Multiple, rare examples of Europe’s finest supercars spanning four decades grace one of the most anticipated auctions of the year
San Francisco – In the world of sports and racing cars few models stir the imagination like those of the supercar category. And this year Bonhams will offer for sale several of the finest examples from the most prestigious names in the industry.
Leading this exclusive list is none other than a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari (pictured above). Little needs to be said about what is likely the most talked about supercar of this decade. Its performance, styling and desirability is already legendary and this particular car, one of just 499 made and one of only 120 delivered to the US, represents the very first LaFerrari to ever be publicly offered for sale. With just 230 miles from new, this V12 hybrid is the ultimate sportscar that is to many the non plus ultra of automobiles. To say it represents a unique opportunity is a vast understatement as this car is history in the making. Estimate $3.6–$4.2-million.
Accompanying the LaFerrari are further incredible supercars iconic in their own right. Here’s a glimpse of several from Italy, Great Britain and Germany:
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO – Perhaps the most famous and sought after Prancing Horse of the late 20th century, few sports-racing cars can compare. Pioneering, even radical, the 288 GTO defined a new level of automobile, and with just 272 built, acquiring one has never been easy. Better yet, this car is just one owner from new. Estimate $1.8–$2.2-million.
2014 McLaren P1 – Number 90 of just 375 built, this striking hypercar has less than 1,200 miles on the odometer and is a masterstroke of engineering by any measure. Estimate $1.9–$2.1-million.
2008 Lamborghini Reventón – One of the rarest of the rare, this car is one of only 20 made worldwide and, with less than 1,000 miles clocked and professionally maintained, is like new. Estimate $1.2–$1.6-million.
1989 Ferrari F40 – Once again, the ultimate car of its day, the F40 is more closely associated with founder Enzo than any other road-going Ferrari. With less than 4,500km (2,800 miles) from new, this European-spec version is in exceptional mechanical and cosmetic condition and still creates a stir wherever it goes. Estimate $1–$1.2-million.
2005 Porsche Carrera GT – Immaculate and undeniably exhilarating with its removable top, this GT – in the highly desirable silver metallic over terracotta combination and showing a mere 2,200 miles since new – represents Zuffenhausen’s finest. Estimate $600,000–$750,000.
To learn more about these supercars Bonhams will offer for sale on Friday, August 19th, including how to register to bid remotely or in person, visit bonhams.com/quail. The Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction takes place at Quail Lodge in Carmel, California during the internationally famous Pebble Beach Car Week.
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The spacious and easily accessible Quail Lodge & Golf Club is located in sunny Carmel Valley, California. Please note that entry to Bonhams’ preview and auction does not require a ticket to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. More information about the auction can be found at Bonhams.com/Quail.
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Today, the auction house offers more sales than any of its rivals. The main salerooms are in London, New York and Hong Kong. Sales are also held in the UK in Knightsbridge and Edinburgh; in the US, in San Francisco and Los Angeles; in Europe, in Paris and Stuttgart; and in Sydney, Australia. Bonhams also has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of forthcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit Bonhams.com.