2019 Bonhams Geneva Sale (Hypercar Announcement)

Bonhams announced a hypercar sale for Geneva including a Lamborghini Veneno, Ferrari LaFerrari, Koenigsegg One:1, and McLaren P1.

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Bonhams Geneva Hypercars Sale
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A collection of 25 hypercars, supercars and luxury cars will be auctioned by Bonhams on behalf of the state of Geneva at the Bonmont Golf and Country Club in Switzerland on 29 September 2019. Details of the cars on offer are still sketchy but will include a Lamborghini Veneno (estimate €4,500,000 to €5,000,000), Ferrari LaFerrari (estimate €2,300,000 to €2,500,000), Koenigsegg One:1 (estimate €1,600,000 to €2,000,000), McLaren P1 (estimate €1,300,000 to €1,600,000), Aston Martin One 77 (estimate €1,200,000 to €1,600,000) and a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (estimate €600,000 to €800,000).

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Bonhams Geneva 2019 Classic Car Auction

The motorcar department of Bonhams will be returning to Geneva, Switzerland, for the first time in years on Sunday 29 September 2019 for a very special sale, featuring a private collection of 25 supercars, hypercars and luxury motor cars. The sale will take place in a 12th century abbey, which is next to the Bonmont Golf and Country Club Clubhouse, a former chateau overlooking Lake Geneva.

The cars represent an international roll-call of prestige and performance marques: Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes-Maybach and Porsche, with models ranging from hypercars to luxury convertibles and limousines.

The collection is estimated to realise in excess of €12,000,000, (£10,000,000, $13,000,000). The collection is being offered for sale by the State of Geneva, to be sold without reserve, and the sale will be conducted by Mr.Mauro Contessotto, State Auctioneer for the Geneva State. Provenance is still a bit unclear at this stage and unlikely to boost to prices.

The collection is being offered for sale by the State of Geneva, to be sold without reserve, and the sale will be conducted by Mr.Mauro Contessotto, State Auctioneer for the Geneva State.

Bonhams Geneva Hypercars Sale
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Top Cars at Bonhams Geneva 2019 Sale

Some of the top cars announced for the Bonhams Geneva sale include the following – details are still sketchy but with all cars offered without reserve bargains may be possible, especially on models such as the P1 and Veyron that have traded lower at recent auctions:

Lamborghini Veneno

White-Cream Lamborghini Veneno
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One of nine roadster versions of the ultimate Lamborghini, which were produced in the colours of the Italian flag to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary: red, white and green. This two-tone white and cream example has driven a mere 325km.

Estimate €4,500,000 – 5,000,000.

Ferrari – La Ferrari

The Formula 1 and GT-inspired model is described by the Modena manufacturer as the ‘most ambitious’ Ferrari and the first production car to be equipped with F1-derived hybrid technology. This particular car has covered 1,000km.

Estimate €2,300,000 – 2,500,000.

Koenigsegg One:1

Koenigsegg One:1
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Arguably the rarest car in the collection, only six were produced by the Swedish manufacturer who described it as the world’s first mega car, producing more than one megawatt of power, at its Geneva motor show launch in 2014, This example has driven only 597km.

Estimate €1,600,000 – 2,000,000.

McLaren P1

Yellow McLaren P1
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One of only 375 hybrid super sports made by the British manufacturing arm of the successful Formula 1 firm. Just 1000 km covered.

Estimate €1,300,000 – 1,600,000 – this is one to watch: bidding for a P1 stopped at a million euro at the RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba 2019 sale and several failed to clear reserve margins at US sales in the past 18 months.

Aston Martin One 77

Number 35 of 77. Aston Martin’s flagship carbon fibre and aluminium hypercar was produced in a limited run between 2009 and 2012, featuring a 7.3-litre V12 engine, giving a top speed of 220mph.

Estimate €1,200,000 – 1,600,000.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Blue Bugatti Veyron
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The French produced Veyron, named after racing driver Pierre, set the benchmark for supercars when launched in 2005, combining racing car performance (1000hp, maximum speed of more than 250mph and acceleration from 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds) with a luxury package. This Atlantic Blue example is offered in very good condition, having driven just over 3000 miles.

Estimate €600,000 – 800,000.

 The Bonhams sale will be preceded by two viewing days (Friday 27 – Saturday 28 September), when the collection will be presented at the Bonmont Golf & Country Club, along with highlights from the auction house’s international sales of jewellery, watches and Chinese art as well as modern and contemporary art.