prix this weekend.
The 22-year-old is no stranger to the Spark-Renault SRT....
|RARE 1907 AMERICAN UNDERSLUNG ROADSTER TO HEADLINE BONHAMS' AUTUMN AUCTION PRESERVING THE AUTOMOBILEEntries are now being accepted for the unique October auction at the Simeone Foundation Museum in Philadelphia|
Bonhams is pleased to announce that the FC Deemer 'honeymoon' 1907 American Underslung Roadster will be sold at auction on October 6th when it is expected to realize in excess of $900,000.
Of the four noted 'Deemer' American Underslungs, this 107-year old example is the first that FC Deemer, a Brookville, Pennsylvania oil man purchased and took on his honeymoon in 1907 – an....
|Bonhams announces new auction sale at Mercedes-Benz MuseumOn 12 July 2014, Bonhams' Mercedes-Benz Sale will feature a choice selection of some 40 motor cars manufactured by the renowned German marque over its more than a century-long history.|
The modern engineering giant that is Daimler, manufacturing Mercedes-Benz motor vehicles, can trace its automotive roots back to 1886 when Carl Benz patented his pioneering Motorwagen, and Gottlieb Daimler fitted one of his new internal combustion engines into a four-wheeled carriage. Fourteen years later, in 1....
|105 YEAR OLD 'CAR OF KINGS' EMERGES FROM AUSTRALIA FOR SALE AT BONHAMS' INAUGURAL MERCEDES-BENZ AUCTIONA 1909 35hp Mercedes with a rugged past, estimated at €480,000-680,000, is being offered on 12 July as part of Bonhams' Mercedes-Benz Sale at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. The Sale will feature a choice selection of some 40 motor cars manufactured by the renowned German marque over its more than century-long history.|
Perhaps the last place one would expect to find an early Mercedes vehicle advertised as 'the car of kings' is at Isis Downs, an isolated sheep station in Queens....