Bonhams returned to the Bonmont Golf and Country Club overlooking Lake Geneva for a sale of hypercars and classics on 20 September. Held with the public in attendance for the first time since its pre-COVID Paris sale in February, a one-owner 693-km 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport topped the results, hammered away for a mid-estimate CHF1,840,000 to an in-room bidder.
Gemballa Mirage GTs are a rare sight, with a production run limited to just 25 examples. Performance modifications to the base Porsche Carrera GT include a bespoke exhaust and ram air intake system, plus an ECU remap, all of which liberates an extra 58bhp. Bonhams’ 4,867-km single-owner GT was first registered in 2007 in the UAE, and required recommissioning after a period in storage. Catalogued at CHF600,000 – 800,000, it raised CHF669,300 on the day.
Other highlights included the ultimate iteration of Lamborghini’s Murciélago, an LP670-4 SV, with one owner and 2,730km from new, which smashed its CHF200,000 – 250,000 guide, fetching CHF339,250; a 1975 Porsche 911 Turbo – the 98th built in the first year of production – sold for CHF195,500 (estimate CHF160,000 – 190,000); and a 1964 Maserati Mistral Spyder, in single-family ownership since 1971 and restored some ten years ago, made CHF431,250 (estimate CHF400,000 – 500,000).
Artcurial pulled off a perfect result with all the 170-lot André Trigano Collection finding new homes, led by the Lamborghini 400 GT Trigano purchased new in 1967 which sold for €481,600 (estimate €400,000 – 600,000).
The vast majority of the inventory made way over estimate, including a left-hand drive 23,529-km 1970 Aston Martin DBS V8 with a manual gearbox at €186,620 (estimate €90,000 – 130,000); an ex-Charles Aznavour 1962 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine by James Young at €180,600 (estimate €100,000 – 150,000); and an 875-km Renault 4 with a unique paint scheme by the French artist Arman which set a new world auction record for the model at €50,568.
Cabriolets dominated the top sales at Aguttes’ Musée de l’Aventure Peugeot auction on 20 September, with a restored 1966 Citroën DS 21 blitzing its €160,000 – 200,000 estimate, going for €246,300; a 1953 Peugeot 203 in single-family ownership since 1971 making €84,300 (estimate €60,000 – 80,000); and a 1951 Peugeot 203, one of just ten 4-seater convertibles by Worblaufen, at a mid-estimate €59,100.
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