Bonhams Automobile and Memorabilia Auction at Amelia Island Concours May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
The Seventh Annual Bonhams Auction at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance returns to a more traditional ‘drive through’ auction in 2021. The world-renowned prestigious auction will present more than 100 classic vehicles from five separate A-rated car collections – All with extremely long ownership. The collections offer many different marques, eras, and genres, but the best of the best are pre-war luxury cars ranging up to five million dollars.
Some of the newly available car collections for sale this year are from the Glenn C. Gould Jr. Collection, Clem and Mary Lange Collection, The Howard A. Fafard Collection, The Estate of Robert L. Byers, and the Knox Kershaw Collection. Also, available are a number of occasion cars that represent generational opportunities, such as the highly sought-after Mercer Runabout or Mercedes-Benz Spezial Roadster.
Featured vehicles for sale from “Glenn C. Gould Jr. Collection, Clem and Mary Lange Collection, The Howard A. Fafard Collection, The Estate of Robert L. Byers, and the Knox Kershaw Collection.”
FEATURED CAR: 1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 500/540K
One of the most striking cars to be auctioned from Bonhams is LOT #160 a 1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 500/540K (FACTORY UPGRADE) SPEZIAL ROADSTER. It features a powerful 5,400cc, Eight Cylinder OHV Engine Plus a Supercharger rated at 100bhp or 160bhp. It includes a supercharger and 4-Speed Manual Transmission. Additional features include Independent Coil Spring Suspension, Front by Double Wishbones, Rear by Swing-axles, and 4-Wheel Drum Brakes with Hydraulic Servo-Assistance.
This car is estimated to sell at US $4,500,000 – 5,000,000.
HISTORY: 1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 500/540K
The sensation of the 1934 Berlin Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz’s legendary 500K supercar was the creation of the gifted engineer and former racing driver Dr. Hans Nibel. What set Nibel’s supercharged Mercedes apart from the big blown Mercedes of the previous decade was the model’s advanced chassis design, which combined swing axles at the rear with a new and very effective form of independent front suspension with superimposed triangular wishbones and coil springs.
Nibel had created the 500K to give more power and performance than his 380 of 1932. With its mighty 5-litre engine, the 500K was one of the very few cars of the 1930s capable of achieving 100 mph on the open road. (Chassis no. 105136 / Engine no. 105136)
FEATURE CAR: 1909 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST
Another classic car to watch is the 1909 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST OPEN DRIVE LANDAULETTE – coachwork by Barker & Co. Coachbuilders. It is the oldest Canadian delivered example surviving – selling LOT number 154.
The car features a large 7,428cc L-Head Inline 6-Cylinder Engine with 50 bhp at 1,500 rpm. It also includes 4-Wheel Leaf Spring Suspension, a 3-Speed Manual Transmission, and Rear Drum Brakes. In its day, this car was the newest evolution in-vehicle technology.
The 1909 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost is priced to sell at a minimum of (US) $1,300,000.
And after the auction is over, everyone is invited to join the Bonhan crew for an eventing “Evening Preview and BBQ” Wednesday 19 May, 5 to 7 pm and “Auction Day Brunch” for Registered Bidders on Thursday 20 May, 10.30 am at THE BONHAMS PAVILION at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Details listed below.
Top 10 Cars For Sale At The 2021 Bonham Auction at Amelia Island
The top 10 most expensive cars at the auction at the Bonhams Amelia Island 2021 Auction are mostly pre-war car classics including such famous brands at Mercedes, Rolls Ryce, Mercer, Duesenberg, Bugatti, Chrysler Imperial, Godsal, Stutz, Simples, and Auburn. And they are pricey. We estimate that each car will sell for between 1 to 5 million dollars with the Rolls Royce being the lowest and Mercedes 500 the highest. Below is a list of the most expensive cars for sale at the auction.
The auction will take place at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on May 20, 2021, starting and 11 pm sharp.
|Year||Vehicle Make and Model||Estimate Start Bid|
|1||1934||Mercedes-Benz 500/540 K Spezial Roadster||4,500,000|
|2||1909||Roll-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Open Drive Landaulette||1,300,000|
|3||1928||Mercedes-Benz 630 K La Baule Torpedo Transformable||1,100,000|
|4||1913||Mercer Type 35 K Runabout||1,000,000|
|5||1933||Duesenberg Model J Sweep Panel Dual-Cowl Phaeton||1,000,000|
|6||1934||Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet by Franay||800,000|
|7||1935||Godsal Sports Tourer by Corsica||750,000|
|9||1908||Simplex 50HP Speedcar||600,000|
|10||1935||Auburn 851 Supercharged Boattail Speedster||600,000|
|11||1933||Chrysler Imperial Model CL Dual Cowl Phaeton||550,000|
|12||1927||Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformal Phaeton||450,000|
Below is a Complete Guide to the 2021 Bonhams Auction May 2021 (Includes: Automobile, Art & Auto Memorabilia)
VEHICLE PRE-AUCTION VIEWING
19 May 2021 09:00 – 19:00 EDT
20 May 2021 09:00 – 13:00 EDT
PREVIEW AUTOMOBILES AND MEMORABILIA DATES AND TIME SCHEDULE
(Fernandina Beach Golf Club 3990 Amelia Island Parkway)
- Wednesday, May 19, 9 am to 7 pm
- Thursday, May 20, 9 am to 1 pm
AUCTION AND MAIN EVENT
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Automobilia & Benefit Lots 11 am
Motorcars: 1 pm
AUCTION NUMBER: 26618
Automobilia and Benefit Lots 1 – 95
Motorcars Lots 101 – 211
For Auction, Bids Call 212-644 9001 or email at [email protected].
To bid on an item on the internet please visit www.bonhams.com/amelia
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Client parking is located across the street from Bonhams Pavilion on Amelia Island Pkwy. For the most accurate GPS directions, use 3990 Amelia Island Pkwy. There will be a short walk across the parkway to our entry.
The Fernandina Beach Golf Club address on Bill Melton Rd does not access our tenting.
A complimentary shuttle will run to and from the Ritz-Carlton and Bonhams’ Pavilion on Thursday, May 20 from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm. The shuttle stops across the street from the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island Pkwy.
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