A Lamborghini Miura SV, Porsche 904 GTS and 356 Carrera 2 GS Cabriolet are the latest top cars announced for the Bonhams Scottsdale 2019 classic car auction.
Bonhams announced three further top cars for the Scottsdale 2019 sale. The rare, low-mileage 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV is one of only 13 produced in this specification for the US market. The 1964 Porsche 904 GTS was raced in period in the USA and belonged for a decade to Robert Redford. The 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS Cabriolet is one of only 32 produced of what was the top-of-the-line model offered by Porsche at the time.
Bonhams Scottsdale Classic Car Auction 2019
Bonhams eighth annual Scottsdale, Arizona, sale will be held on 17 January 2019 at the Westin Kierland Resort.
In 2018, Bonhams earned $25.2 million at Scottsdale with 94 of 108 lots offered sold – a sell-through rate of 87% and an average price of $267,649 per car. In 2017, Bonhams earned $36 million from just over 100 cars with sell-through rate of 82%.
The top result at Bonhams Scottsdale 2018 was a new model-record $5,170,000 paid for a 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder that finished Le Mans fifth overall.
Top Cars for the Bonhams Scottsdale 2019 Sale
Bonhams announced three further top cars for the Scottsdale 2019 classic car auction. This include a low mileage, highly original Lamborghini Miura, a 1964 Porsche 904 GTS that belonged to Robert Redford, and a rare 1963 Porsche 365 Carrera 2 GS Cabriolet.
1971 Lamborghini Miura SV
Considered the first supercar ever built, Lamborghini’s Miura is one of the most desirable sportscars of all time. With design by Gandini and coachwork by Bertone, the limited production Miura was unlike anything else, and the world was – and still is – enraptured by the automotive marvel.
The 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV on offer at Scottsdale is a late production model. Being the last-of-the-line, the SV is the most highly developed and most highly improved model of the elite Miuras. This example has been in the same ownership since nearly new – more than 45 years, and has less than 18,300 original miles! As one of just 13 factory built split-sump, US-spec cars, this rare, exceedingly original Miura SV is surely one of the finest in the world.
Bonhams has not released a pre-sale estimate yet, but Miuras have sold for between $1 and $3 million at recent auctions with Miura SV cars mostly selling for more than $2 million,
1964 Porsche 904 GTS
One of the most exciting and sleek – not to mention highly successful racing – Porsches ever created was the legendary 904, also known as the Carrera GTS. The 1964 Porsche 904 GTS at Bonhams Scottsdale 2019 was formerly owned by Robert Redford, award-winning actor and director, and Steve Earl, celebrated founder of the Monterey Historic Races.
A rare and extremely desirable model, Porsche’s 904 is legendary for having achieved overall wins, podium placements and/or class wins at all the great circuits of the day – Targa Florio, Nürburgring, Spa, Le Mans, Monte Carlo, Sebring and more. This particular car not only has an illustrious ownership history but was raced in period by team Otto Zipper and retains its original bodywork, chassis, transaxle and suspension, making for a 904 of enormously strong distinction. For video, click here.
At least six Porsche 904 cars were sold at public auction since 2014 with prices ranging from $1.5 to $2.3 million.
1963 Porsche 365 Carrera 2 GS Cabriolet
An extremely rare 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS Cabriolet will also be on offer. One of just 32 made, this highly original, matching-numbers example with the desirable four-cam engine has been in current ownership for 30 years. As Porsche’s top-of-the-line model when new, the Carrera 2 was the recipient of a host of factory improvements, including the first model to receive disc brakes. Lauded for its acceleration and handling, including the open-top exhilaration offered by the Cabriolet, it’s the archetypal 356 of its era.
These cars join the previously announced Team Cunningham 1959 Lister-Jaguar Sports Racer and a 1952 Maserati A6G 2000 Spider.
More on Scottsdale 2019 Collector Car Auctions
The first major collector car auction series of the year is traditionally the Scottsdale and Phoenix auctions in Arizona, USA, in mid-January.
Most major car auctioneers have sales in Arizona including Barrett-Jackson, Bonhams, Gooding and RM Sotheby’s. A notable exception is Mecum that start the auction year a few weeks earlier at Kissimmee in Florida.
Scottsdale, Arizona, 2019 Auctions Pre-Sale Announcements:
- Bonhams – Team Cunningham 1959 Lister-Jaguar Sports Racer
- Bonhams – Miura, Porsche 904 & 356 Carrera Cabriolet
- Gooding – Four Mercedes Benz 300 Classics