Bonhams' 76MM top 12 sellers

18th March 2018
Bob Murray

Mover over Jaguar, Aston and Ferrari – the top-priced lot at the Bonhams sale at the 76th Members’ Meeting was an… AC. And it wasn’t even a Cobra.


The 1958 Ace roadster, one of only 21 built in this form in ’58, sold for an impressive £204,220 including the premium. The car, with one owner since 1996, was fully restored between 2007 and 2015. Black Pearl and trimmed in red leather, it was originally sold new by a dealer in Worthing.

Made as one of the comparatively rare AC-engined cars, rather than Bristol or Ford-engined, the car in the sale is said to still have the original 2.0-litre engine it came with when new. As Bonhams said, “a design classic in its earliest and purest form.” 

Elsewhere there were plenty of bargains on offer at the sale, which after the million-pound Ferrari F12 Tour de France was withdrawn, lacked a big-ticket star.


1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon

Sold for £ 186,300

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone

Sold for £ 180,700 

1956 Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertible

Coachwork by Pinin Farina

Sold for £ 158,300

1959 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon

Coachwork by Tickford

Sold for £ 130,300

1933 Lagonda M45 4 1/2-litre Tourer

Sold for £ 126,94

1965 Jaguar E-Type S1 4.2 Roadster

Sold for £ 119,100 


1936 Talbot BG110 alloy-bodied tourer

Coachwork by Vanden Plas

Sold for £ 113,500 

1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL convertible with hardtop

Sold for £ 110,140 inc.premium

1968 Fiat Dino 2.0-litre Spider with hardtop

Coachwork by Pininfarina

Sold for £ 100,060

1960 Jaguar XJ150S 3.4-litre Roadster

Sold for £ 96,700

1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster

Sold for £ 94,460

1931 MG Magna F-Type Supercharged Sports

Sold for £ 91,100

Photography by Tom Shaxson

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  • Bonhams

  • 2018

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