Upon hearing that a fastback coupe powered by a Ford big-block V8 sold for $173,600 at the Bonhams Quail Lodge auction in Monterey, you might think, “Must be a Shelby.” The car was, however, something completely different, yet distantly related: a 1971 AC 428 coupe.
The exciting effect of being surrounded by amazing cars and competitive bidders might have lead to Monterey sales taking in $343 Million.
Numerous multi-million-dollar sales were recorded at Monterey this year, highlighted by a record-breaking sale at Gooding & Company’s auction of an extremely rare 1995 McLaren F1 for $20.465 million.
At the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auctions in Monterey this week, look for an Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. Pre-sale estimates put this car at $600-$800k, quite a steal from the $917k dealer sticker price
This year, the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction 2021 will feature vintage, classic, modern, and new cars. Marques and cars featured include Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia, plus a classic AC Fastback.
Dating back to 1950, when the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® and Pebble Beach Road Races were first held, the automotive-related events on the Monterey Peninsula each August have made this gorgeous coastal area the undisputed global epicenter of car culture. This year, live events are back and span Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 15.
The excitement around the 2021 Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance and its two auctions by Bonhams and RM Sotheby’s was like bottled lightning uncorked. The Amelia was about the last major classic automobile event held last year before COVID restrictions. After that, top auction houses scrambled to put online auction platforms into place. Now, those online sales have joined a growing, permanent roster of buying options.
For its 7th edition of The Bonham’s Amelia Island Auction – scheduled this year for Thursday, May 20, Bonhams will lift the gavel on a particularly rich set of offerings, including 83 lots of prime memorabilia and collectibles, 8 vintage carriages, and some 110 collector vehicles from the dawn of motoring to 2019, including vintage vehicles and Classic Era from several noted private collections.
Integral to the festivities related to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance since its 1999 inception, RM Sotheby’s returns to the beautiful grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island for the company’s 23rd Amelia Island Auction.