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Bonhams to offer more than 100 classics, including 15 Ferraris at Quail Lodge

Bonhams has a jaw-dropping line up of classics on offer at its Quail Lodge 2015 sale. A total of 111 cars are on offer at the 14 September California sale with a potential total value of well over £60 million.

Top of our list the alloy-bodied Ferrari 250GT competition car that claimed third place in the 1959 Tour de France. The fifth of seven ‘interim’ long wheelbase Berlinettas with short wheelbase style coachwork, this Ferrari had an illustrious racing career, followed by a top-notch two-year restoration, completed in 2014. Unsurprisingly for such a rare and well-fettled car, it’s expected to sell for £6-£7.5 million.   

Another Ferrari that’s won concours awards, including Pebble Beach, is the 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter cabriolet offered by collector Charles Renaud. In his ownership for the past 39 years the Ferrari was treated to a two-year restoration, which was finished in 2014. It’s tipped to sell for £1.5-£1.8 million.

At the other end of the restoration spectrum is a 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort with just 4,700 miles on the clock. Originally exported to Japan, it was bought by American Tony Hart in the late 1990s and modernized over five years to meet US standards. In virtually ‘as new’ condition, it’s estimated to sell for £600,000 to £800,000.


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By Claire Evans

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