Exceptional Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche Motorcars at Bonhams 23rd Quail Auction
Los Angeles- On August 14, Bonhams 23rd Quail Auction will take place at its Los Angeles saleroom offering blockbuster cars ranging from important classics to several modern high-performance cars of distinction. Highlights include the most important pre- and post-war Aston Martins models, exceptional Mercedes-Benz SL models, the impressive Porsche 718 RSK Spyder, a collection of modern Hypercars, and many more being offered without reserve.
From the Estate of David L. Van Schaick, a true connoisseur of the marque and of great cars, are two important Aston Martins. One, an iconic 1935 Aston Martin Ulster (estimate: $1,200,000-1,400,000), which was the Works Demonstrator and featured in a report for The Light Car magazine, tested at Brooklands in 1935, the verdict was summarized as Replica of Tourist Trophy Car Shows Great Paces. Road Holding and Cornering Par Excellence". The second is a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Shooting Brake (estimate: $1,000,000-1,200,000), this is an extremely important and special Aston Martin, one of only six built, it was purchased by Mr. Van Schaick in 1976 and is being offered publicly for the first time.
From Germany is a rare, and supremely elegant 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500k Offener Tourenwagen (estimate: $2,000,000-2,500,000). This is one of only 16 Sporting Tourenwagens built on the 500K chassis and the pinnacle of 1930s motoring.
Another highlight is a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder (estimate: $2,800,000 - 3,200,000). Only 34 of these beautiful machines were built which makes the example very rare indeed. The motorcar – chassis no. 718-031– was ordered new by noted New Jersey motorsport enthusiast, Bernie Vihl and extensively campaigned by legendary driver Bob Holbert at numerous SCCA and international events, including the 1959 Bahamas Speed Week, and has been in the same ownership since 1974.
In New York, Eastern based cars will be on view at Bedford Hills, NY. Contact the department to schedule your in-person or virtual viewings.
In addition, Bonhams is delighted to collaborate with the famed Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles for the viewing Western based cars from August 12-14. The Quail Auction will be in association with the Petersen Car Week which has a Concours on August 16 as its finale.
Bonhams' clients will have the opportunity to review the complete history files and condition of the cars. A Bonhams specialist will be on hand to answer any questions. Those not able to attend will be able to use Bonhams' 'virtual viewing' platform to make an appointment for condition reports and a one-to-one bespoke 'walkaround' inspection with a specialist to examine a specific car in detail from front to back.
The Quail Auction will be underpinned by a printed catalogue that will be available to all subscribers and on request.
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