Bonhams|Cars Achieves Top Sale for Arizona Car Week

240129 Bonhams|Cars Scottsdale Auction in Arizona, January 2024 [678]

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ sold for over $5 million 

SCOTTSDALE, AZ- January 29, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Bonhams|Cars presented a successful showcase of automotive excellence at The Scottsdale Auction in Arizona and achieved the top sale of the week for the 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, selling for $5,175,000. The auction, running concurrently with Arizona Car Week, drew car enthusiasts in large numbers. Over the preview days, the Bonhams|Cars pavilion was bustling with activity. When auction day arrived, the excitement reached its peak as over a thousand spectators filled the room. The auction featured an impressive collection of 84 lots, achieving a total of $12 million in sales with 80% of the lots successfully sold. 

240129 [L-R] 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, sold for $5,175,000, and the 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Sunroof Coupe, sold for $1,380,000

[L-R] 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, sold for $5,175,000,
and the 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Sunroof Coupe, sold for $1,380,000.

Among the offerings, the highlight was the 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, a marvel of modern engineering. Known as the world’s fastest road-going car for its record-breaking speed of over 300mph, this hypercar is not only a testament to speed but also to exclusivity, being one of just 30 produced. Its sale marked the first public offering of a Super Sport 300+ in America since its production, and it achieved an impressive $5,175,000.

Matching the modern marvel of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ was its historical counterpart, the 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Sunroof Coupe. This car, a gem from the 1930s and a participant in the 1938 Rallye des Alpes, is one of only four existing models with a factory-built sunroof. Its rich history and unique features drew considerable attention, culminating in a sale price of $1,380,000.

240129 Bonhams|Cars Scottsdale Auction in Arizona, January 2024. 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon, sold for $268,800

Bonhams|Cars Scottsdale Auction in Arizona, January 2024.
1966 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon, sold for $268,800.

Highlights of the sale included:

  • 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spider, sold for $596,250. This special car, one of only 82 4.7-liter Ghibli Spiders produced, boasts a matching-numbers engine and is beautifully presented in a light metallic blue with black Connolly leather interiors.
  • 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, sold for $431,250. The new custodian takes on this highly desirable example which has been maintained with no expense spared.
  • 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon, sold for $268,800. Offered without reserve, the car surpassed its high estimate due to keen bidder interest, highlighting the enduring appeal of the “DB” series, especially given this model’s original, numbers-matching chassis and engine.

The next sale taking place in the US is The Amelia Island Auction on February 29 at Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Preview lots can be viewed at BonhamsCars.com.

This week, the Bonhams|Cars Europe team will return to the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris, with previews beginning on Wednesday January 29 and the auction taking place on February 1.

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Bonhams|Cars uniquely offers a choice of live, online and private platforms for buying and selling collector cars—platforms characterised by levels of trust, reliability, and transparency born of over three decades of experience as thepremier automotive auction house. Through prestigious live auctions around the world, 24/7 online auctions, and our recently introduced Private Sales service, Bonhams|Cars makes it simple for buyers and sellers to find the platform that best meets their needs.

Bonhams|Cars host 17 live auctions annually, participates in all the significant concours around the world, and presents unique selling opportunities at international events such as the 2023 Formula 1® Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the official auction partner of the Formula 1 Paddock Club™, Goodwood Motorsport Events in the UK, The Quail on the Monterey Peninsula in California, The Audrain Concours in Newport, Rhode Island, and The Zoute Concours d’Elégance in Belgium. At Bonhams|Cars Online, formerly The Market by Bonhams, we provide our clients with fast, expert, accurate and agile single-car auctions, 24/7. With dedicated motoring departments in London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Brussels, and beyond, Bonhams|Cars has a world-class team with expertise in all divisions, from vintage cars to racing motorsport and automobilia to motorcycles.

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