A 2014 McLaren P1 and a 2018 Ford GT achieved results over a million dollars at the Bonhmans Bonmont 2021 classic car auction held outside Geneva in Switzerland. Modern supercars and Mercedes-Benz AMG models were particularly popular with Swiss buyers.
The two top results at the Bonhams Bonmont 2021 sale were for two modern supercars: a 2014 McLaren P1 sold for $1,313,119 while a 2020 Ford GT achieved $1,050,495. A prewar supercar — the 1939 Bugatti Type 57 C ‘Aravis’ Cabriolet — was the third-highest result at $875,412.
Top Bonhams Bonmont 2021 Sale Results
Bonhams held its 2021 Bonmont classic car auction near Geneva in Switzerland on 20 June 2021. The sale earned CHF10,076,300 from selling 40 of 45 lots for an 88.9% sell-through rate.
The top-ten results at the Bonhams Bonmont 2021 sale were:
Top Results at Bonhams Bonmont 2021 Auction
Modern supercars performed particularly well at the Bonhams Bonmont 2021 classic car auction in Switzerland:
A 2014 McLaren P1, number 180 of the 375 examples made of the British limited-edition electric hybrid hypercar, sold for CHF 1,207,500 as the top result in the Swiss sale. The car had two previous owners and with 8,900 km on the clock, a relatively high mileage compared to many limited-edition modern supercars that many owners seem to acquire with resale “as new” in mind.
The 2020 Ford GT that sold for a solid CHF 966,000 similarly had with 1,545 km done more road work than many “as delivered” cars that were offered at public auctions in recent months in the USA. At least four modern Ford GT cars achieved over a million dollars at public auction thus far this year.
A supercar from another era took the third spot. A Roots-Supercharged 1939 Bugatti Type 57 C ‘Aravis’ Cabriolet, with new coachwork in the style of the 2/3-seater Aravis cabriolet by Gangloff, achieved CHF 805,000.
AMGs proved very popular with the Swiss audience, both in the saleroom and online, with all the high-performance Mercedes offered being sold. An ultra-rare 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 Pickup, powered by the G-63 AMG’s 5.5-litre twin-turbo V-8 engine, powered through its top estimate to sell for CHF 667,000 and a 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren “722 edition” doubled its pre-sale estimate, making CHF 460,000.
Another AMG, a 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series, formerly owned by Swiss tennis great Roger Federer, sold for CHF 195,500. Delivered new to the former world number one tennis player, the CLK63 AMG two-door coupé was, at the time, the most powerful of the Mercedes-Benz AMG series and was one of fewer than 1000 produced.
Classic Aston Martins also performed well, with a 1964 DB5 Sports Saloon, finished in the classic ‘James Bond’ livery of Silver birch over black, topping its estimate, selling for CHF 540,500, while a later incarnation of the ‘Gentleman’s Express’, a 1966 DB6 Vantage, also powered above its estimate, achieving CHF 304,750.
More Bonhams Auctions in 2021
The Bonhams Summer Motoring Online, a timed online boutique sale of circa 40 motor cars, runs for five days from 21 to 26 June 2021.
The next live auction for the Bonhams Motoring Team will be the Festival of Speed Sale on 9 July, which features the ex-Peter Sellers, HRH Princess Margaret/Earl of Snowdon 1964 Aston Martin DB5 convertible, estimate £1,300,000 – 1,700,000 ($1,800,000 to $2,100,000).
Monterey motoring week in California in mid-August 2021 is likely to be spectacular with a 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Cabriolet Décapotable already announced for the Bonhams Quail Lodge 2021 sale.
Bonhams Motor Cars will return to the European continent for The Zoute Sale in Belgium on 10 October 2021.