Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta takes centre stage at Bonhams Grand Palais auction
This 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta is expected to fetch 2.5-3.5 million euros. (Photo from Bonhams)
Published Monday, February 1, 2016 7:13AM EST
For the sixth year running, auction house Bonhams is to hold a sale at the Grand Palais museum and exhibition centre in Paris. Scheduled for Thursday, the auction sees a selection of exceptional classic cars and motorbikes go under the hammer, several of which could fetch over a million euros.
It's no surprise that it's the sleek, sporty Italian racers and power-packed German motors that are likely to fetch the most at the upcoming auction. Bonhams' highest valuation for the sale is for a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta (€2.5-3.5 million or approx. $2.7-3.8 million), followed by a Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Coupé from the year 2000 (€1.8-2 million or approx. $2-2.2 million), a 1990 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta (€950,000 to €1.1 million or approx. $1-1.2 million), a 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider with hardtop (€900,000 to €1.3 million or approx. $980,000 to $1.4 million), a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (€800,000 to €1 million or approx. $870,000 to $1.1 million ) and a 1937 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Berlinette (€750,000 to €1.1 million or approx. $810,000 to $1.2 million).
Next in line comes a 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ2 Coda Tronca Coupé (€600,000 to €800.000 or approx. $650,000 to $870,000), then a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Coupé (€450,000 to €650,000 or approx. $487,000 to $704,000), a 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Berlinette Coda Ronda (€450,000 to €650,000 or approx. $490,000 to $700,000) and a 2002 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina (€450,000 to €550,000 or approx. $490,000 to $600,000).
Among other curiosities, auction-goers will have the chance to bid for a 1967 Citroën DS21 Cabriolet Le Caddy (€250,000 to €350,000 or approx. $270,000 to $380,000) and a 1971 Mercedes 280 SE 3.5l Coupé once owned by Lino Ventura (€90,000 to €120,000 or approx. $98,000 to $130,000).
A total of 250 lots will be up for auction, with 133 cars and 54 motorbikes, including 18 rare Italian motorbikes from the Stockholm Motorbike Museum in Sweden. All of the vehicles for sale will be on show at the Grand Palais exhibition center in Paris on Wednesday, February 3, from 9 am to 5:30 pm and on Thursday, February 4 from 9 am.
The Bonhams auction is being held at the Grand Palais, Paris, on Thursday, February 4, 2016.