• Aug 15, 2009

Bonhams at the Quail 2009 - The Auto Union didn't sell

The Bonhams Auction at the Quail in Monterey was expected to bring some of the biggest auction numbers of the week. It did end up bringing some large figures, but mainly in the number of unsold headlining cars. We were eagerly anticipating the bidding on the Auto Union Type D, the ex-Evel Knievel Ferrari Daytona Spider, The ZL-1 Camaro, and the 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Coupé among others. None sold. The Auto Union bidding stalled at $6 mil, while the featured Bugatti hesitated long enough at $5.2 mil that it also went unsold. Altogether, 45 lots didn't sell. What did sell did reasonably well though.

There's a full list of results after the jump, but the top seller was the The ex-William Boyd "Hopalong Cassidy", unique coachwork,1933 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Convertible Victoria that went out the door for $1,437,000. Other notable sales included a trio of cars that went at $804,500 each: the 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe "Bumblebee," an ex-Otis Chandler,1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, and a 1931 Bentley 4½ Liter 'Birkin Style' Tourer with original Supercharger. Other favorites were the 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile' that sold for $150,000, the 1981 BMW M1 that went for $147,800, and the pristine 1987 Buick GNX that brought $70,200.

[Source: Bonhams]

Auction Results

Bonhams Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia, featuring the Sidney H. Craig Collection and property from the Reggie Jackson Collection, 14 Aug 2009
Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club, Carmel, CA
Lot
202 1941 Ford Series 11A V-8 Coupe Chassis no. 6597117 $16,380
203 1956 Ford Thunderbird Chassis no. P6FH290051 $32,175
204 1932 Packard Series 902 Rumble Seat Coupe Chassis no. 344041 Engine no. 344020 $84,825
205 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III (BJ8) Sports Convertible Chassis no. HBJ8-L/36920 Engine no. 29K/RU/H11536 $86,580
211 1935 Bentley 3½-Liter Aerodynamic Saloon Chassis no. B103CW Engine no. B3BB $166,500
212 1931 Chrysler Imperial Eight CG Close-Coupled Sedan Chassis no. 7803131 $139,000
213 Ex-Richard and Linda Kughn 'Carail' Museum Collection,1935 Auburn Model 8-851 Custom Phaeton Chassis no. 1148 Engine no. GG1839 $64,350
215 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Touring Saloon Chassis no. 8SK Engine no. LC85 $155,500
219 The ex-Andy Hardy, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland,1931 Ford Model A Roadster Engine no. A4736318 $30,420
220 1931 Cadillac 370-A V-12 Dual Cowl Phaeton Chassis no. 1003698 Engine no. 1003698 $133,500
221 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe Chassis no. 5500429 $546,000
222 The prototype,1955 Flajole Forerunner Chassis no. S673772 Engine no. W7884-8S $188,500
223 The ex-William Boyd "Hopalong Cassidy", unique coachwork,1933 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Convertible Victoria Chassis no. 2535 Engine no. J384 $1,437,000
224 The ex-Tom Mix,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton Chassis no. FC2634 $155,500
225 The ex-Frederick Charles Stewart,1934 Bentley 3½ Liter Drophead Coupé Chassis no. B93AE Engine no. U6BF $122,500
226 The ex-Frank Sinatra, four owners from new,1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Chassis no. 58P011421 $117,000
227 The ex-Gary Morton, & ex-Dean Martin,1962 Ghia L6.4 Coupe Chassis no. 0325 $117,000
228 Property of Jenny Craig,1979 Clenet Series I Roadster Chassis no. CLE792008 $17,550
229 Formerly the property of Al Capone and "The Outfit"-the Chicago Mob,1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Armored Imperial Sedan Chassis no. 701617 Engine no. 701617 $309,500
230 The Franklin Delano Roosevelt California Campaign Parade Car,1935 Lincoln Model K V-12 Phaeton Chassis no. K4582 Engine no. K4136 $348,000
231 Formerly the property of Malcolm Forbes Sr,1985 Bimota SB4 Frame no. SB4 00159 Engine no. GS110X-148606 $5,850
232 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish Chassis no. SCFAC23302B500164 $94,770
233 The Earl Ipsen,1932 Huppmobile Custom Roadster Chassis no. 5021 $112,320
235 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe "Bumblebee" Chassis no. 0197EL Engine no. 0197EL $804,500
237 1973 Porsche 911 RS Touring Chassis no. 9113600463 Engine no. 6630393 $232,500
238 1929 Bentley 4½-Liter Supercharged Birkin Team Car Specification Tourer Chassis no. DS 3569 Engine no. DS 3569 S $722,000
239 The ex-works, Sir Jack Brabham, Aintree '200', Levin, Lakeside and Sandown Park-winning,1961 Cooper Climax 1.5-2.5-liter T55 'Slimline' Formula 1 & Tasman Racing Single-Seater Chassis no. F1/10/61 $216,000
241 The 49th of only 57 examples built,1975 BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile' Chassis no. 4355049 Engine no. 4355049 $150,000
242 The ex-Otis Chandler,1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Chassis no. 198 042 10003067 $804,500
245 Unique road going Prototype originally owned by Lord Hanson, 18,686 miles from new,1968 Bentley T1 'Coupe Speciale' Chassis no. CBH 4033 $172,000
246 From the Estate of the late John J. Dalessandro,1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Berlinetta Chassis no. AR1900C02056 Engine no. AR 00204-00914 (see text) $557,000
249 The Ex-Jackie Stewart, Spanish Grand Prix-winning, three-time pole position,1970 March-Cosworth Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater Chassis no. 701-2 Engine no. DFV98/370 $152,200
250 c1899 Worth 'Dog Cart' Chassis no. 232E6 $46,800
252 1970 Maserati Mistral Spyder Chassis no. AM109SA1737 Engine no. AM109SA1737 $130,750
253 The Unique Steel Sport Roadster, Ex-Brundage Motors Inc. (Brumos Porsche) 1954 12-hours of Sebring,1953 Porsche Roadster Typ 540 K/9-1 Chassis no. 12371 Engine no. P40511 $529,500
254 c.1931 Bentley 4½ Liter 'Birkin Style' Tourer with original Supercharger Chassis no. See Text Engine no. See Text $804,500
257 1964 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 Fixed-Head Coupe Chassis no. J64889113 Engine no. RA3302-9 $99,450
258 6,592 miles from new,1981 BMW M1 Coupé Chassis no. WBS59910004301336 $147,800
259 The ex-L&M Carl Haas/Jackie Stewart team,1971 Lola-Chevrolet T260 CanAm Racing Spider Chassis no. T260-HU2 $304,000
260 The 1948 London Motor Show, Earls Court Exhibition,ex-Sir Bernard Docker – from the Estate of the Late John H. Sweeney,1948 Daimler DE-36 'Green Goddess'-'The Chairman's Car' Chassis no. 51233 $271,000
261 1938 BMW 327 Cabriolet Chassis no. 73234 Engine no. 73234 $144,500
262 The Ex-Georges Grignard/Jacques Swaters 'Ecurie Belgique', 1950 Paris Grand Prix winning,1949 Talbot-Lago Type 26 Course Formula 1 Racing monoplace Chassis no. 110 006 Engine no. 45109 $557,000
266 1953 Jaguar XK120SE OTS Chassis no. S674424 Engine no. F1203-8S $221,500
267 1952 Allard J2X 'Little Red' Chassis no. J2X3142 $194,000
270 2000 Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider Frame no. 1HD1GDV3XYY307925 Engine no. GDVY307925 $17,550
271 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I 4-Door Sedan Chassis no. SRE22686 $49,140
272 95 miles from new,2005 Ford GT Chassis no. 1FAFP90S95Y400021 $166,500
274 15,000 miles from new,1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Chassis no. VC57T204731 $155,500
279 1934 Packard 1101 Standard Eight Coupe Roadster Chassis no. 719203 $113,490
280 1934 Cadillac 452-D V-16 Convertible Sedan Engine no. 5100023 $210,500
281 79,097 mile, original, dual quad,1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Chassis no. 10867S100659 Engine no. 100659 F0912CT $93,600
286 Big Brake package equipped,1961 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injection Convertible Chassis no. 10837S100659 Engine no. 100659 F0912CT $150,000
292 5,480 miles from new, untouched and original,1987 Buick GNX Coupe Chassis no. 1G4GJ1171HP452230 $70,200
293 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Spider Chassis no. ZFFXA20A0J0076613 $36,270
295 Offered by 'Chasing Classic Cars' Star Wayne Carini – and sold to benefit the Autism Speaks Charity,1956 Bimbo Racer V12 $17,843
301 1990 Porsche Carrera 4RS Lightweight Chassis no. 964019 $139,000
303 1965 Porsche 356C Convertible Chassis no. 161813 $86,580
304 1964 Porsche 356C Convertible Chassis no. 159620 $66,690


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  • 4 Comments
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gotta love it, when a car that's at 6 million at the auction but the owner still wants more for it.

      If you can't let it go for 6 million then I think that owner probably shouldn't have bothered going to an auction in the first place.

      While some of the cars are woirth a lot I think some owners are deluded in what they think their car is really worth.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the type d belongs in the museum of modern art.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pics or it didn't happen ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, some pretty big money for cars is still changing hands. So much for recession, for the rich that is.