The Gentleman Magazine Issue 3 | June/July - Page 31

Ferraris were as popular as ever, with three entering in to the Top 10 lots and all those offered selling on the day. The 2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica F1 had just one owner from new and had covered a mere 21,000km, which was reflected by its final price of €293,250. An example of ‘the finest GT in the world,’ a 2003 Ferrari 456 Modificata GT Coupé with, aptly, only 456km on the odometer, achieved €120,750 and, perhaps inspired by the roar of the track outside the saleroom, a beautiful race- ready 1996 Ferrari F355 Challenge Coupé sold for €158,500. Bonhams Head of Motoring Europe, Philip Kantor, commented: ‘Holding a sale at such an adrenaline-fuelled location is always a privilege, and we were delighted to bring such a varied selection of motor cars to Spa once again. Bonhams proved its expertise in offering significant single-owner collections, indicated by the 100% sell rate of the Swiss schloss collection.’ Other highlights included: • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet €287,500 • 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport Series I Coupé €88,550 • 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster €82,800 • 1971 Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé €82,200 • 1971 Ford Capri RS 2600 Competition Coupé €80,500 Bonhams next auction, The Festival of Speed Sale, will take place at Goodwood, West Sussex on 30 June, and the next continental European sale is The Chantilly Sale, Chateau de Chantilly on 10 September. Rupert Banne