A 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Coupé sold for $2,020,500 as the top result at the Bonhams Bonmont 2020 sale in Switzerland.
The most-expensive car sold at the Bonhams Bonmont 2020 sale held on 20 September 2020 near Geneva in Switzerland was a 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Coupé that achieved CHF 1,840,000 (US $2,020,000). The Bonmont Sale was the first traditional live auction staged by Bonhams European Motor Car Department since the Grand Palais sale in Paris in February 2020.
Bugatti Veyrons at Bonhams Bonmont 2020
Bonhams had three Bugatti Veyrons on offer at the Bonmont 2020 classic car auction in Switzerland. The only one sold was the 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Coupé that achieved CHF 1,840,000 (US $2,020,000) — a fairly strong result in the current market.
The rare supercar, one of only 48 produced, had covered just 693 km from new and was offered by its original owner who commissioned its bespoke specification, including a full exposed-carbon fiber body. It was sold to a bidder present in the Bonhams saleroom at the Bonmont Golf and Country Club.
The dramatic red, low mileage 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Targa and 2007 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 Coupé failed to sell.
However, 2020 is a good year for Bugattis with the five most-expensive cars thus far sold at auction in 2020 all classic Bugattis.
Top Results at Bonhams Bonmont 2020
The Bugatti was the only car to have achieved over a million dollar. Other top results at the auction included:
An even rarer 2007 Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT, one of only 25 produced, which sold for CHF 669,300. Based on the Porsche Carrera GT, this ‘as new’ example was a one-owner car, which had covered less than 5000 km.
A ‘matching’ pair of ‘as new’ Mercedes AMG SLS ‘Black Series’ Coupés, the high-performance variant of the supercar tribute to the 1950s Mercedes-Benz Gullwing, achieved CHF 500,250 and CHF 494,500 respectively.
Another star supercar was a 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV Coupé, which smashed its top estimate of CHF 250,000, finally selling for an impressive CHF 339,250. Considered the ‘ultimate’ Murciélago, with SV standing for ‘Super Veloce’, this hypercar could reach a claimed top speed of 212mph with the optional rear wing as fitted to this example – another supercar offered by its original owner with a low odometer reading of 2,830 km.
A collection of five Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG 4 x 4, the super-luxury off-road vehicle, achieved a full house with all successfully selling, led by a rare ‘Spirit of the Union’ model (one of 40) which realized CHF 121,900.
A 1964 Maserati Mistral Spyder, one of only 125 convertibles produced of arguably the marque’s most desirable models, achieved CHF 431,250. Delivered new to Switzerland, this motor car had been owned by the same family since 1971.
As well as The Bonmont Sale, the weekend saw the first live auction for the Bonhams Motor Cars UK team with the Bonhams MPH sale at Bicester Heritage.
James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Chairman, said: “We’re very pleased that Bonhams has successfully conducted traditional live sales across the continent this weekend. Some £9 million worth of collectors’ motor cars were transacted by the Bonhams teams. The two auctions offered both ends of the spectrum in terms of value and clearly demonstrated an active demand across the board. We now look forward to our very active October series of sales in the UK, USA, and Continental Europe.”
Bonhams’ forthcoming sales in the UK and Europe will be The Zoute Sale in Belgium on 11 October and then at Goodwood the following weekend (17 October) as part of the one-off Goodwood SpeedWeek event.
Bonhams held its first auction at Bonmont in 2019 when the sale centered around the 25 luxury cars confiscated by Swiss authorities from the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea and a 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster sold for a marque record $8,337,182