Bonhams auction: ephemeral Grand Palais gives longevity to collector cars!

Bonhams, the British auction house, returns to the ephemeral Grand Palais this year with its prestigious sale of classic cars. The World’s Big Brands in Paris. From yesterday until tonight, it’s an opportunity to discover the most beautiful car models that unite all generations.

The World’s Big Brands in ParisTwo days of auctions celebrating over a century of automotive innovation with exceptional cars and motorcycles from the founding of the automotive industry to the present day, including icons from the 50s and 60s.

These are total More than 150 cars and motorcycles offered to collectors all over the world. Prices, which are always more expensive year after year, can reach millions of euros for a car.

Among the models presented are collectors a Ferrari F40, Porsche Carrera GT, Pagani Hyura or Bugatti Type 55.

An auction is always exciting, intense and tense. When it comes to luxury cars, it’s something else entirely. More than simple utilities, they have become real works or art objects that enthusiasts want to own at any price and cost. During this new sell-off, wealthy investors began an effective struggle.

This type of sale primarily brings together enthusiasts, not investors. Some will pay attention to detail, asking about their maintenance and even if the paint is original. This was explained to CNEWS by Paul Darvill, director of the European car department of Bonhams.

Luxury cars are a bit like real estate or purses, they are increase in value over time. This applies, for example, to the Ferrari F40, which is presented in very good condition. Two years ago, it could have cost around 900,000 euros. Today, an equivalent model with 30,000 km on the clock is estimated to cost between €2.2 million and €2.7 million, Paul Darvill.

In addition to the commonly used models showing thousands of kilometers, it is also possible to find almost new models. Pagani Hyura Roadster 2020 showing only 800 km. Its estimate of between 2.4 and 2.7 million euros is already puzzling buyers and their numbered signs due to its rarity.

Among these 150 cars for sale is a collection of twelve Porsche Turbo modelsIt dates back to the 70s-90s. It is very popular among car enthusiasts, their prices vary between 100-500 thousand euros.

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The 1991 Jordan-Ford Formula 1 does it tell you something? Maybe yes for connoisseurs, less so for others and still…. This is the first Formula 1 race in which international champion Michael Schumacher made his debut in this universe. 32 years later, it will be on sale within the walls of the ephemeral Grand Palais.

It all started in 1991 at the Belgian Grand Prix. What Mozart brought to music, what Picasso gave to art or what Spielberg gave to cinema, Schumacher did in F1! Aboard the green single-seater Jordan Ford 191, he immediately showed the extent of his talent.

More than a bottle green car with 7up or Tic-Tac slogans, it will mark both F1 history and the start of a driver’s career. To be its proud owner, It will cost 1.4-2 million euros. Note that the car is presented as “. it is in working order after due inspection and verification“. In other words, it’s on the go as soon as you get it, provided you know how to use it. And pay attention to highway rules.

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The event also takes place alongside the Retromobile Show, which runs until February 5 at the Paris-Porte de Versailles exhibition center, where hundreds of historic cars await to glisten and shine.

One of the world’s leading auction houses also presents the sale of prestigious watches during these two days and the main lots of the subsequent Luxury and Fine Art sales, especially modern paintings and contemporary art, spirits, as well as fashion jewelry and accessories.

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Although all the models presented are more fantastic than the others, one of them caught our attention the most. Maybe it shines because it’s full of shards of mirror, but either way, we’d love to have this car in our garage, or at least parked in front of our house.

none other than Porsche mirror by artist Troger. It’s more than just a car, it’s a stunning piece of automotive art designed and titled by Austrian artist Gustav Troger. This is not a car on their website. As impressive as it sounds, the car is functional. During the presentation Big Brands of the Worldits starting price is 400,000 euros.


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