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Bonhams, Les Grandes Marques du Monde, Le Grand Palais, Paris, February 8, 2018

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The Grand Palais is fantastic, a vast high ceiling glass roofed spectacle with ornate ironwork (visible in the background of some of the shots of the cars) where early automobile shows were held at the beginning of the 20th century. Nowhere was the history of the Grand Palais more clear than at Bonhams auction this […]

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Bonhams Scottsdale, January 18, 2018

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Set on the lush lawns of the Westin Kierland, where irrigation seems anathema to the restricted flow of Scottsdale showerheads, Bonhams Scottsdale Auction is an oasis of enthusiasm. From the full breakfast and hyper coffee on auction morning to the array of vehicles on the grass and in the gravel periphery, Bonhams sets a tone […]

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Bonhams, Simeone Foundation Museum, Philadelphia, October 2, 2017

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  There are many good reasons to come to Philadelphia for Bonhams auction at the Simeone Foundation Museum the Monday before Hershey. First is the really intriguing consignment of cars that Bonhams assembles here every year. Many of them are in the spirit of Dr. Fred Simeone’s collection which comprises many rare, unrestored competition sports […]

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Bonhams, Quail Lodge, August 18, 2017

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2017 was Bonhams most successful Quail Lodge auction. The 2014 Thursday auction of the Maranello Rosso cars, including Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851GT, is treated as a separate event, a Black Swan. This year’s sale was highlighted by a road-legal McLaren F1 that brought a curve-setting price of $15,620,000, but there were nine other cars […]

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Bonhams, Le Grand Palais, Paris, February 9, 2017

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In locating a collector car auction the auction companies’ inducement is to put an auction in a place where car collectors want to gather. That involves finding venues where there are attractions that appeal to collectors, where like-minded souls want to congregate with friends, where the accommodations and settings are friendly, with good food and […]

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Bonhams, Amelia Island, March 9, 2017

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  The Amelia Island auction week opened up with Bonhams on Thursday and its experience foreshadowed what would follow, difficulty in closing the deal on major lots but general success, even if at modest values, with moderately-priced lots. Just five lots achieved hammer bids over half a million dollars and only two of those, the […]

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