05 décembre 2011

1953 Austin-Healey "100" special test car sells for world record £843,000 @ Bonhams

The Austin-Healey racing car of the Le Mans disaster in Weybridge, Britain. EPA/BONHAMS. LONDON.- An unrestored works racing team 1953 Austin-Healey '100' Special Test Car, which was campaigned in period by racing drivers Lance Macklin, Gordon Wilkins and Marcel Becquart, sold for a world record £843,000 on 1 December at Bonhams’ December Sale. The car, which was offered in ‘barn find’ condition for the first time in 42 years, was bought by a private buyer within the room at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge, Surrey. While much... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2011

Bonhams to offer the renowned E. Bullivant Bentley at its Quail Lodge sale.

  1927 Bentley 6½ Liter Sports Tourer. Coachwork by Vanden Plas. Chassis no. BX 2421. Engine no. DH 2201. Body no. 1377. photo Bonhams San Francisco – Bonhams is extremely pleased to announce that it will be offering what is considered one of the most significant surviving Bentleys in the world today at its Quail Lodge auction on August 18-19 in Carmel, California.The E. Bullivant 1927 Bentley 6½ Liter Sports Tourer with its original Coachwork by Vanden Plas is widely regarded as one of the most significant Bentleys to come... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2011

Stunning Line-Up of English Automobiles Go Under the Hammer @ RM Auctions

  1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Vantage Coupé. Photo RM Auctions LONDON.- RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for quality automobiles, is now on the countdown to its inaugural sale at London’s Salon Privé luxury car show and Concours d’Elegance on 23rd June, 2011. The sale, which is only open to British-built automobiles, has attracted fifty-seven stunning examples of ‘Quintessentially English’ cars including some significant collections of Aston Martin, Jaguar and Rolls-Royce automobiles. Max... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2011

"L’Art de l’automobile. Chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Ralph Lauren" @ Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Jaguar XK120 Roadster, 1950. Collection Ralph Lauren © Photo Michael Furman Une exposition rendant hommage à l’automobile n’est pas tout à fait une première dans l’histoire de l’institution. En 1970, Les Arts Décoratifs présentaient une sélection de voitures de compétition « Bolides Design ». Un jury particulier issu du monde de l’art et du design avait alors été constitué autour de François Mathey pour composer cette exposition, Les designers 30e Colombo, Roger Talion, Pio Manzu, les artistes Jean-Paul Riopelle, Jean Tinguely,... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2010

An important collection of 24 Wedgwood and Bentley basalt portrait medallions Circa 1775

An important collection of 24 Wedgwood and Bentley basalt portrait medallions  Circa 1775. photo M.S.Rau Antiques. featuring the Kings of England, all set in a lovely frame. The first basalt portrait medallions appeared around 1771, introduced as a novel and less expensive way to create portraits of royals and wealthy patrons. 22" wide x 18" high. Price: $12,500 These early depictions proved so popular, Wedgwood began creating magnificent series of popes, philosophers, writers, saints and, of... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2010

Bonhams Breaks World Record Price For Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible. Sold for £551,500. photo Bonhams A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible, one of only nine produced, sold for a remarkable £551,500 today (2 July) at Bonhams annual Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia auction at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The sale fetched a magnificent £3,707,687 in total with a 75% sale rate. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible. photo Bonhams Registration no. VDB 5. Chassis no. DB5C/2118/R. Engine no. 400/2370/V. Sold for £551,500 ... [Lire la suite]
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