► More than £2.5 million sold in second online sale by Bonhams
► Porsche 911 tops the lots, making £164,250
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The second in a series of Live Online Motoring Auctions took place at Bicester Heritage on Saturday 25 July, achieving a sale total of more than £2.5 million and a sell-through rate of 71%. The Motorcycle section of the sale was once again 100% sold, matching the success of the first sale.
Demonstrating MPH's expertise in the the modern classics field, a 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo (964) 3.6-Litre (above) attracted strong interest and – after a lengthy bidding battle between the telephone and online – ultimately achieved £164,250.
This was the third post-lockdown Bonhams’ sale and with controlled numbers of punters allowed in for viewing there was plenty of room to view the cars. Their layout was well-considered, while the sale proceedings were centred on Bonhams’ Oxford premises rather than at Bicester.
Here was a first-rate event that would have stood out in pre-Covid times, but in the circumstances was even more the result of a sterling effort. The pre-war selection was impressive, numbering several Bentleys and Rolls-Royces as well as a Lagonda Rapier, Cord Westchester, Hotchkiss AM80 and a Peugeot Bebe, while classic and more modern periods were well represented by several Jaguar E-types and Mk2s, Aston Martins, Porsches and Ferraris.
This sale also offered a 2000 Rover Mini Cooper Sport 500 that had covered 391 miles from new and almost dealer-fresh. A very tidy 1986 Mercedes-Benz 280GE (short-wheelbase) made £20,250, while two 1949 Land Rovers each sold for the same sum. Bonhams’ next Bicester sale is on 19 September.
Head of Department, Bonhams MPH Rob Hubbard said, ‘Results were strong across the board, particularly for pre-war, modern and popular classics, again proving confidence in the market. MPH is actively consigning for our next Sale taking place on 19 September and then a Christmas finale on 12 December, both of which will take place at Bicester Heritage’.