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Pre-War cars to the fore at Bonhams’ £6.6m 2022 Festival sale

A smart new rostrum flanked by state-of-the-art screens gave Bonhams’ traditional auction at the Goodwood Festival a more up-to-date feel. Interest at the 77-car event focused, though, on older models: top-selling car was a 1937 Frazer Nash-BMW 328. The right-hand drive British market (hen...

Artcurial partners with Renault to offer vehicles from the company’s collection

One French national institution has joined forces with another. Commencing with the Le Mans Classic on 2 July, Artcurial will offer rare gems from the 800-car collection amassed by car giant Renault over its 123-year history. The intention is...
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Bonhams’ $5.9m 2022 Greenwich Concours sale

Aided by eight out of ten cars offered at No Reserve, the Bond Street firm sold 93% by number of its 59-car Greenwich Concours catalogue, in the process grossing $5,862,620. Top selling car was a 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Tourer with reproduction Van...
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Dinos lead the way at Silverstone’s 2022 all-Ferrari auction

Compared with the same event held in conjunction with the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain last year, Silverstone Auctions’ 2022 marque sale beat 2021’s figures on almost every metric: the gross, percentage sold by number, low- and mid-...
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The 2022 Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza

Once again, the shores of Lake Como rang to clink of ice in glasses of Aperol Spritz, the loose rattle of a vintage Rolex on an expensively tanned wrist, the rustle of Loro Piana and the squeak of highly polished Tod’s. MC Simon Kidston’s mult...
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Mansell mania in Monaco: RM’s €26.2m auction

Two F1 cars coming straight from the collection of former World Champion Nigel Mansell were the stars of RM’s evening sale at the Grimaldi Forum earlier today. The man known as ‘Il Leone’ in Italy was in the room to see his 1989 Ferrari 640 ...
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Bonhams’ €11.5m 2022 Monaco auction

After a four-year hiatus due to covid and the biennial nature of the Monaco Historics, the British firm returned to the Principality earlier today and sold three-quarters of its motor car catalogue, grossing €11,522,575 in the process. Top-...
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