A 1962 Aston Martin DB4 ‘Series V’ Vantage Sports Saloon sold for a world record $1,290,110 at Bonhams The Zoute 2018 sale.
The two top results at Bonhams The Zoute Sale in Belgium both set new auction model world records: A 1962 Aston Martin DB4 ‘Series V’ Vantage Sports Saloon that sold for €1,212,250 ($1,290,110) while a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Pininfarina exceeded its pre-sale estimate (€600,000-800,000) and sold for an impressive €989,000 ($1,137,943). The 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow originally owned by Muhammad Ali sold for €132,250 – more than double its pre-sale estimate.
Bonhams The Zoute Sale 2018
Bonhams held their 6th annual The Zoute Sale on the Belgian coast on 5 October 2018. Bonhams realized €8,259,239 overall with a strong 82% sell-through rate.
Philip Kantor, European Head of Motoring, commented: ‘We are absolutely delighted with this year’s sale results. The Zoute sale is a highlight of the historic motoring scene in Europe, and we are thrilled to have achieved such fantastic results once again. The saleroom was crowded with enthusiastic bidders from across the continent, and the prices realized reflect the continued desire for classic and collectors’ motor cars in exemplary condition and underlines the importance of carefully curating a sale.’
Top Results at Bonhams The Zoute Sale 2018
The top lot at the Bonhams De Zoute Sale 2018 was the concours-condition 1962 Aston Martin DB4 ‘Series V’ Vantage Sports Saloon that sold for a world record-beating €1,212,250 ($1,290,110) to a European bidder in the packed saleroom. It is one of only 17 original left-hand drive models and a rare example with covered headlights.
The timelessly elegant and mint condition 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Pininfarina exceeded its pre-sale estimate (€600,000-800,000) and sold for an impressive and similarly world record-breaking €989,000 ($1,137,943) to a European buyer in the packed saleroom.
The 1973 Citroën DS23 IE Décapotable sold for €425,500, one of only 4 produced by Chapron, and a further highlight was the jaw-droppingly beautiful 1954 Arnolt-Bristol Roadster (€340,000-380,000), which had been attracting admiring gazes throughout previews. It too exceeded its estimate and achieved €391,000.
British marques were popular with the assembled bidders, with the 1958 AC Ace Roadster selling for €322,000 to a bidder in the room, and the 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Factory ‘Le Mans’ Roadster achieving €184,000.
The 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow with convertible coachwork by HJ Mulliner originally owned by Muhammad Ali realised more than double its pre-sale estimate, achieving a total of €132,250 against a pre-sale estimate of €40,000-60,000.
Other highlights at the Bonhams Zoute Sale 2018 included:
- 1936 Bentley 4¼-Litre Cabriolet ordered new by André Embiricos (€408,250)
- 1966 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre SWB ‘Sunroof Coupé’ (€207,000)
- 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE Drophead Coupé (€189,750)