A stunning 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet with coachwork by Pininfarina will spearhead the Bonhams’ annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance.
The sale will feature a vast range of exceptional and historic classic cars including Alfa Romeo and Allard to Stutz and Sunbeam, sporting cars in roadster, cabriolet and coupe form representing many of the world’s greatest marques will be available. But there are four cars in particular that deserve special attention.
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500s
One of only 383 Examples Constructed from 1939–1951, Alfa Romeo 6C 2500s are rare – Cabriolet versions even more so- and this superb Super Sport represents an exciting opportunity to acquire one of these historically important and eligible cars, restored magnificently well.
The car was also one of the most expensive cars of its era with the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 being owned by celebrated luminaries (e.g. Rita Hayworth, Prince Rainier of Monaco, and King Farouk of Egypt) and went on to make a cameo appearance in Coppola’s The Godfather (1972).
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Bentley 4 ½-Litre Sports Tourer
Founded in 1919, July 10th to be precise, Bentley Motors is now beginning its 100th year of creating the world’s most iconic Grand Tourers and its no surprise that the British marque takes centre stage at New York.
Among all the models built over the last 100 years, it’s those produced under the founder’s tenure – known as “WO Bentleys” – that are the most sought after. And of the five Bentleys consigned to the Greenwich auction, two of them are from this very special era – a 1930 4 ½-Litre Sports Tourer and 1924 3/5.3-Litre Le Mans Replica Tourer, both with Vanden Plas style coachwork and both wearing traditional British Racing Green. Packed with power and loaded with style and charisma, these Bentleys from the Golden Age of pre-war motoring are still today extremely capable and supremely usable long-distance tourers.
From Germany are a pair of truly outstanding open-top motorcars – a 1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster and a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300D Cabriolet D. The Speedster, one of history’s most iconic sports cars, is a genuine matching-numbers example that wears its striking factory red livery and has had only two owners in the last 30 years. The luxurious and stately Benz is one of just 65 built and, having been expertly restored, is presented in remarkable condition.
Also very noteworthy are five European classics that will be offered with no reserve and whose proceeds will be donated to charity. Consisting of models from Austin-Healey, Jaguar, Facel Ford, Sunbeam and Porsche, lots 120 through 124 represent a unique opportunity for car enthusiasts.
Approximately 100 automobiles of various vintages will cross the auction block on Sunday, June 2nd in Greenwich, Connecticut – just 30 miles north of New York City. To register to bid in person or remotely, and see more details on each car, visit bonhams.com/Greenwich.
More information on this sale can be found here.