£2.367m DB4 GT Lightweight star of subdued Bonhams Bond St sale

Thank goodness for No Reserve. Had the cover car not sold, this afternoon's already slim £4.43m gross would have been whittled down to just over £2m – a far cry from 2014’s £12.9m, when we were turned away from a packed main saleroom and had to watch on screens on the ground floor. ...

London calling for Gooding & Co in 2020

David Gooding’s Santa Monica-based house will hold its first European sale next year, in London at Somerset House on 1 April. Titled ‘Passion of a Lifetime Auction’, the event will feature cars from a single collection, with a focus on “valuable examples of European sports and racing auto...
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RM on track for $29m+ Abu Dhabi GP auction

Saturday’s late-night auction on the start-finish straight at the Yas Marina circuit was exceptionally well presented by RM Sotheby’s but, at a provisional c.50% sell-through by number, wasn’t quite the game-changer many hoped.   To ach...
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Riddle of the Sands: The November 2019 Riyadh sales

The official results of the recent auctions in Saudi Arabia have yet to be released but, like the magnificent 250,000 square-mile sand desert that is the Empty Quarter, are unlikely to contain very much of substance when they are. The sales ...
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Seconds away, Round Two: Bonhams MPH at Bicester, November 2019

We attended the inaugural Bonhams MPH sale two months ago. It was a start, but our initial impression was one of slight disappointment. We asked experienced classic car auction commentator Paul Hardiman to report on the company’s second venture ...
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Ford v Ferrari v history – the 10 silliest moments in Le Mans ’66

Seen the recently released film on the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours? If not, we recommend it – both for the racing thrills and the fierce debate with your friends afterwards, as to the film’s most ludicrous errors and generally daft moments. It’s a...
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£1.78m gross – a bumpy landing for Bonhams at the Hendon RAF Museum

The Bond St house experienced turbulence in North London earlier today, when only half the 74-car catalogue found new owners. The immediate post-sale gross was £1,775,513, some way off last year’s £3m at Olympia. This was a return to the ...
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What’s happening in the Aston Martin market?

With the release of the much-anticipated book by Palawan on the Aston Martin V8, perhaps it’s time to reflect on where marque values stand at the end of 2019. We put the question to well-known UK specialists, starting with the host of yesterday...
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