2022 Bonhams Paris Sale (Ex-Schumacher Tesla and Mercedes Estate Cars Announced)

The Ex-Michael Schumacher Race of Champions 2010 Tesla Roadster and his 2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate company cars are on sale at Bonhams Paris 2020.

Ex-Michael Schumacher Race of Champions 2010 Tesla Roadster cars on sale at Bonhams Paris 2022
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Two cars driven by Michael Schumacher are on sale at the Bonhams Paris 2022 classic car auction: the Race of Champions 2010 Tesla Roadster, estimate €135,000 – 200,000, and Schumacher’s first company car when working for the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 team — a 2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate, estimate €50,000 – 100,000, no reserve.

Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris Sale 2022

1932 Bugatti Type 55 by Figoni
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Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris Sale: 3 February 2022 as a live auction in the Grand Palais Ephémère. This new exhibition pavilion on the Champs de Mars across from the Eiffel Tower is hosting Grand Palais events while the original is undergoing major renovations.

In 2022, Bonhams earned €19 million in Paris with a sell-through rate of 83%.

Bonhams earned €19,693,000 at the Paris 2020 classic car auction – its best result ever in Paris. The most-expensive car sold at the Bonhams Paris 2020 classic car sale was a 1932 Bugatti Type 55 that achieved €4,600,00 ($5,070,000). This was also the highest result of all the car auctions during Paris Rétromobile 2020 and one of five classic Bugattis selling for over $5 million in 2020.


Ex-Michael Schumacher Cars at Bonhams Paris 2022 Sale

Bonhams announced two cars previously driven by the racing driver and seven times Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher. Both cars date from the year that the Schumacher joined the newly formed Mercedes GP Petronas Formula 1 Team. 

Race of Champions 2010 Tesla Roadster

Ex-Michael Schumacher Race of Champions 2010 Tesla Roadster cars on sale at Bonhams Paris 2022
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The 2010 Tesla Roadster, estimate €135,000 – 200,000, was demonstrated by Schumacher at that year’s Race of Champions event in Düsseldorf.

2010 witnessed Schumacher’s fourth appearance in the Race of Champions – in which top stars of different motorsport genres compete head-to-head in identical vehicles – and his fourth victory in the event’s Nations Cup along with long-time Race of Champions partner and compatriot Sebastian Vettel. 

Schumacher went head-to-head with rally driver Sébastien Loeb, each driving one of four 2.5 Tesla Roadsters specially prepared for the event with added roll cage; a carbon-fiber racing seat with a six-point harness; a stripped interior; and a prominent red button on the dashboard to cut power in an emergency.

Following the event, the current vendor and sole owner acquired the Roadster from the Tesla dealership in Monaco, still in race configuration, with the left rear wing signed by three of the competing Race of Champions drivers including Loeb. The French-registered Tesla has covered fewer than 15,000 kilometers from new.

2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate

Ex-Michael Schumacher 2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate
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The 2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate, was Schumacher’s first ‘company car’ while driving for the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 team. It has an estimate of €50,000 – 100,000 (No Reserve).

The Mercedes-Benz C63 was at Schumacher’s disposal until 28th July 2010, and he was registered as its ‘Conducteur’. As befits the standing of its first driver, the car, finished in black with a black leather interior, was equipped with luxurious options adding more than €20,000 to the list price. Having covered just under 152,000 km, the C63 is offered by its fourth owner who has only used it during summer months. 

Schumacher Cars Sold at Public Auction

2001 Ferrari F1 Sold at Sotheby's
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Although Michael Schumacher previously sold some of his everyday cars anonymously via online websites, cars owned or driven by Schumacher demand considerable premiums. However, the top Schumacher results are obviously for his Formula 1 single-seater racing cars.

Michael Schumacher’s 2001 Monaco GP winning Ferrari F2001 sold for $7.5 million at the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale in New York in 2017 — this is the most expensive Formula 1 car of the modern post-Second World War era. The third-most expensive Formula 1 racer is the Michael Schumacher’s 2002 Ferrari F2002 F1 Car, chassis #219, sold for $6,643,750 in Abu Dhabi 2019.

The published premium expected for the Schumacher Tesla and AMG Estate is more modest but both are still likely to sell for well above similar models without significant previous owner / driver provenance.

Paris Rétromobile Week Auctions 2022

Classic Car Auctions

The traditional Paris Rétromobile Week was postponed from early February to 16 – 20 March 2022. The Artcurial auction was postponed too but currently, Bonhams and RM Sotheby’s are maintaining the early February dates.

  • Bonhams: Les Grandes Marques à Paris Sale on 3 February 2022.
  • Artcurial: Rétromobile Sale on 18 – 20 March 2022.
  • RM Sotheby’s: Paris Auction 2 February 2022.

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