Mercedes-Benz 300 Classics Head To Switzerland

Mercedes-Benz Classics
Mercedes-Benz classics head to Switzerland

Bonhams will return to Switzerland with an impressive collection of supercars and prestigious collectors motor cars for the Bonmont Sale on Sunday 29 September.

Representing 70 glorious years of engineering, design and technological expertise, more than 50 of the world’s finest cars, from 1930s sports tourers to 21st century hypercars, produced by the greatest automotive marques, including Aston Martin, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, will be offered to discerning collectors in next month’s landmark sale.

Switzerland Highlights

Featured in the stunning line-up are the following highlights:

1933 Aston Martin Le Mans 1 ½-litre Series II Tourer
One of only 17 long wheel-base Series II cars, previously owned by Greek shipping magnate Alexander Andreadis and extensively restored in 2013 by a Swiss specialist. Potentially eligible for the Mille Miglia, its estimate is CHF350,000 – 400,000.

Aston Martin Le Mans 1½ Litre 2e série tourer
Switzerland – 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans 1½ Litre 2e série tourer châssis long

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Gullwing’ Coupé
Restored to concours condition, this example of the ‘sports car of the century’ and the fastest production car of its day was delivered new in Montreal, Canada. Estimate CHF 1,100,000 – 1,400,000.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Gullwing' Coupé
Switzerland – 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Gullwing’ Coupé

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
The successor to the 300 SL coupe, the roadster capitalised on the popularity of open-top two-seaters. This is a very original car with matching numbers. Estimate CHF 770,000 – 1,100,000.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE
Originally delivered new to Basel, this is a matching numbers example of Ferrari’s first factory-produced four-seater ‘grand tourer’. Estimate: CHF 300,000 – 350,000.

Ferrari 250 GT
Switzerland – 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Coupé

The Bonmont Sale also features two private collections. The first is a collection of 25 modern supercars, hypercars and other luxury motor cars, which are being sold on behalf of the State of Geneva with proceeds going to charity.

This collection is led by one of only nine roadster versions of the Lamborghini Veneno produced to celebrate the Italian marque’s 50th anniversary. This example has driven a mere 325km and has an estimate of CHF 5,200,000 – 6,200,000.

The collection also comprises:
Ferrari – LaFerrari
The Formula 1 and GT-inspired model described by the Modena manufacturer as the ‘most ambitious’ Ferrari, equipped with F1-derived hybrid technology. This particular car has covered 1,000km. Estimate: CHF 2,600,000 – 2,800,000.

McLaren P1
One of only 375 hybrid super sports made by the British manufacturing arm of the successful Formula 1 firm. Just 1000km covered. Estimate: CHF 1,500,000 – 1,800,000.

Aston Martin One-77
Number 35 of 77. Aston Martin’s flagship carbon fibre and aluminium hypercar was produced in a limited run between 2009 and 2012, featuring a 7.3-litre V12 engine, giving a top speed of 220mph. Estimate CHF 1,400,000 – 1,800,000.

Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 Coupé
The French produced supercar, named after racing driver Pierre Veyron, set the benchmark for supercars when launched in 2005, combining racing car performance with a luxury interior. This example is offered in very good condition, having driven some 3000 miles. Estimate CHF 700,000 – 900,000.

Porsche Collection

The other is an exclusive Porsche collection consisting of a 1993 964 3.3 Turbo S Leichtbau (CHF 1,100,000 – 1,300,000), a 1996 993 GT2 ‘Evo’ (CHF 750,000 – 950,000), a 1995 993 RS Clubsport (CHF 300,000 – 400,000) and 2012 997 Turbo S Cabriolet 918 Spyder (CHF 200,000 – 300,000).

Further lots of note include:

  • 2010 Lamborghini Reventon Roadster. Estimate CHF 1,650,000 – 2,000,000
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz G 650 Maybach Landaulet. Estimate CHF 830,000 – 1,050,000
  • 2015 Ferrari F12tdf Berlinetta. Estimate CHF 750,000 – 950,000
  • 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet with Pininfarina coachwork. Estimate CHF 380,000 – 430,000

James Knight, Bonhams Executive Director and Motoring Group Chairman:
“Bonhams is delighted to return to Switzerland, a country noted for its enthusiasm for the finest classic and collectors’ motor cars.

We are thrilled to be offering this fine selection of motor cars and believe that this sale will be a highlight of the international motoring calendar. We have already received a lot of interest from serious international collectors and are looking forward to a busy weekend at Bonmont.”

Viewing Days

The Bonhams sale will be preceded by two viewing days (Friday 27 – Saturday 28 September), when the collection will be presented at the Bonmont Golf & Country Club, along with highlights from the auction house’s international sales of jewellery, watches and Chinese art.

The Bonmont Sale will be held on Sunday 29 September at the prestigious Bonmont Golf & Country Club.

All information and listings can be seen in full via this link.

Forthcoming auctions can be viewed here.

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