Bonhams opens proceedings at this year’s Amelia Island sales, returning to the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on 3 March with an 84-car catalogue headed by a 1955 Porsche 550 with a guide of $4,500,000 – 5,500,000. Owned by the consignor since 1972, chassis 0036 was regularly campaigned at European circuits for the first three years of its life, including AVUS the Nürburgring and Monza, before arriving in the States in 1960.
The sale also features a unique 1954 Jaguar XK 120 SE Coupe bodied by Pinin Farina that picked up an award at Pebble Beach in 2017, following a nut-and-bolt restoration at renowned marque specialist CMC (estimate $900,000 – 1,300,000), and a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, delivered new to the Royal Palace of Iran in its one-off colour of Uranium Yellow (estimate $1,900,000 – 2,300,000).
A 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS is the star attraction at Gooding & Company, clothed in elegant Teardrop coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi it’s estimated to fetch in excess of $10,000,000. Believed to be the sole surviving example with original coachwork, it was ordered by the playboy and sportsman Freddy McEvoy, and underwent a concours-winning ground-up restoration in the mid-2000s.
Gooding’s line-up will see no fewer than 34 Porsches crossing the block, nine of which come from the Lloyd Hawkins Collection. Highlights among the collection include an Interscope-liveried 935 that ran in the 1979 Le Mans 24 Hours (estimate $1,700,000 – 2,000,000); a 1974 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC, driven by Gordon Johncock, Peter Revson, and A.J. Foyt in Roger Penske’s IROC races (estimate $1,100,000 – 1,300,000); and a 934/5 in Brumos colours that finished 3rd at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1977 (estimate $1,000,000 – 1,300,000).
Hypercars dominate the big-ticket entries at RM Sotheby’s on 5 March, although it’s a pre-war icon that claims the top spot. RM’s 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria is one of only three Dietrich examples known to exist, and is offered from the Estate of Frank Ricciardelli, having formed part of his collection since 2006 – notably achieving a Best of Show nomination at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2014 (estimate $3,750,000 – 4,500,000).
The 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari on offer has covered just 576 miles and comes with a newly launched renewable two-year LaFerrari factory warranty (estimate $3,600,000 – 4,000,000); while a 3,950-mile 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport looks equally menacing in Nocturne over Beluga Black with $300,000 in options (estimate $3,000,000 – 3,300,000).
Classic car auction price estimates for: Porsche | Jaguar | Talbot-Lago | Packard | Ferrari | Bugatti
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