A rare 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Figoni Cabriolet Décapotable is the lead car for the Bonhams Scottsdale 2020 classic car auction.
The top car on offer at the Bonhams Scottsdale 2020 classic car auction is a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Figoni Cabriolet Décapotable. Mid-century classic highlights include a 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet, 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster, and a 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America. Top supercars on offer a Bonhams Scottsdale 2020 include a 1969 Lamborghini Miura S, a 2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 Coupe, and a very rare 2008 Koenigsegg CCX. The oldest car in the sale is 1902 Boyer.
Bonhams Scottsdale Classic Car Auction 2020
Bonhams scheduled its ninth annual Scottsdale, Arizona, sale on 16 January 2020 at the Westin Kierland Resort.
In 2019, Bonhams earned $16.1 million at Scottsdale from selling 107 of 120 lots on offer for a high 90% sell-through rate. Hagerty calculated an average sale price of $144,762.
In 2018, Bonhams earned $25.2 million at Scottsdale with 94 of 108 lots offered sold – a sell-through rate of 87% and an average price of $267,649 per car. In 2017, Bonhams earned $36 million from just over 100 cars with a sell-through rate of 82%.
Million-Dollar Cars at Bonhams Scottsdale 2020
The following cars are on offer at the Bonhams Scottsdale 2020 classic car auctions with presale estimates exceeding a million dollar:
|1||1932||Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet Décapotable||Refer to Department|
|2||1951||Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet by Vignale||2,000,000 – 2,400,000|
|3||1969||Lamborghini Miura S||1,000,000 – 1,300,000|
|4||2008||Bugatto Veyron EB 16.4 Coupe||1,000,000 – 1,300,000|
|5||1957||Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster||950,000 – 1,100,000|
|6||2008||Koenigsegg CCX||900,000 – 1,000,000|
|7||1955||Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America||850,000 – 1,050,000|
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Figoni Cabriolet Décapotable
The top car on offer at the Bonhams Scottsdale 2020 classic car auction is a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Figoni Cabriolet Décapotable – the only car in the auction without a presale estimate. A 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza sold for $11,990,000 at the 2016 Gooding Pebble Beach auction – at the time the second-most-expensive Alfa Romeo ever and still in third place nearly four years later.
The 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Figoni Cabriolet Décapotable is a potent and elegant convertible with one-off coachwork by Carrosserie Joseph Figoni. It is one of just seven bespoke road cars ever bodied on this model, of which only five survive.
According to Bonhams, the 8C is regarded as one of the most important – and most desirable – collector cars ever built. Designed by engineering legend Vittorio Jano, the formidable 8C was driven to victory after victory by the likes of Tazio Nuvolari and Luigi Chinetti, among many others.
Complimented by the sweeping lines of Figoni’s coachwork, the combination of mechanical powerhouse and graceful design makes for a mesmerizing Alfa unlike any other. Beautifully restored, eligible for the world’s most prestigious events, and offered for the first time in more than two decades, it represents a truly special opportunity.
The 8C 2300 on offer had a chequered history and seems to be constructed from the parts of two cars that suffered damaged independent of each other. The most expensive Alfa Romeo ever similarly had a difficult history and that did not seem to have affected its price too much.
Mid-Century Classics at Bonhams Scottsdale 2020
The Bonhams Scottsdale classic car auction will feature three classics from the 1950s:
1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet
The second-most-expensive car on offer in the Bonhams sale is 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet. This early Ferrari was the 16th of 78 Inters built and the first of four with cabriolet coachwork by Vignale.
The exquisitely restored cabriolet was awarded second in class at Pebble Beach 2014 behind a Ferrari 375 MM that ended as Best in Show.
1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster
The 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster remains hugely popular and in high demand despite prices being generally weaker now than in 2016. It is one of at least four 300 SL Roadsters that will be on offer at the various Scottsdale 2020 auctions – all with roughly similar presale estimates.
The 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster at Bonhams is finished in silver over red and has just shy of 78,000 miles on the clock.
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
The 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America at Bonhams is a restored example with matching numbers and original Pinin Farina bodywork. Only 240 B24 Spiders were ever built – far lower number than the 300 SL.
At least a dozen 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider Americas have sold for over a million dollars at auctions in the past five years and few for slightly less. Just over two million was paid at Gooding Pebble Beach 2016 while one sold at Gooding Pebble Beach 2018 for $1,870,000.
Supercars at Bonhams Scottsdale 2020
Several supercars will be on offer at the Bonhams Scottsdale 2020 auction. A 1969 Lamborghini Miura S is by many considered as the first supercar ever. The example on offer is unrestored with original body panels. It is sold from single-family ownership.
The 2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 Coupe is one of only 78 built for the US. It has covered only 3,000 miles since new. Service receipts of nearly $100,000 confirm that these cars are not only expensive to buy but also expensive to run.
The 2008 Koenigsegg CCX is even rarer – only 30 were produced of which only 13 were finished to US specifications. This car has finished less than 1,200 miles from new.
Vintage Cars at Bonhams Scottsdale 2020
Also featured at the Bonhams Scottdale 2020 auction will be the Philip Reed Collection of southern California. Featuring 16 automobiles, most of which are pre-war American and European, the entire collection is to be offered with no reserve. Reed was well-known and respected in the collector car world, particularly as an active member, former president and board director of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, and his collection includes such Brass Era rarities at the 1901 Winton he bought from Gene Autry and the fascinating 1902 Boyer – the only one of its kind known to exist.
Scottsdale and Arizona Car Auctions 2020
Scottsdale & Arizona Auctions 2020
Many auction houses have sales during the annual Scottsdale week in mid-November, including amongst others:
- Barett-Jackson: 11 – 19 January 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Bonhams: 16 January 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Gooding & Company: 17 & 18 January 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- RM Sotheby’s: 16 & 17 January 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Worldwide Auctioneers: 15 January 2020 at Singh Meadows, Tempe, Arizona.
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2020 – Auction Previews
- 2020 Bonhams Scottsdale Sale (Auction Preview)
- 2020 Gooding Scottsdale Sale (Auction Preview)
- 2020 RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale (Auction Preview)
Scottsdale & Arizona Press Announcements 2020
- Barrett-Jackson: Charity Lots
- Gooding: Ferraris (including F50 and Daytona Spider)
- Gooding: Prewar 1930s Open-Top Classics
- Gooding: Ferrari 500 Superfast & 330 GTS
- Gooding: 1948 Tucker 48
- RM Sotheby’s: Prewar Cadillac V-16s
- RM Sotheby’s: Mercedes Benz 540 K and 300 SLs
- RM Sotheby’s: Top Ferraris, (including 250 GT Cabriolet Series I)
Scottsdale, Arizona, 2019 Auctions Sale Results
- Scottsdale Arizona 2019 Classic Car Sales – Auctions Results Overview
- Bonhams – 2019 Scottsdale Auction Results
- Gooding – 2019 Scottsdale Auction Results
- RM Sotheby’s – 2019 Arizona Auction Results
- Barrett-Jackson – 2019 Scottsdale Auction Results
- Barrett-Jackson – 2019 Scottsdale Auction Charity Lots Results