The Bonhams event coordinators awoke with a smile this morning after a record smashing performance in their second year at Scottsdale. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa was home to spirited bidding and a splendid 80% sell through rate as the vaunted auction house sold 90 of 112 lots offered for 12.1 million dollars. The numbers virtually doubled over their 2012 Scottsdale debut where 40 of 67 lots sold for a sell through rate of 60% and total sales of 5.7 million.
Top seller was the featured 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV of which only 142 were produced. This was the last year for the iconic Miura which debuted in front of a stunned press and public at the Geneva Salon in 1966. The SV "Sprinto Veloce" was introduced in 1971 and is widely considered the pinnacle of Miura production.
Top ten sellers for the event as listed:
- 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV Chassis no. 5012 Engine no. 30708 sold for $1,215,000
- 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Faux Cabriolet Chassis no. 46293 Engine no. 157 sold for $951,000
- 1968 Ferrari 330GTS Spider Chassis no. 11021 Engine no. 9823 brought $912,500
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Chassis no. 1980405500521 Engine no. 1989805500534 brought $896,000
- 1967 Ferrari 365 GTC Speciale Chassis no. 10581 Engine no. 10581 sold for $885,000
- 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder Conversion Chassis no. 14197 brought $423,000
- 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta Chassis no. 15173 sold for $384,500
- 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Coupé Chassis no. DB6/4037/R Engine no. 400/4131 brought $285,500
- 1931 Cord L-29 Chassis no. 2929245 Engine no. FD 4046 sold for $280,000
- 1964 Morgan +4+ Coupe Chassis no. A5794 Engine no. 511605 at $230,500
Today, Barrett-Jackson and Russo and Steele continue with Gooding, Silver, RM and Mecum joining the action. I will return later in the weekend with continuing auction event coverage.