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DEC 02nd 2014

More records tumble at Bonhams' Bond Street sale

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There may not have been a world famous historic race transporter at Bonhams’ Bond Street Sale as there was last year, but that didn’t stop the leading auctioneers from setting a few notable records on the way to a total sale value of £12,777,450 on Sunday.

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The record breakers were the Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupe, Talbot V105 ‘Alpine Racer’ (below) and the Brough Superior SS100 Alpine Grand Sports (above) which realised £348,700, £1,379,100 and £315,100 respectively. Each was a new high price at auction for that vehicle.

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Other notable lots were the 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO we looked at recently which ended up almost slap-bang in the middle of its estimate range at £1,513,500, the ex-Sir Elton John Ferrari Dino 246GT which made a strong £259,100 and the Porsche 959 Komfort Coupe which commanded £505,500.

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Good results, all, but the star of the show in respect of its selling price was the Porsche 908.02 ‘Flunder’ Langheck Sports Prototype which rocketed to £2,185,500. Such has been the prominence of Ferraris when the big figures are released after auctions of late that it was refreshing to see a Porsche score top-billing in that respect. Of course, there was little surprise that a Ferrari wasn’t far behind. The gorgeous alloy-bodied Ferrari 275 GTB (below) sold for £1,821,500 to a telephone bidder.

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The award for quirkiest lot of the day had to go to the 1939 ‘Miles’ Magister aeroplane. This was a training aifcraft used by the RAF during World War Two to prepare pilots for the Hurricane and the Spitfire. Despite needing ‘total restoration’ it sold for £46,000.

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With one more auction to go Bonhams is on track to surpass what was in itself a record-breaking year in 2013. 2015 promises to be fruitful, too, with a new auction taking place at the 73rd Member’s Meeting to compliment the well-established sales at the Festival of Speed and the Revival.

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