Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bonhams & Butterfields Auction - Petersen Automotive Museum

Bonhams & Butterfields hosted the Classic California Auction featuring important motorcars, motorcycles and related memorabilia at the Petersen Automotive Museum www.petersen.org/ on Saturday, November 14, 2009.
William Butterfield started it all in 1865. Today Bonhams & Butterfields Auctioneers is recognized as one of the most dynamic auction houses and is one of the largest companies of its kind in the world. For more information on Bonhams & Butterfields Auctioneers go to www.bonhams.com/
2009 Classic California highlights: 1968 Egli-Vincent by Godet sold for $95,940, The ex-Steve McQueen1940 Indian 74ci Chief sold for $99,450 and the elegant 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupé sold for $172,000 (see picture below.) For all of the 2009 auction results go to www.bonhams.com/petersen.
Bonhams & Butterfields returns for the eighth year to the Petersen Automotive Museum for the Classic California auction in November 2010.

A view from inside the tent on the second floor of the Petersen Museum.

My favorite view of the day!

Number 1 in the series, the property of Chad McQueen. 2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition.

1954 Bond Mark "C" Convertible. The first Smart Car....well it's small enough.

1930 MG M-Type

The better side of the MG!

The 14th International built and is believed to be the earliest surviving example. A 1907 International Highwheeler Four-Seater. This is one of my favorite from the day. I can see myself cruising down PCH in this.

1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Standard Steel Saloon.

1958 Studebaker Transtar V-81/2 Ton Pickup Truck. I think this would look great with a Hagerty logo on it.

1957 Jaguar XKSS 3.8 Liter Replica. This was estimated to sell for $200,000-$225,000. It didn't sell.

1932 BSA Beeza De Luxe 3-Wheeler

1933 Ford Model 40 Deluxe Cabriolet Hotrod.

I love this car! A 1948 Packard Series 22 Woody Custom 8 Station Sedan. Sold for $57,330.

1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupé sold for $172,000

1929 Indian 45ci 101 Scount Hill Climber. This motorcycle has seen better days!

This is an unrestored 1949 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup and was previously owned by Steve McQueen.

1954 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster

1915 Ford Model T Touring.

1983 Monaco Historic Grand Prix award winning 1956 Lotus Eleven Series 1 Sports-Racing two seater.

1962 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible.

1954 Bentley R-Type Special Coupe. Featured in the Bentley book, Fifty Years of the Marque

1 comment:

  1. You are killing me! the beauty of the hear shaped grill, is one of like 100 or 400 made Ford 1936 cars customized by Beverly body co I think... I have to look throught the deep archives ( no time for that right now) for the exact info, but it's rare, beautiful and going to get posted about one of these days